The British Prime Minister, Theresa May has said that she doesn’t want the borders of the past on the island of Ireland. She, like many, keeps saying “But we’ve had a common travel area between the UK and the Republic … Continue reading Entering the EU legally… post #BrExit guide
Earlier this afternoon, I was encouraged by a friend on Facebook to visit Vote to Remain to pledge my vote to remain. Long term readers of this blog and of my other posts on other blogs will know of a … Continue reading Lib Dems pledge to “keep Great Britain in Europe”. What about Northern Ireland?
With a new Northern Ireland Executive in office at Stormont following the recent election, it was hardly a surprise that there would be policy changes forthcoming. The new Health Minister, Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill has taken a bold step and reversed the former policy … Continue reading Gay blood ban lifted by Sinn Féin Minister for Health
For many years when I worked in Parliament Buildings, Belfast, I attended the Act of Remembrance which was then held in the Senate Chamber. I used to get annoyed at the action (or rather inaction) of some Assembly Members by … Continue reading A first step towards respect at Remembrance in NI Assembly
The number of homophobic incidents recorded by the Police Service of Northern Ireland has jumped by 12% in the last year, according to figures released in August. Catríona Ruane MLA, of Sinn Féin, raised the issue of homophobic crime at … Continue reading Homophobic incidents in the North of Ireland up by 12%
The simple question for all members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive is: Do I support the achievement of political ends by purely peaceful means or by terrorism and acts of violence? Continue reading Time for the politicians to decide: in or out of the Executive?
With today’s third reading in the House of Lords, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill passed its hurdles in their Lordships House to pass into law. The final hurdle is not quite here but should not be too long. All … Continue reading Equal Marriage Bill passes the Lords – society has matured and will do so again.
This afternoon we have seen the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill pass its third reading in the House of Commons. Many people start claiming that Equal Marriage is home and dry. This is quite far from the case. The Bill … Continue reading We’re being left behind in Northern Ireland: why I am a proud Liberal Democrat
As of today, anyone using a single-use carrier bag from a retailer must pay five new pence for the privilege. The main aim is to help protect the environment by cutting the number of carrier bags we all use. Anyone who … Continue reading It’s not just plastic bags: carrier bag levy hits N.I. streets
The Government Art Collection (GAC) exhibition has been in the Ulster Museum for a few weeks now, and I still haven’t been. So, who is up for a trip to see it? Sunday 7 April 2013 It is a bit … Continue reading Ulster Museum? visit to Government Art Collection Exhibition who is up for it?