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PLATFORM: Patsy McGlone SDLP

Since an Irish Language Act has been brought centre stage as part of the talks process, we have found ourselves at the centre of a number of side discussions: why should progress, or lack of it on an Irish Language Act delay the talks process? Should an Irish Language Act even be part of these negotiations? A Chinese visitor to Stormont last week during our chat about the importance of languages observed “every language opens a window”.

Brokenshire - a year of blandness

John Manley
A year ago when the previously unheard of James Brokenshire was appointed Northern Ireland secretary of state, journalists at his local paper in south London were asked about their MP.

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