Tag: Ireland

Dublin to unveil deep austerity plan as Germany warns euro ‘at stake’

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – In a race against time, or at least against the ‘bond vigilantes’, the Irish government is to publish a stiff austerity plan on Wednesday afternoon whose drafting was supervised to by the EU-IMF troika. The plan,…

80 policemen wounded in Belfast riots

Media reported that rioters attacked again the Police Forces in Belfast, the capital of the British province of Northern Ireland, on Tuesday night by firing shots and hurling petrol bombs.

UK security beefed up as possible IRA attack looms

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) started a major security operation on Friday in order to curb any possible attack from splinter dissident Irish Republican Army (IRA) groups that would hamper the British parliamentary election on May 6.

Car bomb explodes near MI5 regional headquarters

A bomb-laden car went off near regional headquarters of United Kingdom’s counter-terrorism and security agency MI5 in Northern Ireland on Monday. Reportedly, the attack occurred as the policing and justice powers were transferred from London to Belfast. “A device has exploded in a vehicle at…

Irish banks may need as much as €32 billion for losses

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – In what was billed as one of the most important speeches in the history of the state, Irish finance minister Brian Lenihan on Tuesday (30 March) revealed that the country’s banks could face a capital shortfall…

Worldwide Political Polls

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Poland’s Civic Platform (PO) party maintains a commanding lead over the opposition, according to a poll by GfK Polonia published in Rzeczpospolita. 49 per cent of respondents would vote for the governing party in the…