Little to choose between Tory leadership contenders in sham fight

Patrick Murphy.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 13, 2019 The most appropriate setting for the Tory leadership contest might be at today’s sham fight in Scarva. Despite the bluster between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt over who should be Britain’s next prime minister, there is essentially no political difference between them. Their protracted debates and campaigns […]

Top Attorney Niall Murphy is the Force Behind the  Civic Nationalism in The North

Top Attorney Niall Murphy is the Force Behind the  Civic Nationalism in The North Fr. Sean McManus and Attorney Niall Murphy, Capitol Hill, 2018 CAPITOL HILL.Tuesday,  January 29, 2019— Back on January 17, one of the top attorneys in the famed Kevin Winters Law firm of Belfast predicted that the conference he was organizing would […]

£45k golden handshake piles pressure on DUP

Brendan Hughes. Irish News. Saturday, 21, 2017The DUP was under fresh pressure last night after it emerged a special adviser who resigned during the RHI scandal is in line for a taxpayer-funded ‘golden handshake’ of up to £45,000.Andrew Crawford announced he was stepping down on Thursday after senior civil servant Andrew McCormick told a Stormont committee he understood that influence was exerted by […]

The North’s Enduring Pathology: Anti-Catholic Bigotry

Fr. Sean Mc Manus, President, Irish National Caucus, Washington. “The whole map of Europe has been changed … but as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again.” (Winston Churchill. February 16, 1922). This oft -quoted statement of Churchill is fatuous and smug […]

A simple majority not enough for Irish unity

Deaglan de Breadun. Irish News (Belfast). Monday, August 29, 2016There are certain issues that have been around so long and debated to such an extent that they seem to have died a quiet death. But then there is a change of mood and they become a topic of discussion again.Irish unity is a prime example. After all the blather, hyperbole and propaganda […]

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