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# the-north - Yesterday’s News

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits
# Troubles
# Troubles

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits

11 hours ago 7,553 Views 7 Comments

Controversial plans to end prosecutions for Troubles-era incidents were expected to be legislated for this autumn.

# the-north - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Stormont ministers to consider proposals for mandatory Covid passports for Northern Ireland
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Stormont ministers to consider proposals for mandatory Covid passports for Northern Ireland

Nov 17th 2021, 2:10 PM 22,043 Views 11 Comments

A modelling paper says even Covid-19 passports may not prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.

# the-north - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Johnson says triggering Article 16 of Northern Ireland Protocol would be ‘perfectly legitimate’
# Brexit
# Brexit

Johnson says triggering Article 16 of Northern Ireland Protocol would be ‘perfectly legitimate’

Nov 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 34,417 Views 41 Comments

The European Commission vice-president said if the UK Government suspended the protocol, it would have “serious consequences”.

# the-north - Friday 12 November, 2021

‘Serious headway’ needed in the next week over Northern Ireland Protocol, EU says
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Serious headway’ needed in the next week over Northern Ireland Protocol, EU says

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 7:18 PM 12,576 Views 16 Comments

The European Commission vice-president said there had been a ‘change in tone’ from UK negotiators.

# the-north - Monday 8 November, 2021

Witness appeal after bus hijacked and set on fire near loyalist estate on outskirts of Belfast
# Belfast
# Belfast

Witness appeal after bus hijacked and set on fire near loyalist estate on outskirts of Belfast

Updated Nov 8th 2021, 10:37 AM 27,098 Views 25 Comments

Four men boarded the bus on the outskirts of Belfast and ordered passengers off.

# the-north - Monday 1 November, 2021

Frost accuses EU of ignoring political sensitivities in Northern Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost accuses EU of ignoring political sensitivities in Northern Ireland

Nov 1st 2021, 7:39 AM 20,577 Views 42 Comments

He also said the EU had “destroyed cross-community consent”.

# the-north - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Majority of people in Northern Ireland view Brexit protocol as a ‘positive’, poll finds
# The North
# The North

Majority of people in Northern Ireland view Brexit protocol as a ‘positive’, poll finds

Updated Oct 28th 2021, 9:27 AM 42,207 Views 36 Comments

Queen’s University is monitoring public attitudes to the contentious Irish Sea trading arrangements.

# the-north - Sunday 24 October, 2021

UK and EU 'still far apart' on big NI Protocol issues as talks to continue in London
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU 'still far apart' on big NI Protocol issues as talks to continue in London

Oct 24th 2021, 9:20 AM 13,240 Views 25 Comments

A round of talks in Brussels was ‘constructive’ but significant disagreements still remain.

# the-north - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Campaigners returning to Westminster to demand end to Troubles ‘amnesty’ plan
# Troubles
# Troubles

Campaigners returning to Westminster to demand end to Troubles ‘amnesty’ plan

Oct 17th 2021, 11:36 AM 8,861 Views 4 Comments

The UK Government is proposing a statute of limitations that would protect veterans from future prosecutions.

# the-north - Friday 15 October, 2021

Still 'a long way' to go to reach resolution on Northern Ireland Protocol, Frost warns
# Brexit
# Brexit

Still 'a long way' to go to reach resolution on Northern Ireland Protocol, Frost warns

Oct 15th 2021, 10:44 AM 12,911 Views 17 Comments

The Brexit Minister will hold talks with European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic in Brussels today.

# the-north - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Northern Ireland Protocol discussions will not be renegotiation, says Sefcovic
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Northern Ireland Protocol discussions will not be renegotiation, says Sefcovic

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 8:10 PM 44,576 Views 41 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost is expected in Brussels tomorrow to meet Maros Sefcovic to discuss ways to break the deadlock.

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services
# Abortion
# Abortion

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 4:00 PM 14,701 Views 4 Comments

The court ruled that Lewis “failed to comply with his duties” by not ensuring provision for full abortion services for women in the region.

North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect

Oct 14th 2021, 7:08 AM 8,640 Views 3 Comments

From today, up to 30 people will be permitted in private dwellings.

# the-north - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Here's what the EU is proposing for the NI protocol
# The North
# The North

Here's what the EU is proposing for the NI protocol

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 38,406 Views 45 Comments
  • Measures would see an 80% reduction in checks envisaged for retail agri-food products arriving in the region from Great Britain.
  • The proposed changes would also remove the prospect of certain British produce, including Cumberland sausages, being banned from export to Northern Ireland.
  • The plan also includes a 50% reduction in customs paperwork

# the-north - Friday 8 October, 2021

Taoiseach defends decision of Government to attend NI centenary event
# The North
# The North

Taoiseach defends decision of Government to attend NI centenary event

Oct 8th 2021, 7:51 PM 20,996 Views 76 Comments

Micheál Martin said it was not inconsistent after Michael D Higgins declined an invitation to the event.

Omagh bombing: Failure to act on informer tip-off among reasons for judge directing fresh probe
# Omagh
# Omagh

Omagh bombing: Failure to act on informer tip-off among reasons for judge directing fresh probe

Oct 8th 2021, 2:46 PM 8,160 Views 0 Comments

In July, Mr Justice Horner ruled it was potentially plausible that the attack could have been prevented.

# the-north - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service
# The North
# The North

Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service

Oct 7th 2021, 9:22 PM 22,668 Views 91 Comments

Last month, President Michael D Higgins announced he had declined his invitation.

# the-north - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Police in Northern Ireland launch probe into allegations of abuse at mother and baby homes
# The North
# The North

Police in Northern Ireland launch probe into allegations of abuse at mother and baby homes

Oct 6th 2021, 9:30 PM 5,611 Views 0 Comments

The announcement comes after an independent panel recommended a public inquiry.

# the-north - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Donaldson tells DUP members he won't shy away from 'difficult decisions' in coming months
# The North
# The North

Donaldson tells DUP members he won't shy away from 'difficult decisions' in coming months

Sep 30th 2021, 10:23 PM 20,301 Views 32 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said the economic and constitutional integrity of the UK was at risk.

# the-north - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol
# The North
# The North

Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol

Sep 28th 2021, 12:17 PM 18,526 Views 40 Comments

The protocol was agreed by the UK and EU as a way to maintain a free-flowing land border on the island of Ireland after Brexit.

# the-north - Monday 27 September, 2021

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres

Sep 27th 2021, 9:32 PM 10,586 Views 1 Comment

Ministers did not consider social distancing in the hospitality sector during today’s meeting.

# 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 17,951 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 19,250 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 18,688 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 28,312 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 8,613 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 15,739 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 16,121 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 15,669 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 15,295 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 19,206 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 8,119 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 17,716 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 34,459 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 6,986 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 8,137 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 18,682 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 46,545 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 40,134 Views 30 Comments

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

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