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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



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

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