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DUP’S backing for Brexit looks disastrous now

Posted By: November 15, 2018

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Thursday, November 15, 2018 When Seamus Mallon memorably described the 1998 Good Friday Agreement as ‘Sunningdale for slow learners’, he neatly captured the inability of some politicians to understand stark and simple truths.However, even Mr. Mallon, with his gift for a telling phrase, might struggle to sum up the glaring contradictions in the position of the DUP over […]

DUP reacts angrily as British cabinet backs Theresa May’s deal

Posted By: November 15, 2018

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, November 15, 2018.  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks at a press conference on Brexit at government buildings in DublinThe DUP has reacted angrily to the British cabinet’s agreed draft Brexit deal with the EU which would see Northern Ireland treated differently from the rest of the UK.Theresa May emerged from Downing Street after […]

Bertie Ahern says Good Friday Agreement can help safeguard Anglo-Irish relations

Posted By: November 14, 2018

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, November 14, 2018Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern believes strand three of the Good Friday Agreement provides a “ready-made safe-net” that can help insulate Irish-British relations from the negative impact of Brexit.The former Fianna Fáil leader was speaking in Dublin last night as he launched From Partition to Brexit: The Irish Government and Northern Ireland, a new book by Donnacha […]

What’s the next centenary in the decade of centenaries?

Posted By: November 14, 2018

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, November 2018WELL, that’s the First World War over now. Four years of sentimental claptrap and unhistorical speeches by politicians, especially Irish politicians, shamelessly trying to control the narrative of commemorations, be it the Somme or the significance of the armistice.Irish politicians in Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, whose parties spent decades repudiating the horrible mistake John […]

Kudos to Patrick Murphy for telling it like it is

Posted By: November 14, 2018

Antán Ó Dála an Rí. Newry, Co Down Letters to Editor, Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Patrick Murphy (November 10) penned a column about the First World War. Although I rarely agree with Mr. Murphy’s positioning on Irish affairs, I must commend him for that particular piece of writing.The ‘Great’ War was anything but. It was an unnecessary slaughter of […]

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