Review: Arlene Foster’s GB News coverage of the Twelfth unfocused and amateurish
Despite the current tensions in the political arena, Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill were all smiles when they were snapped together at an awards ceremony at the weekend.
The DUP leader and deputy Sinn Fein leader were pictured together by former Miss GB Gemma Garrett alongside her brother, Cliftonville ace Stephen Garrett and father, also named Stephen.
Following months of Brexit crisis and divisions, the pair came together as guests at the Firmus Energy Local Women Magazine Awards in Belfast’s Europa Hotel.
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SINN FÈIN has called for the British and Irish PMs to become directly invoved in the Stormont talks.
The North of Ireland’s political parties have resumed negotiations a day after they failed to meet a goverenment deadline to restore power-sharing.
Sinn Fèin and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) blame each other for failing to compromise on a number of issues, in paticular an Irish Language Act.
But while Sinn Féin are talking in Stormont with the DUP another group of DUP MPs are still in the House of Commons. Doing secret deals behind Sinn Féins back. It has already emerged through the Belfast Telegraph a manly read Unionist/Loyalist newspaper that a deal has already been signed concerning compensition.
Documents seen and veried by this man (pictured above) who works for and is employed by the Belfast Telegraph.
James Brokenshire The NI (North of Ireland) Secretary has extended the talks in the hope of a deal over the weekend. But the British Goverenment and Theresa May are still locked in The Houses of Paraliment. In ongoing secret talks “going on now” with two North of Ireland MPs. Who I am fully aware of their names but will not release it here at this moment. As it could jepudadise my live story.
It also emerged yesterday that the Queen’s Speech was only allowed because of a Secret hand-Shake (under the table) deal. Done by the DUP and minority Conservative government. When the Queen’s Speech passed after aborttion pledge.
The minority Conservative government has survived its first major test after its Queen’s Speech cleared the Commons.
MPs backed the legislative programme – stripped back after the Tories lost their majority and could not have won without DUP support – by 323 to 309 votes.
It only passed by 13 votes. But the government had to make a late pledge on funding abortions The NEXT STORY IS TO DO WITH THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND NORTH AND SOUTH- ENGLAND – AMERICIA – CANADA – FRANCE – GERMANY – EVERYWHERE – THIS BROADCAST IS LIVE – THE NEXT 2 STORY’S ARE FOR THE PEOPLE OFF THE USA & CANADA.
THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA IS REFUSING TO COME TO IRELAND. THE BRITISH HAS RELEASED A STATEMENT I ADVISE ALL COUNTRIES CONTACT YOUR PRIME MINISTERS ! IF IN THE UNITED STATES I ASK ALL MY FRIENDS & COMRADES TO CONTACT DONALD TRUMP. SINN FÉIN NEED HIS HELP “PLEASE ADVISE HIM AT ONCE” TO ” CONTACT G.A. AT ONCE” HE HAS HIS PERSONEL DETAILS. TELL HIM TO GET THE BIG BIRD READY……..
Michelle O’Neill calls for ‘urgent’ referendum on Irish unityImage caption Michelle O’Neill said Brexit would be ‘a disaster’ Sinn Féin has renewed its call for a referendum on Irish unity “as soon as possible”. Its northern leader, Michelle O’Neill, said the urgency was increased by the prospect of Brexit, which would be “a disaster for the people of Ireland”.
She was speaking shortly after Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was to seek a second referendum on independence.
Mrs O’Neill said this was “a matter for the Scottish people”.
Q&: NI Assembly election 2017Election‘a brutal result for unionism’No revolt within DUP, says Foster.
Voters in North of Ireland went to the polls earlier this month after a snap election was called.
In North of Ireland’s political parties have three weeks to reach agreement on forming a new executive.
Mr McGuinness resigned over Mrs Foster’s refusal to step aside as first minister pending an inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Scheme, which was set up under her watch as Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and could cost the Northern Ireland tax payer £490m.
The election saw an end to the unionist majority at Stormont, with Sinn Féin now holding just one seat fewer than the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).If no executive is formed, another election can be called, and ultimately power could return to the UK parliament at Westminster for the first time in a decade.More on this storyrelated storiesNew NI election suggestion unhelpful, says Sinn Féin10 March 2017 N. Ireland PoliticsNorthern Ireland could face another snap election, says Brokenshire09 March 2017 N. Ireland PoliticsNI Election: Everything you need to know about the 2017 vote04 March 2017 N. Ireland Politics
Here was the statment releasesd by the BBC late this morning:
NI standoff ‘cannot go on much longer’ ???
THE absence of devolved government in the North of Ireland “cannot continue for much longer,” Secretary of State James Brokenshire”
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Gay rights campaigners will lead a major parade through Belfast city centre later, demanding the introduction of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.
This afternoon’s demonstration will conclude with a rally in front of Belfast City Hall.
The ban on same-sex marriage is one of a series of sticking points holding up the formation of a new powersharing government at Stormont.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK and Ireland where same-sex marriage remains outlawed.
The Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) opposition to changing the law has attracted increased scrutiny across the UK since the party became the UK Government’s kingmaker at Westminster.
Ahead of the event, a range of celebrities including Liam Neeson, Stephen Fry and Graham Norton voiced their support for the campaign.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also joined the leaders of all the main parties at Holyrood to call for a law change across the Irish Sea.
Amnesty International is one of the groups organising the parade, which will be headed by Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister.
The DUP has used a controversial Stormont voting mechanism – the petition of concern – to prevent a law change, despite a majority of MLAs supporting the move at the last vote.
