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‘Down here’, backs are up

rtedebate11.jpg Political campaigning ahead of the general election has heated up significantly following Monday night’s televised leaders’ debate, which saw sharp clashes between Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin.

Published February 15, 2011

Fine Gael attacks Irish language education

gaeilgeprotest.jpg A shock Fine Gael proposal to abolish the compulsory teaching of Irish if put into power in this month’s 26-County general election has provoked spontaneous protests in Dublin.

Published February 15, 2011

EU to insist on punitive interest rate

ollirehn.jpg The European Union has demanded “continuity” in government economic and fiscal policy following the 26-County general election on February 25th.

Published February 15, 2011

Inequality at Bombardier

bombardier.jpg One of the British government’s high-profile beneficiaries remains an overwhelmingly Protestant-staffed company, it has emerged.

Published February 15, 2011

McGuinness escapes air disaster

corkplanecrash.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness escaped death in a plane crash on Thursday, thanks to a last minute change of plan.

Published February 11, 2011

‘Censorship’ over television debate plan

gilmoremartin.jpg The first major television debate of the 26-County election campaign - between Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore - saw sharp and energetic exchanges on budgetary policy, the EU/IMF bailout and the introduction of the bank guarantee.

Published February 11, 2011

Lenihan leaves a ten billion euro question

lenihan.jpg A decision by the Dublin government to defer the recapitalisation of the banks until after the 26-County general election has been condemned as ‘a stroke’ by the opposition parties.

Published February 11, 2011

Royal visit points up political divide

nifans.jpg Enda Kenny, leader of the largest opposition party in the 26 Counties, has said a visit to Ireland by an English monarch is “overdue”.

Published February 11, 2011

European Court rejects prisoner’s challenge

easterlilybadge.jpg A republican prisoner has lost his European Court challenge over the right to wear an Easter lily in memory of the 1916 Irish Rising.

Published February 11, 2011

Appeal for chronically ill prisoner

brendylillis.jpg The partner of a chronically ill prisoner being held in Maghaberry has said he could die in jail unless an urgent decision is made on his release date.

Published February 11, 2011

Plane crashes at Cork airport

Six people were killed today when a Manx2 regularly scheduled airline flight from Belfast to Cork overturned and caught fire while making a second attempt to land in dense fog.

Published February 10, 2011

Ousting the corrupt elite

2011daillaunch.jpg Sinn Fein opened its election campaign on Sunday with a strong attack by party president Gerry Adams on corruption in the political system in the 26 Counties.

Published February 7, 2011

Charles paves way for Queen’s visit

charlesmalachys.jpg The first visit to the 26-County state by a reigning British monarch will take place over three days in May, according to reports.

Published February 7, 2011

Kenny refuses to join TV debate

endakenny.jpg The first televised leaders’ debate of the 26-County election will take place on Tuesday night with only two taking part, Fianna Fail’s new leader Micheal Martin and Labour’s Eamon Gilmore.

Published February 7, 2011

McGuinness as First Minister would be ‘endorsement’

owenpaterson.jpg Unionist politicians have called on the British Secretary Owen Paterson to resign after comments he made on BBC’s ‘Hearts and Minds’ programme.

Published February 7, 2011

Lisburn’s memorial to murder

udrstatue.jpg Sinn Fein has protested after it emerged a huge memorial to the British Army’s murderous Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) is due to be erected in Lisburn, County Antrim later this year.

Published February 7, 2011

Progress in Loughinisland campaign

loughinisland.jpg The long-awaited report into the 1994 Loughinisland massacre will be published by the Police Ombudsman’s office at the end of March.

Published February 7, 2011

A discredited regime evicted

onh.jpg Following over two years of intense political struggle, a general election in the 26 Counties will take place on February 25th following the dissolution of the 30th Dail by President McAleese, on the advice of Taoiseach Brian Cowen.

Published February 2, 2011

Justice still the goal after ‘final’ Bloody Sunday march

bloodysundayjustice.jpg Over ten thousand people took part in what some have argued should be the final Bloody Sunday march in Derry.

Published February 2, 2011

Bloody Sunday march participants attacked

psniriot.jpg Some of those returning from the Bloody Sunday commemoration in Derry on Sunday were taken from a train near Coleraine and brutally attacked by the PSNI police.

Published February 2, 2011


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