Trade By All Means But Not At Any Price

April 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE As the attitude of the United Kingdom becomes increasingly more hostile towards the Isle of Man with what really amount to unilateral cuts to the VAT agreement and threats (as part of a wider range of sanctions against

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Uneasy Truce in Silt Dispute

April 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The great contaminated (or ‘toxic’ – depending on your point of view) ‘silt war’ in the West has seen the end of round one. At present the Isle of Man government are ahead on points and whether this

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The Russians – Are They a Useful Scapegoat?

April 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The jury is still out on this week’s submarine incident but we think it’s more than likely the Brits are in the frame and they have got form! Speculation without any basis in fact at all is that

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Consultation on Draft Irish Language Bill Welcomed

April 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League AGM held at the headquarters of Conradh na Gaeilge in Dublin last weekend (April 10 -12th) adopted a resolution welcoming consultation announced in the North on the ‘Draft Irish Language Bill’. A brief resolution text

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Shadowy Deals Under Scrutiny at AGM

April 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The question of companies’ registration and the Isle of Man Shipping and Aircraft registry came under scrutiny at the Celtic League AGM in Dublin last weekend (10-12th April). The following resolution was unanimously adopted: “This AGM: Mindful of

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Cymru: Calls to Halt Funding to Gardens in Language Dispute

April 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Welsh language campaigners have reacted furiously to a decision by the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthne to use an English-only sign. The sign was placed on the A48 advertising an event over Easter and immediately attracted

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Submarine Problem Resurfaces

April 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The recent incident involving a Motor Fishing Vessel and a Submarine of the west coast of the Isle of Man reminds us that sadly a problem that fishermen knew only to well in the 1980s is back to

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Frongoch: Republican Prisoners remembered

April 17, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE On Easter Monday a ceremony took place at the site of Frongoch Prison Camp near Bala in North Wales to commemorate the prisoners who were held there following the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916. The ceremony, which

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League Fears Confirmed by Latest Sub/MFV Incident

April 17, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Celtic League concerns that heightened tension between the Russian Federation and NATO would lead to increased submarine activity around the Celtic countries and consequent danger in fishermen has been confirmed following an incident of the Isle of Man

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It’s Carry on Down the Quayside

April 16, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The operation to remove contaminated silt from Peel Harbour on the Isle of Man is rapidly descending into farce. It may yet shape up to be the worst man made pollution incident the Island has faced. From information

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