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From The Belfast Telegraph
Inquests investigating the 1971 incidents, referred to as the Ballymurphy Massacre by bereaved relatives, began in Belfast on Monday.
In 2011, Northern Ireland’s Attorney General John Larkin directed that new inquests be heard after a long campaign by family members who claimed the original coronial probes were inadequate.
The shootings took place as the Army moved in to republican strongholds to arrest IRA suspects after the introduction by the Stormont administration of the controversial policy of internment without trial.
From Irish Central
A bipartisan bill has been drafted in the House of Representatives to allow Ireland access to the E3 visa program which currently allows 10,500 Australians a year to come and work legally in America. Australia takes up about half of their allotment and the new bill would allow the Irish to take the remainder.
The White House is said to be strongly behind the bill which was negotiated by Irish special envoy John Deasy, a member of parliament for Waterford and the Department of Foreign Affairs. Deasy was appointed by Irish leader Leo Varadkar to seek a solution to the lack of access to America and the undocumented Irish issue. The issue was raised in the St.Patrick’s Day talks in the White House between Varadkar and President Trump.
From Belfast Telegraph:
Former First Minister Peter Robinson has said that the Irish language is "such a small issue" it should not prevent power-sharing institutions at Stormont from being restored.
In a wide-ranging talk at Belfast's Methodist Centre on Thursday he said the DUP not talking directly with its adversaries was "one of the greatest mistakes," the party had ever made.
Mr Robinson was the latest guest speaker in a series of talks under the title 'The World Around Us'.
His speech, on the subject 'What Lies Ahead?' was detailed at EamonMallie.com.
The former MP and MLA also warned against his party being led by the "most vociferous voices" and that the confidence and supply deal with the Tories had a shelf life.
He said that if people want to maintain the union "it is necessary for us to have a stable government in Northern Ireland".
Full article: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/let-them-speak-irish-until-they-are-green-white-and-orange-in-the-face-peter-robinson-intervention-ahead-of-dup-conference-37559348.html