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Stormont agrees draft budget

mcguinnessrobinsonchuckle.jpg After weeks of delays, the DUP and Sinn Féin have signed up to the draft budget to meet 4 billion pounds (4.7 billion euro) in savings demanded by British exchequer chancellor George Osborne.

Published December 17, 2010

Ahern feared for career over renditions - WikiLeaks

dermotahern.jpg A leaked cable published by WikiLeaks has described how former 26-County Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern knew that at least three illegal ‘extraordinary rendition’ flights had used Shannon airport when he held a meeting with the US ambassador in December 2007.

Published December 17, 2010

Finucane protest planned as inquiries stalled

nelsonhamill.jpg The publication of two inquiries into collusion killings has been hit by further delays.

Published December 17, 2010

Fusco murder trial underway

truthandjustice.jpg A man accused of murdering Belfast chip shop owner Alfredo Fusco has refused to give evidence in his own defence.

Published December 17, 2010

Belfast attacks ‘ridiculous’ - SF

britbomb.jpg Two pipe bomb attacks took place in south and north Belfast over the past 24 hours-

Published December 17, 2010

Dail surrenders economic sovereignty

The Fianna Fail/Green Party coalition has won a vote in the Dublin parliament which will cede control over the day-to-day running of the 26-County economy to the International Monetary Fund and the European Union.

Published December 15, 2010

WikiLeaked: Politics over peace

wikileaks.jpg Classified cables from the US Embassy in Dublin released by the Wikileaks organisation have revealed that the 26-County government acted contrary to nationalist interests and consistently briefed against Sinn Fein during the peace process in the North.

Published December 14, 2010

Cables point to MI5’s collusion files

patfinucane.jpg Calls for an independent international inquiry into the murder of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane have been renewed after documents revealed British military intelligence offered to hand over secret files on the killing.

Published December 14, 2010

Bankers’ bonuses an injustice too far

lenihan.jpg The 26-County government has been forced into a sharp policy reversal over the payment of bonuses to senior bankers.

Published December 14, 2010

26-County public services in disarray

martinmcdonagh.jpg A series of reports in the past week has pointed to increasing levels of incompetence, negligence and dysfunction in the provision of state services in the 26 Counties.

Published December 14, 2010

Two arrested over murder of Catholic teen

eileendoherty.jpg Two men have been arrested in connection with the loyalist murder of 19-year-old Eileen Doherty, whose taxi was hijacked by gunmen in south Belfast over 37 years ago.

Published December 14, 2010

Sinn Fein in Dáil pact ahead of IMF debate

technical.jpg The five Sinn Fein TDs and two Independents, Finian McGrath and Maureen O’Sullivan, have agreed to form a technical group in the Dublin parliament.

Published December 14, 2010

Bankers celebrate as kids starve

dumpster.jpg Irish children are now scavenging in bins for food, such is the dire level of poverty among some families, even as the Dublin government transferred billions from the poor to the rich.

Published December 10, 2010

Shamed government backs away from election

cowenlenihan.jpg The likely date of a 26-County general election has been pushed back to March or even later as Fianna Fail and Green Party Ministers attempt to cling to power.

Published December 10, 2010

Duffy trial to go ahead

maghprot.jpg High-profile republican Colin Duffy suffered two beatings en route to and from a court hearing on Thursday at which he was told he would have to attend a trial in the New Year.

Published December 10, 2010

Tories shy away from Ballymurphy inquiry

ballymurpymural.jpg A British minister has indicated that an investigation into the killing of eleven people in west Belfast by the British Army in 1971 is to be refused.

Published December 10, 2010

Adams quits Stormont

adamsmedia.jpg Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has ended his Stormont career by praising what he said was the “remarkable” achievement of power-sharing.

Published December 10, 2010

Paterson linked to new Tory/UUP deal

owenpaterson.jpg Sinn Fein MP Pat Doherty has called on the British Secretary of State Owen Paterson to come clean on any involvement he had in brokering the latest political deal between the Tories and the UUP.

Published December 10, 2010

Royal convoy attacked as English students revolt

A vehicle carrying ‘Prince of Wales’ Charles Windsor and his wife, ‘Duchess of Cornwall’ Camilla Parker-Bowles, was attacked by student protesters in London amid heavy rioting in the city.

Published December 9, 2010

Lenihan unveils ‘slash and burn’ budget

Ordinary workers, families and social welfare recipients have borne the brunt of 6 billion euro in cuts and taxes in the 26-County Budget today by Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan.

Published December 7, 2010


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