STORMONT TALKS: A document of a dozen pages or more – plus annexes & separate commitments – By Brian Rowan

    Let’s start by setting aside, for now, some of the commentary of the past couple of days. The description by the Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald of a “draft agreement” within the negotiations. DUP leader Arlene Foster’s assertion in a Sky News interview with David Blevins that there was never any-power-sharing deal…

Mark 50 years of the civil rights movement by facing realities – By Gerard McDonald

    2018 marks the 50th centenary of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland, and like most rights movements in history the demands were based upon evidence of unfair treatment. In Northern Ireland the evidence was the unfair allocation of housing against catholic families, the gerrymandering which saw councils with nationalist majority populations dominated…