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# northern-ireland - Today’s News

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event

Updated 1 hour ago 27,114 Views 13 Comments

A number of restrictions will also ease on 24 May in Northern Ireland.

Johnson accused of 'not caring' about people in Northern Ireland in wake of Ballymurphy apology controversy
# Legacy Killings
# Legacy Killings

Johnson accused of 'not caring' about people in Northern Ireland in wake of Ballymurphy apology controversy

Updated 8 hours ago 15,794 Views 26 Comments

The families of innocent victims and MPs have criticised Boris Johnson for not making a public apology for the massacre.

# northern-ireland - Yesterday’s News

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit

Wed 11:06 AM 8,884 Views 21 Comments

Frost and NI Secretary Brandon Lewis met business and community reps during a two-day visit to the North.

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling
# Innocent
# Innocent

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling

Wed 7:47 AM 16,382 Views 7 Comments

A coroner ruled that the people killed in the west Belfast shootings involving British soldiers in August 1971 were “entirely innocent”.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'

Updated Tue 8:55 PM 33,597 Views 141 Comments

Legislation on the issue is expected to be forthcoming.

How events unfolded in Ballymurphy in August 1971
# Timeline
# Timeline

How events unfolded in Ballymurphy in August 1971

Tue 8:36 AM 15,587 Views 28 Comments

Ten people were fatally wounded in gunfire involving the British army in west Belfast over three days in August 1971.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Donnelly rejects NI counterpart's call to stop cross-border travel
# No Restrictions
# No Restrictions

Donnelly rejects NI counterpart's call to stop cross-border travel

Sun 3:33 PM 40,557 Views 21 Comments

Stormont Health Minister Robin Swann had sought measures to stop non-essential cross-border journeys.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Steve Aiken to resign as leader of Ulster Unionist Party
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Steve Aiken to resign as leader of Ulster Unionist Party

Sat 1:03 PM 24,606 Views 34 Comments

Aiken will remain in his post until a successor is chosen.

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Sat 7:37 AM 40,776 Views 63 Comments

The open letter has been sent to Micheál Martin, Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Maros Sefcovic.

# northern-ireland - Friday 7 May, 2021

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted

May 7th 2021, 11:16 AM 13,738 Views 24 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author looks at a week where the UK prime minister set the cat among the pigeons in the North.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Health officials say seven cases of the Indian variant have been detected in Northern Ireland
# Indian Variant
# Indian Variant

Health officials say seven cases of the Indian variant have been detected in Northern Ireland

May 6th 2021, 4:39 PM 18,161 Views 38 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride said that the cases are not unexpected.

# northern-ireland - Monday 3 May, 2021

Jeffrey Donaldson announces DUP leadership bid
# DUP
# DUP

Jeffrey Donaldson announces DUP leadership bid

Updated May 3rd 2021, 11:14 AM 37,615 Views 83 Comments

The party will have its first contested race for party leader in its 50-year history.

Northern Ireland marks 100 years since its creation
# Centenary
# Centenary

Northern Ireland marks 100 years since its creation

May 3rd 2021, 9:55 AM 21,341 Views 77 Comments

Much like the day NI was founded, there will be no huge celebrations or grand ceremonies today.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 1 May, 2021

People on both sides of the border ‘not prepared to foot united Ireland bill’ - poll
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

People on both sides of the border ‘not prepared to foot united Ireland bill’ - poll

May 1st 2021, 10:40 AM 34,662 Views 126 Comments

The poll also found that a majority in Ireland and a plurality in the North want a referendum on a united Ireland to be held.

# northern-ireland - Friday 30 April, 2021

The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 PM 23,173 Views 18 Comments

It was a decision that blindsided many – but what does it mean for the DUP and Northern Ireland?

Large queues outside Primark and other retailers in Belfast as restrictions ease in the North
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Large queues outside Primark and other retailers in Belfast as restrictions ease in the North

Updated Apr 30th 2021, 2:35 PM 47,556 Views 65 Comments
  • All non-essential retail can resume from today in Northern Ireland.
  • Publicans, cafe owner and restaurateurs are allowed to trade outdoors.
  • From today, the limit on outdoor gatherings in gardens increases to 15 people.
Arlene Foster says she hasn't seen letter of no confidence or spoken to those who moved to oust her
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Arlene Foster says she hasn't seen letter of no confidence or spoken to those who moved to oust her

Updated Apr 30th 2021, 1:01 PM 44,286 Views 54 Comments

The 50-year-old announced her resignation on Wednesday.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Who are the potential contenders to replace Arlene Foster as DUP leader?
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Who are the potential contenders to replace Arlene Foster as DUP leader?

