481,000 Irish have “no religion” as Catholic numbers dive

Posted By: October 13, 2017

James Wilson. Irish Central.Friday, October 13, 2017“Percentage of Catholics in the Republic has dipped below 80%”iStockThe number of atheists in Ireland has shot up by nearly three quarters whilst the number of Catholics has dived, according to the latest census figures.In 2011 a total of 277,237 ticked the ‘no religion’ box on the census form, but five years later 481,388 […]

Just three by-elections away from united Ireland

Posted By: October 13, 2017

Newton Emerson.Irish Post. Belfast. Thursday. October 12, 2017Sinn Féin is three Westminster by-elections away from delivering a united Ireland.It might be a bit more complicated than that in practice but it is certainly less complicated than all the other unification scenarios being suggested.The palpable sense among many Republicans that a united Ireland is imminent seems to be based on long chains […]

Ruling out loyalist supergrass’s murder evidence “betrayal of victims”

Posted By: October 12, 2017

Victims campaigner Raymond McCord Belfast Telegraph. Thursday, October 12, 2017 The authorities have betrayed victims by ruling out murder evidence from a loyalist supergrass, a prominent campaigner in Northern Ireland said. Raymond McCord said he was sickened by the treatment of former Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) commander and informer Gary Haggarty. Haggarty accused 11 paramilitaries […]

Bruton: “No-deal” would be ‘devastating” for peace process a former Taoiseach has said.

Posted By: October 12, 2017

Arj Singh. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, October 12, 2017 John Bruton said Britain leaving the European Union without a negotiated settlement would inevitably result in barriers being erected on the border.The British government released fresh policy papers on Monday which outlined how it would handle customs and trade arrangements if it failed to reach a trade deal with Brussels, raising the prospect of a […]

Disgraceful pandering to loyalists continues

Posted By: October 11, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   “ Noted Belfast columnist Brian Feeney raises serious questions about the impartiality of the police in Northern Ireland. One of the key pillars of the Good Friday Agreement was the promise of ‘a new beginning to policing’ : ‘…fair and impartial, free from partisan political control; accountable, both […]

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