Family of slain Real IRA member awarded compensation

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The British government has awarded compensation to the family of a Real IRA member killed by his comrades, who believed he was an informer, relatives say.

2 found liable in Omagh bombing

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 20 (UPI) -- A court in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Wednesday found two men liable for a second time in the 1998 Omagh bombing that killed 29 people.
HSBC exec resigns in wake of investigation

HSBC exec resigns in wake of investigation

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- An HSBC executive said he will resign after it was found the bank's U.S. affiliate became a "gateway" for money laundering, terrorist financing and other illicit transactions.

Counterfeit $10,000 bill brought to bank

LOWELL, Mass., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Officials at a Massachusetts bank said workers had no problem spotting a counterfeit $10,000 bill, a bank note that hasn't been printed since 1934.

Once powerful N.J. state senator guilty

CAMDEN, N.J., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A former New Jersey state senator and a former dean at a state medical school were convicted Tuesday of corruption charges involving a no-show job.

Bryant political corruption trial resumes

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The federal political corruption trial of former New Jersey state Sen. Wayne Bryant resumed in the harsh glare of the courtroom spotlight Thursday.

Search for bodies resumes after 20 years

STRATTON, Colo., July 11 (UPI) -- Colorado authorities say they have resumed a search for corpses in a 20-year-old case after a former main suspect was freed from prison.

Sean Hoey cleared of Omagh bombing

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The only man charged in Northern Ireland with the Omagh bombing, the deadliest terrorist attack of the Troubles, was cleared Thursday of all charges.

N.J. lawmaker charged with no-show job

TRENTON, N.J., March 30 (UPI) -- A longtime New Jersey state senator has been charged with using his political clout to get a no-show job at the state medical school.

U.S. to protect Internet authority

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- The United States, rejecting outside calls for a worldwide Internet governing body, has decided to keep its management authority over the Internet.

Omagh bomb conviction overturned

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The only man jailed in the Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland had his conviction overturned Friday and will face a retrial.

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WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- In an attempt to make high-speed wireless communications more available in the United States, the Commerce Department Tuesday announced a deal to free up an additional 90 megahertz of radio spectrum by December 2008.

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Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher is a political scientist. He is Professor of Comparative Politics and head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Trained as a computer scientist, Gallagher combines his understanding of statistical analysis with his interests in politics. He holds a B.A. from Lancaster, two M.Sc. degrees, one from Essex and one from Strathclyde. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Strathclyde.

Though Professor Gallagher is perhaps most noted for his least squares index of disproportionality, the Gallagher index, he has wide research interests, including Irish Politics, comparative political institutions and political parties.

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