The 26-County Taoiseach Brian Cowen has announced he will not contest
the upcoming general election.
Former minister for foreign affairs Micheal Martin has been elected as
the new leader of Fianna Fail to replace Brian Cowen.
The Green Party are to pull out of the coalition government in Dublin,
party leader John Gormley has announced. The party’s two Ministers have
submitted their resignations from Brian Cowen’s rapidly diminishing
Brian Cowen has stepped down as leader of Fianna Fail just five days
after he won a vote of confidence from his parliamentary party. He will
remain on as Taoiseach.
Following a morning of chaos and farce in the Dublin parliament,
26-County Taoiseach Brian Cowen has finally announced the General
Election for Friday, March 11.
Mary Harney has quit as Minister for Health in the latest departure from
the ailing Fianna Fail/Green Party coalition government.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen tonight retained control in Dublin of the ruling
Fianna Fail party after winning a motion of confidence in his
Sinn Fein’s Paul Butler is to quit the Six-County assembly after what he
said had been a difficult decision.
Tommy Gorman was one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ who escaped from the
prison Ship Maidstone in 1972, 39 years ago this week. An interview by
Anthony Neeson for the Andersonstown News.
26-County Taoiseach Brian Cowen is to precipitate a vote of confidence
in his leadership at Tuesday’s meeting of the Fianna Fail parliamentary
The Sinn Fein Spokesperson on Agriculture Martin Ferris TD has claimed
that the Irish sugar factory at Mallow in county Cork was closed
unnecessarily in order to facilitate property speculation.
Gerry Adams responds to the announcement by the Basque armed
group Eta, confirming that organisations’ commitment to “a permanent and
general ceasefire which will be verifiable by the international
The final session of the 30th Dail began with further
indignity being piled on the head of a dying government.