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Final election results declared

aras11result.jpg Michael D Higgins has finally been declared elected as President of Ireland following the fourth and final count in Dublin Castle this afternoon.

Published October 29, 2011

Higgins is President-elect as rivals concede

michaeldvictor.jpg Labour Party candidate Michael D Higgins is now certain to be inaugurated the ninth 26-County President and will be declared elected later tonight, when the results of the final election count are revealed in Dublin Castle.

Published October 28, 2011

Michael D Higgins set to claim Presidency

michaeldhiggins.jpg Labour veteran Michael D Higgins is likely to win the 26-County Presidential election over independent Sean Gallagher with the help of transfers from a strongly placed Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein, according to early tallies of votes coming in from constituencies across the State.

Published October 28, 2011

The fixer, unmasked

seangallagher.jpg The 26-County presidential election campaign erupted in a major controversy in its final days as so-called independent candidate Sean Gallagher admitted he secured substantial Fianna Fail ‘donations’ in exchange for dinner in the company of then Taoiseach Brian Cowen.

Published October 26, 2011

Report confirms rampant sectarianism within North’s prisons

maghaberrycells.jpg Catholics prisoners in the Six Counties are far more likely to be subjected to violence (or prison ‘discipline’) than their Protestant counterparts, a new report has revealed.

Published October 26, 2011

Concerns over broad new powers for politicians

pollingstation.jpg Two referendums to be put to the voters of the 26 Counties on Thursday, the same date as the Presidential election, are facing increasing criticism over the lack of public debate as well as the content of the constitutional changes proposed.

Published October 26, 2011

MI5 targeting young people in Fermanagh

mi5logo.jpg The 32 County Sovereignty Movement has said it has been made aware of more approaches by MI5/Special branch who have been actively targeting “vulnerable” members of society in an attempt to recruit them as informers.

Published October 26, 2011

Campbell ‘has strong grounds’ to appeal conviction

michaelcampbell.jpg An appeal is to be launched after Louth man Michael Campbell was sentenced to 12 years in a Lithuanian prison following an MI5 sting operation.

Published October 26, 2011

Voting for change in Dublin West

pauldonnellyruthcoppinger.jpg As well as voting in two referendums and the presidential election on Thursday, the constituents of Dublin West will be voting in a by-election to fill the seat vacated by the death of Brian Lenihan earlier this year.

Published October 26, 2011

The search for a new Judas

cashenvelope.jpg British Intelligence agencies sent the wife of a former IRA prisoner an envelope stuffed with cash in an extraordinary attempt to recruit her as an informer.

Published October 20, 2011

Finucanes expose Cameron’s deception

finucanesconference.jpg The family of Pat Finucane have released documents which confirm the British Prime Minister deliberately reneged on a promise to hold a public inquiry into the murder of their loved one.

Published October 20, 2011

Hutchinson cover-up revelations continue

ombudsmanprotest.jpg The highly controversial Police Ombudsman in the North, Al Hutchinson, refused a request by former police chief Hugh Orde to investigate allegations that IRA informer Freddie Scappaticci was ordered by his handlers to kill other IRA Volunteers.

Published October 20, 2011

Tragic incident was ‘major success’ for British Army

dannylennon.jpg A confidential British government document has been unearthed that describes one of the most painful incidents of the conflict, resulting in the deaths of three children, as a “carefully planned operation” and “a major success”.

Published October 20, 2011

IRA families reject McGuinness comments

martinmcguinnessflat.jpg Families of some IRA men executed by the British Army have accused Martin McGuinness of betrayal as he attempts to woo voters in the South’s Presidential campaign.

Published October 20, 2011

Father wins rights to abandoned NAMA property

williamtuohy.jpg He was on the housing list for five years and, out of desperation to find somewhere to call home, eventually resorted to squatting in one of the thousands of empty houses in ghost estates littering Ireland.

Published October 20, 2011

Basque peace development welcomed

The Basque armed group ETA has issued a statement tonight saying it is ending its 43-year armed campaign for independence, and calling on Spain and France to open talks.

Published October 20, 2011


finucanesdowning.jpg The peace process was rocked this week by the sudden British declaration that a public inquiry will not now be held into the assassination of Pat Finucane.

Published October 14, 2011

Bomb strikes Derry’s ‘UK culture’ headquarters

cityofculturebomb.jpg The ‘UK City of Culture’ offices in the centre of Derry was badly damaged on Wednesday night by a small but powerful ‘Real IRA’ bomb.

Published October 14, 2011

RTE launches anti-McGuinness campaign

miriamocallaghan.jpg Presidential candidate Martin McGuinness has said that an election debate on state-run RTE television on Wednesday night amounted to a “trial by television”.

Published October 14, 2011

Loyalists attack Catholic, Polish families

houseattacked.jpg A couple have fled their east Belfast home after a sectarian attack by a loyalist mob left their young daughter injured.

Published October 14, 2011


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