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Toibin suspended by Sinn Fein for six months

toibincherish.jpg Sinn Fein TD Peadar Toibin has been suspended from the party for six months in a move which could lead to him contesting his seat as an independent candidate in the next election.

Published November 3, 2018

Casey speculates over new right-wing campaign

petercaseyffs.jpg Business figure and TV personality Peter Casey, who came from nowhere to secure the support of almost one in four voters in the Presidential election, is to try to build a new political movement on the back of apparent support for his right-wing populist comments.

Published November 3, 2018

Sinn Fein at a crossroads

maryloupoppies.jpg A very poor performance by Sinn Fein in the 26 County Presidential election is causing alarm within the party over its political leadership and direction.

Published November 3, 2018

Presidential election - final results

michealdelected.jpg Incumbent Michael D Higgins has been officially confirmed as the winner of the Irish Presidential Election with 822,566 votes (55.8%), exceeding the quota. Independent Peter Casey secured second place with 23.1% of the vote.

Published October 27, 2018

Higgins re-elected as President

higginsreelected.jpg Michael D Higgins will serve another seven year term as President of Ireland as tallies and early results in Friday’s Presidential election bore out the results of two exit polls which last night indicated he is set to be elected on the first count.

Published October 27, 2018

Bradley paves the way for a unionist Brexit

bradleyredbook.jpg British Direct Ruler Karen Bradley has been accused of subverting democracy after postponing Stormont elections for up to ten months while prioritising the interests of unionists during Brexit.

Published October 27, 2018

Bizarre Fianna Fail rift over northern candidate

mcanespyff.jpg A potentially historic announcement of a first Fianna Fail candidate in the Six Counties has instead exposed a deep divide within the party over its stance in relation to northern elections.

Published October 27, 2018

Higgins set to be comfortably re-elected as President

mdhvote.jpg Two exit polls have predicted that Michael D Higgins has been re-elected to the largely ceremonial post of President of Ireland with well over half of the vote.

Published October 26, 2018

Ni Riada would wear poppy for inauguration

presidentialdebate18.jpg A row has erupted after Sinn Fein candidate for President of Ireland, Liadh Ni Riada, said that if elected she would would wear a poppy symbol on the day of her inauguration.

Published October 20, 2018

Varadkar reeling as Minister quits over €500m scandal

naughtenresigns.jpg Ireland’s reputation as a centre of large-scale financial corruption has not been helped by a whirlwind of devastating revelations which brought a sudden end to the Ministerial career of Denis Naughten on Thursday.

Published October 13, 2018

The IRA Hunger Strike of 1923

1923hungerstrike.jpg In the Ireland of 1922, a civil war tore through the land and in its path it ripped apart families and friendships. It also created a deeper wedge in an unstable society where the church grappled for top position in an emerging new state.

Published October 13, 2018

Minister quits amid questions over 500m euro contract

denisnaughten.jpg The 26 County Minister for Communications Denis Naughten resigned suddenly this afternoon as a controversy escalated over his handling of a 500 million euro contract for the rollout of rural broadband.

Published October 11, 2018

Foster’s blood and thunder

fosterbirminghamtory.jpg DUP leader Arlene Foster has described her party’s opposition to a deal in Brexit negotiations that would result in new checks on goods moving across the Irish Sea as a “red line” that is “blood red”.

Published October 6, 2018

Roof raised as marchers take Dublin

raisetheroof2.jpg Up to 20,000 people, of all ages and from across the country, gathered at a rally outside the Dublin parliament on Wednesday demanding an end to the housing crisis.

Published October 6, 2018

Seamus Costello

seamuscostello.jpg Seamus Costello was a founding member of the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) and the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA). He was shot dead on 5 October 1977, 41 years ago this week.

Published October 6, 2018

The Republic must constitute any future United Ireland

obradaigh18.jpg An address delivered by Sean Bresnahan to the Ruairi O Bradaigh Memorial School in Roscommon.

Published October 6, 2018

Liadh Ni Riada campaign launch

liadhspeech.jpg Liadh Ni Riada is the youngest daughter of the iconic composer and musician, Sean O’Riada. On Sunday she was confirmed as Sinn Fein’s candidate for the Presidency of Ireland in next month’s election. The following is the text of her campaign launch speech.

Published September 22, 2018

Recall petition fails to unseat Ian Paisley

recallresult.jpg At the end of six weeks of campaigning, an official petition of recall to remove DUP MP Ian Paisley over corruption allegations has fallen just short of the number required.

Published September 20, 2018

Ni Riada and TV celebs bid to replace Higgins as President

presidentcands.jpg Liadh Ni Riada MEP is set to be ratified as Sinn Fein Presidential election candidate this weekend, joining two reality television stars and a charity entrepreneur in the bid to oust the sitting Irish President, Michael D Higgins, from Aras an Uachtaran.

Published September 15, 2018

‘Ignorant’ Bradley blocks court-ordered election

bradleywestminster.jpg After admitting to a parliamentary magazine that she hadn’t understood how the North of Ireland is divided politically, British Direct Ruler Karen Bradley has introduced legislation at Westminster to halt Six County Assembly elections until 2019.

Published September 8, 2018