Legacy issues: watching a policing tug of war on dealing with the Past – By Mark Thompson

  Last week Relatives for Justice published it’s submission-response on the consultation draft bill arising from the legacy agreement at Stormont House among the five main political parties and both governments. Our submission was accompanied by video submissions from scores of families affected by all conflict participants outlining why they want the proposals implemented. Notwithstanding…

Sinn Féin definitively rules out forming an Executive with the DUP unless it radically overhauls its policies – By Declan Kearney

  I’ve been wondering lately whether anyone in Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leadership circles actually tries to reflect upon what republicans, nationalists, and other progressive minded citizens think about the current political situation. Do they even care what others think? The evidence suggests not. Several days ago the DUP leader pronounced that her party could…

BEYOND BROKEN- By Brian Rowan 

    Crisis. Leadership issues. Spending issues. Confidence issues. Talk of last chance and of rearranging the furniture. I was watching the teatime football on television on Saturday – that first-half debacle as Newcastle United took the lead, added to it and pushed Mourinho and Manchester United ever closer to some decision on those issues…

The legacy mechanisms agreed at Stormont House must be implemented to guarantee respect for all – By Michelle O’Neill

  There will always be different narratives of our past and accepting that is crucial to building the future. Today, Sinn Féin published our detailed submission to the public consultation on planned legislation to address the legacy of the conflict. ‘Engaging With the Past: Building for the Future’ is a comprehensive document which has been…