September 2014

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Life-long friend says Paisley had doubts about going into Government

impartial_Sept2014(Impartial Reporter, 21st September 2014.)

A life-long friend of Ian Paisley has claimed the former leader of the Democratic Unionist Party who died last week “had doubts” about going into government with Sinn Fein. The 88 year old, one of Northern Ireland’s most prominent and polarising political figures of the last 50 years, died last week following a long period of ill health.

There has been much said in recent days about Dr. Paisley’s life such as his decision to sit down with his former enemy Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and agree to work together in a power-sharing executive following years of protests and hostility.

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New Church Hall Opened at Kilskeery, 17th August 1974

Report from September ‘74 “Revivalist”

The new Free Presbyterian Hall at Kilskeery, to which there was strong objection at the planning stage has been opened. The ceremony was performed by Dr. Ian Paisley, MP, Moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church, in the presence of several hundred people from many parts of Fermanagh and Tyrone and farther afield.

About half-a-dozen RUC men were on duty controlling traffic and a UDR patrol was in Kilskeery village. The new building, costing approximately £4,000, was built almost entirely by voluntary effort on the site given by Mr. Robert Edwards. It was designed, by Mr. Ivan Morrison, a committee member of Bethel Free Presbyterian, Church, Enniskillen. Read more….


Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster statement on the death of Dr. Ian R. K. Paisley

It is with deep sadness and regret that we have learned of the passing of Dr. Paisley, retired minister of our denomination and former moderator of the General Presbytery of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. Read more


Free Presbyterian Church Early History Video

Below is a video presentation of the history of the begining of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. Under God, Dr. Paisley played a leading role in these events.


Dr Ian Paisley has passed away

Dr. Paisley 2004“The death of Dr Ian Paisley has just been announced by His wife, Eileen.

In a statement, carried on the BBC Northern Ireland news site, Baroness Paisley said her “beloved husband” had “entered his eternal rest” on Friday morning. “Although ours is the grand hope of reunion, naturally as a family we are heartbroken,” she said. “We loved him and he adored us, and our earthly lives are forever changed. “Baroness Paisley said that his funeral would be private.

The memories of the man that I would wish to retain and cherish are those of his days as a mighty preacher when it was my privilege to sit under his ministry in gospel missions in tents and halls from one end of Northern Ireland to the other.

Those were days of conversions, of God’s people separating from the apostasy of the ecumenical churches and an exposing of the Romeward trend. Those days will receive scant mention in the profiles of Dr Paisley which will feature prominently in the Northern Ireland news media over the next few days.

But they will be the memories cherished by a very large, though diminishing, number of people in Ulster who supported and prayed for Dr Paisley over the years.”

To the family we offer our sincere condolences at this time.

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens, 2 Corinthians 5:1.

Ivan Foster.

Friday 12th September, 2014.

Memories of a protest 45 years ago

img019 - Version 2Some little time ago, a sister in Christ in the United States sent me a link to a recording on SermonAudio of a report I gave in Martyrs Memorial Free Presbyterian Church of my experiences during a protest in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, when Cardinal Heenan, head of the Roman Catholic church in England, became the first Roman Catholic prelate to preach in the cathedral.

It stirred memories as I listened to that recording, taking me back, as it did, some 45 years.

Dr Paisley was leading the protest and also the meeting in the Martyrs where various ministers gave a report of the protest. Sadly, only my report appears on the SermonAudio site.
As a result of the protest, I was taken to court under a very old ecclesiastical law, and fined. At least that is what I think happened to me. It is so long ago and court appearances for Free Presbyterians were so common back then, that I have no clear recollection of the outcome of the court proceedings. One thing I am sure of, the magistrate did not give me a medal!! Read more

Listen to Rev. Foster’s recorded report from 45 years ago.

Watch a video report of the protest below

Let the Bible Speak broadcasts

Bibledkblue-transparentDuring the month of September, Rev Ivan Foster will be speaking on the Let the Bible Speak broadcasts on Q101.2 FM, a local station in Northern Ireland located in Omagh, Co. Tyrone.

The programme goes out each Lord’s Day at 9.15 am. Recordings of the broadcasts will be available here on this site following the programme’s airing.

