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Apple skips out of billions in Irish tax dodge


Apple Inc. has been told it will not have to pay €13bn ($15bn) in back taxes to the 26 County state after winning an appeal at the European Union’s second-highest court.

Published July 17, 2020

Martin’s government in chaos as Minister gets the sack

cowenmartin.jpg The incoming Dublin government may have already struck an iceberg after Taoiseach Micheál Martin suddenly fired his Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen in connection with motoring offences dating from four years ago.

Published July 15, 2020

Bonfires of hate go unchecked

bonfires2020.jpg An illegal loyalist bonfire burned through a sectarian interface into the nationalist New Lodge last night, terrifying residents and provoking further clashes between nationalist youths and the PSNI police.

Published July 12, 2020

Stormont dances to a loyalist tune

nolanlowry.jpg A range of politicians and mainstream media have jumped on a loyalist bandwagon to stigmatise mourners at the funeral of legendary figure Bobby Storey, and mount a political attack on Sinn Fein.

Published July 11, 2020

Clashes in north Belfast ahead of ‘Eleventh Night’

miniriot.jpg Tensions are escalating in north Belfast as loyalists prepare for the biggest sectarian displays of the marching season.

Published July 11, 2020

Apology sought as court denounces political police raids

birneymccaffrey.jpg Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey have said the PSNI should apologise after the Court of Appeal spelled out why it had quashed a search warrant used to mount shocking heavy-handed raids against them in 2018.

Published July 11, 2020

Martin turns away from Irish unity poll

michealmartindail.jpg The head of the new coalition government in Dublin, Fianna Fáil leader Michel Martin, has moved his party further away from its republican roots after casting doubt on a referendum on Irish unification as contained in the Good Friday Agreement.

Published July 11, 2020

Opposition grows to Campbell extradition

lithuanian.jpg Fermanagh has become the first county in Ireland to pass a motion in support of Dundalk republican Liam Campbell as a campaign grows to halt his extradition to Lithuania, a country he has never even stepped foot in.

Published July 11, 2020

Family of murdered child seeks to end ‘crossfire’ lie

majellabrother.jpg The brother of a schoolgirl shot and killed in 1976 is calling for an independent investigation ahead of the anniversary of her death.

Published July 11, 2020

‘We will continue his struggle’

adamsstorey.jpg Thousands of people watched the funeral procession take place in west Belfast on Tuesday, of the late Bobby Storey, Sinn Féin’s chairperson in the Six Counties and a renowned Provisional IRA figure who died last Sunday week.

Published July 3, 2020

Sectarian point-scoring follows funeral of Bobby Storey

storeyfuneral.jpg There is anger in republican circles at a cynical attempt by unionists and others to turn the funeral of IRA veteran Bobby Storey into a stick with which to beat Sinn Féin.

Published July 3, 2020

Loyalists seek to reopen marching season

prideofthebann.jpg The Parades Commission has received more than 140 applications for sectarian marches to mark ‘the Twelfth’, the anniversary of a Protestant battle victory over Catholics, despite the Orange Order advising its members not to do so due to the coronavirus.

Published July 3, 2020

New Dublin-centric government sets a low bar

cabinetffgg.jpg The composition of the new 26-County cabinet is being criticised for contining the ongoing marginalisation of both the north and the west of Ireland.

Published July 3, 2020

Protest at embassy over planned extradition

extraditionposters.jpg A protest is to take place in Dublin on Saturday against the impending extradition of republican Liam Campbell, set to be sent to Lithuania for a trial on arms charges despite never having set foot in the country.

Published July 3, 2020

Register of former prisoners to face judicial review

damienmclaughlin600.jpg A County Tyrone man has won the legal right to challenge oppressive new powers directed at former republican prisoners.

Published July 3, 2020

Micheál Martin sworn in as Taoiseach

martinaras.jpg President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has officially confirmed Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin as the new 26 County Taoiseach at Áras an Uachtarán this afternoon after he was elected Taoiseach by 93 votes to 63, with three abstentions.

Published June 27, 2020

A pact among devils

coalitionffgg.jpg Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have voted overwhelmingly to enter into a three-party coalition in Dublin which they say will “stand up” for Ireland at this time of crisis, but which republicans and socialists believe will only preserve the hegemony of a privileged minority.

Published June 26, 2020

Sinn Féin ends opposition to the Special Criminal Court

scc600.jpg For the first time since Sinn Féin entered the Dublin parliament, the party has abstained in a vote on the renewal of the infamous Offences Against the State Act. The legislation, which dates from 1939, facilitates the imprisonment of any individual which the 26 County government believes could pose a threat to ‘state security’ for any reason.

Published June 26, 2020

Loyalists terrorising kids in north Belfast

grovepark.jpg Children are being singled out for abuse and intimidation by loyalists in north Belfast if they are perceived to be nationalist or Catholic.

Published June 26, 2020

Adams pays tribute as ‘Big Bobby’ returns to Belfast

storeyfuneral1.jpg Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has released a personal tribute to the former political prisoner and former party chairman Bobby Storey following his death at the age of 64.

Published June 26, 2020


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