DUP told to get back to work and end Executive boycott

A CALL has been made for the DUP to get back to work and ensure financially-strapped Fermanagh residents can access energy payments promised to them. The UK Government recently announced a series of payments – which will total £600 – for each household to use towards electricity and heating costs. Due to the current cost of living […]

Shadow minister’s border poll remarks hearten Sinn Fein

NORTHERN Ireland shadow Secretary of State Peter Kyle’s comments that he would be prepared to call a referendum on Irish unity if certain conditions were met has been welcomed by Sinn Féin. Last weekend, Mr Kyle said if his party wins the next UK General Election and takes power and, if events show support for […]

Sinn Féin: Royal meeting was one of mutual respect

Sinn Féin have hit back at former DUP First Minister, Arlene Foster, for her tirade regarding the BBC’s coverage of First Minister-elect Michelle O’Neill’s meeting with new British King, Charles III. The newly-crowned monarch was in Belfast last week and met with politicians of all sides – including FM-elect Michelle O’Neill and Assembly speaker Alex Maskey. […]

MLAs making some nice cash on the side

By John Carney NEW FIGURES have revealed the business interests of MLAs recently elected to the Stormont Assembly and many are getting some handy extra cash on top of their £51,500 salaries. All 90 members are required to declare information on a register of interests of any financial interest that “might reasonably be thought by others to […]

Gildernew welcomes US Congress hearing on Legacy Bill

MICHELLE Gildernew has insisted the USA continues to play a vital role in protecting the Good Friday and other agreements. The US Congress heard evidence last week on the British government’s plan to end all judicial investigations into their actions during the conflict and banning victims from accessing the courts. Speaking during a visit to Irish American […]

DUP and Sinn Fein take top spots on Council

IT’S ALL change at the local Council, with the DUP and Sinn Fein now ‘power sharing’ locally after taking over the top spots in the chamber. The Council’s AGM was held last night (Tuesday), where the two parties were due to assume the posts of chairman and vice-chairman for the year ahead. They take over […]