Secretary of state urged to deliver legacy mechanisms without delay

Posted By: July 06, 2019

WARNING: Victims Commissioner Judith Thompson called for a clear action plan for dealing with the legacy of the past  John Manley. Irish News. Belfast.Saturday, July 6, 2019VICTIMS Commissioner Judith Thompson last night called on the secretary of state to outline a “clear action plan” for dealing with the legacy of the past, arguing that any further delay risked “tensions and unrest.”She was speaking following […]

Police chief pledges action on “Glenanne Gang'” probe

Posted By: July 06, 2019

   ITV Report. Belfast. Friday, July 5,  2019   Northern Ireland’s police chief constable has been ordered to conduct the probe. Credit: PacemakerNorthern Ireland’s new chief constable has vowed to act after a court ruled police were unlawfully failing to conduct an independent probe into alleged state collusion with a notorious loyalist murder gang.Simon Byrne said he accepted the judgment […]

DUP responds after councilors pose at tricolor- burning bonfire

Posted By: July 04, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “On this Fourth of July, all Americans should agree with the motto of the Irish National Caucus:“Ireland, too, has the right to be One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Sadly, however,  today’s Irish News of Belfast carries the story about a […]

De Valera on Ulster.

Posted By: July 02, 2019

ON THIS DAY [in Irish history]The Irish News, July 2, 1919Eamon Phoenix. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, July 2, 2019President de Valera, addressing the Massachusetts Legislature yesterday, declared that if a plebiscite could be taken the people of Ireland would vote in favor of a Republic by four to one. ‘It is said that the people of Ireland are divided,’ he continued. ‘This is […]

Too early to reintroduce 50-50 policy says new police chief

Posted By: July 02, 2019

David Young. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, July 2, 2019Reintroducing the 50-50 policy to boost Catholic recruitment in the PSNI would be premature, Simon Byrne has said.The new chief constable said he was keen to examine other approaches to increase the numbers joining from the nationalist community before consideration was given to the positive-discrimination tool.Mr Byrne said he wanted to explore […]

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