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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

Negotiations over Finucane inquiry

patfinucane.jpg The British government has said it will take another two months to decide if there should be a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane -- one of the most controversial killings of the conflict.

Published January 13, 2011

Upsurge in sectarian attacks

ulstergaa.jpg A Catholic primary school and a Gaelic sports club have been targeted in an orchestrated series of sectarian attacks at the weekend.

Published January 13, 2011

Euro challenge to strip searches

maghaberrycells.jpg A republican prisoner has won the right to challenge prison strip search policies in a case which could have wider implications.

Published January 13, 2011

Omagh civil judgement appealed

omaghbomb.jpg An appeal is underway againt the civil court decision to find Michael McKevitt and three other dissident republicans liable for the 1998 Omagh bomb.

Published January 13, 2011

Sugar industry recriminations

The Sinn Fein Spokesperson on Agriculture Martin Ferris TD has claimed that the Irish sugar factory at Mallow in county Cork was closed unnecessarily in order to facilitate property speculation.

Published January 13, 2011

Ceasefire call dismissed

garydonnellyprotest.jpg A senior Derry republican has challenged a call from local politicians for armed groups to end their campaign, urging politicians instead to “address the causes of conflict rather than vilifying those who are engaged in it”.

Published January 9, 2011

Loan payment is ‘final nail’ in sovereignty

imf.jpg Sinn Fein Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has hit out after it was revealed that the first tranche of the EU/IMF bailout loan will be paid out to Ireland on Wednesday.

Published January 9, 2011

Adams sets sights on government

adamsmedia.jpg Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has said the party is open to forming a coalition with Labour if it secures enough votes in the forthcoming election.

Published January 9, 2011

Nairac trial begins

nairac.jpg The trial has begun of a south Armagh man accused of killing an undercover British Army officer over three decades ago.

Published January 9, 2011

Stone’s conviction upheld

stoneold.jpg Loyalist killer Michael Stone has failed in his attempt to overturn convictions for trying to assassinate Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness.

Published January 9, 2011

Sheehan interview ‘an insult’

patsheehan.jpg During a recent interview, Pat Sheehan said the North had not suffered from the mass sectarian attacks of other conflicts, and described the conflict in the North as “probably quite civilised”.

Published January 9, 2011


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