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# The North

Last month
November 2023
'Economic blackmail': DUP blasts UK Govt as NI misses out on funding due to Stormont collapse
Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove said no funding was allocated “given the current absence of a working executive and assembly”.
Jeffrey Donaldson says he cannot be certain Stormont will return by end of year
The DUP leader has repeated that “significant” gaps remain between the UK government and his party’s position.
October 2023
Micheál Martin says there's still ‘hard, practical work’ needed to reconcile NI communities
In an interview with the BBC, the Tánaiste declined to say whether he believed he would see a united Ireland in his lifetime.
Varadkar: Irish unity vote shouldn't require supermajority, but unionists must feel 'wanted'
The Taoiseach said work will have to be done to make Unionists in Northern Ireland feel ‘welcome’.
'More loyalist paramilitaries today than there were 30 years ago', academic tells MPs
He said there are “networks deeply embedded in the most marginalised and deprived parts of Northern Ireland”.
Jeffrey Donaldson says UK government funding of Casement Park would raise 'lots of questions'
The DUP leader said he did not know if the GAA stadium would be built in time for the Euro 2028 football tournament.
Number of paramilitary-style shootings in Northern Ireland almost triples in a year
Between 1 October 2022 and 30 September 2023, there were 19 casualties of these shootings recorded by the PSNI.
'Stakeknife' investigator picked as preferred candidate to be PSNI interim chief constable
Jon Boutcher has recently been conducting an investigation into the British Army’s top agent in Northern Ireland during the Troubles
Donaldson says he is 'not planning for failure' as DUP post-Brexit talks with UK govt 'ongoing'
The DUP has been blocking powersharing for more than a year in protest at the internal UK trade barriers.
Police issue warning after Chinese student in Northern Ireland scammed out of £200,000
The PSNI said it received two similar reports last year of scammers who had targeted Chinese students studying in Belfast.
Jeffrey Donaldson says he will not ‘bow to threats’ amid warning of loyalist protests
In response to a letter sent by loyalist activist Jamie Bryson, the DUP leader said his party would not be intimidated over any return to Stormont.
September 2023
Poll: Would you like to see a United Ireland within your lifetime?
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Application process opens in search for new chief constable of PSNI
The Northern Ireland Policing Board has launched the recruitment process for the job, which has an annual salary of £219,894.
Family of girl, 14, shot dead fear Troubles Legacy Bill could end hopes of justice
The McGavigan family are among 16 legal challenges launched against the act.
Some Troubles victims' families received as little as £43 for funerals
The report said there were vast discrepancies in payments to victims killed in the same incidents.
Irish and British ministers still at odds over Varadkar comments about united Ireland and Stormont
NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris termed comments by Varadkar around Irish unity and Stormont as ‘unhelpful’.
Taoiseach stands by comment that he believes there will be a united Ireland in his lifetime
Varadkar also said that there would be a sizeable pro-British minority in a united Ireland, and he wanted to ensure they would be respected.
Families of Troubles victims say passing of Legacy Bill is 'disturbing' and 'upsetting'
MPs yesterday rejected a Lords’ amendment to the Bill, which is now on the verge of becoming law.
Major PSNI data breach could cost force up to €281 million, MPs told
The Northern Ireland Policing Board withdrew from today’s hearing following Chief Constable Simon Byrne’s resignation.
Poster with details of three serving PSNI officers placed on bus shelter in Derry
This incident comes after personal data on all serving members of the PSNI was mistakenly published last month.
This year
DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson says it's 'time for change' at top of PSNI following High Court ruling
PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne is meeting the Policing Board to discuss the latest controversy.
Military hearsay statements can be used in Soldier F's Bloody Sunday trial, judge rules
Former paratrooper Soldier F is accused of murdering James Wray and William McKinney in 1972.
12 July: One person hospitalised and O'Neill says effigy-burners should 'catch themselves on'
Last night, the majority of an estimated 250 bonfires were lit in loyalist communities across the region.
King Charles III thanks Armagh for warm welcome on second day of visit to Northern Ireland
‘I do hope you have great success in the future,’ Charles told the crowd of people gathered in Market Theatre Square.
PSNI detective John Caldwell makes first public appearance since attack at King Charles event
Charles and Camilla arrived at Hazelbank Park in Co Antrim to cheers from waiting members of the public this afternoon.
‘Sinn Féin look unstoppable’: What next for NI's major parties after the local elections?
‘They are also on course to become the largest party south of the border at the next election there, that’s basically the set.’
Donaldson confirms more financial support for Northern Ireland is part of talks with UK Govt
The region is facing cuts in the latest budget in the absence of locally elected ministers.
DUP says Sinn Féin's NI election success case of 'turning nationalist vote into republican vote'
The DUP leader rejected the suggestion that there was any movement towards a united Ireland after the council elections.
Sinn Féin largest party in Northern Ireland local Government as DUP trails behind
Sinn Féin are currently in the lead with 132 seats, ahead of the DUP’s 114.
Flagship shows off air as BBC Northern Ireland journalists go on strike on count day
Election coverage is due to resume tomorrow following the strike action.
DUP is seeking ‘further movement’ from UK government on post-Brexit trade
The party collapsed the executive in Belfast in protest at Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.
DUP will not be 'brow beaten' to restore powersharing, says Donaldson
Earlier, Chris Heaton-Harris claimed a restoration of the powersharing institutions was the surest way to secure Northern Ireland’s place in the UK.
Former GFA talks chairman George Mitchell urges parties to find compromise to restore Stormont
The three-day event in Belfast will mark the 25th anniversary of the historic peace accord.
UK govt is 'extremely reluctant' to reintroduce direct rule for Northern Ireland, minister says
Northern Ireland Office minister Steve Baker urged the DUP to end its boycott of the Stormont institutions.
Last year
Irish church leaders voice 'great concern for the state of our fragile peace' on the island
They were speaking in a new year’s message for 2023 which will mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
The latest attempt to re-establish powersharing in Stormont just failed
Sinn Féin has urged the DUP to back the election of a speaker to deliver energy support payments.
Taoiseach ‘not surprised’ more from Northern Ireland favour staying in UK over Irish unity
A survey shows there is a majority of more than four to one in favour of a united Ireland in the Republic.
Anti-abortion group to launch legal challenge to Northern Ireland legislation
The UK Government is set to step in to introduce full abortion services in Northern Ireland.
Announcement of no December Stormont election is 'Christmas miracle'
The NI Secretary has faced criticism for failing to provide clarity on whether he will call an election.
Still no clarity on an election date in Northern Ireland, what's going on?
The NI Secretary has faced criticism for failing to provide clarity on whether he will call an election.