US president Barack Obama is addressing huge crowds of people at College
Green in Dublin this evening.
The report of a public inquiry has claimed that British state agencies
did not directly collude with loyalists who assassinated high-profile
human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson in Lurgan 1999.
Hundreds of rioters clashed with gardai police for almost three hours
following the visit of the British queen to the Garden of Rememberance
in Dublin city centre yesterday, throwing fireworks, glass bottles and
A convoy of armoured vehicles today shepherded British monarch Elizabeth
Windsor through the empty streets of Dublin city centre in the first and
most controversial day of a hugely expensive and oppressive ‘royal
Prominent dissident republican Marian Price has been summarily jailed by
the British government following her rearrest at a Derry courtroom
Veteran republican Marian Price has been arrested by the PSNI. She was
arrested in west Belfast today and taken to Antrim interrogation centre.
The balance of power at Belfast City Council has shifted, with Sinn Fein
leapfrogging the DUP to become the largest party.
Almost two-thirds of council posts in the Six Counties have been
declared so far this evening.
Electoral woes have continued for the Ulster Unionist Party in the
local elections in the North.
Final results in the Assembly election has confirmed power flowing from
the smaller parties to the larger parties at Stormont, with both Sinn
Fein and the DUP consolidating their positions at the expense of their
nationalist and unionist rivals, the SDLP and UUP respectively.
The embattled leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, Tom Elliott,
described Sinn Fein as “scum” after the party won three seats in the
Fermanagh/South Tyrone constituency.
The electoral system in the North has been branded a “laughing stock” by
a leading academic, while the last speaker of the Stormont assembly has
branded it a “disgrace”.
Sinn Fein and the DUP are still polling strongly as counting draws to a
close on the first day of the election results in the north of Ireland.
n the first results in the Assembly election, Sinn Fein are making
gains or holding their own as the long delayed numbers start to come in.
Scotland is on course to secure independence by 2016 after a
near-revolutionary transformation in British politics today.
The dominant feature of the Six-County Assembly election, which is being
counted today, is the sharp drop in turnout, although Sinn Fein are
upbeat that they can increase their representation at Stormont.
The Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) could be on course for a historic
victory in the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh, wiping the board in
constituencies across that country.