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Belfast court rejects unionists' legal challenge against the Northern Ireland Protocol
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Belfast court rejects unionists' legal challenge against the Northern Ireland Protocol

Jun 30th 2021, 12:49 PM 14,021 Views 32 Comments

This included an argument that the Northern Ireland Protocol breached the Good Friday Agreement.

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
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Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 8:41 AM 38,314 Views 24 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron
DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK
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DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK

Jun 13th 2021, 1:53 PM 57,974 Views 90 Comments

Emmanuel Macron reportedly implied that Northern Ireland was a separate country.

Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach
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Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 12:50 PM 28,095 Views 48 Comments
  • Biden's aides say he will stress the need to "stand behind" the Northern Ireland Protocol.
  • Micheál Martin said this morning that Biden's and US involvement is significant and makes sense from an American perspective.
  • European Council President Charles Michel said it's "paramount" that the terms of the Brexit deal are respected.
Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol
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Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated May 8th 2021, 7:37 AM 41,049 Views 63 Comments

The open letter has been sent to Micheál Martin, Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Maros Sefcovic.

Ex-paratroopers deny 1972 murder of Official IRA man
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Ex-paratroopers deny 1972 murder of Official IRA man

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 12:04 PM 32,965 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 secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises
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Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises

Apr 13th 2021, 5:09 PM 35,555 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2021, 12:09 PM 15,999 Views 54 Comments

The agreement was signed 23 years ago today.

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

Apr 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 20,315 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2021, 10:08 AM 23,325 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.

US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’
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US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’

Mar 5th 2021, 7:49 AM 14,678 Views 24 Comments

Jen Psaki, White House spokeswoman, spoke of Biden’s support for the agreement during the daily press briefing.

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

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 8:27 PM 64,678 Views 88 Comments

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

When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question
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When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question

Feb 16th 2021, 1:32 PM 29,424 Views 115 Comments

The decision to hold a referendum is ultimately one to be taken by the UK’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

NI Protocol ‘only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement’, EU official says
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NI Protocol ‘only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement’, EU official says

Feb 10th 2021, 9:40 PM 10,083 Views 10 Comments

Maros Sefcovic made the remarks in a letter to UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove

Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show
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Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show

Dec 30th 2020, 8:50 AM 9,038 Views 24 Comments

Records released from the National Archives give details of an early meeting involving the two leaders.

Opinion: 'Thatcher dismissed FitzGerald's proposals but later said she could do business'
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Opinion: 'Thatcher dismissed FitzGerald's proposals but later said she could do business'

Nov 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 17,593 Views 16 Comments

The Anglo-Irish Agreement is 35 years old this month. Mike Chinoy charts how the work of two professors shaped that agreement and laid the ground for the peace process.

Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links
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Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:25 PM 14,455 Views 25 Comments

Martin said a border poll is not on the agenda for his Government in the next five years.

Irish government won't be contributing to the DeSouzas' legal bill
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Irish government won't be contributing to the DeSouzas' legal bill

Oct 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 28,941 Views 17 Comments

The legal case taken by the DeSouzas was “a private case in respect of an immigration application”, the Irish government said.

Joe Biden warns trade deal between UK and US is 'contingent upon respect' for Good Friday Agreement
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Joe Biden warns trade deal between UK and US is 'contingent upon respect' for Good Friday Agreement

Sep 16th 2020, 10:51 PM 34,560 Views 68 Comments

Meanwhile, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told US Congress that the EU is threatening peace in Northern Ireland

Opinion: John Hume gave us the gift of peace, it's our responsibility to protect it
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Opinion: John Hume gave us the gift of peace, it's our responsibility to protect it

Aug 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,658 Views 8 Comments

Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza pays tribute to John Hume, the peacemaker, who will be laid to rest today.

'The man who built the peace': Irish and British front pages react to the death of John Hume
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'The man who built the peace': Irish and British front pages react to the death of John Hume

Aug 4th 2020, 8:32 AM 26,230 Views 19 Comments

Newspapers have extensively covered the life of John Hume in today’s front pages.

Emma DeSouza drops legal challenge after change to immigration laws
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Emma DeSouza drops legal challenge after change to immigration laws

May 21st 2020, 3:27 PM 22,384 Views 16 Comments

DeSouza said she will continue to campaign for full recognition of Irish citizenship in NI.

