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TALKS ABANDONED UNTIL AFTER WESTMINSTER ELECTION

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Crisis talks in the north of Ireland have been suspended until June following the decision of the British Prime Minister to call a snap general election, an unexpected move which angered politicians in Belfast and cast new uncertainty over the future of Stormont and its powersharing institutions.

Published April 22, 2017



Republicans reaffirm campaigns in Easter commemorations

saoradheaster17.jpg Tens of thousands of republicans took to the streets of villages, towns and cities across Ireland last weekend to pay their respects to Ireland’s fallen heroes.

Published April 22, 2017



The North will be biggest loser in the Brexit election

electionglum.jpg The general election couldn’t come at a worse time for Northern Ireland.

Published April 22, 2017



Theresa May announces a general election

mayelection.jpg In a surprise development, the British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap Westminster general election for June 8th.

Published April 18, 2017



‘Excess’ water charges seen as first step back

waterprotest0417.jpg A deal between the two main right-wing parties on water charges in the 26 Counties has reignited the controversy, despite claims that the charges have been scrapped “for most people”.

Published April 14, 2017



Talks deadline postponed again

stormontsf.jpg Talks between the Stormont political parties have been extended into May amid a deadlock which Sinn Fein has blamed on unionists’ refusal to back a rights-based society.

Published April 14, 2017



Joint administration the only way forward

flagsjoint2.jpg The sacrifice of this generation of republicans and the families of our patriot dead transformed Ireland in a way that means that a new independent Ireland can be realised.

Published April 14, 2017



Brokenshire urged to step down as talks chair

brokenshirepress.jpg The British Direct Ruler James Brokenshire has been urged to give up the chairmanship of the talks at Stormont after the latest round of discussions failed to make any real progress.

Published April 7, 2017



Let us learn from the past and build a New Ireland

gpostylised.jpg As we approach Easter 2017 and the 101st anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916 are we anywhere near the ideals set out in the proclamation read out by Padraig Pearse outside the GPO? NO, most definitely not.

Published April 7, 2017



Stormont talks set to continue

brokepress.jpg Sinn Fein has said it will be insisting on the implementation of previous peace deals in talks which are set to go on at Stormont after a deadline for agreement was extended by the British government.

Published April 1, 2017



Talks given extra time as Brokenshire fudges deadline

brokenshirepress.jpg The British government has called for further talks to restore the Stormont Executive after efforts so far fell well short of reaching today’s ‘deadline’ for forming a power-sharing administration in the Six Counties.

Published March 27, 2017



Sinn Fein pulls out of talks

sftalks0317.jpg Sinn Fein has withdrawn from all-party talks at Stormont on restoring the Six County Assembly after reporting no substantive progress in any of the issues under discussion. The talks involving the Democratic Unionist Party and the Dublin and London governments had a deadline of tomorrow afternoon.

Published March 26, 2017



DUP MP suggests ‘poodle’ Sinn Fein could back down in talks

sammywilson600.jpg A senior MP for the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said there is “virtually no chance” of a deal being struck for the restoration of the Stormont Assembly in Belfast ahead of the looming deadline next Monday. Sammy Wilson described Sinn Fein’s position as “unworkable” and claimed the party are “overplaying their hand”.

Published March 24, 2017



Martin McGuinness was a committed republican - Adams

mcguinnesssons.jpg The death of my friend and comrade Martin McGuinness has left a deep void. It is a huge blow to all of us who knew and loved him, especially his wife and family.

Published March 24, 2017



Prospect of a united Ireland is inevitable

stormontrepresentation.jpg For the first time in my lifetime, the Irish question is no longer a question of if, but of when.

Published March 24, 2017



Tributes paid following death of Martin McGuinness

martinmcguinnessdeath.jpg Sinn Fein is in mourning today and tributes have been paid across the Irish and British political establishment as news spread this morning that Martin McGuinness had succumbed to his serious illness.

Published March 21, 2017



National rights denied as Tories assert English rule

maywestminster.jpg There has been an angry response in both Ireland and Scotland after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would block referendums on Irish unity and Scottish independence following the Brexit vote to leave the European Union.

Published March 17, 2017



Protests vowed as Trump gets St Patrick’s Day invite

trumpkenny2.jpg There has been a broadly negative reaction to an invitation issued by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to US president Donald Trump to visit Ireland. Protests opposing his visit are already being planned by left-wing parties.

Published March 17, 2017



Legacy of scandals overshadows talks

stormonttalks17.jpg Continuing allegations of unionist bigotry and corruption hang over power-sharing talks, which face a potential deadline next week when the British government could call another snap Assembly election or reimpose full direct rule from London.

Published March 17, 2017



Thinking about the unthinkable

unitedirelandflag.jpg How much of our thinking is wishful? Quite a bit, I suspect.

Published March 17, 2017