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Political gridlock looms for #Ireland after #SinnFein surge

Political gridlock looms for #Ireland after #SinnFein surge

| February 10, 2020

Ireland began counting votes on Sunday (9 February) in a national election that an exit poll indicated would show a historic breakthrough for left-wing nationalists Sinn Fein but leave a fractured political landscape with no clear path to a governing coalition, write Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries. In a major realignment, Sinn Fein support surged […]

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GUE/NGL: ‘Corporate impunity at heart of #Facebook data breach scandal’

GUE/NGL: ‘Corporate impunity at heart of #Facebook data breach scandal’

| April 24, 2018

Left MEPs have torn into Facebook and other multinationals for their part in systematically abusing data protection and citizens’ privacy with impunity. Cambridge Analytica – the British consultancy firm accused of harvesting 50 million users’ profile for electoral manipulations – also faced heavy criticism for its role in this breach. GUE/NGL’s Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE., […]

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McDonald to succeed Adams as #SinnFein leader in striking shift

McDonald to succeed Adams as #SinnFein leader in striking shift

| January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Former MEP Mary Lou McDonald (pictured) will succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader, the party said on Saturday, completing a generational shift for the Irish nationalist party as it bids to enter government on both sides of the Irish border, write Amanda Ferguson and Padraic Halpin. Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life […]

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#Conservatives: UK government faces legal challenge to its alliance with Northern Irish party

#Conservatives: UK government faces legal challenge to its alliance with Northern Irish party

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

A legal challenge began in a London court on Thursday (26 October) against the deal between Britain’s ruling Conservatives and a Northern Ireland party that allowed the government to cobble together a parliamentary majority in June, writes Estelle Shirbon. After losing their majority in a disastrous snap election on 8 June, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives […]

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#AE17: Northern Irish elections could have seismic consequences

#AE17: Northern Irish elections could have seismic consequences

As Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the Scottish Conservative Party in Glasgow yesterday (3 March) tellers in polling stations across Northern Ireland were counting votes in the province’s election. In her speech, May said that she would not allow the United Kingdom to drift apart. As she spoke, Unionist parties in the north of Ireland […]

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#NorthernIreland sets 2 March election after government collapse

#NorthernIreland sets 2 March election after government collapse

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain’s Northern Ireland minister called an early election on Monday for 2 March following the collapse of the region’s power-sharing government that risks a lengthy period of political paralysis just as Britain prepares for talks to leave the EU, writes Amanda Ferguson. Northern Ireland is widely seen as the part of the UK most exposed […]

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Belfast High Court rejects #Brexit challenges

Belfast High Court rejects #Brexit challenges

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

A landmark legal challenge against Brexit has been rejected at the High Court in Belfast. Two separate proceedings, one by a cross-party group of MLAs and another from victims’ campaigner Raymond McCord (pictured), were heard earlier this month. A judge ruled there was nothing in the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement to prevent the government […]

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