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Sinn Fein table motion to recall Assembly in bid to elect First and deputy First Ministers

Belfast Telegraph 25 May 2022
When the NI government last collapsed five years ago – following deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness’ resignation over the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal – Mr Sheehan had made a guarantee that his party would not return to Stormont unless there was an agreement on an Irish ...

Far from a defining moment, Saipan was par for the course

Irish Independent 25 May 2022
... protocol messIn order to try to bring the protocol mess to a satisfactory conclusion, the Irish Government might invite the leaders of the main political parties from both sides of the Border for discussions.Everyone agrees that compromise is required on both sides of a dispute.

As 'race porn' captures young minds, media shout encouragement

Williston Herald 25 May 2022
Back in the 1840s, it was my own Irish Catholic forbearers that threatened to contaminate the nation's precious bodily fluids. According to the Know-Nothing party, the pope was conspiring to destroy America's Protestant democracy by flooding the country with Irish and German immigrants.

‘It can’t be sidelined’: bill aims to give Irish official status in Northern Ireland

The Guardian 25 May 2022
... Ireland , once expressed his scorn for the Irish language with six words that became infamous.

Government ‘failing spectacularly’ on housing, says Sinn Fein

Belfast Telegraph 25 May 2022
Sinn Fein has accused the Irish Government of “failing spectacularly” on housing. The party’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty lambasted Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien in the Dail on Wednesday, accusing the Government of failing to tackle the housing crisis.

Irish government must be held accountable for ‘hiding terrorists’ – Ian Paisley Jr

Belfast Telegraph 24 May 2022
All five main political parties in Northern Ireland have criticised the legislation, as have the Irish government and victims' organisations ... Mr Paisley said that the Irish government should be “held accountable” for their actions ... The Irish Government has been contacted for a response to Mr Paisley’s remarks ... More On Democratic Unionist Party.

New language Bill for Irish and Ulster Scots

Belfast Telegraph 24 May 2022
Long-awaited legislation around the Irish language and Ulster Scots will be announced on Wednesday in what has been branded a “significant milestone” by Secretary of State Brandon Lewis ... Ahead of the delivery in Westminster, Mr Lewis called the package “carefully balanced” and claimed it had been “negotiated by all parties”.

Northern Ireland amnesty law angers families who say they will be denied justice

Metro USA 24 May 2022
Britain’s plans have been consistently opposed by Northern Ireland’s main Irish nationalist and pro-British unionist parties, victims’ groups and the Irish government ... Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald, whose party won the most seats in Northern Irish elections ...

'I watched my best friend marry the love of her life yet 7 weeks ago ...

The Daily Mail 24 May 2022
Tom Parker's widow Kelsey has braved her 'first wedding without her love' this weekend as she attended Irish singer Ruth Anne's nuptials as a bridesmaid ... 'Three days full of Gin, partying and a bit more Gin. 'Ain't no party like an Irish party ... 'Ain't no party like an Irish party' ... 'Three days full of Gin, partying and a bit more Gin'.

Sinn Fein to tell Tory MPs to 'stop pandering' to DUP over Northern Ireland protocol

Yahoo Daily News 24 May 2022
Michelle O’Neill, the vice-president of the nationalist party, will say that most people in Northern Ireland support the Protocol, which created the Irish Sea border and introduced customs checks on British goods ... On Monday, the Netherlands' Mark Rutte told the Irish prime minister he would support him “shoulder to shoulder '' over the Protocol.

Relatives of Troubles victims hold protests in London over legacy legislation

RTE 24 May 2022
The proposed legislation has been widely criticised by Northern Ireland's political parties, as well as victims' campaigners, the Irish Government and Amnesty International ... "The Irish government, all the political parties here and the opposition parties in Britain oppose this ...

Proposal to make political parties disclose property portfolios set for debate

The Irish Times 24 May 2022
Political parties would have to make an annual declaration about the properties they own under proposals set to be considered by Cabinet on Tuesday ... It is understood that among the amendments to the Electoral Reform Bill 2022 will be a requirement for political parties to declare their property portfolios.

UK overriding Brexit deal would be act of ‘bad faith’, Richard Neal says

The Irish Times 24 May 2022
The British government said last week it was planning to introduce legislation in the coming weeks that would unilaterally scrap parts of the protocol, citing the opposition of the Democratic Unionist Party, which is refusing to form a new Northern Irish power-sharing government.

Unionists criticise US delegate’s comments that protocol row is ‘manufactured’

AOL 24 May 2022
He said. “Given his long-standing association with militant Irish Republicanism, this is hardly surprising but it is nonetheless galling to listen to his uninformed lectures about a place he has no understanding of beyond the misty-eyed Irish American fairy tales which have infected US politicians from both main parties for many decades ... .

Johnson and Lewis must meet families of Troubles victims – campaigner

Belfast Telegraph 24 May 2022
The proposed legislation has been widely criticised by Northern Ireland’s political parties, as well as victims’ campaigners, the Irish Government and Amnesty International ... “The Irish government, all the political parties here and the opposition parties in Britain oppose this ...

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