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    New Government Ministers

    Republic of Ireland Prime Minister Bertie Ahern announced his selections for various government ministers to the Dail (pronounced "doyle"). Opposition leaders then commented on his choices.

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    Irish Prime Minster Selection

    After parliamentary elections, newly elected members of the Dail met to elect the prime minister. First they elected a speaker, Seamus Pattison, a Labour member since 1961, to preside over…

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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Members reacted to the recent I.R.A. bombing of the main British army base in Northern Ireland. They strongly criticized this action and expressed their views on the need to continue to…

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    I.R.A. Bombing

    Irish Prime John Minister Bruton and other members spoke about the I.R.A. bomb that exploded in London on February 9, 1996. They examined its impact on the difficult peace negotiations and…

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    Northern Ireland Disarmament

    irish Foreign Minister, Dick Spring took members' questions concerning Prime Minister Major’s comments concerning the disarmament commission’s report in the House of Common on 24 January.

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    Northern Ireland Disarmament

    Members debated the issue of disarming both the Protestant and Catholic forces. They also discussed how this fits into the overall peace process. The disarmament commission completed its…

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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Members of the Irish Dail commented on the new Northern Ireland peace initiative announced November 28 by the British and Irish prime ministers.

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    Irish Prime Minister Selection

    Members of the Irish Dail nominated candidates and then voted to elect John Bruton of the Fine Gael Party as the new prime minister. He defeated Bertie Ahern, leader of the Fianna Fail…

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    Irish Prime Minister Resignation

    On November 16th, Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds resigned under threat of a no confidence motion. His Labour Party supporters refused to support him due to disagreement over the…

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    Violence in Northern Ireland

    During Irish Dail floor debate, solutions to the violence in Northern Ireland were debated.

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    Selection of a New Prime Minister

    The Irish Parliament debated the nominees for prime minister of Ireland. Late in the debate a vote was taken to choose a new prime minister.

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    Selection of a New Government

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    Selection of Irish Prime Minister

    In excerpts from a session of the Irish Dail, members proposed and voted on nominees for Irish prime minister. After three hours of debate, the Irish Dail was unable to determine a prime…

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    Nomination of Cabinet Ministers

    The Irish Parliament, known as the Dail, considered the nomination of James McDaid to be Defense Minister. A call for forming a new government was made prior to debate on the nomination.

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    No Confidence Debate

    MP Dick Spring spoke on the motion of no confidence that had been raised against Prime Minister Charles Haughey concerning charges of corruption and incompetence.

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