Listen to the September 7th broadcast

Text: Psalm 34:8 – O taste and see that the Lord is good…Part 1

Listen to the September 14th broadcast

Text: Psalm 34:8 – O taste and see that the Lord is good…Part 2

Listen to the September 21st broadcast

Text: Psalm 34:8 – O taste and see that the Lord is good…Part3

Listen to the September 28th broadcast

A decisive verse in the “Head Covering” controversy

“But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered,” 1 Corinthians 11:5-6.

There are many good articles on the issue of “Head Covering”, one of which may be read here.

What we wish to do is really just an exercise in simple logic and the understanding of God’s Word in a common sense manner. What Paul says here in verse 6 can have only one meaning. Read more

A Two-Fold Warning on “The Ice Bucket Challenge”.

1. It has been acknowledged by the charities benefiting from donations raised via the “The Ice Bucket Challenge” that Both ALS, and in the UK, MND, which are sister organisations aiming to raise awareness of the neurodegenerative disease, known as Motor Neurone Disease in the UK, support the legal use of research that uses embryonic stem cells, while recognising the “significant moral, ethical and religious concerns” that the research methods raise.

That being so, Bible Christians should surely avoid engagement in this exercise.

2. It has become a vain exercise in self promotion and seen to be such by many commentators.

Christian, please remember the words of the Lord Jesus. “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly,” Matthew 6:1-4.

Surely it can be seen that the whole “The Ice Bucket Challenge” has become an exercise which flies in the face of these words.

Integrated Education – An unscriptural choice!

by Rev Brian McClung

Much comment has been made in many circles, in recent days, on the subject of Integrated Education. There is presently a growing lobby who desire this form of education and are becoming ever more public and vocal in their demands concerning it. An editorial in the Belfast Telegraph called for this form of education to be the mainstream. The First Minister Peter Robinson has also voiced his support for it.

Integrated Education is a choice that every evangelical Christian should recoil away instantly from. This is easily seen when those who support and desire this form of education are considered….Read more.

Criminal Justice Bill Consultation

The Justice Committee, Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont, Belfast.

Mr Jim Wells, a brother in Christ and member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, has put forward a proposed amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill in July 2014.

Abortion in Northern Ireland is a criminal offence, and Mr Wells’ proposed amendment makes clear that a defence to the criminal charge of abortion would not be available to anyone who performed an abortion for fee or reward at a private medical centre.

In Northern Ireland, expectant mothers receive world-class medical care in our hospitals because both the unborn child and mother are treated as patients.

The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that private clinics, such as the Marie Stopes Centre which opened its doors in Belfast in October 2012, cannot legally carry out abortions in Northern Ireland.

Any proposed amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill requires full consultation to ensure all viewpoints are aired and considered. Therefore, the Justice Committee is currently running a public consultation, seeking the public’s views and comments on the proposed amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill.

We urge you to please sign our petition and thus state your support for the Mr Wells’ proposed amendment and register your opposition to the Marie Stopes Centre remaining open in Belfast. We ask you to promote this public consultation and the need for submissions amongst your friends and encourage them to support Mr Wells’ proposed amendment.

Recommended reading: Slaughter of the innocent taking place in Ulster today

Please note the following:

  • A petition form is available here for anyone who wishes to download it and print it out to use to collect signatures within their church. We would especially urge Free Presbyterians to make use this form.
  • All petition forms have to be with the clerk of the Justice Committee by Friday 12th September.
  • Send petitions to: The Justice Committee Clerk, Room 242, Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3XX

The return of Christ (KICS assembly talks)

Each day In Kilskeery Independent Christian School, the afternoon begins with an assembly centred upon a study of God’s Word. On September 2nd, the school began its 35th year.

Rev Ivan Foster, retired former minister of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church and former Administrator of the congregation’s Christian school has been asked to conduct the Tuesday and Thursday assemblies this year.

He has chosen as his theme – “The Return of the Lord Jesus Christ”.

It is planned to record these studies and mount them on this site. Below you can listen to the recordings of the talks to the pupils.

Part 1 - The Return of Christ, Pt 1
Part 2 - The Return of Christ, Pt 2
Part 3 - The Return of Christ, Pt 3
Part 4 - The Return of Christ, Pt 4
Part 5 - The Return of Christ, Pt 5
Part 6 - The Return of Christ, Pt 6
Part 7 - The Return of Christ, Pt 7
Part 8 - The Return of Christ, Pt 8
Part 9 - The Return of Christ, Pt 9

Listen to all the posted audio files here.

