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# dup - Friday 9 April, 2021

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder

Fri 3:07 PM 19,080 Views 21 Comments

Emma DeSouza says the unrest in the North is not a failure of peace but a failure of leadership.

# dup - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder
# Explainer
# Explainer

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder

Thu 8:10 AM 23,500 Views 49 Comments

It took an event unrelated to the Irish Sea border furore to set a match to simmering tensions

# dup - Thursday 1 April, 2021

PSNI chief due before policing board over decision not to prosecute after Storey funeral
# Simon Byrne
# Simon Byrne

PSNI chief due before policing board over decision not to prosecute after Storey funeral

Apr 1st 2021, 7:24 AM 10,792 Views 9 Comments

The Northern Ireland Assembly is also due to convene today for an emergency sitting to discuss the controversy.

# dup - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals

Mar 31st 2021, 4:21 PM 13,407 Views 96 Comments

The funeral was one of the most controversial events to occur during the pandemic in the North.

# dup - 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 8,181 Views 7 Comments

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

British government to intervene in bid to end Northern Ireland abortion stand-off
# Abortion
# Abortion

British government to intervene in bid to end Northern Ireland abortion stand-off

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:47 AM 10,352 Views 12 Comments

Abortion laws in the region were liberalised by MPs at Westminster in 2019.

# dup - Monday 22 March, 2021

DUP not considering collapsing Stormont in protest over NI Protocol, Minister says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

DUP not considering collapsing Stormont in protest over NI Protocol, Minister says

Mar 22nd 2021, 10:58 AM 10,565 Views 10 Comments

One of the party’s Stormont ministers said such a move would be ‘counter-productive’.

# dup - 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 19,797 Views 75 Comments

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

# dup - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Bridge or tunnel between NI and Scotland is a ‘smokescreen for Brexit fallout', says Michelle O’Neill
# Transport Link
# Transport Link

Bridge or tunnel between NI and Scotland is a ‘smokescreen for Brexit fallout', says Michelle O’Neill

Mar 10th 2021, 7:02 PM 24,765 Views 50 Comments

O’Neill has dismissed the possibility of a link between NI and Scotland as a “pipe dream”.

# dup - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled

Mar 7th 2021, 2:30 PM 30,691 Views 91 Comments

Foster has warned of an avalanche of checks on goods coming in to the region after grace periods end.

# dup - Friday 26 February, 2021

DUP minister halts construction work on Brexit inspection posts at NI ports
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

DUP minister halts construction work on Brexit inspection posts at NI ports

Feb 26th 2021, 6:38 PM 47,504 Views 37 Comments

DUP minister for agriculture Gordon Lyons has also stopped any further recruitment of inspection staff.

# dup - Monday 22 February, 2021

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time
# Brexit
# Brexit

Neale Richmond: Unionist push against NI Protocol is the wrong move at the wrong time

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:59 PM 25,185 Views 22 Comments

Neale Richmond says the legal action by unionists is ill-judged and will further entrench political views.

Taoiseach says there are 'benefits and opportunities' to NI Protocol as unionists launch legal action against it
# These Islands
# These Islands

Taoiseach says there are 'benefits and opportunities' to NI Protocol as unionists launch legal action against it

Feb 22nd 2021, 12:29 PM 19,413 Views 21 Comments
  • Martin welcomed efforts by the UK and EU to find a solution
  • The legal action claims the protocol breaches the Act of Union and the Good Friday Agreement
  • Virtual debate at Westminster on the protocol later today

# dup - Sunday 21 February, 2021

DUP launches legal challenge against Northern Ireland Protocol

DUP launches legal challenge against Northern Ireland Protocol

Feb 21st 2021, 4:58 PM 35,869 Views 54 Comments

A group of DUP members have engaged senior legal counsel to prepare for a series of challenges to the protocol.

# dup - Friday 12 February, 2021

DUP call to trigger Article 16 to be debated at Westminster
# Article 16
# Article 16

DUP call to trigger Article 16 to be debated at Westminster

Feb 12th 2021, 6:33 PM 27,404 Views 62 Comments

Arlene Foster said unionist anger and concern over the Northern Ireland Protocol must be heard.

