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IRELAND: New Head Arrives – Same Old Reactionary Politics?

Ireland now inherits a new Taoiseach and the Fine Gael party a new head on boring-old-shoulders, existing Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar

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Ireland: New Head on the Way – Same Poison Afflicts the Body

Heir-to-the-crown to the far-right-of-Centre party Fine Gael and likely to win the upcoming party leadership contest, existing Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar got his foot in the door first by launching his campaign against the unemployed

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Race for new Taoiseach (Prime Minister) in Ireland

Following the resignation of Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader, Leo Varadkar, current Minister for Social Protection, could win the Fine Gael leadership contest and take over as head of the Dublin government

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Sinn Fein increases votes in North of Ireland elections

Thursday’s election has significantly altered the make-up of politics in the north of Ireland as a more focussed and energised Sinn Fein enticed republican voters back to the polls and historically ended the unionist  majority at Stormont. In a dramatic

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Elections in the North of Ireland

On Thursday 2 March people in the North of Ireland will go to the poll to elect the North of Ireland Assembly. After Sinn Fein Martin McGuinness announced he would not be contesting the elections, the republican party has declared

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North of Ireland goes to the poll on March 2

On Thursday 2 March people in the North of Ireland will go to the poll to vote for the new Assembly. Following the resignation of Deputy First Minister, Sinn Fein Martin McGuinness, last month, new elections have been called. The

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North of Ireland to vote on 2 March

Following the resignation, last week, of Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in protest at unionist arrogance and intransigence, the Stormont Executive has collapsed and new elections will be held on 2 March. Britain’s governor in the north of Ireland, James

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NORTH OF IRELAND ASSEMBLY COLLAPSES, AS MC GUINNESS RESIGNS

Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has resigned in protest at unionist arrogance and intransigence

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North of Ireland institutions at a defining point

In March 2007 Ian Paisley and I sat side by side and announced the restoration of the political institutions. It was one of many historic little moments that have marked the peace process since 1994.

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Italian Bank Bailout and Ireland

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said reports that the proposed bank bailout in Italy will see the burning of bondholders

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