By refusing to budge on the backstop, Leo Varadkar is now in a weaker position

Posted By: July 28, 2019

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 27, 2019Leo Varadkar has made what might be described as an Ian Paisley mistake. No, I do not mean that he went on a foreign holiday, funded by someone else, and failed to declare it. It is not that Ian Paisley.I am referring to the late Rev Ian Paisley, who would not budge an inch. He […]

Fr. Mc Manus on “Baptized Catholic Boris Johnson”

Posted By: July 26, 2019

  “ I would welcome a Catholic hangman as much”Capitol Hill. Friday, July 26, 2019— There has been considerable media news about it being revealed that  Boris Johnson is a Catholic—at least having been Baptized as a Catholic.Fr. Sean Mc Manus—President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus—has received numerous inquiries on his reaction to this news. He has, therefore, issued the following […]

  Analysis: What challenges face the new NI secretary?

Posted By: July 25, 2019

By Gareth Gordon, BBC NI. Thursday, July 25, 2019Any new Conservative secretary of state comes to Northern Ireland already loaded down by baggage – at least as far as Sinn Féin is concerned. It’s even more true if they’ve been welcomed onstage at the DUP conference as a “friend” of that party.That’s what happened when Julian Smith attended the […]

 The DUP has changed its views on marriage and abortion but Arlene Foster’s lack of graciousness remains

Posted By: July 25, 2019

DUP leader Arlene Foster gave a rare interview to the BBC on SundayNewton Emerson. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, July 25, 2019  ARLENE Foster gave an interview to Mark Carruthers on BBC Sunday Politics last weekend that has since been chiefly noted for her refusal to credit Martin McGuinness with helping organize the Open golf tournament.Speaking from Portrush, the DUP leader would […]

Simon Coveney’s nonsensical remarks show lack of understanding of the north

Posted By: July 24, 2019

On Monday the tánaiste, Simon Coveney, said: “We are all working together to ensure we get the devolved institutions up and running again and I think a new British prime minister will be committed to that too.’’To quote the new British prime minister in a reference to one of his marital indiscretions, that is “an inverted pyramid of piffle”. Complete poppycock. It is […]

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