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Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust
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Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust

6 hours ago 9,392 Views 8 Comments

The former ambassador says the decision by the UK to act unilaterally on some issues in relation to the Brexit Protocol is another deeply unhelpful move.

Northern Ireland pupils return to school for first time since December
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Northern Ireland pupils return to school for first time since December

11 hours ago 6,847 Views 4 Comments

Around 100,000 children are also returning to pre-school in the Republic of Ireland.

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

Sun 2:30 PM 29,630 Views 96 Comments

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

'Nothing ever changes the past': Reopening of bereaved payments scheme welcomed
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'Nothing ever changes the past': Reopening of bereaved payments scheme welcomed

Sun 1:00 PM 13,837 Views 0 Comments

The scheme applies to individuals who have lost a parent, spouse/partner, and/or a child in Northern Ireland’s Troubles.

British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury
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British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury

Fri 3:16 PM 40,304 Views 32 Comments

The European Commission is taking legal action against the UK government for its latest moves regarding the Northern Ireland protocol.

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says
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EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says

Updated Fri 9:28 AM 33,891 Views 83 Comments

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to avoid a hardening of the border on the island of Ireland.

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

Fri 7:49 AM 14,582 Views 24 Comments

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

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
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Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Thu 12:45 PM 34,347 Views 78 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster
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Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster

Wed 7:10 AM 19,284 Views 17 Comments

Arlene Foster has rejected the suggestion that DUP Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons could be overruled by the wider Stormont Executive.

Arlene Foster vows that current lockdown will be Northern Ireland's last
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Arlene Foster vows that current lockdown will be Northern Ireland's last

Updated Tue 9:45 PM 28,453 Views 17 Comments

The powersharing administration faced criticism for not attaching dates to its pathway to recovery.

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan
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Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:08 AM 4,872 Views 0 Comments

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

A slim majority in favour of giving citizens in Northern Ireland and abroad a vote in presidential elections
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A slim majority in favour of giving citizens in Northern Ireland and abroad a vote in presidential elections

Mar 1st 2021, 1:48 PM 14,411 Views 39 Comments

The Minister of State for Electoral Reform has said that a “stand alone” referendum on the issue would be his preference.

Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today
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Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today

Mar 1st 2021, 7:07 AM 7,836 Views 1 Comment

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

Northern Ireland records lowest daily Covid-19 cases for month of February
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Northern Ireland records lowest daily Covid-19 cases for month of February

Feb 28th 2021, 5:06 PM 26,316 Views 11 Comments

Daily cases in Northern Ireland have been mostly between 200 and 400 in recent weeks, but dropped today to 136.

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

Feb 26th 2021, 8:05 PM 9,935 Views 13 Comments

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

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues
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EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues

Feb 25th 2021, 3:47 PM 15,129 Views 7 Comments

The EU and UK are locked in talks to make post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland work more smoothly.

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting
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Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting

Feb 24th 2021, 7:56 PM 15,580 Views 11 Comments

The pigeon was dragged into a video call by an attendee’s cat.

'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland
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'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:47 PM 29,556 Views 15 Comments

Northern Ireland remains in lockdown until 1 April.

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DUP launches legal challenge against Northern Ireland Protocol

Feb 21st 2021, 4:58 PM 35,783 Views 54 Comments

A group of DUP members have engaged senior legal counsel to prepare for a series of challenges to the protocol.

Four deaths and 263 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
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Four deaths and 263 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 21st 2021, 2:07 PM 9,450 Views 1 Comment

Nearly 400 patients with Covid-19 are hospitalised in the North.

Army detonates suspicious device found in Newry as homes evacuated
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Army detonates suspicious device found in Newry as homes evacuated

Feb 21st 2021, 1:05 PM 11,331 Views 4 Comments

15 families living in the area were evacuated from their homes.

Three deaths and 276 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
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Three deaths and 276 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 20th 2021, 2:10 PM 12,373 Views 5 Comments

The rate of Covid-19 has been decreasing across all age groups in Northern Ireland in recent weeks.

