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Brexit Talks Hit Wall on Irish Border Issue

Brussels (GPA) – With the Tories refusing to give any ground in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, the question of the border between the [Republic of] Ireland and Northern Ireland is beginning to weigh on London. Although it is still early in the Brexit negotiation process, one question that continues to plague the U.K. government is the issue of […]

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Former IRA Fighter-Turned-Peacemaker McGuinness Dead at 66

Belfast N. Ireland (teleSUR) McGuinness forged an unlikely partnership-turned-friendship with Ian Paisley, when the Democratic Unionist Party was pushed to form a power-sharing alliance with his Sinn Fein republican party. Martin McGuinness, a former Irish Republican Army (IRA) commander, succumbed to the effects of a genetic disorder. He was diagnosed with a rare heart disease […]

Ireland

Irish President Continues Donating Quarter of His Salary to Public Sector

(GPA) Due to pressure from a looming strike and political parties such as Sinn Féin, Irish President Michael D. Higgins plans to uphold a decision from 2011 by refusing a pay raise and donating a quarter of his salary to the public sector. Higgins also reportedly donates his Oireachtas pension to the state. Senators and TDs […]