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Ireland’ Advancing Boycott Bill Could be Tipping Point for Justice for Palestine

Dublin (MEMO) – The Palestinian people are in need of some good news to boost their morale at an extremely difficult time in their struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. There has been little good news, particularly since US President Trump took office, recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel, moved the US Embassy from Tel Aviv in record […]

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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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Britain’s Gambling Tories Now Risk Irish Peace

London (SCF) – Like a crazed gambler who bet the house – and lost – Theresa May’s Conservative (Tory) government is now doubling down to risk peace in Ireland so that she might cling on to power. Having lost her party’s overall majority in the House of Parliament in last week’s humiliating British general election, May is having […]

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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 […]

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In Wake of Brexit, Over 100,000 U.K. Companies Register in Ireland

London (GPA) – Following the announcement last month by UK Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain would not be able to keep their preferential access to European Union markets, thousands of businesses have begun registering in Ireland to remain in the EU. Although the deadline for completing the process of leaving the EU is two […]

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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 […]

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