Robert Ireland and John Bryars are from opposite sides of the 40-foot concrete walls that still embody the sectarian divide in Belfast. Fifteen years after a peace agreement was supposed to replace violence with prosperity, they are united only by unemployment.
Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has been formally declared as the party’s candidate for the Irish presidential election, McGuinness said in an interview with broadcaster RTE today. The formal declaration was made at a meeting of the party’s ruling executive.
Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness , said dissident republicans who killed a policeman in the region on April 2 are “enemies of the people of Ireland,” and should end their activities.
Sinn Fein, which has nominated Martin McGuinness as its candidate in the Republic of Ireland’s presidential election, has secured enough votes from independent lawmakers to launch the bid, the Sunday Times reported.
If Shona McCarthy had one wish, it would be that peace will come to the Northern Irish city of Derry next year when it becomes the U.K. City of Culture. Dissident republicans have different ideas and they’ve already bombed her office twice.
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.