Latest news stories

 Republic should have no say in Northern Ireland affairs

 Dublin should have no role in talks, says former DUP MLA

 Allister in talks warning to unionists

McGuinness denies North’s power-sharing government could collapse – (He always was the bearer of good news!!)

 It’s a crime to reject UK’s FBI: Latest example of how dysfunctional Stormont is

 Stormont finances ‘set to go into red’

 ‘There isn’t more money’ for NI – PM

 Strong majority of Northern Irish still favour link to the UK

 Dissidents admit Orange hall bomb

 Child abuse report criticises South Yorkshire Police

 More than 200 boys suffered harrowing abuse in Co Down home run by the Christian Brothers, inquiry told

School principal (a Christian Brother) preyed on children for two decades without ever being caught

More news

September 29

Husband threatens to sue Catholic Church for bishop’s affair with wife

HIA Inquiry told abuse at Rubane House was ‘as bad as Kincora’

Abuse ‘rampant’ at children’s home

Dublin to have role in major new talks process – (O yes, the Union is safe!!)

IRA victims remembered at south Armagh gathering

IRA man Sands’ bed ‘preserved inside Maze’

Northern Ireland says ‘yes’ to a border poll… but a firm ‘no’ to united Ireland

Robinson’s a vote loser for the DUP, it’s time to send for Sammy

It’s only pride that’s keeping thran Robinson in office

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness make ‘massive political misjudgment’ by attending Ryder Cup during spending crisis

Prince Charles: PSNI and RUC owed immense debt of gratitude

‘Protestantism almost a crime’ says DUP man

Sinn Fein: We didn’t know about Robinson’s son’s link when we backed fight funds

Education in Northern Ireland: Integration the key to our future – (An article which highlights the ecumenical nature of Integrated Education!!)

Sinn Fein’s ‘ghoulish’ terror profits slammed by TD

September 27

Schools minister backs explicit sex education for children aged 11: Education Secretary Nicky Morgan gives green light to controversial resource providing schoolchildren with information about pornography and rape – (Attempting to extinguish the fire by pouring on petrol!!)

Mystery over identity of DUP ‘lemmings’

What spending crisis? Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness snub emergency budget talks to watch Ryder Cup

Ford hits out at leaders’ golf trip while budget crisis remains unresolved

Charge over IRA bombers’ Castlederg parade

Double murder case in which John Downey is a suspect reopened by police

Ex-IRA man: unionists are too stupid to see that we lost

Paisley memorial service guest list still private


September 26
DUP questions Martin McGuinness’ leadership – (DUP unable to discuss welfare reform in Executive because SF refused to allow it – just who is ‘First’ Minister!!??)

 Budget ‘barely discussed’ at key meeting, despite risk government could collapse

 Rev Paisley’s son hits out at ‘incredibly self-centred’ funeral critics

 British won the war on IRA, claims writer Peter Taylor

 Peter Robinson: Critics in DUP ‘puffed up lemmings’

 DUP leader and First Minister Peter Robinson blasts party critics as ‘puffed up lemmings’

 DUP debate: From Twitter reshuffle to power-play?

 Lord Morrow (NOW) backs DUP party leader

 DUP infighting emerges into full public view

 Eamon Collins murder: Two men arrested in Newry

 Lord Prior: Former NI secretary says IRA violence ‘did work’

 Ian Paisley: Memorial service to be held for DUP founder

 Memorial Service for Dr Paisley

Demanding justice for women and children abused by Irish nuns

September 25
 Gerry Adams says SF ready to let Executive fall over budget cuts

 Sinn Fein councillors state opposition to welfare reform

 Thousands of public sector jobs at risk in Northern Ireland as cuts deadline looms

 Ed Miliband urges Northern Ireland parties to press ahead on welfare reform

 Welfare reform: Alliance claim ‘last hope’ is gone for nationalist opponents

 First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson denies he will step down as leader before next election

 Poots disagreed with Robinson the day before he was removed

 Edwin Poots’ attack on father figure Peter Robinson has badly misfired

 DUP reshuffle: One of Robinson’s appointments can’t take up post

 Ex-DUP aide David McConaghie appears in court charged with voyeurism

 Only crazies believe a border poll would deliver Irish unity

 David Cameron has no business revealing the Queen’s private thoughts. This is the behaviour of a second-rater

Anjem Choudary among nine men arrested by counter-terror police – (Part of an investigation into Islamist terrorism)

Isis: Secret footage purports to show life under the Islamic State in Raqqa – (Armed women and men can be seen walking the streets)

Ofsted: an hour of teaching each day lost to bad behaviour – (Those now complaining pioneered and still support the modern notions of discipline!!)

