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Election counts conclude

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is considering a number of coalition options as the 26-COunty general election counts are completing.

Published May 26, 2007

Michael McDowell quits politics

Deputy Prime Minister and Progressive Democrats leader, Tanaiste Michael McDowell, has quit Irish politics in a dramatic response to his election defeat today.

Published May 25, 2007

Small parties suffer as FF set to retain power

The 26-County general election now seems almost certain to return Fianna Fail’s Bertie Ahern as Taoiseach, who may do so without the need to again form a coalition with the decimated Progressive Democrats.

Published May 25, 2007

Ahern likely to return as Taoiseach

In unofficial tallies in Thursday's 26 County General Election, the vote for Bertie Ahern's Fianna Fail appears to be up and, while it is early days in the election count, the party looks likely to form part of the next government in Dublin.

Published May 25, 2007

Roisin McAliskey arrested

Roisin McAliskey has been arrested on foot of a new extradition bid by Germany.

Published May 21, 2007

Diplock ruling overturned

Derry Republican Charlie McMenamin has walked free from court 27 years after he was wrongly convicted.

Published May 21, 2007

DUP may veto Irish Language Act

The DUP’s Gregory Campbell has said his party will veto an Irish Language Act for the North of Ireland.

Published May 21, 2007

Arthurs arrest ‘political policing’

Sinn Féin has criticised the PSNI after a prominent republican was arrested during a raid on addresses in County Armagh and in Dungannon, County Tyrone.

Published May 21, 2007

McGuinness backs Omagh bomb inquiry

Sinn Féin is prepared to co-operate with any independent, international inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bomb, it has been confirmed.

Published May 21, 2007

Ahern makes landmark speech at Westminster

The restoration of power-sharing in Belfast marks the dawning of a new era for the island of Ireland and for Anglo-Irish relations, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern told British parliamentarians last week.

Published May 21, 2007

DUP to get files on republicans

The appointment of two senior members of the DUP to the Privy Council, allowing the party to gain access to high-level security intelligence, has been criticised by nationalists.

Published May 15, 2007

Paisley visits Boyne battlefield

The planting of a walnut tree on the Battle of the Boyne site in County Meath by 26-County Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and DUP leader Ian Paisley on Friday has highlighted a new dispensation in north-south relations.

Published May 15, 2007

Sinn Féin confirms policing move

Sinn Féin has confirmed that it will take up its seats on the North’s Policing Board, which has a supervisory role with the PSNI police.

Published May 15, 2007

Prison protest suspended

Republican prisoners held in Maghaberry jail have agreed to suspend their 10-month long protest.

Published May 15, 2007

British choppers engage in suspicious activity

British army helicopters being flown in rural County Tyrone at night-time, apparently as part of preparations for “foreign” war zones, are infuriating residents.

Published May 15, 2007

Blair announces resignation

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced his decision to stand down as leader of the British Labour Party and resign as Prime Minister on June 27th.

Published May 10, 2007

‘Bertiegate’ scandal hogs election headlines

The Progressive Democrats said they were within hours of quitting the 26 County coalition government with Fianna Fail yesterday as a crisis over corruption allegations continued to dominate the general election campaign.

Published May 8, 2007

Sinn Féin campaign ‘quietly confident’

The North’s deputy first minister-designate Martin McGuinness has predicted Sinn Féin will be “the story of the election” in the 26 Counties later this month.

Published May 8, 2007

Cautious welcome for UVF statement

An announcement by the unionist paramilitary UVF that it is effectively ‘standing down’ has been welcomed, but there were calls for it to go much further.

Published May 8, 2007

Govt to mark Great Hunger

Campaigners have won a four-year battle to force the Dublin government to officially recognise an annual event to commemorate the Great Hunger.

Published May 8, 2007


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