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Brexit proves we can turn anything into a sectarian issue here

Posted By: December 16, 2017

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, December 16, 2017 Whatever the EU-UK Brexit agreement ultimately delivers in terms of trade, its political impact in Ireland is already clear.It has resulted in an even greater widening of the north’s sectarian division, allowed Fine Gael to steal Sinn Féin’s political clothes and propelled Irish nationalism back to a sort of 19th-century Catholic Hibernianism (without […]

Irish News editorial on Chief Constable’s plan to appeal Glenanne ruling

Posted By: December 16, 2017

Focus must be on bereaved Irish News Editorial.Belfast. Saturday, December 16, 2017 Almost a year after the collapse of Stormont and with the political impasse showing no sign of being resolved, the exasperation of those involved in legacy cases is becoming acute.Last week in this newspaper, the relatives of almost 120 victims of the notorious Glenanne Gang published an open letter to […]

Families’ disappointment at Chief Constable’s plan to appeal Glenanne ruling

Posted By: December 16, 2017

Hamilton “has duty” to complete Glenanne probeAllison Morris. Irish News. Belfast.Saturday, December 16, 2017RELATIVES of victims of the Glenanne Gang have insisted Chief Constable George Hamilton has a duty to abide by a court ruling ordering him to complete an investigation into dozens of loyalist killings.Mr. Hamilton, in an unprecedented public appeal to politicians carried in The Irish News yesterday, said a failure […]

McGurk’s Bar bombing: Families concerned following loyalist supergrass claims

Posted By: December 16, 2017

 Connla Young. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, December 16, 2017 RELATIVES of the McGurk’s Bar victims have asked Chief Constable George Hamilton and Police Ombudsman Michael Maguire what their organizations did with any information provided by Gary Haggarty about the 1971 attack.Lawyers for the families said they have written to both men following claims that the UVF “Supergrass’” provided information to the […]

I helped broker the Good Friday Agreement – Ireland’s Brexit deal is meaningless

Posted By: December 15, 2017

I helped broker the Good Friday Agreement – Ireland’s Brexit deal is meaningless Jonathan Powell. iNews. London.Thursday,  December 14,  2017 (Powell was Tony Blair’s chief of staff from 1995 to 2007 and the chief government negotiator on Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007)   The agreement reached last week on Northern Ireland’s border with the […]

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