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#Defection

# defection - Thursday 21 December, 2017

North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border

The soldier cross the border in thick fog and made his way to a guard post.

# defection - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime

Since he defected, state media has accused him of embezzlement, rape and spying.

# defection - Monday 15 June, 2015

# defection - Monday 30 March, 2015

Defection: Renua poaches Fianna Fail councillor for by-election

Patrick McKee is set to be announced as the new party’s candidate in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow.

# defection - Monday 13 October, 2014

Britain's first Ukip MP has been sworn in - and he looks pretty happy about it

Douglas Carswell defected from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and was re-elected in his old seat.

# defection - Thursday 28 August, 2014

A Tory MP has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament UK

A Tory MP has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament

UKIP has secured only its second ever seat in Westminster after Douglas Carswell joined from the Conservative Party.

# defection - Monday 23 June, 2014

'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group

The party has said that many ECR policies “directly contradict core principles of the Fianna Fáil organisation”.

# defection - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Five top execs ditch TV3 for new UTV Ireland

UTV Ireland, which is set to start broadcasting in early 2015, said recruitment is going exceptionally well.

# defection - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Another former Labour Party councillor has joined Sinn Féin

Newbridge councillor Damian Molyneaux said he decided to join because Sinn Féin is “the only party standing up for ordinary people both on the ground and in the Dáil”.

# defection - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'

The MEP says she will have to finance her own European re-election campaign to the tune of €100,000, after resigning from Labour

# defection - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Micheál Martin welcomes Labour councillor's defection to Fianna Fáil

Meath county councillor Jenny McHugh has quit Labour to join Fianna Fáil.

# defection - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From The42 Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain Defection

Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain

David Ames and Ian Sloan appeared for Ireland in the Olympic qualifiers in March 2012.

# defection - Friday 29 June, 2012

After six years in the South, refugee defects BACK to North Korea

Pak Jong-Suk said immigrants to the South were given “hateful and deceitful” menial work – so she went home again.

# defection - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Syrian air force pilot defects to Jordan and is granted political asylum Syria This post contains videos

Syrian air force pilot defects to Jordan and is granted political asylum

The pilot flew his plane to Jordan while on a training mission.

# defection - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video Syria This post contains videos

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video

Abdo Hussameldin announced he was defecting in a YouTube video, making him the first high ranking official to abandon the Assad regime since the uprising began a year ago this month.

# defection - Monday 8 August, 2011

From The42 McClean switches allegiance to the Republic Defection

McClean switches allegiance to the Republic

On the eve of his move to Premier League outfit Sunderland, Derry-born winger James McClean has declared for the Republic of Ireland.

# defection - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Syrian army moves into Hama after massive demonstrations

Day 112 of the Syrian Revolution and Assad’s crackdown on the anti-government movement continues as tanks move on the city of Hama.