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Budget showdown as parties diverge on tax rates

pearsedohertyflatbig.jpg The 26-County Taoiseach Enda Kenny has promised that next week’s budget will see the first step in reducing the top rate of tax for the state’s highest earners, but that any move to abolish the new charges and taxes on the general public would amount to “economic and social madness”.

Published October 11, 2014



New British nuclear threat after Commissioner goes missing

hinckley.jpg A decision by the European Commission to give Britain approval to build a nuclear plant just 150 miles from Rosslare is generated considerable concern.

Published October 11, 2014



‘No funds’ for war crimes investigations

bloodysundaybody2.jpg Plans to abandon or scale down a number of investigations into past British atrocities in the north of Ireland are being blamed by Stormont ministers on a cut in the British exchequer’s annual block grant for the Six Counties.

Published October 4, 2014



Low expectations as new talks are announced

villiers.jpg A fresh round of talks aimed at reviving the Stormont Assembly and the other political institutions of the peace process are expected to begin next month.

Published October 4, 2014



Bobby Sands’ deathbed featured in documentary

keshbedsands.jpg Unionists have reacted badly to news that the bed in which IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands died remains intact inside the former Long Kesh prison.

Published October 4, 2014



Orange halls and Protestant church attacked

orangehallconvoy.jpg A series of attacks on Orange halls in Donegal and Armagh has been widely condemned.

Published October 4, 2014



‘Direct action’ after mural is painted over

vanburned.jpg A Housing Executive van has been burned out after it removed a republican mural a wall in the Ligoniel area of north Belfast.

Published October 4, 2014



Tensions mount over water meter protests, corruption

waterarrest.jpg A public campaign against the installation of water meters in the 26 Counties has further escalated following the official start of billing of the public by Irish Water, the new state-owned water utility board.

Published October 4, 2014



Files destroyed as RUC team vet shoot-to-kill reports

drewharris.jpg Top secret files relating to the killing of nine men in County Armagh more than 30 years ago were destroyed just weeks before an inquest into the deaths was due to begin, it has emerged. Other files are still being edited for ‘sensitive’ information by former members of the murderous RUC Special Branch.

Published September 27, 2014



Recruitment, harassment ‘justified’, says Ombudsman

seanhanna.jpg The PSNI police was justified in attempting to recruit a high-profile County Antrim nationalist as an informer, the Police Ombudsman in the North has found.

Published September 27, 2014



Radicalised Scots transform political map

snprally.jpg A surge of support for Scottish independence following that country’s referendum last week has seen nearly 40,000 people swell the ranks of the Scottish National Party (SNP). The party’s membership is now the third largest in Britain, behind only the Conservative and Labour parties.

Published September 27, 2014



Robinson ousts dissidents in reshuffle

poots.jpg An internal split within the DUP has exploded into the open after party leader Peter Robinson sacked two DUP Ministers and lashed out at colleagues who he said had the “strategic vision of a lemming”.

Published September 27, 2014



Giant British Army exercise contrary to demilitarisation claim

britexercse.jpg The biggest British Army training exercise to be held in the north of Ireland since before the conflict is being held in the north west next week. About 500 British soldiers are taking part in areas around County Derry.

Published September 27, 2014



Kenny battles party dissent over cronyism

kennypresser.jpg The 26-County Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been forced to apologise after appointing a Fine Gael insider to an arts board in order to boost his claim to a seat in the Irish Senate, ahead of three more qualified women candidates.

Published September 27, 2014



Upheaval for the union

nazisglasgow.jpg Loyalists have engaged in a violent ‘show of strength’ in the centre of Glasgow as Britain faces unprecedented constitutional change following a narrow defeat for Scottish independence in Thursday’s referendum.

Published September 20, 2014



Irish consider democratic options after Scottish vote

mcguinnesssalmond.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has repeated a call for a vote within the north of Ireland following the Scottish independence referendum.

Published September 20, 2014



Distressing leak of ambush killings video

clonoemartyrsbig.jpg The family of a County Tyrone man shot dead by the SAS has accused British forces of leaking shocking footage of the ambush scene.

Published September 20, 2014



Spy devices found on Tyrone man’s car

carbug.jpg High-tech bugging equipment has been found in a car owned by a senior County Tyrone republican. The suspected listening device and tracker were recently discovered in the Cappagh area by the former political prisoner.

Published September 20, 2014



Water charges anger as Dáil resumes

burtondail.jpg There have been sharp exchanges between the political parties in the 26 Counties following the end of the Dublin parliament’s summer recess and ahead of next month’s delivery of the national financial budget for the forthcoming year.

Published September 20, 2014



William Wallace

williamwallace.jpg William Wallace - ‘The Wallace’ - is world famous; a national hero who fought and died to free Scotland from English rule.

Published September 20, 2014

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