Apr 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 37,827 Views 38 Comments

It is not clear if the next leader will enjoy a coronation, or whether there will be more than one candidate vying for the party’s top job.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

'A difficult day': Reaction as Arlene Foster announces she is to step down as leader of the DUP
# The Dup
# The Dup

'A difficult day': Reaction as Arlene Foster announces she is to step down as leader of the DUP

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 6:35 PM 87,858 Views 103 Comments
  • Foster will step down as Northern Ireland's First Minister at the end of June.
  • There has been growing discontentment with Foster's handling of Brexit negotiations and the Northern Ireland Protocol.
  • Foster has been the leader of the DUP since 2015.
Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure

Apr 28th 2021, 11:52 AM 38,684 Views 60 Comments

Former BBC correspondent Brian Rowan looks at the embattled DUP leader’s position today.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

DUP insists leadership an ‘internal’ matter amid reported heave against Foster
# Leadership Heave
# Leadership Heave

DUP insists leadership an ‘internal’ matter amid reported heave against Foster

Apr 27th 2021, 6:09 PM 32,376 Views 57 Comments

Arlene Foster has played down suggestions her position is under threat with her handling of Brexit being blamed for the heave murmurings.

# northern-ireland - Monday 26 April, 2021

Ex-paratroopers deny 1972 murder of Official IRA man
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ex-paratroopers deny 1972 murder of Official IRA man

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 12:04 PM 32,947 Views 0 Comments

The legacy case of Joe McCann is one of several on which Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service has taken decisions.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Firefighters escalate operations in Mourne Mountains as gorse blaze continues to rage
# Slieve Donard
# Slieve Donard

Firefighters escalate operations in Mourne Mountains as gorse blaze continues to rage

Apr 24th 2021, 8:32 AM 28,580 Views 32 Comments

The fire has been ongoing since the early hours of Friday morning.

# northern-ireland - Friday 23 April, 2021

Haircuts resume in Northern Ireland under latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions
# Chop Chop
# Chop Chop

Haircuts resume in Northern Ireland under latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions

Apr 23rd 2021, 9:23 AM 11,806 Views 28 Comments

Several sectors of the economy have returned.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Bloody Sunday families to challenge decision against ex-soldier prosecutions
# Parachute Regiment
# Parachute Regiment

Bloody Sunday families to challenge decision against ex-soldier prosecutions

Apr 22nd 2021, 9:20 PM 15,633 Views 17 Comments

The judicial review challenge has been listed for hearing for five days beginning on 20 September.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says
# The North
# The North

Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says

Apr 21st 2021, 8:13 PM 10,426 Views 6 Comments

He also raised “concern” about the disparity in the pace of vaccine rollout between the North and the Republic.

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer
# Derry
# Derry

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer

Apr 21st 2021, 1:32 PM 15,064 Views 0 Comments

Kieran Maguire was arrested on Tuesday.

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 AM 37,332 Views 113 Comments

As Northern Ireland prepares to mark its centenary the poll found that the majority felt the region would not be part of the UK in 25 years.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

UK junior defence minister resigns over veterans being investigated for Troubles killings
# JOHNNY MERCER
# JOHNNY MERCER

UK junior defence minister resigns over veterans being investigated for Troubles killings

Apr 20th 2021, 9:13 PM 29,923 Views 41 Comments

Johnny Mercer said that this had been a “red line” issue for him, and that he is “deeply proud” of veterans who served in Northern Ireland.

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast

Updated Apr 20th 2021, 1:38 PM 35,719 Views 42 Comments

Demonstrations took place in Belfast and Derry.

# northern-ireland - Monday 19 April, 2021

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says
# The North
# The North

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says

Apr 19th 2021, 8:20 PM 17,629 Views 25 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood accused the DUP of ‘childish’ behaviour.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute

Apr 18th 2021, 3:30 PM 20,966 Views 27 Comments

Micheal Martin said Brexit was one of the causes of the ‘terrible scenes’ of rioting in Belfast recently.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 17 April, 2021

NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals

Apr 17th 2021, 7:47 AM 38,379 Views 37 Comments

The countries on the red list include Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and Venezuela.

# northern-ireland - Friday 16 April, 2021

Stormont ministers accuse DUP of ‘obstructing’ north-south meetings on languages and transport
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers accuse DUP of ‘obstructing’ north-south meetings on languages and transport

Apr 16th 2021, 10:35 PM 25,860 Views 27 Comments

DUP leader Arlene Foster has claimed today’s meeting did not happen due to a timing issue.

Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues

Apr 16th 2021, 7:08 AM 9,204 Views 8 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost and European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic have met in Brussels.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 7:52 PM 94,635 Views 66 Comments
  • The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
  • Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
  • Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972

Apr 14th 2021, 5:27 PM 7,738 Views 0 Comments

Margaret (Peggy) Deery died in 1988 after suffering throughout her life with the physical and mental impact of the shooting.

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

Apr 14th 2021, 3:26 PM 5,475 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises

Apr 13th 2021, 5:09 PM 35,487 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson was of sowing mistrust among the unionist community, and is not “a casual observer” to events in the North.

Burning car left on train track between Belfast and Derry
# Coleraine
# Coleraine

Burning car left on train track between Belfast and Derry

Apr 13th 2021, 7:13 AM 22,686 Views 19 Comments

The incident took place around 9pm last night.

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