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# the-north - 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 65,241 Views 83 Comments

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

# the-north - Friday 11 June, 2021

Ian Paisley insists he does not believe NI Health Minister Robin Swann is dangerous
# The North
# The North

Ian Paisley insists he does not believe NI Health Minister Robin Swann is dangerous

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 9:01 PM 56,157 Views 52 Comments

Paisley made a statement after he was criticised for joining Van Morrison as he made a verbal attack on Swann.

# the-north - 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 33,420 Views 14 Comments

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

# the-north - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Northern Ireland: Stormont gives green light for indoor dining to resume from Monday
# Reopening
# Reopening

Northern Ireland: Stormont gives green light for indoor dining to resume from Monday

May 20th 2021, 3:38 PM 9,547 Views 6 Comments

All tourism accommodation will also be able to reopen on 24 May.

# the-north - 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 7,323 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 29,680 Views 0 Comments

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

# the-north - Monday 17 May, 2021

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 21,654 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.

# the-north - 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 38,615 Views 33 Comments

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

# the-north - 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 13,981 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.

# the-north - Friday 30 April, 2021

Large queues outside Primark and other retailers in Belfast as restrictions ease in the North
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Large queues outside Primark and other retailers in Belfast as restrictions ease in the North

Updated Apr 30th 2021, 2:35 PM 47,675 Views 64 Comments
  • All non-essential retail can resume from today in Northern Ireland.
  • Publicans, cafe owner and restaurateurs are allowed to trade outdoors.
  • From today, the limit on outdoor gatherings in gardens increases to 15 people.

# the-north - 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 10,786 Views 6 Comments

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

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 37,625 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.

# the-north - 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 17,646 Views 25 Comments

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

# the-north - Friday 2 April, 2021

UUP leader questions inspectorate probe into PSNI’s handling of Storey funeral
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

UUP leader questions inspectorate probe into PSNI’s handling of Storey funeral

Apr 2nd 2021, 2:08 PM 11,414 Views 26 Comments

Steve Aiken likened the review to ‘marking the police service’s own homework’.

# the-north - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals

Mar 31st 2021, 4:21 PM 13,574 Views 96 Comments

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

# the-north - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Bobby Storey funeral: O'Neill will not be prosecuted as Foster calls for PSNI chief to resign
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

Bobby Storey funeral: O'Neill will not be prosecuted as Foster calls for PSNI chief to resign

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 5:21 PM 46,067 Views 143 Comments
  • No charges to be brought in relation to the funeral
  • NI's DPP says Covid-19 regulations at the time of the funeral had become 'inconsistent'
  • O'Neill apologises for what she said was the hurt caused to families as a result of the incident
  • Foster has claimed the PSNI 'facilitated a breach of the law'

# the-north - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’
# The North
# The North

Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’

Mar 25th 2021, 1:33 PM 19,488 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis said it is unacceptable that women and girls in the North cannot access abortion services.

# the-north - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

British government to intervene in bid to end Northern Ireland abortion stand-off
# Abortion
# Abortion

British government to intervene in bid to end Northern Ireland abortion stand-off

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:47 AM 10,370 Views 12 Comments

Abortion laws in the region were liberalised by MPs at Westminster in 2019.

# the-north - Monday 22 March, 2021

DUP not considering collapsing Stormont in protest over NI Protocol, Minister says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

DUP not considering collapsing Stormont in protest over NI Protocol, Minister says

Mar 22nd 2021, 10:58 AM 10,595 Views 10 Comments

One of the party’s Stormont ministers said such a move would be ‘counter-productive’.

# the-north - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU

Mar 14th 2021, 3:07 PM 23,429 Views 57 Comments

Foster wants the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol to be replaced.

# the-north - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled

Mar 7th 2021, 2:30 PM 30,727 Views 91 Comments

Foster has warned of an avalanche of checks on goods coming in to the region after grace periods end.

# the-north - Thursday 4 March, 2021

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says
# Northern Protocol
# Northern Protocol

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 8:27 PM 64,640 Views 88 Comments

Loyalist paramilitaries in NI have said they are withdrawing their support for the GFA.

# the-north - Friday 26 February, 2021

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# The North
# The North

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Feb 26th 2021, 8:05 PM 10,011 Views 13 Comments

The drive to administer first and second doses of vaccines across the North’s care homes has been completed.

# the-north - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Northern Ireland mother and baby homes report ‘reveals legacy of lifetime of trauma’
# The North
# The North

Northern Ireland mother and baby homes report ‘reveals legacy of lifetime of trauma’

Jan 26th 2021, 4:28 PM 6,006 Views 4 Comments

Ministers in Northern Ireland are to establish a ‘victim-centred’ independent investigation.

