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Wikileaks CONFIDENTIAL – U.S views on SDLP Leader and some Party Members – couldnt come at a worse time for the SDLP

The SDLP has chosen Margaret Ritchie to succeed Mark Durkan as party leader. Ritchie will seek to regain the party’s pre-eminence among Northern Ireland’s nationalist voters by differentiating itself from Sinn Fein on the economy, building a shared society, and by putting forth credible plans for a future united Ireland. Despite being seen as an [...]

Did the Minister for Dept of Culture, Arts and Leisure follow the Guidelines for the Appointments of Special Advisors ?

PoliticsNI has obtained details of the so called appointment process of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure  Minister’s special Advisor. Guidelines relating to the appointment of Special Advisors DCAL was asked according to the guideline for the appointment of Special Advisors “Ministers should ensure that they consider a number of candidates” How many candidates [...]

Did the Minister for Dept of Culture, Arts and Leisure follow the Guidelines for the Appointments of Special Advisors ?

PoliticsNI has obtained details of the so called appointment process of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure  Minister’s special Advisor. Guidelines relating to the appointment of Special Advisors DCAL was asked according to the guideline for the appointment of Special Advisors “Ministers should ensure that they consider a number of candidates” How many candidates [...]

Who is the DCAL Special Advisor accountable to ? Not DCAL or Sir Bruce Robinson Head of the Civil Service

The guidelines state – full copy of the guidelines and who the Advisor is employed by “Special Advisers must not take part in national political activities, which are: holding, in a party political organisation, office which impinges wholly or mainly on party politics in the field of the Northern Ireland Administration, the Westminster Parliament or [...]

Did the Minister for Dept of Culture, Arts and Leisure follow the Guidelines for the Appointments of Special Advisors ?

PoliticsNI has obtained details of the so called appointment process of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure  Minister’s special Advisor. Guidelines relating to the appointment of Special Advisors DCAL was asked according to the guideline for the appointment of Special Advisors “Ministers should ensure that they consider a number of candidates” How many candidates [...]

NO Acountability within the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service – Eamonn Hughes murder case failings

On Saturday the 4th of June the media highlighted the murder case of Eamonn Hughes. The media reported the PPSNI forgot to submit a bad character case in time for sentencing. The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service was asked had any disciplinary action been taken in relation to PPSNI failings in this case. The Northern [...]

Parades Commission claim admin mistake re counter Demo at East Belfast 12th Orange Parade

As many of you already know the parades commission had given the go ahead to the  Short Strand Residents Association for counter demonstration on the 12th night against a Orange Order parade in East Belfast. While the Orange Order would be returning via the Newtownards Road the Short Strand Residents Association counter demonstration  was according to the Parades Commission [...]

Who is the DCAL Special Advisor accountable to ? Not DCAL or Sir Bruce Robinson Head of the Civil Service

The guidelines state – full copy of the guidelines and who the Advisor is employed by “Special Advisers must not take part in national political activities, which are: holding, in a party political organisation, office which impinges wholly or mainly on party politics in the field of the Northern Ireland Administration, the Westminster Parliament or [...]

Did the Minister for Dept of Culture, Arts and Leisure follow the Guidelines for the Appointments of Special Advisors ?

PoliticsNI has obtained details of the so called appointment process of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure  Minister’s special Advisor. Guidelines relating to the appointment of Special Advisors DCAL was asked according to the guideline for the appointment of Special Advisors “Ministers should ensure that they consider a number of candidates” How many candidates [...]

East Belfast 2009 Riots shocking details via Full Police Ombudsman’s report

Although a there is already a thread about the Riots of 2009 in East Belfast PoliticsNI has obtained a copy of the FULL Police Ombudsman’s report something the Ombudsman’s office has refused to release under the FOI Act ( Why ?? ) The full report gives you a better understanding of the events and the brutal [...]

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