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Donald Tusk says Ireland must come first in Brexit negotiations with UK

Posted By: March 09, 2018

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and EU Council president Donald Tusk hold a press conference at Government  Buildings in Dublin yesterday PICTURE: Niall Carson/PA  Tony  Bailie. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, March 9, 2018 EUROPEAN Council president Donald Tusk has insisted the EU will put “Ireland first” in the ongoing row over post-Brexit border arrangements.After talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin yesterday, Mr. […]

Legal ruling a stinging rebuke for embattled DUP leader

Posted By: March 09, 2018

Foster blocked funds for legacy inquestsJohn Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, March 9, 2018EMBATTLED DUP leader Arlene Foster yesterday suffered a stinging rebuke as a High Court judge ruled that she had unlawfully blocked a funding plan for legacy inquests.Sir Paul Girvan’s damning ruling is the latest setback for the former first minister, whose role in collapsing […]

EU freezes Brexit talks until Britain produces “realistic” Irish border solution

Posted By: March 09, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “Nice to hear a European leader say, ‘Ireland first,’ since England always treated Ireland last.” —Fr. Sean Mc Manus. Donald Tusk says negotiations on other issues will not progress until the Ireland question has been dealt with….“If in London someone assumes that the negotiations will deal with other issues […]

We can not allow GFA’s cross-border powers to be nullified

Posted By: March 08, 2018

Pat Fahy. Letters to Editor. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, March 8, 2018 The notion that there could be a new border imposed on the island of Ireland because of Brexit is totally unacceptable. It matters not whether the proposed border is ‘hard’ or ‘soft’, physical or technological. The UK government has clear international law obligations under the Good […]

 McCord on Court ruling that Foster’s decision was unlawful

Posted By: March 08, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “BBC today reports: ‘  judge has ruled that Arlene Foster’s decision to block funding for the lord chief justice’s plan for legacy inquests was unlawful and flawed.’ Belfast victims campaigner Raymond McCord, Sr.(from a Unionist/Protestant background) has issued the following statement which we want to share with the US […]

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