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The 26 County election campaign has had the most shocking start imaginable after body parts of a murdered 17-year-old boy were found in a bag in north Dublin.

Published January 17, 2020

Sinn Féin kept in second class in RTE election debates

varadkarmartinmcdonaldx.jpg Sinn Féin has described the decision by the state-run broadcaster RTE to hold a one-to-one election debate between the leaders of Fine Gael and Fianna Fail as an “utter joke”.

Published January 17, 2020

‘New Decade, New Approach’ - main points

ndna.jpg The main elements of the new deal for Six-County power-sharing agreed by the Dublin and London governments and five political parties in the north of Ireland.

Published January 17, 2020

Varadkar calls election for February 8

varadkarposter.jpg Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to seek a dissolution of the Dublin parliament from President Michael D Higgins to allow for a 26 County general election on Saturday February 8.

Published January 14, 2020

Hospitals crisis could trigger collapse of government

trolleysharris.jpg Amid an unprecedented crisis in Irish hospitals and with the Dublin government staggering towards an inevitable election, a group of independent TDs have put down a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Health Simon Harris.

Published January 10, 2020

Govts publish draft deal for Stormont

A new draft Stormont talks agreement has been presented tonight by the coveneysmith.jpg Dublin and London governments which outlines new measures to reform the Stormont institutions and calls for support for Irish and Ulster-Scots culture in the north of Ireland, but falls short of an Irish Language Act.

Published January 9, 2020

Reactionaries seek to derail calls for Irish Unity

martinahern600.jpg With a growing consensus around the need for a border poll to reunite Ireland in accordance with the Good Friday Agreement, right-wing politicians in the 26 Counties have been using the Christmas period to attempt to silence the calls and urge a return of the partitionist institutions at Stormont instead.

Published January 3, 2020

State papers round-up

archivespic.jpg A summary of some of the information contained in declassified state papers which were released by officials over the Christmas break in Dublin, Belfast and London.

Published January 3, 2020

DUP’s death grip on Stormont

dupsmithhandshake.jpg The DUP have come under pressure to relinquish their veto over political change at Stormont following round-table talks over the future of the Belfast Assembly this week. Both the London and Dublin governments accused the party of blocking a pre-Christmas deal on restoring the North’s suspended political institutions.

Published December 21, 2019

Brexit seen driving Irish reunification

irishseaborder.jpg Increasing numbers of mainstream political and media figures have said they believe a united Ireland could come about within the next decade as a result of Brexit and other recent political developments.

Published December 21, 2019

Scottish govt seeks referendum, backs ‘legal’ route to independence

sturgeonflags.jpg Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially begun the process of holding an independence referendum, calling on the London government to transfer the power to do so.

Published December 21, 2019

Belfast goes green

cands19.jpg The north of Ireland has voted for more nationalists than unionists in a Westminster parliamentary election for the first time after two hardline unionists were voted out.

Published December 14, 2019

As union weakens, Irish politicians focus on Stormont

fostermcdonald.jpg Brexit is unionism’s “biggest ever own goal” and it may lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom, former Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has admitted.

Published December 14, 2019

Huge mandate boosts Scottish independence

nicolasturgeonwin.jpg The Scottish National Party pulled off a resounding general election victory in the Westminster election on Thursday, pushing open the door to finally ending their union with England and staying within the EU.

Published December 14, 2019

An end seen to Westminster chaos as Brexit looms; Corbyn to quit

johnsoncorbynvote.jpg As the DUP lost its influential position of holding the balance of power at Westminster, the leader of British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has signaled his intention to stand down as Labour leader in early 2020.

Published December 14, 2019

Westminster election - constituency results

electionmap2.jpg A rundown on the outcome of the British general election in each constituency in the north of Ireland.

Published December 14, 2019

Unionists punished the DUP for extreme Brexit plan

duplose.jpg A lot of emphasis on the fact that, after Thursday’s election, for the first time there are more nationalist MPs than unionist; Sinn Féin and the SDLP outnumber the DUP 9-8.

Published December 14, 2019

Gildernew holds seat for SF in FST; nationalists win majority of MPs

gildernew2019.jpg Sinn Fein’s Michelle Gildernew has retained her Fermanagh and South Tyrone seat by a narrow margin of 57 votes following a recount.

Published December 13, 2019

John Finucane achieves historic breakthrough in north Belfast

finucanewins.jpg John Finucane has taken the north Belfast Westminster seat from the DUP’s Nigel Dodds in a stunning victory for Sinn Féin and a historic election for nationalism in the north of Ireland.

Published December 13, 2019

Westminster exit poll points to big wins for Tories, SNP

boristhumbsup.jpg Polling stations have now closed in the Westminster general election and a major exit poll in Britain has predicted a large working majority for the Conservative Party and a landslide for the SNP in Scotland.

Published December 12, 2019