The Fianna Fail/Green Party coalition has won a vote in the Dublin
parliament which will cede control over the day-to-day running of the
26-County economy to the International Monetary Fund and the European
A vehicle carrying ‘Prince of Wales’ Charles Windsor and his wife,
‘Duchess of Cornwall’ Camilla Parker-Bowles, was attacked by student
protesters in London amid heavy rioting in the city.
Ordinary workers, families and social welfare recipients have borne the
brunt of 6 billion euro in cuts and taxes in the 26-County Budget today
by Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan.
Scotland is to get limited powers to set its own income tax rates and
borrow money in a new phase of devolution from London to the Scottish
parliament in Edinburgh.
It is too early to estimate the size of the earthquake on the political
Richter scale but suffice to say in its wake it has upended a political
system that is now sitting on the edge of the precipice and could topple