Double blow: Tories suspend councillors in anti-Catholic and race bigotry scandal
Bigoted Tory row leads to suspensions and police intervention after online slurs
THE ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR AND EXTREMIST LINKS of some Tory councillors are causing more problems for the party after it emerged it has been forced to suspend two councillors elected just a fortnight ago.
Robert Davies and Alastair Majury were both caught up in the storm of Tory extremism after their online social media posts revealed offensive material.
Sinn Féin demands DUP comes clean on Brexit "dark money" connections
The DUP is under renewed pressure to reveal the source of a large donation received during the referendum on Britain’s EU membership last June.
SINN FEIN, the Irish Republican party, has demanded that the Electoral Commission investigate the alleged relationship between the DUP in Northern Ireland and the Constitutional Research Council (CRC), a shadowy thinktank which donated funds to pro-Union and pro-Brexit business figures that campaigned for Brexit in last year's EU referendum.
EU brexit summit eyes up position for unified Ireland
United Ireland would be welcomed into the EU according to EU representatives
THE EU could be developing a plan to allow a united Ireland to join without barriers or delays according to the bloc’s representatives.
EU leaders are gearing up for an emergency summit in Brussels tomorrow (Saturday 29 April) where they will discuss a common negotiation approach to the Brexit talks and the UK’s position.
Northern Ireland faces direct rule from London as power-sharing talks breakdown
No deal: Political crisis in Northern Ireland set to clash with start of Brexit talks
TALKS HAVE BROKEN DOWN between the two parties capable of forming a new Northern Irish executive raising the prospect of direct rule being imposed on the region from London.
Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill said that the “talks process has run its course,” as a deadline approached for a deal to be made.
Election turnout up as Northern Ireland faces uncertain future
North of Ireland awaits results of first post-Brexit assembly election
THE FIRST RESULTS DECLARATIONS HAVE FOUND A SURGE in turnout for Northern Ireland’s assembly elections, as counting begins.
Official turnout figures in North Down, Strangford, North Antrim, South Antrim, East Belfast, West Belfast, South Belfast, Mid Ulster, West Tyrone, and East Derry-Londonderry all show a jump in turnout compared to the same election in May 2016 of a 10 per cent average.
Irish campaigners resist eviction in occupation to end homelessness
Activists hold building in hope of pushing the Irish government to address homeless crisis
ANTI-HOMELESS CAMPAIGNERS face eviction over their occupation of Apollo House, a property owned by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) which holds the bad loans of companies affected by the property crash of 2008.
Members of the Home Sweet Home (HSH) group have taken over the building for a number of weeks demanding that Nama end homelessness across the city and wider Ireland.
Stormont members walk-out on Arlene Foster amid scandal resignation calls
Stakes are raised as allegations of fraud, ulterior motives, bullying and harassment emerge over faulty energy scheme
THE ASSEMBLY of Northern Ireland came to a standstill today (19 December) as members walked out on Northern Ireland (NI) First Minister Arlene Foster as she gave a statement on the controversial renewable heat incentive (RHI) scandal dubbed “cash for ash”.
Borderline: Northern Ireland in the midst of Brexit
When Northern Ireland woke up on 23 June, it found itself leaving the EU and with its hard-won pre-referendum constitutional settlement in danger. CommonSpace spoke to the communities, politicians and campaigners about their hopes and fears for post-brexit Northern Ireland
THE laughter of children, the sound of quiet conversations, debates over culture and community development being held in front rooms, churches and halls.
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