September 24
Peter Robinson reshuffles DUP Stormont team – (Edwin Poots and Nelson McCausland out, Jim Wells and Mervyn Storey in!!)

 Robinson unveils surprise reshuffle of DUP ministers

 Edwin Poots: I do not object to being removed as health minister

 Edwin Poots and Nelson McCausland pay price as DUP announces shake-up

 Peter Robinson denies Poots’ claim he plans to stand down

 Peter Robinson dismisses Poots’ claim he will retire before next Assembly poll

 Northern Ireland parades: Nationalist anger at report of inquiry plan

 Union flag taken from Orange hall in Maghera and ripped up

Former Sinn Fein Ex-mayor ‘played Solitaire on iPad at key Policing Board meeting’

September 23
Children’s cardiac surgery review recommends Belfast move – (A creeping toward a united Ireland!!)

 Alex Salmond airs idea of unilateral declaration of independence for Scotland

 Bitter fall-out at Westminster from No vote

 Welfare row could collapse NI’s government: Robinson

Robinson warns on welfare reform – (This unworkable shambles they call ‘democracy!!’)

 Political process in ‘perilous and untenable position’ says Gildernew

Robinson urged Blair to ‘cultivate’ Paisley, says PM’s former chief of staff – (Dr Paisley was used as a pawn by those who wanted him to lead DUP into power-sharing with SF)

 Sinn Féin keeps up pressure for referendum on united Ireland

 Former education minister in the Republic of Ireland, Ruairi Quinn says border poll ‘a distraction’

Taoiseach Enda Kenny backs IRA murders probe call

September 22

Prince William in Malta: Mass marks 50 years of independence (What now the Coronation Oath? – to maintain “the true Profession of the Gospel and the Protestant Reformed Religion Established by Law”)

Text of the oath taken by Elizabeth II at her coronation in 1953

 ‘Military exercise will anger local residents’: Sinn Fein

 Analysis: Constitutional implications of Scots’ vote for NI will last for years

 Welfare reform: A number of myths need to be buried once and for all before debate can continue

Former Northern Ireland secretary ‘backed’ paramilitary amnesties – (but which excluded members of the security forces)

 John Reid, former Northern Ireland secretary, backed selective amnesty scheme for paramilitaries

 Fresh BBC documentary charts rise of Ian Paisley

 Kate Hoey MP: Labour must do what is right for country

Call to build ‘new Scotland with Christian values at the heart’ (Evangelical Alliance is an ecumenical organisation led by some who hold positions in Ecumenical churches seeking reunion with Rome)

 English votes for English taxes is a recipe for revolution

 Ulster MPs ‘very likely’ to end in second tier

 Armed men involved in racist attacks in north Belfast

I’ll keep meeting terrorists: Orange chaplain Mervyn Gibson defends engaging with loyalist paramilitaries

September 20

TUV presses Prime Minister for Real Change at Stormont

Scottish referendum: Nesbitt wants PM meeting after pro-Union vote

Scottish referendum results: Outcome divides opinion in Northern Ireland – (“Union was no longer fixed” says McGuinness!!)

Scottish referendum: The Queen appeals for reconciliation

Scottish referendum: ‘Salmond will be a loss to Scottish politics’ – McGuinness

The Union as we know it is dead, says Welsh First Minister

No arguments about this vote, but another referendum will be unavoidable

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Scotland’s No vote has enormous implications for Northern Ireland

Scottish nationalists show the futility of IRA violence, say SDLP

William Frazer pledge over Galloway comments

Willie Frazer admits George Galloway comments ‘went too far’

Ian Paisley: Conflict, confrontation, and eventual compromise

The Troubles gallery – 40 years of conflict in Northern Ireland from the Belfast Telegraph archives

September 19

Scottish independence: Scotland votes No

Scottish referendum VIDEO: Alex Salmond acknowledges defeat

Scotland votes No: what happens now?