# the-north - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

Jan 20th 2021, 5:01 PM 14,698 Views 8 Comments

Around 100 medically trained personnel are expected to be deployed.

# the-north - Monday 18 January, 2021

Hospitals across Northern Ireland to come under 'intense pressure' this week, health minister warns
# The North
# The North

Hospitals across Northern Ireland to come under 'intense pressure' this week, health minister warns

Jan 18th 2021, 9:15 PM 9,845 Views 0 Comments

Stormont’s health minister warned the current pressures are likely to move to intensive care units in ten days’ time.

# the-north - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Schools in the North to remain closed as Covid-19 cases soar
# Remote Learning
# Remote Learning

Schools in the North to remain closed as Covid-19 cases soar

Jan 5th 2021, 7:19 AM 24,646 Views 6 Comments

The Northern Ireland Executive will meet today to confirm details.

# the-north - Thursday 31 December, 2020

11 deaths and 1,929 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

11 deaths and 1,929 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Dec 31st 2020, 2:19 PM 20,250 Views 14 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials in the North this afternoon.

Return to school in Northern Ireland delayed by a week as Covid-19 infections soar
# The North
# The North

Return to school in Northern Ireland delayed by a week as Covid-19 infections soar

Dec 31st 2020, 9:44 AM 16,788 Views 7 Comments

Remote learning will be facilitated in primary and secondary schools next week.

# the-north - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

2,143 Covid-19 cases and six deaths confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

2,143 Covid-19 cases and six deaths confirmed in Northern Ireland

Dec 30th 2020, 2:20 PM 43,000 Views 44 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials in the North this afternoon.

# the-north - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

14 deaths and 1,566 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

14 deaths and 1,566 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Dec 29th 2020, 2:25 PM 36,682 Views 53 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials in the North this afternoon.

# the-north - Monday 21 December, 2020

Late-night NI Executive meeting called to discuss potential travel ban from Britain
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Late-night NI Executive meeting called to discuss potential travel ban from Britain

Dec 21st 2020, 10:15 PM 50,695 Views 49 Comments

Michelle O’Neill said there is “no time to lose in agreeing a travel ban”.

# the-north - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Queues of ambulances form outside Northern Ireland's over-capacity hospitals
# Pressure Mounting
# Pressure Mounting

Queues of ambulances form outside Northern Ireland's over-capacity hospitals

Dec 15th 2020, 7:45 PM 32,555 Views 24 Comments

The health minister is set to bring proposals for fresh Covid-19 restrictions to the executive on Thursday.

# the-north - Friday 4 December, 2020

Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland given go-ahead to reopen on 11 December
# Reopening
# Reopening

Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland given go-ahead to reopen on 11 December

Dec 4th 2020, 6:44 AM 5,893 Views 0 Comments

Businesses such as restaurants, cafes and hotels can also resume trading then but must close by 11pm.

# the-north - Monday 16 November, 2020

14 deaths and 331 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

14 deaths and 331 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Nov 16th 2020, 2:11 PM 13,717 Views 18 Comments

The figures were confirmed by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health this afternoon.

# the-north - Thursday 12 November, 2020

'This is the only way forward': Deadlock broken as ministers agree to extend circuit break in Northern Ireland
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'This is the only way forward': Deadlock broken as ministers agree to extend circuit break in Northern Ireland

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 9:25 PM 66,591 Views 45 Comments

A fourth executive meeting in as many days reached a breakthrough in Stormont today.

# the-north - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

NI Executive adjourns for the night with no agreement on new coronavirus restrictions
# Tensions
# Tensions

NI Executive adjourns for the night with no agreement on new coronavirus restrictions

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 8:49 PM 42,509 Views 35 Comments

Northern Ireland’s lockdown is due to end at midnight tomorrow.

# the-north - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Northern Ireland ministers meet again to try break deadlock over next phase of Covid restrictions
# Circuit Break
# Circuit Break

Northern Ireland ministers meet again to try break deadlock over next phase of Covid restrictions

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 8:27 PM 26,637 Views 18 Comments

Ministers are meeting again tonight after discussions yesterday failed to secure a breakthrough.

# the-north - Thursday 5 November, 2020

12 deaths and 516 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

12 deaths and 516 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Nov 5th 2020, 2:27 PM 9,612 Views 3 Comments

The figures were confirmed by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health this afternoon.

# the-north - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Ten deaths and 679 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Ten deaths and 679 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Nov 4th 2020, 2:02 PM 10,426 Views 8 Comments

The figures were confirmed by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health this afternoon.

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