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# northern-ireland - Friday 30 April, 2021

Arlene Foster says she hasn't seen letter of no confidence or spoken to those who moved to oust her
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Arlene Foster says she hasn't seen letter of no confidence or spoken to those who moved to oust her

Updated Apr 30th 2021, 1:01 PM 44,484 Views 54 Comments

The 50-year-old announced her resignation on Wednesday.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Who are the potential contenders to replace Arlene Foster as DUP leader?
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Who are the potential contenders to replace Arlene Foster as DUP leader?

Apr 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 38,048 Views 38 Comments

It is not clear if the next leader will enjoy a coronation, or whether there will be more than one candidate vying for the party’s top job.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

'A difficult day': Reaction as Arlene Foster announces she is to step down as leader of the DUP
# The Dup
# The Dup

'A difficult day': Reaction as Arlene Foster announces she is to step down as leader of the DUP

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 6:35 PM 88,001 Views 103 Comments
  • Foster will step down as Northern Ireland's First Minister at the end of June.
  • There has been growing discontentment with Foster's handling of Brexit negotiations and the Northern Ireland Protocol.
  • Foster has been the leader of the DUP since 2015.
Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure

Apr 28th 2021, 11:52 AM 39,128 Views 60 Comments

Former BBC correspondent Brian Rowan looks at the embattled DUP leader’s position today.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

DUP insists leadership an ‘internal’ matter amid reported heave against Foster
# Leadership Heave
# Leadership Heave

DUP insists leadership an ‘internal’ matter amid reported heave against Foster

Apr 27th 2021, 6:09 PM 32,438 Views 57 Comments

Arlene Foster has played down suggestions her position is under threat with her handling of Brexit being blamed for the heave murmurings.

# northern-ireland - Monday 26 April, 2021

Ex-paratroopers deny 1972 murder of Official IRA man
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ex-paratroopers deny 1972 murder of Official IRA man

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 12:04 PM 32,970 Views 0 Comments

The legacy case of Joe McCann is one of several on which Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service has taken decisions.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Firefighters escalate operations in Mourne Mountains as gorse blaze continues to rage
# Slieve Donard
# Slieve Donard

Firefighters escalate operations in Mourne Mountains as gorse blaze continues to rage

Apr 24th 2021, 8:32 AM 28,616 Views 32 Comments

The fire has been ongoing since the early hours of Friday morning.

# northern-ireland - Friday 23 April, 2021

Haircuts resume in Northern Ireland under latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions
# Chop Chop
# Chop Chop

Haircuts resume in Northern Ireland under latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions

Apr 23rd 2021, 9:23 AM 11,815 Views 28 Comments

Several sectors of the economy have returned.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Bloody Sunday families to challenge decision against ex-soldier prosecutions
# Parachute Regiment
# Parachute Regiment

Bloody Sunday families to challenge decision against ex-soldier prosecutions

Apr 22nd 2021, 9:20 PM 15,736 Views 17 Comments

The judicial review challenge has been listed for hearing for five days beginning on 20 September.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says
# The North
# The North

Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says

Apr 21st 2021, 8:13 PM 10,878 Views 6 Comments

He also raised “concern” about the disparity in the pace of vaccine rollout between the North and the Republic.

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer
# Derry
# Derry

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer

Apr 21st 2021, 1:32 PM 15,115 Views 0 Comments

Kieran Maguire was arrested on Tuesday.

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 AM 37,831 Views 113 Comments

As Northern Ireland prepares to mark its centenary the poll found that the majority felt the region would not be part of the UK in 25 years.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

UK junior defence minister resigns over veterans being investigated for Troubles killings
# JOHNNY MERCER
# JOHNNY MERCER

UK junior defence minister resigns over veterans being investigated for Troubles killings

Apr 20th 2021, 9:13 PM 29,934 Views 41 Comments

Johnny Mercer said that this had been a “red line” issue for him, and that he is “deeply proud” of veterans who served in Northern Ireland.

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast

Updated Apr 20th 2021, 1:38 PM 35,849 Views 42 Comments

Demonstrations took place in Belfast and Derry.

# northern-ireland - Monday 19 April, 2021

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says
# The North
# The North

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says

Apr 19th 2021, 8:20 PM 17,661 Views 25 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood accused the DUP of ‘childish’ behaviour.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute

Apr 18th 2021, 3:30 PM 20,976 Views 27 Comments

Micheal Martin said Brexit was one of the causes of the ‘terrible scenes’ of rioting in Belfast recently.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 17 April, 2021

NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals

Apr 17th 2021, 7:47 AM 38,587 Views 37 Comments

The countries on the red list include Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and Venezuela.

# northern-ireland - Friday 16 April, 2021

Stormont ministers accuse DUP of ‘obstructing’ north-south meetings on languages and transport
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers accuse DUP of ‘obstructing’ north-south meetings on languages and transport

Apr 16th 2021, 10:35 PM 25,870 Views 27 Comments

DUP leader Arlene Foster has claimed today’s meeting did not happen due to a timing issue.

Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues

Apr 16th 2021, 7:08 AM 9,233 Views 8 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost and European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic have met in Brussels.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 7:52 PM 96,737 Views 66 Comments
  • The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
  • Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
  • Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Court awards over €300,000 to family of only woman shot and injured on Bloody Sunday in 1972

Apr 14th 2021, 5:27 PM 7,848 Views 0 Comments

Margaret (Peggy) Deery died in 1988 after suffering throughout her life with the physical and mental impact of the shooting.

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

Apr 14th 2021, 3:26 PM 5,502 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises

Apr 13th 2021, 5:09 PM 35,561 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson was of sowing mistrust among the unionist community, and is not “a casual observer” to events in the North.

Burning car left on train track between Belfast and Derry
# Coleraine
# Coleraine

Burning car left on train track between Belfast and Derry

Apr 13th 2021, 7:13 AM 22,734 Views 18 Comments

The incident took place around 9pm last night.

# northern-ireland - Monday 12 April, 2021

Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’
# Unrest
# Unrest

Arlene Foster: Loyalist concerns cannot be dismissed as ‘nonsense’

Apr 12th 2021, 4:12 PM 25,993 Views 43 Comments

Foster said some claims of unfair treatment were not true but she said perceptions must be addressed.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 11 April, 2021

One death and 89 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

One death and 89 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Apr 11th 2021, 2:11 PM 14,115 Views 21 Comments

Northern Ireland hit a million vaccine doses in its rollout programme this week.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Three 14-year-old boys arrested during latest disturbances in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Three 14-year-old boys arrested during latest disturbances in Belfast

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 1:32 PM 26,352 Views 0 Comments

Leaders have continued to call for an end to tensions in the North.

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

Apr 10th 2021, 12:09 PM 16,002 Views 54 Comments

The agreement was signed 23 years ago today.

# northern-ireland - Friday 9 April, 2021

NI police attacked with bottles and stones in Belfast
# Belfast
# Belfast

NI police attacked with bottles and stones in Belfast

Updated Apr 9th 2021, 10:39 PM 40,114 Views 107 Comments

This was one of a number of sporadic incidents of unrest in Northern Ireland this evening.

Two men charged with rioting following last night's violence in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Two men charged with rioting following last night's violence in Belfast

Apr 9th 2021, 9:30 PM 10,196 Views 0 Comments

One of the men was also charged with possession of a petrol bomb.

Loyalist mum: The Bobby Storey decision was the spark that lit the tinderbox this week
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Loyalist mum: The Bobby Storey decision was the spark that lit the tinderbox this week

Apr 9th 2021, 8:30 PM 55,051 Views 102 Comments

Emma Shaw, a member of the East Belfast community, discusses the gradual building of tensions that have lead to this week of violence.

PSNI rules out involvement of loyalist paramilitaries in orchestrating recent violence
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

PSNI rules out involvement of loyalist paramilitaries in orchestrating recent violence

Apr 9th 2021, 5:41 PM 14,273 Views 33 Comments

The PSNI have said they do not believe the violence was ‘sanctioned and organised by prescribed organisations’.

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder

Apr 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 20,320 Views 21 Comments

Emma DeSouza says the unrest in the North is not a failure of peace but a failure of leadership.

Panel discussion: What future do young people want for Northern Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Panel discussion: What future do young people want for Northern Ireland?

Apr 9th 2021, 12:45 PM 8,751 Views 3 Comments

THE GOOD FRIDAY generation were never supposed to know violence, but recent events show life in Northern Ireland is more complicated than that.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 9:46 PM 51,859 Views 80 Comments

Stones and fireworks were thrown at police by gangs of youths in west Belfast this evening.

Peace wall violence in Belfast 'at a scale we have not seen in recent years'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Peace wall violence in Belfast 'at a scale we have not seen in recent years'

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 1:14 PM 133,581 Views 238 Comments

A total of 55 police officers have been injured in recent violence.

Arlene Foster speaks with PSNI chief constable as Stormont is recalled to debate violence
# Belfast
# Belfast

Arlene Foster speaks with PSNI chief constable as Stormont is recalled to debate violence

Apr 8th 2021, 12:46 PM 16,214 Views 20 Comments

Justice Minister Naomi Long said it was “a mercy” that nobody was killed.

Sign up for our live discussion: What future do young people want for Northern Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Sign up for our live discussion: What future do young people want for Northern Ireland?

Apr 8th 2021, 11:45 AM 16,838 Views 44 Comments

We are hosting a panel of young voices to discuss the reality of life in Northern Ireland and how positive change could be brought about.

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out
# Belfast Violence
# Belfast Violence

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out

Apr 8th 2021, 10:08 AM 23,332 Views 37 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says it’s like a rewind button has been pressed to the past in the North.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Johnson condemned for 'total disinterest' in Northern Ireland amid loyalist violence
# SDLp
# SDLp

Johnson condemned for 'total disinterest' in Northern Ireland amid loyalist violence

Apr 7th 2021, 7:32 PM 54,681 Views 90 Comments

The UK PM was accused of contributing to the toxic environment through “mistruths” regarding Brexit regulations.