Northern Ireland: People told not to make Easter plans as lockdown is extended to April
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Northern Ireland: People told not to make Easter plans as lockdown is extended to April

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 6:55 PM 51,098 Views 30 Comments

Primary school pupils in the first three class years will return to face-to-face learning on 8 March.

Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'
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Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'

Feb 18th 2021, 12:02 PM 18,576 Views 33 Comments

Mairead McGuinness said mechanisms are in place to ensure such a situation doesn’t arise again.

Future of long-running Troubles archive secured with new funding
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Future of long-running Troubles archive secured with new funding

Feb 17th 2021, 10:36 AM 6,110 Views 3 Comments

Cain has been a free online resource since March 1997.

DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont
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DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont

Feb 16th 2021, 8:59 AM 20,076 Views 28 Comments

The DUP private member’s bill will attempt to prevent terminations up to birth in cases of non-fatal serious disabilities.

234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as death toll reaches 2,000
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234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as death toll reaches 2,000

Feb 15th 2021, 2:04 PM 37,679 Views 12 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Northern Ireland Department of Health this afternoon.

11 deaths and 176 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland
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11 deaths and 176 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 14th 2021, 2:09 PM 12,478 Views 15 Comments

Belfast has reported just 28 new cases in today’s figures.

10 deaths and 303 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
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10 deaths and 303 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 13th 2021, 2:10 PM 10,425 Views 3 Comments

Over 400,000 vaccines against Covid-19 have been delivered in Northern Ireland.

'Frank discussions' in London but UK and EU give full backing to Northern Ireland Protocol
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'Frank discussions' in London but UK and EU give full backing to Northern Ireland Protocol

Feb 12th 2021, 8:18 AM 13,430 Views 11 Comments

Both sides have agreed to “spare no effort” in implementing solutions.

'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today
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'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today

Feb 11th 2021, 12:22 PM 10,959 Views 8 Comments

“We need to dial down the rhetoric on both sides,” Micheál Martin said in relation to the NI Protocol.

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 10,034 Views 10 Comments

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

Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports
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Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports

Feb 10th 2021, 10:51 AM 8,110 Views 15 Comments

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs said checks will resume on a phased basis.

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
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Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,272 Views 48 Comments

The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

Government seeking ‘early warning system’ on use of Article 16
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Government seeking ‘early warning system’ on use of Article 16

Feb 9th 2021, 6:43 PM 9,698 Views 14 Comments

European Affairs Minister Thomas Byrne said the Government is seeking a new safety clause.

Stormont under legal duty to fund Troubles pension, judges say
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Stormont under legal duty to fund Troubles pension, judges say

Feb 9th 2021, 3:39 PM 6,997 Views 7 Comments

Brian Turley, who suffered mental health problems due to Army interrogation, brought the case at Belfast’s Royal Courts of Justice.

Foster says DUP ‘absolutely committed to racial equality’ after Campbell comments
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Foster says DUP ‘absolutely committed to racial equality’ after Campbell comments

Feb 8th 2021, 4:24 PM 34,689 Views 45 Comments

The party’s East Londonderry MP has been accused of ‘race-baiting’ and anti-racism campaigners called on Gregory Campbell to apologise.

Two men charged with Irish Sea checks graffiti granted bail
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Two men charged with Irish Sea checks graffiti granted bail

Feb 8th 2021, 2:17 PM 13,183 Views 0 Comments

Police objected to bail on the ground the two accused could commit further offences.

'We have been bashed, frankly': North's police chief dismisses criticism after Troubles memorial arrest
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'We have been bashed, frankly': North's police chief dismisses criticism after Troubles memorial arrest

Feb 8th 2021, 9:14 AM 23,883 Views 32 Comments

On Friday, a man was arrested by PSNI officers while commemorating the victims of a 1992 massacre.

'Crisis in confidence' in policing of nationalist community over Troubles memorial arrest row
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'Crisis in confidence' in policing of nationalist community over Troubles memorial arrest row

Feb 7th 2021, 1:31 PM 14,711 Views 20 Comments

Last night, PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne apologised for the events and said one officer had been suspended.

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