Peter Robinson to talk to Welsh first minister on ‘No’ vote

Nelson McCausland ignored advice over Red Sky contracts meeting

Sinn Fein dismisses north Belfast parade inquiry

McCallister meets Robinson over creating Opposition

Paisley made peace after Catholic meeting – ‘Claim’

SF version of Troubles should not go unchallenged


September 18

Scottish independence: Voting under way in referendum

Scottish referendum: both sides project confident images as voters cast ballots

Scotland will reject independence but only just, says biggest poll so far

United unionists outline next phase of ‘graduated response’

IRA Kingsmills massacre: full inquest ordered into 1976 killings – (38 years ago!!)

Authorities seek to bury truth about Kingsmill say relatives of victim

Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God


September 17

Gerry Adams comment that republicans were always law abiding is quite astonishing

Rank proposes first Northern Ireland casino in Belfast – (Another step downward in our Province’s departure from God)

 George Galloway: High Court injunction against against prominent loyalist campaigner Willie Frazer and Google

 George Galloway sues Willie Frazer and Google over online diatribe

 News Letter turns 277: the world’s oldest English language newspaper

Sinn Fein told to apologise for row as Drew Harris appointed new PSNI Deputy Chief Constable – (That is hardly likely to happen!!)

Ian Paisley’s funeral: How different it might all have been if his rift with church and party hadn’t happened

“Sodomite” rector faces backlash in pews over ‘wedding’ plans


September 16

Thirty mourners as Ian Paisley buried in sight of spot where he addressed crowds

Ian Paisley: MP son says father’s critics ‘pygmies in his shadow’

Ian Paisley: Son brands critics of his father ‘pygmies in his shadow’

Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over Rotherham child abuse scandal

Rotherham child abuse scandal: Police commissioner Shaun Wright resigns but takes no responsibility

Kingsmills truth being buried by authorities, say victim’s relatives

Kingsmill – Major Questions for NIO, DOJ, PSNI and Dublin

Cancer doctor ‘could have abused up to 800 children’

September 15

 Ian Paisley: Private funeral for former DUP leader

 Ian Paisley: I’ll never forget his bear hug and prayers after IRA gun attack

 DUP shock at exclusion from Ian Paisley funeral

 Orange hall in Newtowncunningham, County Donegal, damaged in fire

 OPINION: Stormont needs real reform, not another quick fix

 Assembly to come together for tributes to its former leader

 Orange Order denounce Scottish nationalism as ‘divisive and evil enemy’

 Sean Brady furore sparks £40m Catholic Church pay out

The Muslim faith is not to blame for Islamic State’s ‘brutal’ murder of my brother, says Mike Haines – (What folly. The history of Islam is one of blood, murder and terror!)


September 13

 The Ian Paisley I knew

 British tributes flow in for Ian Paisley

 Ian Paisley: Politicians and religious leaders react to death

 Ian Paisley: Church leaders pay tribute

 Ian Paisley: Only ‘immediate family’ welcome at Paisley’s funeral

Video: First minister says he understands decision to have private funeral for Ian Paisley

 Peter Robinson hopeful of £87m bonus for striking welfare deal

 Paramilitary extortion rife in Belfast, court told

 Scotland heading for a ‘Great Depression’ after a Yes vote

Hamas Admits To Using Schools And Hospitals In Gaza As ‘Human Shields’


September 12

 Gerry Adams: Northern Ireland political process ‘in serious difficulty’

 Gerry Adams: Sinn Fein leader says political process in ‘serious difficulty’ following Peter Robinson comments

 Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson ‘have not discussed newspaper article’

Loyalists can’t set agenda at new round of talks, says Sinn Fein – (DUP boasted in 2007 that they would keep SF under control – how false that was!!)

 How can First Minister Peter Robinson remain in office when he describes Stormont as ‘not fit for purpose’?

PLATFORM: Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt – (Peter Robinson now recognises that Stormont is not fit for purpose as a system of government)

 First Minister Peter Robinson putting his affairs in order before his planned exit

 David Trimble says Sinn Féin could push for Northern Ireland union poll

 Coney brothers jailed over Tyrone dissident republican camp

 Edwin Poots facing new legal battle over gay blood donations

 Basil McCrea: Complaints made to standards commissioner

Sisters of Nazareth ‘put hands up’ over child migrants – (It would have sounded a little more sincere had the acknowledgement been made before the Abuse Inquiry began!!)

 ‘All money in the world can’t make up for what we took…’ Nazareth children were wronged, admits nun

 MLA: I’m astonished by lack of convictions

 Even as a Catholic, I support the Orange Order’s march in defence of the Union

Battle for independence is replaying the struggles of Catholic Scotland – (“Rebellion” is the underlying current in the independence movement)


September 11

Interference by OFMDFM advisors ‘causing chaos for victims’ service’ -(The matters that the DUP & SF can agree on is significant!!)

