Archive of 12 June 2008

The vote could scupper the entire European project

Ireland goes to the polls over EU treaty

Ireland is set to go to the polls today in a crucial referendum on the European treaty.

  • Opponents of government's 42-day proposals vow to take fight to House of Lords after last night's paper-thin victory

    42-day opponents take fight to Lords

    Opponents of the government plans to extend pre-charge detention to 42-days are vowing to take their struggle to the Lords, following last night's paper-thin victory for the government.

  • The pair died onboard HMS Tireless

    Safety failings blamed for submarine deaths

    The Royal Navy did not fully appreciate the "safety considerations" relating to a device whose failure left two submariners dead last year, the chief of the naval staff has said.

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