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SDLP rule out pact with Sinn Fein

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The SDLP will not enter into any pacts or deals with Sinn Fein, according to its leader Mike Nesbitt.

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Brighton bomb almost derailed peace talks

Newly released government papers show the impact that the IRA bombing of the Grand Hotel during the Conservative Party conference had on the peace process in Northern Ireland.

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Ireland, poster child for austerity hawks, slips back into recession

Ireland, Europe’s poster child for austerity, has slipped back into recession, and the country’s 2012 GDP has been revised sharply lower from +o.9 per cent to just +0.2 per cent.

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Ireland edges closer to limited, legal abortions

Ireland has begun to tread the path towards legalising abortions in certain strict circumstances. The decision, reached last night by the Irish cabinet, follows the death last year of Savita Halappanavar.

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How far back should retrospective government apologies go?

Now that Enda Kenny has apologised to the victims of the Magdalene laundries scandal in Ireland, Claudia Tomlinson asks how far back retrospective government apologies should go.

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Business leaders warn Cameron over EU renegotiations

TweetDavid Cameron has seen his stance over the EU come under fire yet again, this time by business leaders. A letter in the Financial Times, which includes such signatories as Sir Richard Branson (chairman of the Virgin Group) and Chris Gibson-Smith (London Stock Exchange chairman), has been sent ahead of Cameron’s speech in the Netherlands […]

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Comment: Finucane, state-enabled terror and Britain’s ‘colonial blind spot’

Conn Mac Gabhann looks at contemporary British colonialism in the light of the review of the murder of Northern Ireland solicitor Pat Finucane.

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Fianna Fáil chief attacks Sinn Fein’s failure “to be open about their past or apologise for it”

The leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin TD, has attacked Sinn Fein’s failure “to be open about their past or apologise for it”.

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“Healing the wounds of the past is a slow process, but Her Majesty has played an important part in it”

History was made today in Northern Ireland as the Queen shook hands with Martin McGuinness, reports Shamik Das.

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Sinn Féin’s twin aims: Winning friends in the north and finding some southern comfort

A rejection of the European Union treaty in the upcoming Irish referendum would be seen as a success for Sinn Féin and inject hope into the party.

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