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Bizarre law puts Adams’s Westminster seat in limbo

westminsterlogo.jpg Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams remains as a member of the Westminster parliament for West Belfast even though he has lodged a letter of resignation, the Speaker of the House of Commons insisted last night.

Published January 25, 2011

Green Party quits government

The Green Party are to pull out of the coalition government in Dublin, party leader John Gormley has announced. The party’s two Ministers have submitted their resignations from Brian Cowen’s rapidly diminishing Cabinet.

Published January 23, 2011

Cowen quits as leader of Fianna Fail

Brian Cowen has stepped down as leader of Fianna Fail just five days after he won a vote of confidence from his parliamentary party. He will remain on as Taoiseach.

Published January 22, 2011

Coalition in meltdown

cowengormley.jpg The wheels finally started coming off Brian Cowen’s premiership this week when he was forced to announce a date for the general election following a devastating bust-up with his coalition partners.

Published January 21, 2011

Sinn Fein gears up for historic election

caoimhghinocaolain.jpg Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has formally resigned from his Westminster seat in West Belfast following news that an election date has been set for a 26 County general election.

Published January 21, 2011

Leading 32CSM man targeted by MI5

mi5logo.jpg The 32 County Sovereignty Movement have urged republicans to be vigilant following the arrest and subsequent approach by British forces to one of its members from South Armagh.

Published January 21, 2011

Most of PSNI served in RUC, statistic shows

ruc.jpg More than half the current PSNI force at work across the North once wore the uniform of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, it has emerged.

Published January 21, 2011

Shell wins permission for new Corrib Gas plan

shellhell.jpg Environmental campaigners have said that their opposition will escalate following a planning ruling that approved revised plans by Shell E&P for a hugely contentious inland refinery and high-pressure onshore pipeline in County Mayo

Published January 21, 2011

Bloody Sunday committee members quit

sundayvictims.jpg Three members of the ‘Bloody Sunday Weekend Committee’ are to step down from their roles after twenty years, citing “political differences” in how forthcoming commemorations are to be held.

Published January 21, 2011

Election called amid political chaos

Following a morning of chaos and farce in the Dublin parliament, 26-County Taoiseach Brian Cowen has finally announced the General Election for Friday, March 11.

Published January 20, 2011

Mary Harney resigns from government

Mary Harney has quit as Minister for Health in the latest departure from the ailing Fianna Fail/Green Party coalition government.

Published January 19, 2011

Cowen retains control of Fianna Fail

Taoiseach Brian Cowen tonight retained control in Dublin of the ruling Fianna Fail party after winning a motion of confidence in his leadership.

Published January 18, 2011

Cowen’s last stand

michealmartinbriancowen.jpg The 26-County Taoiseach Brian Cowen may narrowly win a confidence vote among his Fianna Fail party TDs tonight [Tuesday], but his leadership of a withering political organisation is likely to be short-lived.

Published January 18, 2011

British spy operated in 26 Counties

markstone.jpg Calls are growing in Britain for a wide-ranging inquiry to establish the full extent of undercover British operations within Irish protest movements, following the unmasking of a undercover spy who had spent time with several campaigns in Ireland, including the Corrib Gas protest.

Published January 18, 2011

‘UK City of Culture’ office attacked

ukcityofculture.jpg A small bomb exploded at the office in Derry of the ‘UK City of Culture’ program early on Monday.

Published January 18, 2011

Bloody Sunday families issue statement on commemoration

bloodysunday2010.jpg The majority of Bloody Sunday families have signed up to an agreement that this month’s commemoration march should be the last.

Published January 18, 2011

Don’t come back, emigrants told

emigration.jpg The Dublin government has been accused of telling the unemployed to ‘get out and stay out’ amid further evidence of a crackdown on claims for social welfare by returning emigrants.

Published January 18, 2011

National grief at bride’s murder

michaela.jpg Huge crowds have attended the funeral in Tyrone of Michaela McAreavey, the daughter of GAA sports star Mickey Harte and the honeymoon bride of John McAreavey.

Published January 18, 2011

Cowen calls for confidence vote

26-County Taoiseach Brian Cowen is to precipitate a vote of confidence in his leadership at Tuesday’s meeting of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party.

Published January 16, 2011

‘Golden circle’ meetings exposed

cowentongue.jpg Political condemnation of the coalition government in Dublin has increased after it emerged the 26-County Taoiseach Brian Cowen held previously undisclosed meetings with the former principal of the fraudulent Anglo Irish Bank in 2008 prior to the public emergence of the banking crisis.

Published January 13, 2011


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