Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has for the first time admitted a hard border will be unavoidable if rebellious Brexiteers destroy the Brexit deal of British prime minister Theresa May and the EU, saying “in a no-deal scenario it would be very difficult to avoid a hard border”.
The winner of the controversial multi-billion euro Project Eagle Nama deal paid two firms heavily involved in a previous bid stg£15m for help "accessing" Finance Minister Michael Noonan and "the Northern Ireland executive".
ENOCH POWELL, the staunchly Conservative British politician, once reflected that “all political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure”. Peter Robinson is about to become an honourable exception.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has insisted the Provisional IRA no longer exists, even in a “benign” criminal gang form alleged in recent days, and that his party has “no special responsibility” over recent murders in Belfast.