History might yet prove Redmond right

Posted By: March 12, 2018

Tom Kelly. Irish News.Belfast. Monday, March 12, 2018AS I sat in Committee Room 10 in Westminster last week I was conscious that just down the corridor was the infamous Committee Room 15 where 44 of the 73 members of the Irish Parliamentary Party voted to remove the legendary Charles Stewart Parnell as leader following the divorce crisis.I always had a personal interest in […]

DUP are in control

Posted By: March 12, 2018

Colum Eastwood. SDLP Leader. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, March 12, 2018 In northern politics, silence is usually a sure sign that there is plenty going on beneath the surface.It should be a cause of deep worry that last week, in relative silence, a direct rule budget was designed, produced and proposed for Northern Ireland.Beneath the surface and the silence of […]

We helped negotiate the Good Friday Agreement. We cannot allow Brexit to destroy it0

Posted By: March 11, 2018

We helped negotiate the Good Friday Agreement. We cannot allow Brexit to destroy it Brexiteers grumble that the Agreement might have outlived its usefulness. Having spent month after month negotiating it, we beg to disagree.  MONICA MCWILLIAMS AND AVILA KILMURRAY. NewStatesman.Wednesday,  March 7, 2018 When the EU received the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, Northern Ireland’s […]

Arlene Foster unlawfully stopped Executive discussion of legacy inquest funding, court finds

Posted By: March 09, 2018

Landmark case won by the widow of an innocent man killed during SAS ambush of IRA unit 30 years agoArlene Foster and Nigel Dodds  FORMER first minister Arlene Foster unlawfully stopped Stormont Executive discussion of a funding plan aimed at clearing a backlog of legacy inquests, the High Court has ruled.A judge held the DUP leader erroneously took […]

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. […]

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