Archive | June, 2008

Stormont’s mostly British list of symbols…

SINN Fein’s Barry McElduff has called for the display of republican symbols and trappings at Stormont, after the publication of a list of those already in place. SF claims that of the 93, around a third are associated with unionism or Britishness, while none are distinctly republican. Mark Devenport noted some of the items – more…

The strange case of Ihab Shoukri...

The strange case of Ihab Shoukri…

THIS is very unusual. After six men arrested in combat uniforms during a planned UDA ‘show of strength’ were freed on a technicality (apparently they were not in a public place, even if the private place was licensed as a public bar), Mr Justice Coghlin has now adjourned the sentencing of UDA leader Ihab ‘Bailed more…

Shuffle up and deal…

LIAM Clarke points to a DUP re-shuffle as Peter Robinson takes over the party leadership: Gregory Campbell, the MP for East Londonderry, and Sammy Wilson, the MP for East Antrim, are tipped for promotion as ministers. If Robinson takes over as first minister on Thursday, his old Finance and Personnel portfolio becomes vacant and will more…