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Dail ‘a failed parliament’ - Martin

michealmartin.jpg Newly elected Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has called for major political reform just weeks before the 26-County general election.

Published January 29, 2011

Sectarianism in riot investigations exposed

tricolourriot.jpg Figures have shown a significant disparity between the arrest and charges rate for riots in loyalist and republican areas in Belfast.

Published January 29, 2011

Campaign against refinery steps up

shelltosea.jpg Opposition to Shell’s inland refinery and high-pressure onshore pipeline in County Mayo will continue and escalate, environmental activists have said.

Published January 29, 2011

‘Baron’ Adams bristles over Crown appointment

adamsmedia.jpg Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, who tendered his resignation as a member of the Westminster parliament last week, was subsequently appointed without his agreement to a paid Crown position in order to satisfy a 400-year old statute, according to British officials.

Published January 29, 2011

Martin replaces Cowen as FF leader; Finance Bill passes

Former minister for foreign affairs Micheal Martin has been elected as the new leader of Fianna Fail to replace Brian Cowen.

Published January 26, 2011

The establishment closes ranks

kennycowengilmore.jpg The two largest opposition parties in the Dublin parliament, Fine Gael and Labour, have stunned the Irish people after they backed a plan to ensure the passage of Fianna Fail’s financial programme through the Dublin parliament.

Published January 25, 2011

Four candidates vie for Fianna Fail leadership

lenihanmartinhanafincuiv.jpg Four contenders - Ministers Brian Lenihan, Mary Hanafin and Eamon O’Cuiv as well former Minister Micheal Martin - have said they will contest the race to succeed the Taoiseach Brian Cowen as leader of the crumbling Fianna Fail party.

Published January 25, 2011

eirigi to contest local elections

maccionnaith.jpg The socialist republican party eirigi will contest the forthcoming local elections in the Six Counties after voting in favour of the move at their annual Ard-Fheis in Belfast on Sunday.

Published January 25, 2011

Heavy gang treatment for Belfast republican

meehanarrest.jpg Prominent north Belfast republican Mairtin Og Meehan has said he had to receive medical treatment following an assault by the PSNI police last Friday.

Published January 25, 2011

Bomb defused at British Army building

bombsquad.jpg Dissident republicans are thought to have planted a bomb at a British army officer training corps building in south Belfast.

Published January 25, 2011

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


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