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. […]

Legal ruling a stinging rebuke for embattled DUP leader

Posted By: March 09, 2018

Foster blocked funds for legacy inquestsJohn Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, March 9, 2018EMBATTLED DUP leader Arlene Foster yesterday suffered a stinging rebuke as a High Court judge ruled that she had unlawfully blocked a funding plan for legacy inquests.Sir Paul Girvan’s damning ruling is the latest setback for the former first minister, whose role in collapsing […]

EU freezes Brexit talks until Britain produces “realistic” Irish border solution

Posted By: March 09, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “Nice to hear a European leader say, ‘Ireland first,’ since England always treated Ireland last.” —Fr. Sean Mc Manus. Donald Tusk says negotiations on other issues will not progress until the Ireland question has been dealt with….“If in London someone assumes that the negotiations will deal with other issues […]

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