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# northern-ireland - Sunday 27 June, 2021

EU must back up words with actions on Northern Ireland Protocol, Brandon Lewis says
# The North
# The North

EU must back up words with actions on Northern Ireland Protocol, Brandon Lewis says

Jun 27th 2021, 4:35 PM 19,244 Views 24 Comments

Lewis blamed the problems attributed to the Protocol on the EU’s “purist” implementation.

Northern Irish and Scottish ministers write to UK government over Australia deal concerns
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

Northern Irish and Scottish ministers write to UK government over Australia deal concerns

Jun 27th 2021, 1:30 PM 20,144 Views 36 Comments

The two administrations say the deal risks having a disproportionate impact on domestic farmers.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Jeffrey Donaldson says Irish Government must 'stop cheerleading for Protocol'
# The North
# The North

Jeffrey Donaldson says Irish Government must 'stop cheerleading for Protocol'

Updated Jun 26th 2021, 4:51 PM 39,487 Views 67 Comments

The MP has made clear his intent to return from Westminster to assume the First Minister’s job.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 24 June, 2021

'I couldn't stop crying': Holy Cross pupil 'still doesn't know' why school was targeted by loyalist mob
# 20 Years On
# 20 Years On

'I couldn't stop crying': Holy Cross pupil 'still doesn't know' why school was targeted by loyalist mob

Jun 24th 2021, 8:49 AM 85,926 Views 55 Comments

Alice-Lee Bunting was five when she was photographed running a loyalist gauntlet 20 years ago.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:41 PM 12,024 Views 20 Comments

McDonald claimed that a DUP “failure to accept rights and equality” was a factor in the “political storm” that has hit unionism

Half of Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland now indicative of Delta variant
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Half of Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland now indicative of Delta variant

Jun 23rd 2021, 3:16 PM 9,260 Views 5 Comments

The Delta variant is now the dominant strain of Covid in the UK.

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs
# Brexit
# Brexit

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs

Updated Jun 23rd 2021, 1:45 PM 18,997 Views 39 Comments

The comments came after outgoing DUP leader Edwin Poots said he had received a personal assurance that changes would be made to the Protocol.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:38 PM 19,072 Views 37 Comments

The UK government and the EU are locked in a dispute over the implementation of the protocol.

# northern-ireland - Monday 21 June, 2021

Jeffrey Donaldson confirms he will run to become next DUP leader
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Jeffrey Donaldson confirms he will run to become next DUP leader

Updated Jun 21st 2021, 6:18 PM 30,744 Views 39 Comments

The Lagan Valley MP is not expected to be challenged following a bruising party leadership last month.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 20 June, 2021

‘No Sinn Féin shopping list’ to facilitate appointment of next First Minister
# Chris Hazzard
# Chris Hazzard

‘No Sinn Féin shopping list’ to facilitate appointment of next First Minister

Jun 20th 2021, 12:22 PM 25,769 Views 40 Comments

MP Chris Hazzard has said Sinn Féin will have ‘no demands’ other than a commitment to agreements already made.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Paul Givan told he will have to resign as First Minister when new DUP leader is appointed
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Paul Givan told he will have to resign as First Minister when new DUP leader is appointed

Jun 19th 2021, 4:25 PM 30,187 Views 34 Comments

Givan was only formally installed as the new First Minister on Thursday.

# northern-ireland - Friday 18 June, 2021

Loyalist paramilitaries warn next DUP leader to ‘stop concessions to Sinn Fein’
# Loyalist Communities Council
# Loyalist Communities Council

Loyalist paramilitaries warn next DUP leader to ‘stop concessions to Sinn Fein’

Jun 18th 2021, 9:52 PM 58,455 Views 88 Comments

The group also said Irish government ministers and officials are “no longer welcome in Northern Ireland”.

Arise, Sir Jeffrey? What happens next after the DUP meltdown?
# Poots To Fill
# Poots To Fill

Arise, Sir Jeffrey? What happens next after the DUP meltdown?

Jun 18th 2021, 5:39 PM 34,659 Views 29 Comments

Is it a one-horse race and what does that mean for power-sharing?

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'
# Poots Gets The Boot
# Poots Gets The Boot

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 4:43 PM 47,111 Views 74 Comments

Edwin Poots announced last night he is to quit as as DUP leader after only three weeks.

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach
# Travel
# Travel

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach

Jun 18th 2021, 2:13 PM 12,778 Views 8 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Toy Holohan is today meeting with his Northern Ireland counterpart.

From the ousting of Arlene, to Poots getting the boot - here's the timeline of events
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

From the ousting of Arlene, to Poots getting the boot - here's the timeline of events

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 7:27 AM 31,202 Views 41 Comments

It’s been a hell of a few weeks in Northern Ireland politics. Here’s a quick catch-up.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Edwin Poots is resigning as leader of the DUP, after three weeks in the role
# Life After Arlene
# Life After Arlene

Edwin Poots is resigning as leader of the DUP, after three weeks in the role

Updated Jun 17th 2021, 10:05 PM 122,830 Views 190 Comments
  • Poots did not speak to waiting reporters as he left the crunch meeting with party officers
  • The new DUP leader came under heavy fire after he nominated a First Minister despite a majority of his party objecting
  • Recently ousted leader Arlene Foster earlier tweeted that she "hoped everyone is having a great day"
Opinion: One challenge for the DUP in power will be to finally accept a climate bill
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: One challenge for the DUP in power will be to finally accept a climate bill

Jun 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 9,656 Views 10 Comments

Thomas Muinzer says Northern Ireland waited a long time for a climate bill and now gets two.

