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May’s future on the line

Posted By: May 09, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “This Editorial from today’s Irish News of Belfast provides useful insights for Members of Congress into some of the politics behind the Brexit issue that affects both Britain and all-Ireland. No matter how much I supported the Good Friday Agreement, and the good faith of Tony Blair, […]

Senior Irish politician suggests “Max Fac” Brexit customs plan would lead to a return of violence along the Irish border

Posted By: May 09, 2018

• Neale Richmond said any extra checks along the border would spark bloodshed.  • Suggests Max Fac plan of using technology to minimize checks not workable • He urged UK to stay in customs arrangement or partnership with EU post Brexit • Cabinet at war over a plan with Boris Johnson branding customs partnership crazy   Kate […]

Good Friday’s Failure: The political divide in Northern Island is wider than ever

Posted By: May 08, 2018

Dennis Kennedy. The New European. England. Monday, May 7, 2018(Dennis Kennedy is a writer on Irish and European affairs and a former deputy editor of the Irish Times).Recent celebrations of the Belfast Agreement anniversary glossed over the fact that it is simply not working, and the flaws are intrinsic. The recent 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement was a bit […]

DUP founder: I’m bewildered that Protestant church leaders would welcome Pope NI visit

Posted By: May 06, 2018

    Wallace Thompson   News Letter. Belfast. Friday, May 4, 2018   Sign up A DUP founder has spoken of his “bewilderment” after Protestant church leaders said they would welcome a papal visit to Northern Ireland this summer. Wallace Thompson, secretary of the Evangelical Protestant Society, said a visit by Pope Francis north of […]

Ballymurphy Massacre Families meet to discuss the UVF statement claiming it was involved in the Massacre.

Posted By: May 05, 2018

Belfast. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Families are skeptical about the timing of the statement so close to the inquests starting in September. Why did the UVF not claim this at the time of the Ballymurphy Massacre, why have they come out now with a statement? If there is Ballistic evidence in the form of a rifle […]

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