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Government on hold

kennyresigns.jpg Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has formally taken on the role of Acting Taoiseach until a new government is formed in Dublin or, as appears increasingly likely, a second general election takes place.

Published March 12, 2016

Prominent Derry republican interned

tonytaylor600.jpg Derry man Tony Taylor has been jailed in Maghaberry following a decision by the British Direct Ruler Theresa Villiers to put him to prison.

Published March 12, 2016

Hegarty family defy prosecutors

hegartyfamily600.jpg A British soldier who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy in Derry in 1972 will not be prosecuted, Crown prosecutors have said.

Published March 12, 2016

Maghaberry placed on lockdown

maghaberry600.jpg British soldiers were deployed on the republican wing at Maghaberry jail as political prisoners maintained a standoff in the canteen, according to media reports.

Published March 12, 2016

Border poll should follow British move to quit EU - McGuinness

britcheckpoint.jpg A vote should be held in the Six Counties on the reunification of Ireland if Britain decides to leave the EU, Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has said.

Published March 12, 2016

‘No ethnics or Irish’ for unionists

ballymenamanhole.jpg Unionists have demanded that Irish language words be removed from manhole covers in Ballymena, County Antrim.

Published March 12, 2016

Parties wary after ‘fundamental realignment’

donnchadholaoghaireelected.jpg Following an election count which lasted six days, the new Dublin parliament will meet next Thursday to elect a new Taoiseach, although no new government is expected to be formed for several weeks.

Published March 5, 2016

Cold-blooded murder as criminals lash out

vinnyryan.jpg There has been a shocked reaction among republicans in Dublin after a second member of the Ryan family was shot dead in Dublin by a crime gang.

Published March 5, 2016

Attack linked to Maghaberry crisis

woodstocksealed.jpg A prison guard has been injured in a suspected booby-trap attack on his car as tensions at Maghaberry jail have escalated once again.

Published March 5, 2016

Freed republican calls for Omagh inquiry

seamusdalyinterview.jpg A man accused of taking part in the 1998 Omagh bomb has said there needs to be a public inquiry into the attack which claimed the lives of 29 people and for which he wrongly spent two years in jail.

Published March 5, 2016

Youth injured in attempted loyalist abduction

injuredkidleg.jpg A Catholic teenager has been badly injured in a sectarian mob attack in north Belfast after he was knocked down while fleeing the attack.

Published March 5, 2016

Basques celebrate as leader is freed

otegifreed.jpg There were celebrations in the Basque Country and among solidarity activists around the world on March 1 as Basque political prisoner Arnaldo Otegi was released from a Spanish jail after more than six years.

Published March 5, 2016

Seamus Daly released as last Omagh case collapses

seamusdalycourt.jpg After two years behind bars, prosecutors today dropped all charges against Seamus Daly, the only man still charged in connection with the 1998 Omagh bomb.

Published March 1, 2016

No betrayal of our voters - Adams

adamsmartinkennyburton.jpg With the final result in the 26 County general election not expected until Monday at the earliest, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has dismissed any idea that his party would support one of the traditionally dominant right-wing parties in Irish politics, Fine Gael or Fianna Fail.

Published February 29, 2016

Civil war parties in race for first place as count continues

adamselected.jpg Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are in a dead heat in the race for Dail seats as counting has reached the half-way point in the 26 County election, with 19 out of 40 constituencies completed.

Published February 28, 2016

Kenny out of options, but refuses to quit

kennyelection2016.jpg With all of the first count results in the 26 County general election concluded, Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s government has suffered a resounding defeat but he has ruled out resigning as leader of Fine Gael.

Published February 27, 2016

Sinn Fein ‘has broken the duopoly’

dessieellissf.jpg Prominent figures in the Dublin government are set to lose their seats as early estimates from the count centres have borne out exit poll predictions that revealed a last-minute swing back to the opposition parties and independents, with Sinn Fein now in a pivotal position.

Published February 27, 2016

Graphic novel angers Sands family

sandsgraphicnovel.jpg The family of Bobby Sands has called on the Bobby Sands Trust to disband after a row over a graphic novel which claims to depict the life of the hunger strike martyr.

Published February 27, 2016

Hope for Jordan family as inquest opens

jordanfamilyinquest.jpg A fresh inquest into the controversial killing of an IRA Volunteer almost 25 years ago opened in Belfast this week.

Published February 27, 2016

Concern over anti-Irish sentiment in Scotland, USA

tedcruzfoxnews.jpg A council in Scotland has unanimously voted against flying the Irish flag over a number of its buildings to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising.

Published February 27, 2016


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