Several generations of Irish citizens are to pay the cost of bailing
out Ireland’s bankers and developers following the crash in the state’s
financial sector, the 26-County Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan
The Dublin government and public sector trade unions in the 26 Counties
have reached a surprise agreement on pay and reform after a
marathon session of talks last night.
The North’s political leaders have invited Barack Obama to the Six
Counties after meeting the US president in the White House to discuss
the political situation in the region.
An inquiry into the murder of Robert Hamill has urged the North’s
Prosecution Service to “urgently reconsider” a decision not to prosecute
a retired member of the PSNI (formerly RUC) police
The Belfast Assembly has voted in favour of taking over policing and
justice powers for the Six Counties from London, despite opposition from
the Ulster Unionist Party.
The full text of the speech delivered by Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams to
the party’s ardfheis [annual conference] at the RDS in Dublin tonight.