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Dissidents “real risk” now police numbers so low

Posted By: September 13, 2019

Paul Ainsworth. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, September 13, 2019Former chief constable Sir Hugh Orde has warned there is a “real risk” that the threat from dissident republicans will increase while the number of PSNI officers is at a level he describes as “dangerous”.Sir Hugh, who headed the service between 2002 and 2009, has said the political situation regarding Brexit could be exploited by dissidents.The Patten […]

“Smuggling will be Ireland’s biggest industry”

Posted By: September 13, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Congress   “Don’t blame the smugglers. Rather, blame  those who in 1920  violently and undemocratically imposed and who violently  and undemocratically maintain England’s damn Border on the face of Ireland: the British government.” —Fr. Sean McManus “If there are checks of any kind there will be […]

Campaigner says “fight goes on” after Brexit strategy legal challenge dismissed

Posted By: September 12, 2019

Raymond McCord faces a more complicated journey to the Supreme Court than the recent Scottish and English Brexit-related cases. David Young, PA. Belfast Telegraph. Thursday, September 12, 2019.A Northern Ireland victims’ campaigner has vowed to fight to be heard in the Supreme Court after his High Court challenge against the Government’s Brexit strategy was dismissed.Raymond McCord faces a more complicated journey […]

Suspension of parliament was unlawful, court rules

Posted By: September 11, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to  Congress by Irish National Caucus [ “The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that the Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen that the United Kingdom Parliament should be prorogued from a day between 9 and 12 September until 14 October was unlawful because it had the purpose of stymying Parliament.”] Irish News. […]

Speculation mounting about Northern Ireland-only backstop to break Brexit impasse

Posted By: September 10, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   The “Backstop” is an insurance policy to avoid a hard Border and would see Northern Ireland (or the whole of the UK) retain a close relationship with the European Union until alternative arrangements are agreed. Claire Simpson. Irish Post. Belfast. Tuesday, September 10, 2019Speculation is mounting that […]

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