# dup - Monday 8 February, 2021

Foster says DUP ‘absolutely committed to racial equality’ after Campbell comments
# Gregory Campbell
# Gregory Campbell

Foster says DUP ‘absolutely committed to racial equality’ after Campbell comments

Feb 8th 2021, 4:24 PM 34,763 Views 45 Comments

The party’s East Londonderry MP has been accused of ‘race-baiting’ and anti-racism campaigners called on Gregory Campbell to apologise.

# dup - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Democratic Unionist Party MP criticised for 'race-baiting' social media post
# Gregory Campbell
# Gregory Campbell

Democratic Unionist Party MP criticised for 'race-baiting' social media post

Feb 7th 2021, 6:46 PM 42,761 Views 68 Comments

Campbell made the post on 31 January complaining about the BBC’s Songs of Praise.

# dup - Friday 13 November, 2020

Taoiseach says DUP was 'wrong' to use cross-community veto on public health measures
# Dr Tom Black
# Dr Tom Black

Taoiseach says DUP was 'wrong' to use cross-community veto on public health measures

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 2:00 PM 37,834 Views 36 Comments

The DUP had disagreed with other parties in the Stormont Executive on continuing the Covid-19 restrictions after today.

# dup - Thursday 12 November, 2020

'Not the time to play politics': Businesses and unions unhappy with Stormont deadlock over lockdown measures
# Stormont Deadlock
# Stormont Deadlock

'Not the time to play politics': Businesses and unions unhappy with Stormont deadlock over lockdown measures

Nov 12th 2020, 2:12 PM 7,265 Views 5 Comments

Some businesses plan to reopen regardless of what the Executive decides.

# dup - Monday 2 November, 2020

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning
# Centenary
# Centenary

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning

Nov 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 22,222 Views 27 Comments

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been involved in meetings planning the centenary events.

# dup - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment
# Stormont
# Stormont

Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment

Oct 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,147 Views 10 Comments

Both leaders have faced a difficult few weeks.

# dup - Thursday 24 September, 2020

DUP MP Sammy Wilson 'offering no excuse' after he was photographed not wearing a face mask on London Tube
# Going Underground
# Going Underground

DUP MP Sammy Wilson 'offering no excuse' after he was photographed not wearing a face mask on London Tube

Sep 24th 2020, 8:05 PM 52,135 Views 45 Comments

Those caught not wearing a mask on public transport in London can face a £200 fine.

# dup - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

The DUP claims the Northern Ireland protocol makes the North 'Europe’s pawn'
# EU Deal
# EU Deal

The DUP claims the Northern Ireland protocol makes the North 'Europe’s pawn'

Sep 22nd 2020, 10:45 PM 22,306 Views 23 Comments

The party said extra paperwork and EU customs declarations are consequences which will cost the community and business dear.

# dup - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Brexit deal and Northern Ireland arrangements should be 'scrapped', says Sammy Wilson
# DUP
# DUP

Brexit deal and Northern Ireland arrangements should be 'scrapped', says Sammy Wilson

Sep 6th 2020, 2:57 PM 40,239 Views 53 Comments

The DUP MP appeared to contradict his party leader Arlene Foster.

# dup - Monday 17 August, 2020

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions
# Belfast
# Belfast

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions

Aug 17th 2020, 12:10 AM 13,757 Views 0 Comments

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review case against the Northern Ireland Executive.

# dup - Sunday 5 July, 2020

US envoy praises Northern Ireland as it's 'done a really good job' of tackling Covid-19
# Mick Mulvaney
# Mick Mulvaney

US envoy praises Northern Ireland as it's 'done a really good job' of tackling Covid-19

Jul 5th 2020, 4:45 PM 25,579 Views 21 Comments

Mick Mulvaney said that the Northern Irish parties had all worked well together.

# dup - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 2:53 PM 38,066 Views 121 Comments

Police are investigating potential breaches of lockdown rules at the funeral.

# dup - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly

Jun 2nd 2020, 9:18 PM 25,224 Views 34 Comments

The motion doesn’t impact or change Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation.