UK government says those born in the North to be treated as EU citizens for certain immigration purposes
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UK government says those born in the North to be treated as EU citizens for certain immigration purposes

May 14th 2020, 4:52 PM 23,395 Views 27 Comments

Spouses of those born in the North can apply for official EEA residence permits.

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'
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DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'

Jan 28th 2020, 10:54 PM 14,498 Views 65 Comments

Emma DeSouza will be asking the House of Representatives to pass a resolution supporting her case to self-identify as Irish.

'Famed for his stubbornness and acerbic wit, Seamus Mallon was never one to fall into line'
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'Famed for his stubbornness and acerbic wit, Seamus Mallon was never one to fall into line'

Jan 25th 2020, 10:09 AM 9,294 Views 11 Comments

Mallon, the former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, passed away yesterday aged 83.

'The right to merely feel Irish is reduced': Tánaiste meets with Emma DeSouza
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'The right to merely feel Irish is reduced': Tánaiste meets with Emma DeSouza

Dec 17th 2019, 5:54 PM 19,787 Views 21 Comments

“No one should have to go to court to be able to assert their right to be Irish,” Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in Belfast.

Gerry Adams urges government to adopt Emma De Souza's citizenship battle
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Gerry Adams urges government to adopt Emma De Souza's citizenship battle

Dec 4th 2019, 11:02 PM 16,523 Views 54 Comments

De Souza is appealing a ruling by UK immigration courts that those born in Northern Ireland are automatically British.

US Congress set to vote on reaffirming support for Good Friday Agreement today
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US Congress set to vote on reaffirming support for Good Friday Agreement today

Dec 3rd 2019, 11:06 AM 8,224 Views 7 Comments

The vote is due to take place at 11.30pm Irish time today.

UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British
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UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British

Nov 23rd 2019, 5:01 PM 49,178 Views 53 Comments

The tribunal made its initial ruling following an appeal by the Home Office in October.

Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime
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Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime

Oct 25th 2019, 12:29 PM 23,676 Views 98 Comments

“I would, but only in accordance with the Good Friday Agreement.”

FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?
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FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?

Oct 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 28,387 Views 25 Comments

The claim was made by Sinn Féin following a UK Tribunal ruling this week.

Varadkar says need for MLAs to declare as nationalist, unionist or other should be removed
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Varadkar says need for MLAs to declare as nationalist, unionist or other should be removed

Oct 16th 2019, 5:53 PM 20,569 Views 26 Comments

He added he believes the GFA should be reformed to change the controversial petition of concern.

Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson
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Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson

Oct 15th 2019, 3:47 PM 18,692 Views 41 Comments

The Home Office won an appeal against a ruling which found that people born in the North are not automatically British.

The DeSouza verdict: Why everyone born in Northern Ireland is legally a British citizen
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The DeSouza verdict: Why everyone born in Northern Ireland is legally a British citizen

Oct 15th 2019, 6:20 AM 32,176 Views 44 Comments

“A person’s nationality cannot depend in law on an undisclosed state of mind,” the Upper Tribunal argued in it’s decision.

'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement 
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'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement 

Updated Oct 14th 2019, 6:46 PM 112,196 Views 104 Comments

DeSouza, from Co Derry, identified herself as Irish in an application for a residence card for her US-born husband.

DUP and Sinn Féin put 'grave pressure' on Good Friday Agreement, says Northern Ireland negotiator
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DUP and Sinn Féin put 'grave pressure' on Good Friday Agreement, says Northern Ireland negotiator

Sep 16th 2019, 9:41 PM 21,322 Views 48 Comments

A former top official in the Department of Foreign Affairs made the comments at an event in Trinity this evening.

A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland
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A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland

Sep 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 63,547 Views 52 Comments

University College London is working with Irish universities on the project.

Boris Johnson in Downing Street 'quite rightly raises enormous fears', says Micheál Martin
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Boris Johnson in Downing Street 'quite rightly raises enormous fears', says Micheál Martin

Jul 23rd 2019, 10:03 PM 22,788 Views 32 Comments

Martin said the last time Johnson was in Ireland, he didn’t show the ‘slightest level of understanding’ about the the Good Friday Agreement.

'The UK government keep appealing until you give up': Rights activists hold rallies in Belfast and London
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'The UK government keep appealing until you give up': Rights activists hold rallies in Belfast and London

Apr 19th 2019, 10:00 PM 22,761 Views 22 Comments

Emma DeSouza is challenging the Home Office’s argument that British immigration law supersedes the Good Friday Agreement.

Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace
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Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace

Apr 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,083 Views 9 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).

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