Is there anything to be said for another round of Stormont talks?

Posted By: December 09, 2017

John Manley.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, December 9, 2017 There were calls for fresh Stormont talks last night as a Brexit breakthrough was achieved to prevent a hard Border in Ireland.The deal includes provision for the Executive and Assembly to forge “distinct arrangements” for north-south and east-west trade.However, it is almost a year since the Executive collapsed and […]

May’s six commitments to Northern Ireland

Posted By: December 09, 2017

Theresa May says no hard border in Northern Ireland  RTE. DUBLIN. Friday, December 8, 2017   British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the Brexit deal announced in Brussels ensures there will be “no hard border” between Ireland and the UK.   Here are Mrs. May’s “six commitments to Northern Ireland”.   “Today I agreed […]

Commitments on border”‘politically bulletproof” – Varadkar

Posted By: December 08, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus RTE. Dublin.Friday, 8 Dec 2017  Leo Vardkar said joint commitment is “rock solid and cast iron” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Brexit deal between the European Union and the UK, which was announced in Brussels, has achieved “what we sought to achieve”.He said the joint commitment by the EU and […]

Border will be obvious are under attack, police tells MPs

Posted By: December 08, 2017

Deborah McAleese. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, December 8, 2017SENIOR police officers have warned MPsGiving evidence to the House of Commons Brexit Committee in Co Armagh, Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris said any infrastructures along the border would give terror groups “a further rallying call to drive their recruitment”.“They have a focus on this. They see it as an opportunity.“Infrastructure on the […]

Theresa May’s Irish Headache, and the Final Death Knell of British Imperialism

Posted By: December 08, 2017

RISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “After centuries of oppression, will Ireland benefit from Britain’s implosion?… Henry Porter. Vanity Fair.Wednesday, December 6, 2017 The United Kingdom, whose long slide into irrelevance was hastened by the arrogance of Brexit, is now moving rapidly toward dissolution over the terms of its self-imposed estrangement. On Monday, […]

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