The party rejects any suggestion it is homophobic, insisting it is instead protecting the “traditional” definition of marriage.
Following March’s snap Assembly election, the DUP no longer has the electoral strength to deploy a petition of concern in its own right, though it could still potentially combine with other socially conservative MLAs to do so.
That will only be tested once, and if a devolved Assembly can be re-established out of the current political crisis in Belfast.
If the region’s politicians fail to establish a new executive, direct rule from Westminster could be re-imposed.
If that were to happen, the responsibility for legislating on the region’s marriage laws would be handed to the London government.RETURN TO TOP
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ARLENE Foster has said she is disappointed that Shame Féin’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill is attending a commemoration for eight IRA (Loughgall Martyrs) members murdered by the SAS in Co Armagh. Ms O’Neill will address a republican parade and memorial event on Sunday marking the 30th Anniversary since the ambush in Loughgall. The DUP leader questioned M’s O’Neill’s attendance saying,
“we have heard a lot during the election about respect and they need to understand what that means in terms of the past and indeed in terms of the future here in ‘The North of Ireland'”. Undercover soldiers (SAS) murdered eight, picture above, IRA members in May 1987 in a ‘Shoot to Kill’ operation as they approached Loughgall RUC/PSNI station with a bomb. They IRA members were: Jim Lynagh, Padraig McKearney, Gerard O’Callaghan, Tony Gormley, Brothers Eugene Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Seamus Donnelly and Declan Arthur’s. A civilian, Anthony Hughes, was also shot dead by the SAS in the gunfire.
Sunday, 5 August 2012
14:00 until 18:00
Dungiven Co. Derry
Join us for the 31st annual Hunger Strike Commemorative march and rally which takes place this year in Dungiven Co. Derry at 2PM. Main speaker Michelle O’Neill MLA.
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�Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland – 19th November 2011 Mandatory Credit – Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Traditional Unionist Voice party conference at The Royal Hotel in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. Party leader Jim Allister gives his speech.
The Sinn Fein minister last night said that she has approved funding the controversial Crossmaglen statue which sits in an area where the IRA carried out some of its most barbaric and sectarian murders.
It is believed that the monument, which was erected in the 1970s, may be in line for up to £30,000 of taxpayers’ money.
Last night Ms O’Neill was accused of a “monstrous” decision by TUV leader Jim Allister, whose questioning elicited the information.
The funding application is to come from the agriculture department’s ‘Rural Development funds’.
When asked about the situation yesterday, Ms O’Neill said in a statement issued through her department that she had approved the monument as “eligible” for funding but said the final decision would be taken by a group which distributes money on behalf of her department.
“My officials have advised that the project appears to be eligible within the terms of Measure 3.6 subject to rigorous assessment,” she said.
She said that the project was being assessed by the Southern Organisation for Action in Rural Areas (SOAR), a group which involves Craigavon, Armagh and Newry and Mourne councils, and that it would take a final decision on the funding.
The Sinn Fein minister said that the application had come from the “Crossmaglen Memorial and Heritage Committee” as a request for funding from monies set aside for “the conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage”.
“The proposed project from the Crossmaglen Memorial and Heritage Committee is for the preservation, updating and completion of a monument located in the square in Crossmaglen.
“This involves the addition of several plaques to the existing monument. The wording of the plaques relates to the background and siting of the monument, and information about the sculpture.”
Ms O’Neill said that there had been no previous applications to the Department of Agriculture to fund the monument.
Mr Allister said that if the funding is approved it “would not only be an outrageous misuse of public money, an abuse of the Rural Development funding, but utterly divisive and incompatible with the department’s equality obligations”.
He added: “This monument celebrates sectarian murder by glorifying IRA members who made the savage killing of security forces and local citizens, such as those at Kingsmills, Darkley, Whitecross and Tullyvallen, their evil stock and trade.
“Michelle O’Neill must come clean on whether she and her department are presently considering such an application and, if so, let her urgently declare that it will not be approved. Any other decision would be monstrous.
“Measure 3.6 of the RDP exists for the “conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage”, not for the glorification of terrorism.”
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- McGuinness call over Derry schoolboy bomb victim Gordon Gallagher (seachranaidhe1.wordpress.com)
- Father glad IRA admit killing son (bbc.co.uk)
- Marian Price and the lost document (seachranaidhe1.wordpress.com)
- Ex-IRA man ‘not treated fairly’ (seachranaidhe1.wordpress.com)
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The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) recently agreed to assess an application from the Crossmaglen Memorial Heritage Committee, which means the monument could be eligible to receive funding of up to £30,000.
“This application should’ve been put in the bin the very day it arrived,” he told UTV.
“We’ve a minister who’s supposed, under her code of conduct, to be all-embracing and moving on, and here she is considering an application to refurbish a monument to glorify terrorism.”
Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill said the proposal from the Heritage committee is “for the preservation, updating and completion of a monument located in the square in Crossmaglen.
“This involves the addition of several plaques to the existing monument. The wording of the plaques relates to the background and siting of the monument, and information about the sculpture,” the Sinn Féin minister said.
The proposal is being reviewed by a cluster group made up of councils in the southern area and Minister O’Neill said any decision to fund the project will be made by the Joint Council Committee.
A spokesperson for Sinn Féin did not confirm whether or not the party was supporting the application, but said: “We understand that an application has been made but all applications are subject to a consideration process and set criteria”.
It is not yet known when a decision on the application will be made, but the TUV says if it gets the green light, the party is determined to fight it.
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