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[Mick Mulvaney, background information, from 2018 Irish Central article].

Posted By: March 07, 2020

Mick Mulvaney, Ireland’s closest ally in Trump White House, named Chief of StaffFrances Mulraney@FrancesMulraney  Irish Central.December  14, 2018  The grandson of immigrants from County Mayo is set to be Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff arguably the second most important job in Washington.President Trump’s current budget director Mick Mulvaney has been announced as the acting Chief of Staff, taking on one of […]

Successful royal visit avoids all mention of the Black and Tans

Posted By: March 07, 2020

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday,  March 7,  2020  As the fairy dust from this week’s royal tour remains glistening on the Irish landscape (yes, I’m making this up) apparently Anglo-Irish relations are at an all-time high.I’m not sure what that means, but it appears to be the thing to say after we have been visited by representatives of a medieval system […]

Almost a fifth of DUP voters migrated to Alliance Party

Posted By: March 06, 2020

John Manley. Irish News.Belfast. Friday, March 6, 2020ALMOST a fifth of DUP voters migrated to Alliance in December’s Westminster election when Naomi Long’s party more than doubled its share of the vote, new research reveals.Alliance vote share surged from 7.9 percent in 2017 to 16.8 percent, with the party securing the North Down seat vacated by Lady Sylvia Hermon in the process.Research from […]

Sinn Féin will not be told what to call the Republic

Posted By: March 05, 2020

  Twenty years of governing without saying Northern Ireland shows the party is not about to change   Newton Emerson. Irish Times. Dublin. Thursday, March 5, 2020   Leo Varadkar is on a hiding to nothing complaining that Sinn Féin will not call the Irish State by its proper name.   Writing in a Sunday […]

Minister does not plan to reintroduce 50:50 recruitment policy for PSNI

Posted By: March 03, 2020

RECRUITMENT: The PSNI revealed last week that it had received almost 7,000 applications in a drive to recruit 600 officers. About one third are from the Catholic community Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, March 3, 2020 NAOMI Long has said she is “not minded” to reintroduce the policy of 50:50 recruitment to the PSNI.Last week the force revealed […]

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