NI news headlines: 1st May 2012
The BBC highlights the possibility that holders of Republic of Ireland passports from Northern Ireland may receive free university education in Scotland. The Scottish government are charging students from the rest of the UK fees, while Scottish students won’t pay.
The deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness, wants the NIO to be abolished. The Belfast Telegraph reports his remarks, which were delivered at the London School of Economics.
Flights to London on the weekend of the Heineken Cup Final are becoming extortionately expensive. The News Letter examines the issue.
At the Assembly unionists dislike the idea of marketing a ‘Homecoming’ to Ireland at the Irish diaspora in the US and elsewhere. Nationalists think that it is a good idea. The Belfast Telegraph covers the predictable arguments.
At Slugger O’Toole, Alan from Belfast has noticed startling similarities between two articles in the News Letter and the Belfast Telegraph.