Northern Irish police prepared to draft in more officers to combat rioting after a third night of violence flared around the time when the Protestant Orange Order marches to celebrate a 17th century victory over Catholics.
Hours after Barack Obama stood in Belfast last week praising efforts to bring down the city’s 40- foot barricades, a few hundred yards away Jim Callaghan was stamping out a gasoline bomb tossed near his home in western Europe’s last divided city.
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.
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.
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.
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.