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Donegal residents resist Garda tax clampdown

gardacheckpoint.jpg A campaign is mounting in Donegal against a tax imposed by the Dublin government on cars purchased in the Six Counties.

Published May 20, 2010

Crisis at Maghaberry

maghaberryprotestmay.jpg A Sinn Fein Stormont delegation visited Maghaberry on Friday as anger mounts at the conditions inside the jail.

Published May 17, 2010

Empey to quit as unionism struggles with election aftermath

empeysad.jpg Ulster Unionist Party leader Reg Empey has confirmed he is to stand down in the autumn and has called on Peter Robinson to consider his position as head of the DUP.

Published May 17, 2010

Gardai seek to repress street protests

eirigiprotestanglo.jpg Four members of eirigi held a peaceful protest on the outer porch of Anglo Irish Bank’s headquarters in Dublin before they and three supporters were attacked and injured by members of the Garda police.

Published May 17, 2010

‘Mistakes were made’ - Cowen

cowentongue.jpg The 26-County Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been strongly criticised following a speech in which he sought to justify his actions as Minister for Finance and Taoiseach while acknowledging that he played a part in the economic crash.

Published May 17, 2010

New Direct Ruler has visited ‘darkest Ireland’

southarmaghscenery.jpg The new British Conservative Direct Ruler, Owen Paterson, has held out the prospect of allowing the the Six-County Assembly to make some tax varying decisions.

Published May 17, 2010

Rockall ‘planning permission’ granted

rockall.jpg The 26-County of Foreign Affairs has said a British bid to claim jurisdiction to the distant Irish island of Rockall is a “stunt”.

Published May 17, 2010

Nightmare on Downing St?

cleggcameron.jpg Newly elected British prime minister, Conservative party leader David Cameron has vowed to “alter the shape of British politics forever” as he took office at Downing Street this week alongside his deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Published May 14, 2010

Owen Paterson is new Direct Ruler

owenpaterson.jpg Owen Paterson, the Conservative spokesman on the North of Ireland, has been appointed the North’s new ‘Secretary of State for Northern Ireland’ in British Prime Minister David Cameron’s new coalition cabinet.

Published May 14, 2010

Gardai clash with cutbacks protest

gardabatonprotestenough.jpg Protestors at Tuesday night’s ‘Enough is Enough’ march, called by the Right to Work campaign, were subjected to a sudden attack by panicked Garda police outside the Dublin parliament.

Published May 14, 2010

Long sentences for loyalist child killers

browntaylor.jpg The loyalist killers of 15-year-old Thomas Devlin were described as having “deeply ingrained sectarian attitudes” towards Catholics by the judge as he sentenced them to a minimum of 30 years and 22 years respectively.

Published May 14, 2010

Gaza relief ship refused permission to leave port

mvrachelcorrie.jpg The first ship of an international flotilla aiming to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza and deliver humanitarian aid to the strip is being held up in an Irish port, apparently because of an Irish tricolour painted on its side.

Published May 14, 2010

Govt crackdown on ‘head shops’

nirvanaheadshop.jpg ‘Head shops’ selling ‘legal highs’ from their shelves all around the 26 Counties closed their doors or withdrew most of the products from their shelves following the announcement of new legislation to ban the sale to the public of a list of chemical compounds this week.

Published May 14, 2010

Cameron become British PM as Brown throws in towel

David Cameron has become the first Tory British Prime Minister in thirteen years after a sudden announcement by Gordon Brown tonight that he was standing down.

Published May 12, 2010

Brown steps aside, calls for talks

gordonbrownquits.jpg British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced on Monday evening he was quitting as Labour leader as it was confirmed that he is to hold formal talks with the Liberal Democrats over a “progressive coalition” British government.

Published May 10, 2010

Prisoners demand political status

maghaberrycells.jpg Disturbances are continuing inside Maghaberry prison in County Antrim amid concern by families of the prisoners that the situation inside the jail is increasingly dangerous and combustible.

Published May 10, 2010

Robinson backed as unionism coalesces

robinsonelection.jpg The DUP says it “stands four-square behind Peter Robinson” to continue as party leader and First Minister following a party meeting at Stormont.

Published May 10, 2010

Family flees sectarian attacks

crossbow.jpg A nationalist family in Derry city’s Waterside says they’re being hounded out of their home by repeated sectarian attacks.

Published May 10, 2010

Shell condemned by human rights group

frontline.jpg The publication of a Frontline human rights report on the Corrib gas dispute is a damning indictment of human rights abuses that have been suffered by campaigners against a high-pressure gas pipeline and refinery on the coast of county Mayo.

Published May 10, 2010

Famine commemoration in Mayo

faminememorial.jpg The loss of two million Irish people through starvation and emigration is to be remembered in Mayo this week when the second National Famine Commemoration’s programme opens today [Monday].

Published May 10, 2010


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