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The Labour party is now led by people who wanted the IRA to win

Most people in this country still have no idea who Jeremy Corbyn is. He exists in a fog of curiosity. Who is this guy? What does his election mean? Where are we going? Well, they are about to find out.<p>I am not surprised Corbyn has handed John McDonnell the plum job of being Shadow Chancellor. He is …

Fate of Northern Ireland's power sharing government hangs in the balance

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s power-sharing administration was on the brink of collapse on Thursday after a murder linked to the IRA plunged the province towards the gravest crisis since a 1998 peace deal ended years of sectarian violence.<p>Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness (C) speaks to the …

Northern Ireland

Manchester United will beat Liverpool, but won't win Premier League - LVG

Louis van Gaal has assured Manchester United fans that his side will defeat Liverpool on Saturday, but backed off picking the Old Trafford club to be …

Soccer

How Brexit could drive out European Premier League footballers

Dozens of top European stars playing in the Premier League would not qualify for work permits if Britain quit the EU and treated all overseas footballers the same, according to a Guardian analysis.<p>The study into rules governing working visas for elite players, conducted ahead of an expected …

Anthony Martial: 'English football needs Man Utd striker to succeed'

<b>I would love to be analysing a dream debut for Anthony Martial when I come to discuss Manchester United versus Liverpool on Match of the Day on Saturday.</b><p>It is the biggest game in English football and a massive occasion for his first United appearance - if he features at Old Trafford.<p>But the very …

Britain, Ireland call for talks to calm Northern Ireland crisis

BELFAST/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Britain and Ireland sought to calm Northern Ireland’s political crisis on Friday by urging Protestant unionists and Catholic nationalists to shore up a power-sharing government that ended decades of sectarian violence.<p>A sign showing Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams is …

Ireland

Suspend Stormont to save power sharing, urges NI first minister

Peter Robinson says the Northern Ireland assembly should be suspended for urgent talks after the UUP walked out amid claims of ongoing IRA violence<p>Northern Ireland’s first minister, Peter Robinson, wants a four-week adjournment of the Stormont assembly to try to solve the crisis that threatens to …

Stormont crisis: Cross-party talks to begin next week

<b>Downing Street has confirmed that "urgent, intensive and focused cross-party talks" will begin next week in Belfast in an attempt to resolve the crisis at the assembly.</b><p>It was sparked by the recent murder of Kevin McGuigan Sr.<p>The Ulster Unionists withdrew from the executive after police said …

Migrant crisis: NI could take thousands of refugees, says McGuinness

<b>Thousands of refugees should be allowed to into Northern Ireland, the deputy first minister has said.</b><p>Pressure has grown on the UK to take more of the people fleeing to Europe from Syria after the bodies of Greece-bound migrants, including a three-year-old boy, washed up on a Turkish beach.<p>Martin …

What you need to know about Northern Ireland's current political crisis

<i>UPDATED: 11:00 a.m. BST Sept. 11</i><p>LONDON — Northern Ireland's Stormont Executive, which shares power among political parties, has been deadlocked for …

Northern Ireland: how an over-reaction to one murder brought politics to a halt

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has decided to abandon meetings of the Northern Ireland Executive “except in exceptional …

Ireland