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High spirits at White House bash

obamakennyshamrock.jpg US President Barack Obama has described an “incredible bond” between the US and Ireland at the annual St Patrick’s Day party at the White House.

Published March 21, 2011

Fine Gael faces backbone test

endakenny.jpg Speculation is growing that the new Dublin government will this week be forced to require that at least some bond-holders ‘share the burden’ of losses in the Irish banking system as tensions mount within the European Union over the cost and scale of the international bailout loan plan for the 26-County State.

Published March 21, 2011

Spy data was destroyed, court hears

recon.jpg The British Army had secretly bugged a car belonging to a County Armagh teenager on the night he is accused of involvement in a Continuity IRA attack on a member of the PSNI in 2009, it has been revealed.

Published March 21, 2011

Sinn Fein displays cross-border unity

sfdailteam.jpg Sinn Fein brings its strengthened team of southern representatives to Stormont today [Monday] for the first time since the party’s General Election gains in the 26 Counties.

Published March 21, 2011

Heritage plan sought for Dublin city centre

gpo.jpg Dublin Sinn Fein TD Aengus O Snodaigh has called for the establishment of a 1916 Quarter encompassing the GPO and the historic buildings on Moore Street and for a Ceathru Gaelteachta [Irish speaking quarter] to develop the Irish language in the city.

Published March 21, 2011

Obama to visit Ireland

US President Barack Obama has said he intends to visit Ireland in May.

Published March 17, 2011

A week to betrayal

kennygilmorehandshake.jpg The new Fine Gael-Labour coalition has already backed away from pre-election promises to give the people a say on the EU-IMF bailout deal.

Published March 16, 2011

Nelson report suppressed until after election

rosemarynelson.jpg The British government has said it is carrying out “checks” the findings of a public inquiry into the murder of human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson, which it is now feared will be withheld until after the May 5 election.

Published March 16, 2011

St Patrick’s Day controversy

tricolourpaddys.jpg A row has erupted over the flying of the tricolour at a St Patrick’s Day parade in Downpatrick, County Down.

Published March 16, 2011

Nuclear concerns follows Japanese calamity

sellafield.jpg Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to raise the issue of the Sellafield nuclear plant on the west coast of England following fresh anxiety in Ireland in the wake of the partial meltdown of a number of reactors in the northeast of Japan.

Published March 16, 2011

Ballymurphy families join in USA visit

capitol.jpg Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness will join DUP leader Peter Robinson and 26-County Taoiseach Enda Kenny among a smaller coterie of Irish politicians than usual to visit Washington DC for the annual St Patrick’s day bash at the White House this wee

Published March 16, 2011

Deaths of Sean Cronin, Brian Moore

seancronin.jpg Leading republicans have expressed their sadness at the death of well-known IRA veteran, author and journalist Sean Cronin.

Published March 16, 2011

A fresh start

31stdail.jpg A new government has started work following a day in which a significant change in the political order in the 26 Counties finally became tangible at Leinster House.

Published March 10, 2011

Repression of republicans intensifies

britisharmy2011.jpg A number of British Army Landrovers rolling through the streets of Derry have been linked to a new wave of repressive Crown force raids across the North.

Published March 10, 2011

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


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