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# northern-ireland - Monday 26 July, 2021

NI Executive to meet to discuss Covid-19 relaxations and waiting list crisis
# Stormont
# Stormont

NI Executive to meet to discuss Covid-19 relaxations and waiting list crisis

Jul 26th 2021, 9:50 AM 8,116 Views 1 Comment

Northern Ireland has the worst waiting times for elective care procedures in the UK.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Over one million people in Northern Ireland are now fully vaccinated
# Two Doses
# Two Doses

Over one million people in Northern Ireland are now fully vaccinated

Jul 25th 2021, 2:59 PM 13,796 Views 21 Comments

70% of the adult population in Northern Ireland have received both doses.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:14 PM 16,715 Views 30 Comments

The North’s abortion laws were liberalised in 2019 but full services have not been commissioned due to disagreements between the Executive parties.

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 1:46 PM 21,869 Views 31 Comments

The European Commission President said the EU and UK must jointly work to ensure stability in the North.

Public inquiry urged into child-killer’s activities amid ‘state agent’ claims
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Public inquiry urged into child-killer’s activities amid ‘state agent’ claims

Jul 22nd 2021, 11:24 AM 16,134 Views 5 Comments

A coroner has ruled Robert Howard was responsible for the death of missing Tyrone teenager Arlene Arkinson.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues

Jul 20th 2021, 6:36 PM 17,227 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach said the UK Government’s statements on the NI Protocol, to be made at Westminster tomorrow, would be carefully considered.

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'
# The North
# The North

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 5:26 PM 17,689 Views 17 Comments

The Assembly was recalled from its summer recess as anger grows over proposals to deal with legacy in NI.

Perth rules himself out of running for Northern Ireland U21 job
# Not For Me
From The42
# Not For Me

Perth rules himself out of running for Northern Ireland U21 job

Jul 20th 2021, 4:30 PM 3,466 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner is understood to have spoken to the IFA about the vacancy.

Northern Ireland Chief Scientific Officer ‘very concerned’ at Covid vaccine rates
# Stalling
# Stalling

Northern Ireland Chief Scientific Officer ‘very concerned’ at Covid vaccine rates

Jul 20th 2021, 12:53 PM 24,678 Views 18 Comments

Just 56% of the 18-29 age group have come forward for a jab.

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted
# Classified Documents
# Classified Documents

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted

Jul 20th 2021, 9:13 AM 28,899 Views 28 Comments

The 1997 speech, marking the 150th anniversary of the Famine, did not have input from the then-Prime Minister, files show.

# northern-ireland - Monday 19 July, 2021

O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services
# The North
# The North

O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 5:24 PM 34,420 Views 59 Comments

The deputy First Minister said women had been failed in a “catastrophic way” by a lack of service provision during the pandemic.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Irish passport holders in Northern Ireland will not be able to use EU Digital Covid Cert
# DIGITAL COVID CERT
# DIGITAL COVID CERT

Irish passport holders in Northern Ireland will not be able to use EU Digital Covid Cert

Jul 18th 2021, 5:50 PM 40,616 Views 37 Comments

The certificate is due to be rolled out in the Republic of Ireland tomorrow.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 17 July, 2021

UK Met Office provisionally reports hottest-ever temperature in Northern Ireland
# Scorchio
# Scorchio

UK Met Office provisionally reports hottest-ever temperature in Northern Ireland

Jul 17th 2021, 5:41 PM 83,755 Views 58 Comments

Temperatures of 31.2 degrees Celsius were recorded in Co Down today.

# northern-ireland - Friday 16 July, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Jul 16th 2021, 9:03 PM 7,500 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans
# The North
# The North

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 6,980 Views 9 Comments

Stormont is to be recalled on Tuesday to debate plans for a statute of limitations on Troubles crimes.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Johnson's claim that halting prosecutions will 'draw a line under the Troubles' provokes outcry
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Johnson's claim that halting prosecutions will 'draw a line under the Troubles' provokes outcry

Jul 15th 2021, 12:00 PM 12,911 Views 27 Comments

The proposed Troubles amnesty has been labelled the “mother and father of all cover-ups”.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Man (35) arrested on suspicion of murder after 53-year-old man stabbed to death in Co Down
# Bangor
# Bangor

Man (35) arrested on suspicion of murder after 53-year-old man stabbed to death in Co Down

Jul 14th 2021, 2:03 PM 8,120 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at a property on Beatrice Road in Bangor in the early hours of this morning.

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 18,656 Views 0 Comments

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

# northern-ireland - Monday 12 July, 2021

Teenager in critical condition after being burned at Eleventh Night bonfire
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Teenager in critical condition after being burned at Eleventh Night bonfire

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 6:01 PM 63,657 Views 57 Comments

Thousands took to the streets today with Twelfth of July parades passing off peacefully.

Unionist leaders criticise burning of Irish tricolour flags on Eleventh Night bonfires
# The Twelfth
# The Twelfth

Unionist leaders criticise burning of Irish tricolour flags on Eleventh Night bonfires

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 12:45 PM 46,444 Views 45 Comments

More than 230 Eleventh Night bonfires were lit across Northern Ireland between Friday night and last night.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Sinn Féin's O’Neill lays wreath at Battle of the Somme commemoration in Dublin
# Royal British Legion
# Royal British Legion

Sinn Féin's O’Neill lays wreath at Battle of the Somme commemoration in Dublin

Jul 10th 2021, 6:31 PM 25,768 Views 47 Comments

The politician said she wanted to send a message that she respects all traditions.

