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Sinn Fein in pole position

westminster2010.jpg A dramatic election in the North has strongly boosted the nationalist parties but appears set to ‘decapitate’ the leadership of unionism.

Published May 8, 2010

Journey into the unknown for British politics

nickcleggcameras.jpg There is scepticism that Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg will forge a deal with the Conservatives this weekend after the British election produced a hung parliament.

Published May 8, 2010

Bomb disrupts election count

bombelectioncount.jpg Despite a major PSNI offensive against republican militarists ahead of election day, a ‘viable’ pipe bomb left outside an election count centre in Derry interrupted counting for several hours early on Friday morning.

Published May 8, 2010

MI5 agent testifies in ‘entrapment’ trial

mi5logo.jpg A member of British military intelligence (MI5) has given evidence from behind screens in the trial of three County Armagh men charged in connection with what is alleged to be an international plan to import arms by dissident republicans.

Published May 8, 2010

Death of Bloody Sunday campaigner

johnnyduddy.jpg Bloody Sunday campaigner Johnny Duddy died in Derry this week aged 87, with still no date set for the release of the inquiry into the killings.

Published May 8, 2010

Further increase in emigration

emigration.jpg The number of Irish people emigrating to the US increased by 12 per cent last year, and there was also a slight increase in the number of people from the 26 Counties registering to live and work in Britain in 2009, according to new figures compiled by the US and British authorities.

Published May 8, 2010

Sinn Fein hold Fermanagh/South Tyrone

Sinn Fein’s Michelle Gildernew has remarkably retained her Fermanagh-South Tyrone seat by four votes after a third recount.

Published May 7, 2010

Without majority, Cameron makes bid for power

The Tories are to attempt to form a government after the Westminster election returned a hung parliament for the first time since 1974

Published May 7, 2010

Recount drama in Fermanagh/South Tyrone

After two recounts at the Enniskillen count centre, Sinn Fein’s Michelle Gildernew is ahead by just two votes over unionist unity candidate Rodney Connor.

Published May 7, 2010

SF set to be largest party; UCUNF shut out

Sinn Fein could take over the DUP to become the largest party in the Six Counties on vote share, according to early estimates from the Westminster election counts this morning.

Published May 7, 2010

Peter Robinson defeated by Alliance Party’s Naomi Long

The result of the election in east Belfast has delivered a major shock with the defeat of DUP leader and First Minister Peter Robinson by Naomi Long of the Alliance Party.

Published May 7, 2010

Surprise exit poll indicates knife-edge election result

The result of the Westminster election is still completely unpredictable despite a major exit poll released at 10pm tonight.

Published May 6, 2010

Turnout up as DUP predicts ‘Orange Card’ election

A slightly higher turnout of the North’s electorate is predicted in today’s Westminster election following early reports from the polling stations.

Published May 6, 2010

Election push comes to shove

electoralofficeni.jpg Sinn Fein has attacked the “blanket denial” of postal and proxy vote applications by the Electoral Office in some areas of the North.

Published May 4, 2010

Former prisoners targeted in frame-up plot

mcrorytolan.jpg Two men convicted of a controversial abduction by the Provisional IRA have said the PSNI have since tried to set them up using a paid informer.

Published May 4, 2010

Border region hit by job loss ‘tsunami’

quinngroup.jpg About nine hundred staff at Quinn Insurance Ltd will be made redundant over the next 12 to 15 months as part of a major restructuring of the business by its joint administrators.

Published May 4, 2010

Limerick teens urged to join ‘Royal Irish Army’

royalirisharmy.jpg A Limerick jobs centre funded by the 26-County Administration body FAS has had to be be ordered to stop promoting careers in the British army, a criminal offence under the 26-County Defence Act of 1954.

Published May 4, 2010

Hunger strike parade passes quietly

uihscprotest.jpg The United Independent Hunger Strike Commemoration took place without major incident on Sunday despite passing the loyalist Shankill Road area en route from Belfast city centre to west Belfast.

Published May 4, 2010

Sudden death of Irish radio celebrity

gerryryan.jpg Gerry Ryan, one of Ireland’s most successful broadcasters, died unexpectedly on Friday morning.

Published May 4, 2010

Boy agent reveals frame-up plot

thomasboyle.jpg A vulnerable teenager in west Belfast was recruited by the PSNI as an informer and then put under pressure to plant explosives and weapons on his neighbours, it has emerged.

Published April 29, 2010


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