Biggest disaster’: Luton’s Irish community is nervous as Brexit looms

Posted By: January 12, 2019

  Questions on pensions, passports, and travel for Irish living in the London commuter townShane Hickey Luton. Irish Times.Dublin. Saturday, January 12, 2019 ’We were all told a different story’: Jean Scales of the Luton Irish Forum on the Leave campaign. Photo: Joanne O’Brien More than two years on from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, Jean Scales is more […]

TDs meet with KBC Bank and say they don’t want a return to days of the Black and Tans

Posted By: January 12, 2019

Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins and Carol Nolan met with the bank’s reps in the wake of violent scenes in Roscommon. The Dublin. Thursday, January 10, 2019 THREE INDEPENDENT TDS today met with representatives of KBC Bank Ireland this afternoon to discuss evictions and how financial institutions deal with people in financial distress.TDs Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins and Carol Nolan met with […]

Welsh party leader calls for Celtic political union

Posted By: January 12, 2019

Adam Price outlined the importance of developing the existing relationship between Ireland and Wales By Irene Ní Nualláin. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, January 12, 2019The leader of the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru said there needs to be much greater cooperation between the Celtic nations post-Brexit.Speaking in Dublin today, Adam Price proposed a Celtic Development Bank for joint infrastructure […]

Ludicrous British attempts to resolve the backstop are making matters worse

Posted By: January 12, 2019

  Newton Emerson. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, January 12, 2019 A ludicrous attempt by the British government to give the DUP an assurance on the backstop has only made matters worse.The government’s proposal was to give the assembly a say on any new EU rules affecting Northern Ireland, with deputy prime minister David Lidington claiming this equated to a “veto.”The […]

 So, where did it all go wrong for the SDLP?

Posted By: January 12, 2019

Under the leadership of John Hume,  the SDLP encouraged Sinn Féin and Gerry Adams into the political mainstream throughout the 1980s and 1990s. A factor in the SDLP’s long decline was its failure to fully recognize Sinn Féin’s political intentionsPatrick Murphy. Irish News.Belfast. Saturday, January 12, 2019  So farewell then, the SDLP, primary advocate of power-sharing, lead architect of the Good Friday Agreement and […]

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