“ Have they[DUP] worked out that in a decade unionists will be in a minority in all but two and a half of the six counties and in both Belfast and Derry?” Brian Feeney. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 DID you ever wonder what the DUP want? Not unionists in general. There’s no evidence for what they want since most don’t […]

State needs dedicated, stand-alone intelligence service

“Such activities can collide with the interests of other states including the UK – sensitive Garda units have been infiltrated by British intelligence in the past. Edward Burke. Irish Times. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:27Angela Merkel’s old mobile phone is an icon of our time. A Nokia 6210 Slide – it was accessed and monitored by the […]

On the Runs scheme ‘not amnesty and lawful’ says judge

  BBC NI. July 117, 2014   Letters issued to republican terrorism suspects – so-called On the Runs – were not an amnesty and the scheme was lawful, a judge has found. Lady Justice Hallett’s review, ordered by PM David Cameron, found “significant systemic failures” in how it operated. The scheme was made public when the trial collapsed of a […]

Scottish Independence Is Inevitable

 The Independence Referendum Is a Test of Scotland’s Confidence NEAL ASCHERSONJULY  NEW YORK TIMES. 18, 2014  The Union Jack flag waved near Stirling Castle on February 3, 2014 in Scotland. Scots will vote in a referendum on independence on Sept. 18.CreditJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images LONDON — ONE thing is certain: Whatever the outcome, this referendum campaign is […]


NEWTON EMERSON. IRISH NEWS ( BELFAST). THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014 PEACEFUL Twelfth changes everything and the first thing it has changed is to make eleventh night bonfires the new focus of complaint.Bonfires should be easier to address than parades because they do not move around but the growing habit of burning symbols and slogans is projecting their offensiveness as […]

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