Ireland

Julia Conley, staff writer
"Declaring an emergency means absolutely nothing unless there is action to back it up. That means the government having to do things they don't want to do."
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Fires burn in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Thursday night. The violence claimed the life of journalist Lyra McKee.
A number of stressors, chief among them the political instability that comes...
Julia Conley, staff writer
The House Speaker, who has said he hopes to become a U.S. ambassador to Ireland...

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This week in Dublin, three former executives of the now-defunct Anglo Irish Bank went on trial for illegal practices that eventually crashed the economy, leading to an 85 billion euro bailout by the government - aka still-angry taxpayers. Years in the making, the complex trial has drawn over 300 jury volunteers who've been warned they can't serve if they're too peeved to be "fair," even though the banksters weren't. Particularly damning are tape recordings of the executives laughingly...