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# brandon-lewis - Thursday 14 October, 2021

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services
# Abortion
# Abortion

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services

Updated Thu 4:00 PM 14,400 Views 4 Comments

The court ruled that Lewis “failed to comply with his duties” by not ensuring provision for full abortion services for women in the region.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers
# Troubles
# Troubles

UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers

Jul 14th 2021, 1:52 PM 38,303 Views 49 Comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the proposals are “measured” and “balanced”.

Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions

Updated Jul 14th 2021, 11:02 AM 18,671 Views 0 Comments

Foreign Affairs minister Simon Coveney said: “This is not a fait accompli.”

# brandon-lewis - Saturday 3 July, 2021

UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes
# The North
# The North

UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:56 AM 16,750 Views 50 Comments

David Frost and Brandon Lewis said the current terms risk ‘creating a series of rolling crises’.

# brandon-lewis - Sunday 27 June, 2021

EU must back up words with actions on Northern Ireland Protocol, Brandon Lewis says
# The North
# The North

EU must back up words with actions on Northern Ireland Protocol, Brandon Lewis says

Jun 27th 2021, 4:35 PM 19,247 Views 24 Comments

Lewis blamed the problems attributed to the Protocol on the EU’s “purist” implementation.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says
# Protocol
# Protocol

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says

Jun 24th 2021, 9:24 PM 10,296 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister said he hopes progress will be made in the sausage war trade dispute between the UK and the EU.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs
# Brexit
# Brexit

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs

Updated Jun 23rd 2021, 1:45 PM 19,003 Views 39 Comments

The comments came after outgoing DUP leader Edwin Poots said he had received a personal assurance that changes would be made to the Protocol.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
# Stormont
# Stormont

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language

Jun 17th 2021, 8:42 AM 30,496 Views 54 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis

Jun 16th 2021, 8:32 PM 9,276 Views 30 Comments

Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention
# Stormont
# Stormont

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention

Jun 16th 2021, 4:33 PM 15,102 Views 35 Comments

Paul Frew’s comments came as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis faced calls from Sinn Fein to end the impasse.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 13 May, 2021

McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday

May 13th 2021, 7:50 PM 17,093 Views 25 Comments

A No 10 spokesperson said Johnson “apologised unreservedly on behalf of the UK government” on the call.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June

May 5th 2021, 7:33 PM 6,834 Views 1 Comment

It follows a meeting between Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State in Dublin today.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’
# The North
# The North

Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’

Mar 25th 2021, 1:33 PM 19,502 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis said it is unacceptable that women and girls in the North cannot access abortion services.

# brandon-lewis - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so
# Brandon Lewis
# Brandon Lewis

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:21 PM 8,206 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis could have the power to rollout services from London next month.

# brandon-lewis - Friday 19 March, 2021

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 AM 19,846 Views 75 Comments

The UK Government has stated disappointment that full abortion services have not yet been commissioned in Northern Ireland

# brandon-lewis - Monday 12 October, 2020

NI Secretary to decide whether to hold Pat Finucane murder inquiry 'by end of November'
# Belfast
# Belfast

NI Secretary to decide whether to hold Pat Finucane murder inquiry 'by end of November'

Oct 12th 2020, 3:40 PM 9,151 Views 0 Comments

Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast.

# brandon-lewis - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Simon Coveney: Concerns about proposed change to Brexit deal 'exacerbated' by recent comments
# Brandon Lewis
# Brandon Lewis

Simon Coveney: Concerns about proposed change to Brexit deal 'exacerbated' by recent comments

Updated Sep 8th 2020, 7:18 PM 32,058 Views 45 Comments

NI Secretary Brandon Lewis said that UK proposals over the EU agreement could “break international law”.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today
# 100 Years
# 100 Years

Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today

Aug 13th 2020, 8:52 AM 21,878 Views 65 Comments

A Centenary Forum and Centenary Historical Advisory Panel will be created.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI

Mar 18th 2020, 7:26 AM 19,825 Views 31 Comments

The plans will deliver on the government’s promise to protect its former soldiers.

# brandon-lewis - Friday 14 February, 2020

NI secretary Brandon Lewis pays tribute to 'brilliant predecessor' Julian Smith
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

NI secretary Brandon Lewis pays tribute to 'brilliant predecessor' Julian Smith

Feb 14th 2020, 8:56 PM 10,777 Views 12 Comments

Smith was sacked as NI secretary during the Cabinet reshuffle.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Brandon Lewis named new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
# Brandon Lewis
# Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis named new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Feb 13th 2020, 4:17 PM 19,664 Views 20 Comments

He succeeds Julian Smith who was sacked today.