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# northern-ireland - Yesterday’s News

North introduces limits on household indoor gatherings to tackle Covid-19 spike

The new measures were announced this evening by the First and Deputy First Ministers.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Joe Biden warns trade deal between UK and US is 'contingent upon respect' for Good Friday Agreement

Meanwhile, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told US Congress that the EU is threatening peace in Northern Ireland

# northern-ireland - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Five arrests and 21 kilos of cocaine seized by UK police investigating 'NI crime group'

Four men based in Northern Ireland are suspected of being involved in the importation of drugs from the continent.

EU is threatening 'blockade' on British food to Northern Ireland and to 'carve up' the UK, Boris Johnson says

Writing in the Telegraph, Johnson has argued in favour of the Bill as rebel Tories mount a plan to amend the legislation.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 10 September, 2020

'Complacency is our enemy': New restrictions to limit social interaction between households in Belfast

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill announced the new measures this evening.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations

The Taoiseach says the UK government’s actions ‘does not build trust’.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Simon Coveney: Concerns about proposed change to Brexit deal 'exacerbated' by recent comments Brandon Lewis This post contains videos

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

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

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations

Trade talks will resume in London today.

# northern-ireland - Monday 7 September, 2020

From The42 Haaland brace helps Norway hammer Northern Ireland Nations League

Haaland brace helps Norway hammer Northern Ireland

Alexander Sorloth also scored twice as Ian Baraclough’s home debut ended in defeat.

Stormont Health Minister orders independent probe after fourth Covid-19 death in Craigavon hospital

Three wards at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh have been hit by coronavirus clusters.

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 6 September, 2020

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

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

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

# northern-ireland - Friday 4 September, 2020

Council of Europe committee presses UK government over Pat Finucane probe

Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast in 1989.

'Extremely distressing': Two patients with Covid-19 who were treated on haematology ward in Armagh hospital die

Another 61 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

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DUP blasts 'disgraceful' Ireland/Northern Ireland flag mix-up as BBC issues apology

The programme had been reporting on the differing quarantine advice that exists in different parts of the UK.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

From The42 Republic of Ireland U21 winger Mallon switches allegiance to Northern Ireland Declaration

Republic of Ireland U21 winger Mallon switches allegiance to Northern Ireland

The Sheffield United player, who’s on loan at Derry City, says the decision is ‘a good footballing move’.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Murderer Thomas McCabe, on the run since 2018, arrested by gardaí

The 56-year-old was convicted of murder 30 years ago.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Sinn Féin MLA apologises following criticism for 'disgusting' comments on Troubles victims pension

Martina Anderson said the money was mainly for “those who fought Britain’s dirty war in Ireland”.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

37 rescued from floods as homes evacuated in Down

High winds and heavy rain swept across the North today.

Five cancer patients test positive for Covid-19 in Armagh hospital

Several staff at the Craigavon Area Hospital are self-isolating as a precaution.

# northern-ireland - Monday 24 August, 2020

Belfast woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempting to kill police officers

The judge described Christine Connor as a “committed dissident republican”.

NI schools to re-open today despite concerns from teachers about Covid-19

The North’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride has insisted it is safe to return.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Man (62) arrested at Heathrow Airport as part of New IRA investigation

Detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit arrested the man at Heathrow Airport today.

# northern-ireland - Friday 21 August, 2020

Stormont Executive Office acting unlawfully in delaying victims’ payouts, judge rules

The payment scheme should have opened to applications at the end of May.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 20 August, 2020

As cases increase ahead of school return, Northern Ireland introduces limits on house visits and gatherings

Dr Michael McBride said the R number is currently at 1.3 and that the return of schools will put “upward pressure” on that number.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Nine people arrested as part of New IRA investigation

Gardaí carried out searches in Dublin, Laois, Cork and Kerry as part of the operation.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Stormont Executive to consider renewed Covid-19 restrictions for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health said that measures may be taken on localised or region-wide scales.

# northern-ireland - Monday 17 August, 2020

Northern Ireland GCSE students will now be awarded teachers' grades without standardisation

This comes after accusations of inequality over the calculated A-level results, which were issued to students last Thursday.

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

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

# northern-ireland - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Boris Johnson unveils first steps towards marking centenary of Northern Ireland next year

A centenary forum and a centenary historical advisory panel are set to be established.

Taoiseach has first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The two leaders are discussing management of Covid-19 and Brexit negotiations.

Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today

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

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Covid-19: Northern Ireland health minister 'concerned about rise in cases'

Robin Swann said there have been 194 positive tests in the last seven days.

# northern-ireland - Monday 10 August, 2020

Northern Ireland residents invited to volunteer for Covid-19 vaccine research

Volunteers can sign up to a registry to link researchers with potential trial participants.

# northern-ireland - Friday 7 August, 2020

Gove in Belfast to promote Trader Support Service to help NI businesses avoid Brexit red tape

An initial £50 million will set up the service, with the full contract worth up to £200 million.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Two men to be prosecuted on fraud charges over Nama's £1.2 billion Project Eagle loan sale

The £1.2 billion property deal is described as the biggest ever in Northern Ireland.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Man (23) charged with murder of Patrycja Wyrebek in Newry

Patrycja died at her home in Drumalane Park, Newry on Sunday morning.

'He was Ireland's Martin Luther King': Derry and Ireland say goodbye to John Hume RIP

'He was Ireland's Martin Luther King': Derry and Ireland say goodbye to John Hume

“Make no mistake about it – there are people alive today who would not be alive had it not been for John’s vision and his work.”

Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'

John Hume saw how people from a working class background were locked out of borrowing from banks, writes Gerry Thompson.

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