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David Ford says PSNI should tell Theresa May to “get off their turf” over Troubles legacy claims

Posted By: May 10, 2018

David Ford has said Theresa May’s comments were inaccurate.  Michael McHugh, Press Association. Irish News. Thursday, May 10, 2018FORMER Stormont justice minister David Ford has said the British prime minister had come close to political interference after she claimed the system for investigating the Troubles was unfair.Theresa May alleged some terrorists were not being pursued, as senior Tories […]

Troubles investigations into British Army are unfair, says Theresa May

Posted By: May 09, 2018

Dan O’Donoghue and Harriet Line, Press Association. Irish News.Belfast.Wednesday, May 9, 2018The current situation for investigating soldiers and police in the north is “patently unfair,” Theresa May has said, as senior Tories hit out at proposals which could see British soldiers prosecuted for offenses during the conflict.Thousands were killed or injured during 30 years of violence, mostly by paramilitaries but […]

May’s future on the line

Posted By: May 09, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “This Editorial from today’s Irish News of Belfast provides useful insights for Members of Congress into some of the politics behind the Brexit issue that affects both Britain and all-Ireland. No matter how much I supported the Good Friday Agreement, and the good faith of Tony Blair, […]

Senior Irish politician suggests “Max Fac” Brexit customs plan would lead to a return of violence along the Irish border

Posted By: May 09, 2018

• Neale Richmond said any extra checks along the border would spark bloodshed.  • Suggests Max Fac plan of using technology to minimize checks not workable • He urged UK to stay in customs arrangement or partnership with EU post Brexit • Cabinet at war over a plan with Boris Johnson branding customs partnership crazy   Kate […]

Good Friday’s Failure: The political divide in Northern Island is wider than ever

Posted By: May 08, 2018

Dennis Kennedy. The New European. England. Monday, May 7, 2018(Dennis Kennedy is a writer on Irish and European affairs and a former deputy editor of the Irish Times).Recent celebrations of the Belfast Agreement anniversary glossed over the fact that it is simply not working, and the flaws are intrinsic. The recent 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement was a bit […]

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