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#The North

# the-north - Friday 10 September, 2021

DUP threatens to collapse Stormont ‘before November’ amid NI Protocol row
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP threatens to collapse Stormont ‘before November’ amid NI Protocol row

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 2:12 PM 17,689 Views 49 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said he feared negotiations over the protocol would drag on for years.

# the-north - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Three border PSNI stations to be sold after Brexit uncertainty halted plans
# The North
# The North

Three border PSNI stations to be sold after Brexit uncertainty halted plans

Sep 7th 2021, 2:33 PM 19,177 Views 52 Comments

The police stations are in Castlederg and Aughnacloy in Tyrone and Warrenpoint in Down.

# the-north - Thursday 2 September, 2021

NI police chief vows to listen to unionist concerns over report on South Armagh policing
# Backlash
# Backlash

NI police chief vows to listen to unionist concerns over report on South Armagh policing

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 10:13 PM 18,668 Views 6 Comments

Controversy arose following the publication of a review of policing the South Armagh area.

Donaldson tells Varadkar NI Protocol is ‘causing damage to political stability’
# The North
# The North

Donaldson tells Varadkar NI Protocol is ‘causing damage to political stability’

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 9:24 PM 28,274 Views 45 Comments

The Tanaiste met with Jeffrey Donaldson to assess post-Brexit arrangements and Covid recovery.

# the-north - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Varadkar meeting political leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss Brexit and Covid recovery
# The North
# The North

Varadkar meeting political leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss Brexit and Covid recovery

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 8,596 Views 11 Comments

The Tánaiste is meeting Sinn Féin Finance Minister Conor Murphy and DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson.

# the-north - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Policing report recommends closing station and relocating memorials in south Armagh
# PSNI
# PSNI

Policing report recommends closing station and relocating memorials in south Armagh

Aug 31st 2021, 7:22 PM 15,693 Views 11 Comments

Crossmaglen and the wider South Armagh area witnessed widespread republican activity during the Troubles.

# the-north - Monday 30 August, 2021

‘Historic day’ as major parties sign document to reject Troubles amnesty plans
# The North
# The North

‘Historic day’ as major parties sign document to reject Troubles amnesty plans

Aug 30th 2021, 7:30 PM 16,079 Views 18 Comments

In July, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis announced plans for a statute of limitations.

# the-north - Friday 13 August, 2021

Warning of further surgery cancellations in Northern Ireland as Covid ICU pressures mount
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Warning of further surgery cancellations in Northern Ireland as Covid ICU pressures mount

Aug 13th 2021, 8:03 PM 15,653 Views 17 Comments

There are concerns over the numbers of unvaccinated young people and pregnant women being admitted.

# the-north - Friday 30 July, 2021

‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve post-Brexit trading issues, says NI First Minister
# Brexit Fallout
# Brexit Fallout

‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve post-Brexit trading issues, says NI First Minister

Updated Jul 30th 2021, 5:13 PM 15,288 Views 10 Comments

Paul Givan made the comments following a meeting of the North South Ministerial Council.

NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services
# Paul Givan
# Paul Givan

NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services

Jul 30th 2021, 8:27 AM 19,172 Views 36 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has directed ministers to take the steps to establish abortion services.

# the-north - Monday 26 July, 2021

NI Executive to meet to discuss Covid-19 relaxations and waiting list crisis
# Stormont
# Stormont

NI Executive to meet to discuss Covid-19 relaxations and waiting list crisis

Jul 26th 2021, 9:50 AM 8,116 Views 1 Comment

Northern Ireland has the worst waiting times for elective care procedures in the UK.

# the-north - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'
# The North
# The North

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 5:26 PM 17,689 Views 17 Comments

The Assembly was recalled from its summer recess as anger grows over proposals to deal with legacy in NI.

# the-north - Monday 19 July, 2021

O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services
# The North
# The North

O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 5:24 PM 34,423 Views 59 Comments

The deputy First Minister said women had been failed in a “catastrophic way” by a lack of service provision during the pandemic.

# the-north - Friday 16 July, 2021

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans
# The North
# The North

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 6,980 Views 9 Comments

Stormont is to be recalled on Tuesday to debate plans for a statute of limitations on Troubles crimes.

# the-north - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Man (35) arrested on suspicion of murder after 53-year-old man stabbed to death in Co Down
# Bangor
# Bangor

Man (35) arrested on suspicion of murder after 53-year-old man stabbed to death in Co Down

Jul 14th 2021, 2:03 PM 8,120 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at a property on Beatrice Road in Bangor in the early hours of this morning.

Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions

Updated Jul 14th 2021, 11:02 AM 18,658 Views 0 Comments

Foreign Affairs minister Simon Coveney said: “This is not a fait accompli.”

# the-north - Monday 12 July, 2021

Unionist leaders criticise burning of Irish tricolour flags on Eleventh Night bonfires
# The Twelfth
# The Twelfth

Unionist leaders criticise burning of Irish tricolour flags on Eleventh Night bonfires

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 12:45 PM 46,452 Views 45 Comments

More than 230 Eleventh Night bonfires were lit across Northern Ireland between Friday night and last night.

# the-north - Friday 9 July, 2021

Stormont ministers threaten PSNI with court action over bonfire stance
# 12 July
# 12 July

Stormont ministers threaten PSNI with court action over bonfire stance

Jul 9th 2021, 12:39 PM 40,082 Views 30 Comments

Police are refusing to support contractors to remove the north Belfast loyalist fire.

# the-north - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

'It's hate-fuelled': NI Justice Minister hits out over election posters on loyalist bonfires
# The North
# The North

'It's hate-fuelled': NI Justice Minister hits out over election posters on loyalist bonfires

Jul 6th 2021, 9:28 AM 27,665 Views 34 Comments

Irish and EU flags have also been seen on some bonfires.

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today

Jul 6th 2021, 8:12 AM 13,057 Views 20 Comments

The DUP has been rocked by bitter divisions played out in public in recent weeks.

# the-north - Saturday 3 July, 2021

460 Covid-19 cases reported in Northern Ireland, highest daily figure in almost 5 months
# Rising Figures
# Rising Figures

460 Covid-19 cases reported in Northern Ireland, highest daily figure in almost 5 months

Jul 3rd 2021, 2:52 PM 25,277 Views 25 Comments

To date, a total of 2,054,420 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland.

UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes
# The North
# The North

UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:56 AM 16,740 Views 50 Comments

David Frost and Brandon Lewis said the current terms risk ‘creating a series of rolling crises’.

# the-north - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Stormont ministers to decide whether to press ahead with further easing of Covid restrictions
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers to decide whether to press ahead with further easing of Covid restrictions

Jul 1st 2021, 7:09 AM 8,687 Views 4 Comments

The relaxations include the return of live music across the hospitality sector.

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - Monday 21 June, 2021

Naomi Long condemns ‘chilling’ warning that Irish ministers ‘not welcome’
# The North
# The North

Naomi Long condemns ‘chilling’ warning that Irish ministers ‘not welcome’

Jun 21st 2021, 4:56 PM 36,546 Views 33 Comments

The Loyalist Communities Council said Irish Government ministers would not be welcome as difficulties over the Northern Ireland Protocol remain.

# the-north - 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.

# 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 65,331 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 56,237 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 33,461 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 11,004 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 7,335 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 29,721 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 21,709 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 38,666 Views 32 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 14,032 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 47,719 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 10,878 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 37,807 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.

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