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    1. December 23, 2014

      Northern Ireland’s parties reach broad deal but obstacles remain

      Northern Ireland’s political leaders have reached broad agreement on tackling the legacy of the province’s past as well as...

    2. December 17, 2014

      Poverty marks political debate in Ireland ahead of elections

      If Jonathan Corrie had not died where he did, he would not have pricked the conscience of a nation in the way he did. But...

    1. December 10, 2014

      Irish and UK leaders aim to break Northern Ireland deadlock

      The Irish and UK prime ministers will arrive in Belfast on Thursday, in an attempt to move the leaders of Northern Ireland’s...

    2. December 2, 2014

      Tax devolution unites Northern Ireland

      Northern Ireland’s two main political parties do not agree on much. Divided by the legacy of the Troubles and their...

    3. Westminster Blog

      November 20, 2014

      Why Labour has made no net gains at by-elections this Parliament

      Ed Miliband has fought 20 by-elections as leader of the Labour party: during this time he has gained one seat (Corby) and...

    4. November 19, 2014

      Sinn Féin forced to face up to questions about its past

      Whenever evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children by priests in the Irish Catholic Church surfaced over the past 15...

    5. May 26, 2014

      Sinn Féin emerges again as political force in Ireland

      By Vincent Boland in Dublin Almost a century after its delegates proclaimed the birth of Dáil Eireann, the Irish parliament,...

    6. May 23, 2014

      Sinn Féin eyes European poll success as Ireland votes

      Ireland went to the polls on Friday in a European Parliament election that is expected to herald an international...

    7. May 5, 2014

      ‘Window’ open for progress in Northern Ireland talks

      The Irish and British governments want Northern Ireland’s political parties to reopen talks on dealing with the legacy of...

    8. May 4, 2014

      Northern Ireland parties trade words over Gerry Adams arrest

      Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Féin, remained in police custody in Northern Ireland on Sunday, being questioned about a...

    9. May 1, 2014

      Facing the past in Northern Ireland

      In 1998 the Good Friday agreement brought to an end Northern Ireland’s Troubles, which had taken about 3,500 lives over the...

    10. May 1, 2014

      Gerry Adams arrest throws Sinn Féin’s political ambitions into chaos

      On a December day in 1972, as Northern Ireland seethed in communal violence, 12 masked men and women, said to be a special...

    11. February 27, 2014

      Murky deals that led Northern Ireland to brink of fresh crisis

      The events that led Northern Ireland to the brink of a constitutional crisis this week began more than 10 years ago, behind...

    12. February 26, 2014

      Robinson’s resignation threat endangers beleaguered peace

      Peter Robinson’s threat on Wednesday to resign as first minister of Northern Ireland following the collapse of the Hyde Park...

    13. February 6, 2014

      Independence for Scotland could destabilise Northern Ireland

      Independence for Scotland could destabilise Northern Ireland if Sinn Féin use it to canvass for a vote on Irish...

    14. February 5, 2014

      A broken union would unsettle Northern Ireland

      In his poem, “Easter, 1916”, WB Yeats wrote that in Ireland everything was “changed, changed utterly” by the Easter rising...

    15. December 27, 2013

      Archives reveal Thatcher saw Ireland as ‘unfriendly’ over Falklands

      Margaret Thatcher threatened to scrap a planned trip to Ireland over fears that the country would back UN calls for a...

    16. August 10, 2013

      Police injured as rioting breaks out in central Belfast

      Fifty six police officers were injured when serious loyalist rioting engulfed Belfast city centre in violence linked to a...

    17. September 3, 2012

      Irish coalition split over big health cuts

      A dispute between coalition partners over health service cuts has intensified concerns about the Irish government’s...

    18. June 25, 2012

      Queen’s visit shows progress in N Ireland

      Rioting, arson attacks and Republicans brandishing banners with “Queen of Death” greeted the Queen when she visited Northern...

    19. June 22, 2012

      Former IRA commander agrees to meet Queen

      Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander who is now deputy first minister in Northern Ireland, has accepted an invitation...

    20. June 11, 2012

      McGuinness to resign Commons seat

      Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander who is now deputy first minister in Northern Ireland, is resigning his seat at...

    21. June 1, 2012

      Ireland backs EU fiscal pact

      Ireland has backed the European fiscal treaty in a referendum that should help to build investor confidence in the country’s...

    22. May 31, 2012

      Irish voters left with bitter taste

      After a bitterly fought referendum on the fiscal compact intended to help stabilise the eurozone, Irish voters looked on...

    23. May 30, 2012

      Ireland votes on EU fiscal treaty

      Ireland began voting on Thursday in a referendum on the EU’s new fiscal treaty which could have critical consequences for...

    24. May 29, 2012

      Irish debate emigrant votes as poll nears

      The ladies of Fulham Irish Gaelic football club are in a good mood as they wind down after a warm summer evening training on...

    25. May 5, 2012

      ‘Red Ken’ fights last campaign

      Ken Livingstone’s defeat in his bid for a historic third term as London mayor will be the final chapter in a political...

    26. April 29, 2012

      Dublin loses momentum on Yes vote

      Dublin’s campaign to ratify the eurozone fiscal discipline pact is failing to build momentum against a backdrop of weakening...

    27. April 25, 2012

      Ireland sees support for fiscal treaty wane

      With six weeks to go before Ireland votes on the European fiscal treaty there are signs the government’s campaign for a Yes...

    28. March 2, 2012

      Dublin begins difficult task of persuasion

      A day after Enda Kenny, Ireland’s prime minister, called a referendum on the fiscal compact 1,000 protesters descended on...

    29. February 29, 2012

      Irish minister pushes to cut bail-out cost

      The European Union should cut the cost of Ireland’s banking bail-out to help it pass the eurozone fiscal pact in a...

    30. February 29, 2012

      Concessions will secure win in Irish vote

      When Greece announced plans last autumn for a referendum on the austere reforms its eurozone partners demand as the price...

    31. FT Alphaville

      February 28, 2012

      The people and austerity

      *IRELAND TO HOLD VOTE ON EU FISCAL COMPACT, KENNY SAYS Market seems not to like this… though wasn’t referendum or...

    32. February 26, 2012

      Former Irish PM warns against referendum

      Ireland’s economic recovery would be put at risk if it holds a referendum on the eurozone fiscal treaty, according to John...

    33. January 29, 2012

      Irish want referendum on fiscal treaty

      The Irish government faces intense pressure to hold a referendum on the eurozone fiscal treaty after a poll that showed...

    34. January 27, 2012

      Political stability helps drive Irish recovery

      There was anger in Ireland this week as the government agreed to pay back €1.25bn to bondholders in Anglo Irish Bank, which...

    35. January 19, 2012

      Irish legal threat hangs over EU fiscal treaty

      The Irish government is likely to face a court challenge if it decides to dispense with a referendum on a new European...

    36. November 9, 2011

      N Ireland cross-border road plan scrapped

      A flagship cross-border road project in Northern Ireland is being scrapped after a decision by the Irish government to...

    37. October 30, 2011

      Eta ends its war but nationalism lives on

      Eta, the Basque separatist force that once struck fear into the hearts of Spaniards with bombs and bullets and occasionally...

    38. October 28, 2011

      Higgins wins Irish presidency

      A leftwing poet and human rights campaigner has become Ireland’s next president. Michael D. Higgins, Labour party president,...

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