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
# Stormont
# Stormont

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language

Jun 17th 2021, 8:42 AM 30,492 Views 54 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis

Jun 16th 2021, 8:32 PM 9,275 Views 30 Comments

Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 7:25 PM 39,078 Views 61 Comments

UUP leader Doug Beattie said the Tánaiste’s comments should not have been made in the midst of a crisis.

# northern-ireland - Monday 14 June, 2021

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 10:17 PM 65,331 Views 83 Comments

The call comes as former DUP leader Arlene Foster stepped down as the North’s First Minister this morning.

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant
# Van Morrison
# Van Morrison

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant

Jun 14th 2021, 7:38 PM 28,862 Views 17 Comments

A row erupted after four gigs by Van Morrison at the Belfast hotel were cancelled at the last minute on Thursday.

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 1:30 PM 16,177 Views 23 Comments

Lawyers argued those affected were entitled to ‘effective, independent investigation’.

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
# Protocol
# Protocol

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 8:41 AM 38,312 Views 24 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron

# northern-ireland - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Down native Jonathan Caldwell goes from working at Nevada Bob’s to winning on European Tour
# Success
From The42
# Success

Down native Jonathan Caldwell goes from working at Nevada Bob’s to winning on European Tour

Jun 13th 2021, 6:43 PM 5,301 Views 3 Comments

The Northern Irishman won the inaugural Scandinavian Mixed by a shot.

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK
# Sausages From Toulouse
# Sausages From Toulouse

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK

Jun 13th 2021, 1:53 PM 57,971 Views 90 Comments

Emmanuel Macron reportedly implied that Northern Ireland was a separate country.

# northern-ireland - Friday 11 June, 2021

Taoiseach expresses confidence that NI powersharing will be preserved
# Fermanagh
# Fermanagh

Taoiseach expresses confidence that NI powersharing will be preserved

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 6:34 PM 18,333 Views 19 Comments

Martin was among political leaders attending a meeting of the British Irish Council in Co Fermanagh today.

Watch: Arlene Foster sings verse from Frank Sinatra's That's Life at summit
# Arl Blue Eyes
# Arl Blue Eyes

Watch: Arlene Foster sings verse from Frank Sinatra's That's Life at summit

Jun 11th 2021, 2:25 PM 21,553 Views 16 Comments

Riding high in April, shot down in May.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster speaks of regrets during time as North's leader
# DUP
# DUP

Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster speaks of regrets during time as North's leader

Jun 10th 2021, 9:27 PM 33,461 Views 14 Comments

Foster said the coronavirus pandemic changed the administration’s course.

Swimmers hopeful new record will be recognised after gruelling 116km relay from Wexford to Wales
# Seas The Day
# Seas The Day

Swimmers hopeful new record will be recognised after gruelling 116km relay from Wexford to Wales

Jun 10th 2021, 1:02 PM 20,337 Views 8 Comments

The Oa Giants completed the 116km swim from Co Wexford to the Pembrokeshire coast in 34 hours and 25 minutes.

Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 12:50 PM 28,094 Views 48 Comments
  • Biden's aides say he will stress the need to "stand behind" the Northern Ireland Protocol.
  • Micheál Martin said this morning that Biden's and US involvement is significant and makes sense from an American perspective.
  • European Council President Charles Michel said it's "paramount" that the terms of the Brexit deal are respected.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Peamount star Watkins bags brace as Republic of Ireland secure comprehensive win over the North
# Friendly Fires
From The42
# Friendly Fires

Peamount star Watkins bags brace as Republic of Ireland secure comprehensive win over the North

Jun 9th 2021, 9:21 PM 4,196 Views 0 Comments

Teegán Lynch was also on target in the 3-0 win in Dublin.

Patience ‘very thin’ as EU threatens retaliation over Northern Ireland Protocol
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Patience ‘very thin’ as EU threatens retaliation over Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 4:37 PM 21,377 Views 27 Comments

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

DUP's Paul Givan nominated to replace Arlene Foster as NI First Minister
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

DUP's Paul Givan nominated to replace Arlene Foster as NI First Minister

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 5:01 PM 34,406 Views 34 Comments

New ministers are set to take up their posts on Monday.

# northern-ireland - Friday 4 June, 2021

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP
# DUP
# DUP

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP

Jun 4th 2021, 5:57 PM 25,934 Views 24 Comments

Poots said: “What was good for Peter doesn’t seem to be good for anybody else.”

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

EU needs to show more common sense over NI Protocol, David Frost says
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU needs to show more common sense over NI Protocol, David Frost says

Jun 1st 2021, 10:40 PM 16,387 Views 24 Comments

The UK’s Brexit minister was in NI to meet business and community representatives to discuss the challenges they are facing following departure from the EU.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Baraclough boosted by friendly victory as Northern Ireland ease past Malta
# Malteasy Peasy
From The42
# Malteasy Peasy

Baraclough boosted by friendly victory as Northern Ireland ease past Malta

May 30th 2021, 8:38 PM 3,351 Views 0 Comments

Jordan Jones, Gavin Whyte and Ali McCann scored the goals in Austria, where Josh Magennis missed a penalty.

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says

May 30th 2021, 10:51 AM 17,052 Views 29 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said they searched for four years for the ‘best solution to the very sensitive situation in Northern Ireland’.