Boris Johnson pledge to end prosecutions of Troubles soldiers 'totally wrong', says son of man shot dead by UK troops

Boris Johnson’s pledge to end the prosecutions of Troubles veterans has been described as “totally wrong” by a man whose father was killed the UK Parachute Regiment. The UK Prime Minister has promised that if re-elected after the General Election, his party will introduce measures to support military personnel, veterans and their families. Under the proposals, the Conservatives would amend […]

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France's Macron says global system in 'unprecedented crisis'

PARIS (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday (Nov 12) said that the global political system was in “unprecedented crisis”, urging new kinds of alliances and cooperation to solve the world’s problems. Macron’s warning came days after the publication of an interview in which the president argued NATO was experiencing brain death and Europe risked becoming insignificant, in comments […]

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'Dublin Jimmy' once threatened to shoot 'paymaster' who hired him to carry out attacks on former Quinn companies

Crime boss Cyril ‘Dublin Jimmy’ McGuinness, who was the prime suspect for organising the abduction of QIH executive Kevin Lunney, once threatened to shoot the suspected ‘paymaster’ who hired him to carry out the campaign of violence against the former Quinn companies. Independent.ie can reveal that the violent gangster, who suffered a fatal heart attack when police raided his safe […]

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Cars to be fitted with alcohol detector and speed limiters by 2022

The European Council has rubber stamped plans for improved safety measures after the European Parliament passed them in March. The Government has said road safety standards in the UK will be similar to EU rules after the country has left the bloc. From mid-2022 all new cars will have to be fitted with the features and from May 2024 all […]

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Arrests in Garda probe into alleged €86m 'Ponzi scheme'

Fraud squad detectives have made three arrests as part of a massive investigation into an alleged €86m ‘Ponzi scheme’. The middle-aged male suspects were detained at Irishtown garda station in Dublin where they were quizzed by specialist officers before being released without charge. The Dublin company at the centre of the case is Custom House Capital (CHC) and gardaí believe […]

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Real IRA members recruited to help in Lunney kidnap

A nest of dissident republicans – including some former Real IRA members – is under investigation for playing a key logistical role in the kidnap and torture of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) senior executive Kevin Lunney. Members of the group have been associated in the past with Cyril ‘Dublin Jimmy’ McGuinness, the alleged gang leader, who died after Derbyshire police […]

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