Suzanne Breen: TUV, UUP and Alliance assisted MP Paisley in retaining seat BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ian Paisley and the DUP will have breathed a collective sigh of relief as the petition of recall failed. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/suzanne-breen/suzanne-breen-tuv-uup-and-alliance-assisted-mp-paisley-in-retaining-seat-37336007.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37135285.ece/df3c9/AUTOCROP/h342/Ian_paisley_junior_025.jpg Email Ian Paisley and the DUP will have breathed a collective sigh of relief as the petition of recall failed. The last thing that either the politician or the party wanted was to have to fight a by-election. While the North Antrim MP was odds-on favourite to have retained his seat in any new poll, details of his two undeclared luxury holidays would have been played over endlessly in the media during an election campaign. Evidence at the RHI Inquiry is inflicting substantial damage on the DUP’s reputation. The … [Read more...] about Suzanne Breen: TUV, UUP and Alliance assisted MP Paisley in retaining seat
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Opinion Interstate 40 north of Wilmington, N.C., was closed off in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence on Monday. Credit Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times Supported by ByTaylor Brown Mr. Brown is a novelist. Sept. 18, 2018 WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday just five miles from my home here. Although the storm has since been downgraded to a tropical depression and lumbered west, today, Wilmington remains all but cut off from the outside world, with the major highways flooded and impassable. Toppled oak trees block intersections. Downed power lines snake across the ground. A giant sinkhole has swallowed one of the major thoroughfares. Coast Guard helicopters thunder across the sky, bringing aid supplies. We are marooned. Friends and family could not believe we stayed. But we have three large dogs and I was not … [Read more...] about Opinion
Alf McCreary: If the Presbyterian Moderator can meet the Pope, why can't a senior DUP figure? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Tomorrow I will be in Dublin to report on Pope Francis and the closing mass in Phoenix Park. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/alf-mccreary-if-the-presbyterian-moderator-can-meet-the-pope-why-cant-a-senior-dup-figure-37248789.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/article37248788.ece/97817/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-08-25_opi_43540598_I3.JPG Email Tomorrow I will be in Dublin to report on Pope Francis and the closing mass in Phoenix Park. I have a special professional interest in attending, because I also covered the visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland some 40 years ago. Papal visits are significant milestones in any reporter's career. Would I go to Dublin if I was not reporting the event? Probably not, for practical reasons only, but I am aware of the magnitude of the event. If I were the leader of the DUP, God forbid, would I meet the Pope? Most … [Read more...] about Alf McCreary: If the Presbyterian Moderator can meet the Pope, why can’t a senior DUP figure?
Belfast International Airport chief Graham Keddie outlines facts over car park flooding BelfastTelegraph.co.uk We have been the subject of a frenzied onslaught by certain sections of the local media over what happened during torrential rain on the July 28. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/belfast-international-airport-chief-graham-keddie-outlines-facts-over-car-park-flooding-37242742.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/article36987854.ece/e4d02/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-06-08_bus_41578929_I1.JPG Email We have been the subject of a frenzied onslaught by certain sections of the local media over what happened during torrential rain on the July 28. Belfast International Airport was at the epicentre of the downpour. The Met Office at Aldergrove recorded 88.2mm of rain on the Saturday afternoon - more than the average rainfall for the entire month of July. The airport advised we had no comment to offer. We did that because behind the … [Read more...] about Belfast International Airport chief Graham Keddie outlines facts over car park flooding
Sergio Marchionne told it like it was. Shortly before his death I asked the FCA CEO whether Donald Trump's trade wars and Britain's turmoil over Brexit—its departure from the European Union, one of the world's largest trade blocs—posed a threat to his company's business. He paused a moment, then powered ahead: "These are strange times," he agreed. "We have never been here before."Indeed. Globalists are out. Economic nationalists are in. It's a bad time to be running an automaker. With everything from the smallest part to complete vehicles streaming ceaselessly across borders from factories all over the planet, the auto industry is the globalists' poster child. It generates billions in revenue, employs millions, and offers consumers an unprecedented choice. But not everyone believes that's a good thing. "Build them here!" tweeted President Donald Trump as he threatened tariffs on imported cars and castigated Harley-Davidson for plans to move some motorcycle production out of … [Read more...] about Check Engine: A Globalized Industry Collides With National Politics