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#Northern Ireland

From TheJournal.ie Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year? Explainer

Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont Abortion

Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont

Private members’ legislation aimed at thwarting the imposition of abortion reform in Northern Ireland were not accepted.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What are Northern Ireland’s abortion laws and how might they be changing? Podcast

The Explainer: What are Northern Ireland’s abortion laws and how might they be changing?

We look at how legislation passed in Westminster is set to change abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Too soon to celebrate': On the border, people give Brexit deal cautious welcome Borderline Brexit

'Too soon to celebrate': On the border, people give Brexit deal cautious welcome

Residents living in frontier towns along the Irish border say they are hoping for “clarity” going forward.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North? Good Friday Agreement

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work Brexit

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work

How and when will elected reps get to cast their vote and why is it a thorny issue for the DUP?

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says need for MLAs to declare as nationalist, unionist or other should be removed Northern Ireland

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster Stormont

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster

The move to decriminalise abortion will only be halted if the Stormont executive is restored by 21 October.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal 11th Hour

Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal

Speculation is mounting that a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations is imminent.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson Citizenship

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The DeSouza verdict: Why everyone born in Northern Ireland is legally a British citizen Good Friday Agreement

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

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

From The42 Paddy McNair scores twice as Northern Ireland triumph against Czechs in five-goal thriller Thriller

Paddy McNair scores twice as Northern Ireland triumph against Czechs in five-goal thriller

A superb first-half display from Northern Ireland was enough to secure a 3-2 win over Czech Republic.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates' Identity

'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'

The issue about more than citizenship and identity, writes Sarah Creighton.

From The42 'It's terrible to watch' - Dutch boss Koeman criticises Northern Ireland's playing style Euro 2020

'It's terrible to watch' - Dutch boss Koeman criticises Northern Ireland's playing style

The Netherlands scored three late goals to overcome Michael O’Neill’s side last night.

From The42 'They are fighting machines, they will get you by the throat' - Koeman wary of Northern Ireland threat Dutch Courage

'They are fighting machines, they will get you by the throat' - Koeman wary of Northern Ireland threat

The Oranje host Michael O’Neill’s men in tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier.

From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) shot in both legs by masked men in Derry Waterside

Man (30s) shot in both legs by masked men in Derry

The incident happened at around 8.45pm this evening.

From TheJournal.ie MI5 'destroyed material' held by inquiry examining Pat Finucane murder Belfast

MI5 'destroyed material' held by inquiry examining Pat Finucane murder

The solicitor was shot dead by loyalists at his home in Belfast in 1989.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion guidance for Northern Ireland published by UK government Ni

Abortion guidance for Northern Ireland published by UK government

The abortion law won’t change later this month if the NI Executive is restored by 21 October.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party? Northern Ireland

'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party?

UUP leader Robin Swann announced that he was stepping down this week.

From TheJournal.ie Author 'amazed' at reaction in Ireland to Brexit comments Bonnie Greer

Author 'amazed' at reaction in Ireland to Brexit comments

Greer told BBC Question Time last night that ‘Ireland owes the UK nothing’.

From TheJournal.ie Author says 'Ireland owes the UK nothing' in heated Brexit debate Bonnie Greer This post contains videos

Author says 'Ireland owes the UK nothing' in heated Brexit debate

“Ireland owes this country nothing. Ireland owes this country no concessions, it owes it no quarter, it owes it nothing.”

From TheJournal.ie Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’ Backstop

Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’

Scotland’s highest civil court will hear two cases in the space of five days that could compel Boris Johnson to extend Brexit negotiations.

From TheJournal.ie High Court in Belfast rules Northern Ireland abortion law breaches human rights Human Rights

High Court in Belfast rules Northern Ireland abortion law breaches human rights

Legislation decriminalising abortion may be introduced this month if the Stormont executive doesn’t resume.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson preparing for 'intensive discussions' in bid to get Brexit deal over the line Backstop

Johnson preparing for 'intensive discussions' in bid to get Brexit deal over the line

So far, European leaders have reacted coolly to his plan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject No Deal

'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject

The British Prime Minister is today expected to again stress that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, one way or another.

From The42 Northern Ireland defender McAuley retires from football aged 39 Calling Time

Northern Ireland defender McAuley retires from football aged 39

‘I enjoyed every second I wore the Northern Ireland shirt ,’ writes the former Rangers man.

From TheJournal.ie DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal Northern Ireland

DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal

Arlene Foster has insisted there remains a chance of reaching a deal before 31 October.

From TheJournal.ie Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North Grave Concerns

Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North

Abortion will be decriminalised in the North if the collapsed assembly is not restored by 21 October.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast Sexual Exploitation

Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast

A 27-year-old woman has also been arrested in the Antrim area on suspicion of controlling prostitution.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of laid-off Wrightbus workers protest outside church over donations Wrightbus

Hundreds of laid-off Wrightbus workers protest outside church over donations

Wrightbus went into administration last week with the loss of 1,200 jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising Immigration

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising

Gardaí say that the passport checks at the border are to fight organised crime, but NGOs say they’re more like immigration controls.

From TheJournal.ie Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant' Brexit

Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant'

Richard Tice, an MEP for the East of England, also explained trade across the Northern Irish border by comparing it to a jar of Smarties.

From TheJournal.ie Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes Backstop

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes

“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”

From TheJournal.ie 'We have real opportunities lying ahead': Hopes are high in the Alliance Party ahead of a UK general election Northern Ireland

'We have real opportunities lying ahead': Hopes are high in the Alliance Party ahead of a UK general election

The party has enjoyed significant success by running on an anti-Brexit platform.

From TheJournal.ie A citizens' assembly to break deadlock in North would have 'merit', says Taoiseach Northern Ireland

A citizens' assembly to break deadlock in North would have 'merit', says Taoiseach

Neither Sinn Féin or the DUP have warmly welcomed calls for a citizens’ assembly.

From TheJournal.ie Cross-border travellers face 'racial profiling', says human rights group Translink

Cross-border travellers face 'racial profiling', says human rights group

A group has lodged an equality complaint over cross-border immigration checks.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster suggests she is open to special arrangements for North as part of Brexit deal Brexit

Arlene Foster suggests she is open to special arrangements for North as part of Brexit deal

The DUP leader made the suggestion to journalists in Dublin this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage says EU's tone is 'emollient' as Martina Anderson dons Irish jersey in EU parliament Brexit Debate

Nigel Farage says EU's tone is 'emollient' as Martina Anderson dons Irish jersey in EU parliament

“It is certainly not a question of pretending to negotiate”, Barnier warned, as Juncker told MEPs the risk of no deal remains “very real”.

From TheJournal.ie Drinks industry calls for drop in 'uncompetitive' alcohol tax as sterling value continues to fall Cross Border Shopping

Drinks industry calls for drop in 'uncompetitive' alcohol tax as sterling value continues to fall

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland called for a 15% reduction in the tax by 2021.

From TheJournal.ie 'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019 Northern Ireland

'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019

The party currently has no MPs and wants to change that in a few months time.

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