Topic: Irish Labour Party
For admirers, Margaret Thatcher was a savior who rescued Britain from ruin and laid the groundwork for an extraordinary economic renaissance. For critics, she was a heartless tyrant who ushered in an era of greed that kicked the weak out onto the streets and let the rich become filthy rich.
A motion in Belfast to stop flying the British Union flag year-round touched off the riots, but the issues run deeper.
Details are still sketchy on who carried out the Oslo bombing, but Norwegian police are also connecting it to a gunmen who attacked a political youth camp shortly after.
07/22/2011 06:52 pm
Ireland's new leaders have few options in reversing the downward spiral of debt and joblessness.
02/28/2011 02:48 pm
Ireland is poised for a major shift toward more conservative government at the polls today, spurred by a financial crisis that has left it with enormous debt, a housing bust, and high unemployment.
02/25/2011 09:12 am
Ireland's Green Party has said it will pull out of its coalition under Prime Minister Brian Cowen. Cowen has called for elections in early 2011, but opposition leaders want a vote now.
11/22/2010 04:16 pm
Early exit polls show that the opposition Conservative Party got the most seats in parliament. The initial UK election results show it's not an outright majority, but a hung parliament. Next: Days of negotiations over forming a coalition government.
05/06/2010 08:16 pm
At the Conservative Party's conference Thursday, David Cameron will try to project a more compassionate image even as he calls for public-spending cuts and tax hikes.
10/06/2009 01:00 am
Protests and anger grow as 'Celtic Tiger's' economy takes nosedive.
03/02/2009 12:00 am
With the Celtic Tiger faltering, some say the crackdown will only add to the misery of the poor.
12/24/2008 12:00 am