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#Northern Ireland

# northern-ireland - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Scottish Tory leader backs Johnson's ‘bold and imaginative’ plan for NI-Scotland bridge

Johnson’s suggestion of the bridge has been branded “a vanity project” by Scotland’s Transport Secretary.

# northern-ireland - Friday 14 February, 2020

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

Smith was sacked as NI secretary during the Cabinet reshuffle.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Brandon Lewis named new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

He succeeds Julian Smith who was sacked today.

Northern Ireland police breached man's human rights by keeping his DNA

The case could have implications for the DNA databse in the Republic of Ireland.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

House of Lords warns Brexit deal could see Northern Ireland in different time zone to rest of UK

A report from a House of Lords committee warned Northern Ireland may be legally obliged to be one hour ahead for six months every year.

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

# northern-ireland - Monday 10 February, 2020

£20 billion Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge being examined by Boris Johnson's government

Downing Street official said that a range of officials were looking at the idea.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home'

Two women and dancers, Nicola Curry and Liz Roche, explore their own stories of growing up on both sides of the border.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'

Emma DeSouza will be asking the House of Representatives to pass a resolution supporting her case to self-identify as Irish.

# northern-ireland - Monday 27 January, 2020

Tributes to 'leader and bridge-builder' Séamus Mallon at funeral mass in Co Armagh RIP

Tributes to 'leader and bridge-builder' Séamus Mallon at funeral mass in Co Armagh

The 83-year-old died at his home in Co Armagh on Friday.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 25 January, 2020

'Famed for his stubbornness and acerbic wit, Seamus Mallon was never one to fall into line'

Mallon, the former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, passed away yesterday aged 83.

# northern-ireland - Friday 24 January, 2020

'This is an appalling situation': Judge furious by delays in Miami Showband legal case

Mr Justice Paul Maguire gave lawyers two weeks to sort issues around disclosure of sensitive security documents.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

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

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

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Dawn raids by PSNI with garda support target £215 million money laundering ring Criminal Assets This post contains videos

Dawn raids by PSNI with garda support target £215 million money laundering ring

Six men and one woman were detained after 15 searches at locations across Northern Ireland yesterday and today.

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law

Amnesty International said: “If a church wishes to offer weddings to same-sex couples of faith, then the law should not get in the way.”

# northern-ireland - Monday 20 January, 2020

It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

The voted was about whether to refuse legislative consent to the Brexit agreement.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North

Emma DeSouza says that the UK interprets the right to identify as Irish “as akin to being a GAA supporter or country music fan”.

# northern-ireland - Friday 17 January, 2020

Man arrested in Northern Ireland suspected of trying to sell 12 billion stolen passwords online

Another man was arrested by police in the Netherlands.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'

This evening, Conor Murphy said he “cannot and will not” accept the British government’s package.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Fr Brian D'Arcy receives OBE at Buckingham Palace

D’Arcy said he would celebrate by going for fish and chips with his family.

# northern-ireland - Monday 13 January, 2020

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

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

From today, same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in the North

The first marriage ceremonies should take place in February.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Stormont return creates 'beachhead' to move towards united Ireland, says new SF minister

Declan Kearney says there is a landmark opportunity to ‘advance the debate on constitutional change’.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 11 January, 2020

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

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

# northern-ireland - Friday 10 January, 2020

The Irish language and extra funding: What’s in the Stormont proposal, and what happens next?

The DUP has said that the proposal provides for a “fair and balanced” basis to reconvene the Stormont Executive.

Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge

The new deal is a balanced approach that can get the parliament up and running, the Tánaiste writes.

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit

Thousands of students from all over Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, go to the UK as part of the programme each year, and vice versa.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 9 January, 2020

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

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”.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Voters set to see what parties are arguing over as draft Stormont deal to be published

Publishing a draft text prior to securing a deal represent a new approach.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Governments set to make public draft deal to restore powersharing at Stormont

The five main parties in Northern Ireland will be urged to sign up to the document tabled by the UK and Irish governments.

# northern-ireland - Friday 3 January, 2020

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

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

# northern-ireland - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Investigation launched after off-duty police officer confronted at home by masked man with shot-gun

The attempted murder is being investigated by the PSNI in Fermanagh.

Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor of Queen's University Belfast

Clinton is the first woman to be named as the university’s chancellor.

Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume

A snap election could be called if a deal is not reached by 13 January.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

'A grand experiment': Northern Ireland's creation will be commemorated in 2020

The Government of Ireland Act was passed in December 1920.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 29 December, 2019

The 'unfortunate' 1989 interview with Northern Ireland secretary Peter Brooke

Peter Brooke said that it was “difficult to envisage a military defeat” of the IRA, and compared Ireland to Cyprus.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Pat Finucane murder: Minister's comments about solicitors being 'sympathetic to IRA' were backed by No 10

Douglas Hogg was criticised for remarks he made in the House of Commons three weeks before Finucane was killed in 1989.

# northern-ireland - Friday 27 December, 2019

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 26 December, 2019

PSNI chief criticised for posing beside officers armed with machine guns for 'Christmas message' from Crossmaglen

Both the SDLP and Sinn Féin have criticised the Christmas Day Twitter post.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles

Oisín McConville writes about his recent trip to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.

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