 Iris Robinson broke Stormont cash rule but will not face sanction

 System a failure – Jim Allister

 Welfare logjam has shown limitations of catch-all coalition

 Stormont in crisis

 Stormont crisis: A day of anger and suspicion following Peter Robinson comments and few signs of consensus on how to rebuild

 ‘Shared process a shared out process’ – DUP “criticising the very structures which they boasted about” in their 2007 manifesto

 Dissident elected to council told to grow up by judge after he’s caught daubing slogans on Derry’s walls

 Cameron/Clegg Coalition ‘sent out at least 12 letters to OTRs’

 On the Run scheme: Owen Paterson criticised over OTR letters

 Alex Salmond’s independence bandwagon stalls on his ‘Black Wednesday’

 Shock poll shows big swing back to ‘No’ camp as momentum for Scottish independence stalls

Royal Bank of Scotland will leave Scotland if voters back independence


September 10

 Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness clash over Stormont

 Peter and Iris Robinson report: committee in closed meeting

 Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: Boys painted black to look ‘like Aborigines’

 Alec Jamison murder: Man, 61, arrested in Crumlin, County Antrim

 Ex Rotherham police chief ‘failed’ abuse victims

 Peter Robinson: Political reaction after First Minister tells Belfast Telegraph ‘Stormont no longer fit for purpose’

 Children raised by married parents ‘are better behaved’

Man released over 1976 Shankill murder – (Widely publicised arrest-release sequence has to be an PR exercise to give the appearance of proficiency)


September 9

Peter Robinson says Stormont ‘no longer fit for purpose’ – (The only purpose that it was meant to serve was to get the DUP into power at any price!!)

 Peter Robinson: We need to change, or call an election

 Stormont in serious need of reform with St Andrew’s-style process: Robinson

 Stormont’s inadequate set-up and the welfare row… Northern Ireland’s First Minister writes exclusively for the Telegraph

 McGuinness responds to Robinson: We have a responsibility to work together

Slow learning First Minister – (For years hasn’t Peter Robinson boasted that at St Andrews he and his party fixed the Belfast Agreement. Now, it seems not)

DUP councillor Jenny Palmer claims DSD buried Nelson McCausland report – (The whole dirty dealing will yet come out!!)

 Nelson McCausland under fire as watchdog says MLAs were deliberately misled

 Stormont McCausland inquiry ‘would have made Pol Pot proud’

Disagreement at heart of Executive on ‘how to respond to top judge’s critique’ (on ‘gay blood donations’)

 Stanton Healthcare to open anti-abortion clinic in Belfast

East Belfast Mission’s Mark Houston dismissed for misconduct – (A highly publicised and publicly funded ecumenical enterprise)

 Residents’ fury after teen gang runs amok in Shantallow area of Derry

 SCOTTISH INDEPENDANCE – Shift towards Yes camp up by 38% as campaigns neck-and-neck according to TNS Scotland survey

Scottish independence: What happens if Scotland votes yes at the referendum?


September 8

Referendum moves in North ‘inevitable’ if Scots secede

Irish and British governments in effort to break political logjam in North

 Labour minister rules out alliance with ‘populist’ SF

 Scottish referendum: no campaign makes last stand to keep the union

 Queen’s deep concerns for Scotland as Yes enters lead

 Don’t let me be last Queen of Scotland: Monarch in talks with PM over UK break-up

 Vandal-hit north Belfast memorial to remain


September 5

 No more money for you, Edwin Poots is told by Peter Robinson

 OFMDFM runs up £2.6m credit card bill

 Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: Man became prostitute after suffering sexual abuse

New inquests ‘could be held on Loughgall’ (1987 IRA attackers ambushed by SAS – 8 IRA men shot dead)

 Sinn Fein’s Anderson and other MEPs barred from Gaza

 Woman beheaded in a back garden in north London: ‘Attack not terrorist related’

 Forgive me if I don’t join in on the celebrations marking 20 years since the IRA’s 1994 ceasefire

