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#Northern Ireland

# 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 20,343 Views 9 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 28,101 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
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# Friendly Fires

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

Jun 9th 2021, 9:21 PM 4,208 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 17,058 Views 29 Comments

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

# northern-ireland - Thursday 27 May, 2021

People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today

Updated May 27th 2021, 11:30 AM 6,717 Views 15 Comments

70% of Northern Ireland population have received first Covid-19 jab.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Ballymurphy families press Government to oppose amnesty for UK soldiers
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Ballymurphy families press Government to oppose amnesty for UK soldiers

May 25th 2021, 2:06 PM 4,653 Views 11 Comments

Family members appeared before the Good Friday Agreement Committee in Dublin today.

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol

May 25th 2021, 7:44 AM 39,722 Views 56 Comments

A new raft of checks at the ports of Belfast and Larne under the terms of the Protocol have sparked anger among unionists.

# northern-ireland - Monday 24 May, 2021

Restrictions have relaxed in the North today - with pubs and restaurants opening for indoor service
# Northern Hospitality
# Northern Hospitality

Restrictions have relaxed in the North today - with pubs and restaurants opening for indoor service

Updated May 24th 2021, 12:00 PM 19,158 Views 15 Comments
  • From today, a maximum of six people can sit together inside pubs, cafes and restaurants.
  • Belfast's Grand Central Hotel general manager Stephen Meldrum said there has been "a marginal increase" in bookings over the last four weeks.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Incoming DUP leader says Northern Ireland Protocol is 'undeliverable'

Incoming DUP leader says Northern Ireland Protocol is 'undeliverable'

May 23rd 2021, 5:45 PM 28,481 Views 48 Comments

“We need to go back to the drawing board.”

Young brothers missing from Belfast may be in Tipperary
# Appeal
# Appeal

Young brothers missing from Belfast may be in Tipperary

Updated May 23rd 2021, 2:00 PM 41,511 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have issued an appeal to find Patrick Hovarth (5) and Fabricio Hovarth (8).

# northern-ireland - Friday 21 May, 2021

Ulster GAA confirm 500 fans permitted to attend games in the 'Six Counties' from next week
# Crowds
From The42
# Crowds

Ulster GAA confirm 500 fans permitted to attend games in the 'Six Counties' from next week

May 21st 2021, 6:38 PM 2,141 Views 1 Comment

The northern province’s GAA body released a statement this evening.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 20 May, 2021

NI Protocol port checks could be reduced by 80%, Simon Coveney says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

NI Protocol port checks could be reduced by 80%, Simon Coveney says

May 20th 2021, 9:09 PM 17,007 Views 16 Comments

Coveney said that option is within the confines of the protocol if the UK agree to a common approach to standards.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee
# Stormont
# Stormont

European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee

May 19th 2021, 6:51 PM 7,335 Views 5 Comments

The committee chairman said they’re being asked to give evidence on the impact of Brexit and the NI Protocol.

DUP's Gregory Campbell alleges ‘illegality’ link in departure of two Sinn Féin MLAs
# The North
# The North

DUP's Gregory Campbell alleges ‘illegality’ link in departure of two Sinn Féin MLAs

May 19th 2021, 5:55 PM 29,722 Views 0 Comments

Martina Anderson and Karen Mullan were asked to consider their positions in April after a high level review.

Loyalists tell MPs there is 'seething anger' at Boris Johnson over broken Protocol promise
# Westminster Committee
# Westminster Committee

Loyalists tell MPs there is 'seething anger' at Boris Johnson over broken Protocol promise

May 19th 2021, 1:15 PM 27,766 Views 46 Comments

The Loyalist Communities Council chair criticised the post-Brexit trade confusion on “a mischievous Irish desire to reignite strident nationalism”.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab
# Progress
# Progress

More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab

Updated May 18th 2021, 7:20 PM 32,098 Views 46 Comments

Almost two in every five adults in Northern Ireland is fully vaccinated.

# northern-ireland - Monday 17 May, 2021

PSNI chief constable vows to rebuild trust after Bobby Storey funeral probe clears force of bias
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

PSNI chief constable vows to rebuild trust after Bobby Storey funeral probe clears force of bias

Updated May 17th 2021, 9:46 PM 13,160 Views 12 Comments

The funeral was one of the most controversial events to occur during the pandemic in the North.

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call

May 17th 2021, 1:11 PM 21,717 Views 29 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says new DUP leader Edwin Poots’ hands may not be as strong on the big issues.

# northern-ireland - Friday 14 May, 2021

Edwin Poots: Here's what you need to know about the new DUP leader
# Profile
# Profile

Edwin Poots: Here's what you need to know about the new DUP leader

May 14th 2021, 5:56 PM 38,669 Views 32 Comments

Poots has said he would split the roles of party leader and Stormont first minister.

Northern Ireland has been 'partly annexed by EU' and now like the 'Vichy regime', Belfast High Court hears
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Northern Ireland has been 'partly annexed by EU' and now like the 'Vichy regime', Belfast High Court hears

May 14th 2021, 5:50 PM 16,367 Views 18 Comments

Unionist politicians have taken a judicial review into the workings of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The Guardian apologises to Mairia Cahill over Greenslade columns
# BBC Spotlight
# BBC Spotlight

The Guardian apologises to Mairia Cahill over Greenslade columns

May 14th 2021, 4:57 PM 14,506 Views 0 Comments

Earlier this year, Greenslade wrote an article describing himself as having “republican sympathies”.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 13 May, 2021

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 May 13th 2021, 9:43 PM 37,095 Views 15 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 May 13th 2021, 2:20 PM 17,231 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 - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

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

May 12th 2021, 11:06 AM 9,167 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

May 12th 2021, 7:47 AM 16,518 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 May 11th 2021, 8:55 PM 33,932 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

May 11th 2021, 8:36 AM 15,763 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

May 9th 2021, 3:33 PM 40,773 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

May 8th 2021, 1:03 PM 24,636 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 May 8th 2021, 7:37 AM 41,062 Views 62 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 14,034 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 18,396 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 37,696 Views 84 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 21,532 Views 78 Comments

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