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Sinn Fein warns over royal protests

windsorsthrone.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has warned against protests turning violent when Elizabeth Windsor, the professed ‘Queen of England’, is brought to the 26 Counties later this year.

Published March 10, 2011

Stormont in disarray as budget vote passed

mcguinnessassembly.jpg A pre-election row has erupted over the ‘Six-County budget’ in the Stormont Executive, with the Ulster Unionist Party and the SDLP both vehemently opposing financial plans agreed by Sinn Fein and the DUP.

Published March 10, 2011

St Matthews attacked again

paintmatthews.jpg There were clashes in east Belfast on Wednesday night after a Catholic church was defaced by loyalists for a second time in a week.

Published March 10, 2011

Address by Gerry Adams to the Dublin parliament

adamsindail.jpg The following is the full text of the address by Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams on the first meeting of the new parliament at Leinster House.

Published March 10, 2011

Enda Kenny becomes Taoiseach

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has received his seal of office from President Mary McAleese at Aras An Uachtarain this afternoon following his election as Taoiseach of the 26-County state. He received 117 votes to 27 at the first sitting of the new Dublin parliament.

Published March 9, 2011

A coalition for cuts

kennygilmore.jpg Fine Gael and Labour have reached an agreement on entering a new coalition government in the 26 Counties.

Published March 6, 2011

PSNI attack mourners, make arrests

skeethamilton.jpg Riot police used CS gas to attack dissident republicans following the funeral of veteran IRA man and former H-Block escaper Peter ‘Skeet’ Hamilton.

Published March 6, 2011

RIRA claim gun attack

riragraffiti.jpg The Real IRA in Derry has said it was behind a gun attack on a PSNI patrol in the Glen Road area of the city and warned that more attacks will follow

Published March 6, 2011

Baggott urged to resign

mattbaggott.jpg There is pressure on the PSNI police chief Matt Baggott to resign following his abject failure to apologise for the force’s lies about those killed in the McGurk’s Bar massacre.

Published March 6, 2011

Closure for Fusco family

fuscos.jpg A loyalist was jailed for life last week after being convicted of the sectarian murder in Belfast of cafe owner Alfredo Fusco in 1973.

Published March 6, 2011

Sectarian, racial tensions on the rise

nazigraffiti.jpg Graffiti threatening the life of Glasgow Celtic soccer boss Neil Lennon has been daubed on a chapel in east Belfast.

Published March 6, 2011

Windsor visit confirmed

British monarch Elizabeth Windsor will make an official visit to the 26-County State later this year, it has been confirmed.

Published March 4, 2011

All change?

adamselection.jpg Predictions of a political transformation in Ireland came to fruition on Friday, when in the space of fifteen hours of polling, angry voters eviscerated the Fianna Fail and Green parties.

Published March 2, 2011

The greening of Ireland

ballotadams.jpg Sinn Fein is set to be a major player in 26 County politics after it more than tripled its seats in the Dublin parliament.

Published March 2, 2011

Anniversary of start of hunger strike marked

hungerstrike30.jpg A new exhibition was launched in Belfast on Tuesday, 30 years to the day from the beginning of the second hunger strike for political status by republican PoW Bobby Sands.

Published March 2, 2011

Britain to be sued for Omagh damages

omaghbomb.jpg A High Court judge has reversed a previous decision to throw out a damages claim brought by the husband of one of the Omagh bomb victims.

Published March 2, 2011

Departing Minister signs off on Corrib pipeline

patcarey.jpg A decision by the outgoing Minister for Energy Pat Carey to sign permissions for the last section of the hugely controversial Corrib gas pipeline on the day of the general election has drawn a furious reaction.

Published March 2, 2011

Councillor defiant at protest trial

harneyblood.jpg Dublin City Councillor Louise Minihan has refused to pay a fine of 1,500 euro she received in court last Friday, for dripping red paint on the former Health Minister Mary Harney.

Published March 2, 2011

Brian Stanley elected TD for Laois/Offaly

Brian Stanley has clinched a seat for Sinn Fein in Laois/Offaly, the first in 78 years.

Published March 1, 2011

Counting continues; coalition talks underway

Fine Gael and Labour have commenced talks on the formation of a new coalition government following a historic collapse in the vote of the outgoing coalition partners, Fianna Fail and the Green Party.

Published February 28, 2011


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