Sinn Féin to oppose DUP's motion against abortion in cases of non-fatal disabilities
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Sinn Féin to oppose DUP's motion against abortion in cases of non-fatal disabilities

Jun 2nd 2020, 5:19 PM 14,909 Views 43 Comments

The motion “rejects the imposition of abortion legislation which extends to all non-fatal disabilities, including Down’s syndrome”.

# dup - Sunday 8 March, 2020

'Cash for ash': Everything you need to know about the scandal that collapsed Stormont
# Ashes To Ashes
# Ashes To Ashes

'Cash for ash': Everything you need to know about the scandal that collapsed Stormont

Mar 8th 2020, 10:00 PM 40,474 Views 20 Comments

The DUP is expected to be criticised heavily when the RHI report is published on Friday.

# dup - Sunday 16 February, 2020

'Surprised, not shocked': What do the North's politicians make of the Sinn Féin surge?
# Seen It All
# Seen It All

'Surprised, not shocked': What do the North's politicians make of the Sinn Féin surge?

Feb 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 28,422 Views 78 Comments

Unionists and nationalists all agree that Sinn Féin is a powerful electoral force.

# dup - Friday 14 February, 2020

Foster urges new Northern Ireland secretary to 'revisit' scope of historical investigations unit
# Troubles Killings
# Troubles Killings

Foster urges new Northern Ireland secretary to 'revisit' scope of historical investigations unit

Feb 14th 2020, 1:01 PM 15,370 Views 18 Comments

Plans to press ahead with the unit are being cited as a reason for Julian Smith’s sacking as Northern Ireland secretary.

# dup - Saturday 1 February, 2020

British government outlines Troubles victims pension scheme but SF criticises 'hierarchy of victims'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

British government outlines Troubles victims pension scheme but SF criticises 'hierarchy of victims'

Feb 1st 2020, 10:59 AM 12,691 Views 33 Comments

Those convicted of playing a part in an incident in which they were injured will be denied access to the scheme.

Arlene Foster says she 'lost friends' because she went to Martin McGuinness' funeral
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Arlene Foster says she 'lost friends' because she went to Martin McGuinness' funeral

Feb 1st 2020, 8:31 AM 59,558 Views 88 Comments

There was a negative reaction from the audience when she outlined her opposition to same sex marriage.

# dup - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger
# Money Message
# Money Message

Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger

Jan 22nd 2020, 6:27 PM 20,895 Views 38 Comments

The leaders of the five main parties said they would seek to have the pay rise deferred.

# dup - Saturday 18 January, 2020

The strangest thing about Northern Irish politics? There's a government, but no opposition
# Power Sharing
# Power Sharing

The strangest thing about Northern Irish politics? There's a government, but no opposition

Jan 18th 2020, 10:00 PM 20,815 Views 43 Comments

Some credit the short-lived opposition for helping to expose the ‘cash for ash’ scandal.

# dup - Monday 13 January, 2020

'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit
# Stormont
# Stormont

'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit

Updated Jan 13th 2020, 6:56 PM 28,997 Views 34 Comments

The UK Prime Minister was urged to follow through on funding commitments to Northern Ireland during his visit today.

# dup - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Arlene Foster re-appointed First Minister as powersharing returns to Northern Ireland
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Arlene Foster re-appointed First Minister as powersharing returns to Northern Ireland

Updated Jan 11th 2020, 5:05 PM 43,345 Views 72 Comments

A new powersharing deal was agreed by the North’s main parties last night.

# dup - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable'

Jan 9th 2020, 3:06 PM 10,993 Views 43 Comments

Three years to the day since the collapse of the Assembly, the Sinn Féin leader in the North said talks are still “a work in progress”.

# dup - Friday 3 January, 2020

Day two of Stormont talks rumble on - but Sinn Féin is confident it will secure Irish language support
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Day two of Stormont talks rumble on - but Sinn Féin is confident it will secure Irish language support

Jan 3rd 2020, 4:10 PM 13,115 Views 28 Comments

UUP leader Steven Aiken said he was unsure of how close the parties were to a deal.

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