 Vote (Scottish Referendum) highlights contradiction in Sinn Fein policy

Ardoyne Fleadh: police rethink on rebel band’s remarks

 1985 Papers – Bloomfield was furious at News Letter report claiming officials were mutinous

 Twin boys ‘murdered’ in Cork: Suspected murder suicide shocks small community

 Crazed knife attacker beheaded an 82-year-old London grandmother

 Woman beheaded ‘with machete’ in north London garden

 Police shoot knife-wielding man dead in north London

 Syria crisis: British jihadists becoming disillusioned at fighting rival rebels and want to come home

 Motorists travelling through Calais warned to ‘be vigilant’ after stowaway sneaks into car


September 4

 We must protect IRA suspects’ human rights, says Northern Ireland minister as she says list of names will not be published

 Memorial to murdered Scottish soldiers in Ligoniel attacked for 14th time

 Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: Child abused in care of Presbyterian Church in Australia

 Ashya King’s parents reunited with son at Malaga hospital

 ‘On the Run’ scheme: Theresa Villiers issues warning to suspects

 On the run letters: ‘Immunity’ letters given to IRA members ‘should not be relied on’

 Ukraine crisis: France halts warship delivery to Russia

 Police charge former aide to DUP MP with voyeurism

 Ex-DUP aide David McConaghie charged with voyeurism: alleged offences involve hidden camera in David Simpson’s office toilet

 DUP Minister Nelson McCausland faces probe over donor meeting ‘cover-up’

 PSNI to Take “No Action” Following Disgraceful Ardoyne Comments

Gay people more likely to have mental health problems, survey says – (Romans 1:27.)

US ‘annoyed’ at claim it helped capture IRA arms shipment in 1984


September 3

Miracle triplets start school 4 years after mum ignored doctors’ calls to abort two of them

 1985 Government files: Confusion among 1980s civil servants over legal position on aborting disabled

 Garda allegations raise echoes of Superintendent Bob Buchanan murder

 Sinn Fein demands News Letter retract west Belfast editorial

 IRA terror suspects to lose immunity from prosecution

Ardoyne Fleadh row: DUP slams decision not to take legal action over sectarian comments – (Usual placatory attitude by police toward IRA and its supporters)

 Fleadh decision fury

 Ardoyne Fleadh row: DUP slams decision not to take legal action over sectarian comments

 DUP hits out at Sinn Fein claims of a crisis

 Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: Child migrant ‘sexually abused’ in Australia

 Rotherham child abuse scandal: New victims come forward

 Rotherham child abuse scandal: Council could face government inspection

 Richhill doctor (originally from Malaysia) Tony Chee in court on sex assault charges

 Ashya King’s parents to face no action, says Crown Prosecution Service

 Ashya King: Parents ‘to be reunited with son suffering from brain tumour’ after prosecutors drop case

 Cliff Richard house search: MPs quiz police chief

Pupils at ‘Trojan Horse’ school were shown extremist jihadi promotional video, MPs told


September 2

 RC Nuns abuse – Mothers of children sent off to Australia were told they were dead, inquiry hears

 Children ‘exported like baby convicts’

 Rotherham child abuse scandal: South Yorkshire Police starts probe

 Ashya King’s parents banned from seeing him as part of ‘inhuman’ treatment

 IRA ceasefire anniversary: Gregory Campbell responds to Martin McGuinness statement

 The DUP may look strong, but it is also vulnerable

 Amnesiac Gerry Adams spins more yarns over the ceasefire

NIO unhappy that RUC lifted Gerry Adams without notice, files reveal – (Example of NIO’s molly-coddlying IRA murderers)

 IRA collusion with prison warders revealed

 Besieged Maghaberry warders warn they are ‘close to losing control’

 Pastor James McConnell retires from Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle

 Pastor McConnell announces immediate retirement

 Islam storm pastor James McConnell retires after 57 years, but insists it’s nothing to do with remarks

Some Royal Mail offices in Northern Ireland open on Sundays – (This further departure from God’s Word is to be condemned)

Third senior unionist: we should give back welfare


September 1

 Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: NI hearings to examine Australian migration

 IRA ceasefire: McGuinness urges dissidents to end conflict

 IRA collusion with prison warders revealed

 Woman tells of toll of giving evidence to abuse probe

 Garda ‘dissident informer’ is woman

 The peace process has turned into an endless conveyor belt of concessions

 Belfast primary is no place for old-school sectarianism

 Conservatives claim Sinn Fein wants to keep its voters poor and on benefits

 The ceasefire represented an IRA loss, not a victory

 Peace process handed Adams a ticket to ‘his Republic’