Shinners are all Ireland champs, but party is over for SDLP

John Coulter. Irish Daily Star ( Dublin).Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Take over the North South Ministerial Council as a back door to a united Ireland. That’s the path Sinn Féin must take since chalking up the best all-island poll tally in almost a century. Sinn Féin is on course to become at least a minority […]


TOM KELLY. IRISH NEWS ( BELFAST). MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014 THE aftermath of an election is usually a good time for politicians to release bad news in the hope that a weary public will not notice. So I was going to write about the scrapping of the Education and Skills Authority after seven wasteful years […]

No leader now speaks for most Unionists

Sam Mc Bride. News Letter. Monday, June 2, 2014 Opinion: Despite returning the same three MEPs, the outcome of last week’s European election changes the political landscape. The pro-Union vote has increased by a small, but significant, margin — up from 49 per cent five years ago to 52.6 per cent, while nationalism has seen its vote […]

Peter Robinson ‘should apologise publicly’ over Muslim remarks

BBC NI. Monday, June 2, 2014   Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson should apologise publicly for comments he made about Muslims, an equality commissioner has said. The first minister has been criticised for defending a pastor who described Islam as “satanic” and “heathen”. Mr Robinson later clarified his remarks and said he had been […]

Belfast preacher’s views of Islam

  Irish times Editorial.  Monday,  June 2, 2014, 19:12 When Archbishop Thomas Cranmer wrote back in the 1500s that “We suppose that Antichrist, the head of all these evil men, is the pope of Rome” he could probably be said to have launched that most vigorous tradition of evangelical, hellfire-and-brimstone Protestant invective that has found its […]

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