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The Disaffected Lib: Sinn Fein’s Sordid Moment

Gerry Adams’ brother, Liam stands in the dock, but it’s Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein that are on trial.

Liam is accused of molesting and raping his daughter, Aine.  She claims to have been sexually assaulted by her father from 1977, when she was four, until 1983.

The greater question now has become how . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Sinn Fein’s Sordid Moment

drive-by planet: Union flag riots in N. Ireland: ‘no surrender’ politics of loyalist hardliners

Over the past few weeks communities in N. Ireland have been hit by rioting instigated by a minority of hardline loyalists who have been protesting restrictions on the flying of the union flag at Belfast City Hall. Recently the rioting took on a more sectarian aspect. Loyalist rioters targeted the Short Strand neighborhood in . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Union flag riots in N. Ireland: ‘no surrender’ politics of loyalist hardliners

Drive-by Planet: Sinn Féin warns Irish against EU treaty ‘yes’ vote

The Irish face a referendum this week on the new EU fiscal treaty. Yet another EU referendum in an Ireland now under-the-gun of austerity.

The signs are that the voters will give the edge to the German-centric austerity juggernaut, in part because the political elite has been scaring people into backing the treaty. It . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Sinn Féin warns Irish against EU treaty ‘yes’ vote