# northern-ireland - Friday 9 July, 2021

Sinn Féin and SDLP ministers fail in legal bid to force police to help remove loyalist bonfire
# Eleventh Night
# Eleventh Night

Sinn Féin and SDLP ministers fail in legal bid to force police to help remove loyalist bonfire

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 10:10 PM 23,149 Views 29 Comments

The bonfire is now set to be lit as planned this weekend as part of traditional “Eleventh Night” events.

Stormont ministers threaten PSNI with court action over bonfire stance
# 12 July
# 12 July

Stormont ministers threaten PSNI with court action over bonfire stance

Jul 9th 2021, 12:39 PM 40,082 Views 30 Comments

Police are refusing to support contractors to remove the north Belfast loyalist fire.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland doesn’t trust Boris Johnson as an ‘honest broker’.
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland doesn’t trust Boris Johnson as an ‘honest broker’.

Jul 8th 2021, 9:29 PM 15,527 Views 28 Comments

The Labour leader was speaking during two days of official engagements in the region.

Halt to Soldier F's Bloody Sunday prosecution to be delayed pending challenge
# Derry
# Derry

Halt to Soldier F's Bloody Sunday prosecution to be delayed pending challenge

Jul 8th 2021, 6:30 PM 8,460 Views 2 Comments

The veteran has been facing charges of murdering James Wray and William McKinney on Bloody Sunday.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

570 Covid-19 cases reported in Northern Ireland, the highest daily figure since January
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

570 Covid-19 cases reported in Northern Ireland, the highest daily figure since January

Jul 7th 2021, 3:30 PM 19,747 Views 58 Comments

It is the highest daily figure recorded since the beginning of the year.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Northern Ireland won't follow England's approach to easing restrictions, says deputy first minister
# Public Health
# Public Health

Northern Ireland won't follow England's approach to easing restrictions, says deputy first minister

Jul 6th 2021, 4:42 PM 13,013 Views 9 Comments

Michelle O’Neill branded the UK Government’s approach to removing restrictions “reckless”.

'It's hate-fuelled': NI Justice Minister hits out over election posters on loyalist bonfires
# The North
# The North

'It's hate-fuelled': NI Justice Minister hits out over election posters on loyalist bonfires

Jul 6th 2021, 9:28 AM 27,664 Views 34 Comments

Irish and EU flags have also been seen on some bonfires.

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today

Jul 6th 2021, 8:12 AM 13,057 Views 20 Comments

The DUP has been rocked by bitter divisions played out in public in recent weeks.

# northern-ireland - Monday 5 July, 2021

Northern Ireland committee head apologises for ‘offence’ caused by bonfire tweet
# 12 July
# 12 July

Northern Ireland committee head apologises for ‘offence’ caused by bonfire tweet

Jul 5th 2021, 11:01 PM 65,941 Views 58 Comments

Senior Conservative MP Simon Hoare issued an apology for a now-deleted tweet.

Lightning confirmed as 'most likely' cause of Strabane blaze
# Tyrone
# Tyrone

Lightning confirmed as 'most likely' cause of Strabane blaze

Jul 5th 2021, 7:15 PM 9,539 Views 4 Comments

A storm warning had been issued across a number of counties prior to the fire.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 3 July, 2021

460 Covid-19 cases reported in Northern Ireland, highest daily figure in almost 5 months
# Rising Figures
# Rising Figures

460 Covid-19 cases reported in Northern Ireland, highest daily figure in almost 5 months

Jul 3rd 2021, 2:52 PM 25,277 Views 25 Comments

To date, a total of 2,054,420 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland.

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 16,740 Views 50 Comments

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

# northern-ireland - Friday 2 July, 2021

Garda Commissioner says loyalist rally reports may be ‘kite flying’
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Garda Commissioner says loyalist rally reports may be ‘kite flying’

Jul 2nd 2021, 6:49 PM 38,898 Views 44 Comments

Drew Harris said gardaí would be prepared if a rally did take place in Dublin.

What caused landmark legacy prosecutions against former British soldiers to collapse?
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

What caused landmark legacy prosecutions against former British soldiers to collapse?

Jul 2nd 2021, 3:37 PM 7,264 Views 6 Comments

A judge’s ruling in the trial over the 1972 murder of Joe McCann has led to two other cases unravelling.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 1 July, 2021

NI Protocol - not DUP - threatens Stormont stability, Jeffrey Donaldson says
# DUP
# DUP

NI Protocol - not DUP - threatens Stormont stability, Jeffrey Donaldson says

Jul 1st 2021, 4:34 PM 10,980 Views 24 Comments

The new DUP leader today issued his first keynote speech to party members.

Stormont ministers to decide whether to press ahead with further easing of Covid restrictions
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers to decide whether to press ahead with further easing of Covid restrictions

Jul 1st 2021, 7:09 AM 8,687 Views 4 Comments

The relaxations include the return of live music across the hospitality sector.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Sausage wars: EU and UK agree to extension of chilled meats grace period
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Sausage wars: EU and UK agree to extension of chilled meats grace period

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 5:05 PM 10,214 Views 12 Comments
  • Along with the chilled meat extension, other important changes to the Protocol were announced today by the European Commission.
  • This includes allowing for the movement of medicines, guide dogs, car insurance and livestock from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol
# Poll
# Poll

Even split among Northern Irish voters' support for Protocol

Jun 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,328 Views 8 Comments

47% of respondents said the Protocol is appropriate for Northern Ireland, while the same number disagreed.

# northern-ireland - Monday 28 June, 2021

EU ‘would consider bold steps’ to reduce Irish Sea border checks to minimum
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

EU ‘would consider bold steps’ to reduce Irish Sea border checks to minimum

Jun 28th 2021, 3:05 PM 16,088 Views 33 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said the EU is willing to accommodate permanent flexibilities to the Northern Ireland Protocol.