After four decades fighting the British crown, Irish republican leader Gerry Adams has been given a job working for Queen Elizabeth II , forced by rules that allow him no other way to quit his seat in the U.K. Parliament.
Gerry Adams , president of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, is selling a clear message ahead of Ireland’s election this month: burn the bank bondholders and send the International Monetary Fund home.
Following are comments about Ireland’s 85 billion-euro ($113 billion) emergency-aid package from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. The three-year package, aimed at propping up the country’s battered banking industry and to help service its sovereign debts, will require Ireland to repay the money at an average interest rate of 5.8 percent.
Gordon Brown said he is willing to resign as British prime minister and leader of the Labour Party, clearing the way for talks with the Liberal Democrats on forming a government. Here are some of the key events of Labour’s time in office.