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Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU
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Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU

Wed 9:11 AM 19,836 Views 23 Comments

The Fine Gael TD says the latest Tory moves in Westminster show a blatant disregard for the will of the people.

British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services
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British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services

Jun 22nd 2022, 6:14 PM 9,412 Views 3 Comments

The bill had sparked debate on whether the UK Government was respecting devolution in Northern Ireland.

NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns
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NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns

Jun 9th 2022, 10:53 PM 19,585 Views 15 Comments

The Sinn Féin vice president said Boris Johnson was motivated solely by holding on to power.

Third time lucky? Stormont could try to elect a speaker again soon
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Third time lucky? Stormont could try to elect a speaker again soon

Updated Jun 7th 2022, 6:41 PM 12,729 Views 6 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that unilateral action by the UK on the Northern Ireland Protocol “would be deeply damaging”.

DUP attacks 'republican entitlement' and again blocks election of Stormont speaker
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DUP attacks 'republican entitlement' and again blocks election of Stormont speaker

Updated May 30th 2022, 1:58 PM 33,217 Views 32 Comments

The DUP’s Paul Givan labelled today’s recall of the Assembly ‘a stunt’.

Northern Ireland centenary celebrated in shadow of Edward Carson – and Covid-19
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Northern Ireland centenary celebrated in shadow of Edward Carson – and Covid-19

May 28th 2022, 5:40 PM 22,044 Views 33 Comments

The Orange Order pledged to defend the place of Northern Ireland in the UK.

Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker
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Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker

May 26th 2022, 4:12 PM 15,394 Views 18 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson has said his party will continue to block a return of powersharing until there is action over the protocol.

Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’
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Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’

Updated May 26th 2022, 2:51 PM 33,174 Views 19 Comments

Congressman Richard Neal led a delegation of US politicians in meetings with the Stormont parties today.

Full protocol implementation would mean economic tsunami, says DUP
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Full protocol implementation would mean economic tsunami, says DUP

Updated May 22nd 2022, 6:34 PM 36,172 Views 28 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said that calling on the Northern Ireland Protocol to be implemented in full was ‘such folly’.

Thousands take part in Belfast march in support of Irish Language Act
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Thousands take part in Belfast march in support of Irish Language Act

May 21st 2022, 4:33 PM 32,167 Views 17 Comments

Speakers urged those with “power and influence to end their decades-long obstruction of Irish language rights”.

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP
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Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP

Updated May 20th 2022, 9:20 PM 79,055 Views 66 Comments

In a strongly-worded intervention, Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations to uphold peace in Northern Ireland.

Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing
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Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing

May 17th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,245 Views 3 Comments

Emma DeSouza ran in the recent Stormont elections – she didn’t win but she shares her thoughts on it all.

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol
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O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol

Updated May 17th 2022, 10:25 AM 29,358 Views 35 Comments

Liz Truss is expected to declare her intention to bring forward legislation which rips up parts of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal.

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals
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UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals

May 17th 2022, 7:35 AM 7,513 Views 7 Comments

It comes the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland in a bid to restore power-sharing.

Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'
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Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'

May 16th 2022, 9:40 PM 53,594 Views 40 Comments
  • Johnson made clear that he did not favour scrapping the Protocol, and instead wanted to secure changes to it.
  • DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said the Prime Minister will be judged on his actions and not his words over the Protocol.
  • Sinn Féin Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill said the Protocol "is here to stay" following a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson
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DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson

May 15th 2022, 7:48 PM 21,728 Views 30 Comments

Boris Johnson will meet the main Stormont parties tomorrow in a bid to break the deadlock on returning to power-sharing arrangements.

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful
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Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful

Updated May 15th 2022, 11:45 AM 34,227 Views 44 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said Ireland is “frustrated” and “dealing with the consequences now of a decision by the British people on our own country”.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

May 14th 2022, 8:19 PM 8,324 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says
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DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says

May 14th 2022, 7:11 PM 15,106 Views 28 Comments

Nobody should be “spooked by the actions of the British government”, McDonald said.

As it happened: DUP accused of 'thwarting democracy' as party blocks election of Stormont speaker From TheJournal.ie
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As it happened: DUP accused of 'thwarting democracy' as party blocks election of Stormont speaker

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function
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Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function

May 13th 2022, 10:15 AM 41,826 Views 63 Comments
  • The DUP leader is refusing to sit in Stormont until issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol are resolved.
  • Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill said the party are "disgracefully holding the public to ransom for their Brexit mess".
  • The UK Government has indicated that it is set to override parts of the post-Brexit agreement.
Jeffrey Donaldson cedes newly-won Stormont seat and opts to stay in UK parliament
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Jeffrey Donaldson cedes newly-won Stormont seat and opts to stay in UK parliament

May 12th 2022, 4:22 PM 30,628 Views 35 Comments

Emma Little-Pengelly has been elected in the Lagan Valley constituency in Donaldson’s place.

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
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Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

May 11th 2022, 7:35 AM 13,200 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

Jeffrey Donaldson says he won't sit in Stormont Assembly 'until this Protocol issue is resolved'
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Jeffrey Donaldson says he won't sit in Stormont Assembly 'until this Protocol issue is resolved'

Updated May 10th 2022, 6:38 PM 27,447 Views 62 Comments

Donaldson, who is an MP and can’t sit in both houses, says he’s staying in the House of Commons for now at least.

Doug Beattie says the lack of checks on Ukrainian refugees shows Protocol checks are also not needed
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Doug Beattie says the lack of checks on Ukrainian refugees shows Protocol checks are also not needed

May 9th 2022, 12:30 PM 23,523 Views 24 Comments

The UUP leader said it was “quite right” that refugees are not subject to checks

DUP leader urged to nominate deputy first minister to restore executive
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DUP leader urged to nominate deputy first minister to restore executive

May 8th 2022, 12:14 PM 48,158 Views 80 Comments

British Secretary of State Brandon Lewis is set to meet with the leaders of the Stormont parties tomorrow.

Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland
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Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland

May 8th 2022, 12:05 PM 21,169 Views 33 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says the story of “two tribes” in the North is now being stretched out across a wider canvas.

SDLP’s Nichola Mallon loses seat as Sinn Féin wins historic victory in Stormont election
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SDLP’s Nichola Mallon loses seat as Sinn Féin wins historic victory in Stormont election

Updated May 7th 2022, 7:20 PM 123,478 Views 72 Comments

Sinn Féin remains firmly on course to emerge as the largest Stormont party.

Sinn Féin set for best Assembly election result with most first-preference votes
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Sinn Féin set for best Assembly election result with most first-preference votes

May 6th 2022, 11:18 PM 50,266 Views 38 Comments

The Sinn Féin vice-president and the leaders of the DUP and Alliance Party were all elected on the first count in their constituencies.

As it happened: Sinn Féin gains votes, on course to be largest party, Alliance and TUV also up From TheJournal.ie
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As it happened: Sinn Féin gains votes, on course to be largest party, Alliance and TUV also up

What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation
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What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation

May 6th 2022, 4:21 PM 13,843 Views 8 Comments

Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill said it would be “absolutely unfathomable” that a new Executive would not be formed after today.

SDLP facing 'tough election' as Eastwood suggests nationalists looked to Sinn Féin first minister
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SDLP facing 'tough election' as Eastwood suggests nationalists looked to Sinn Féin first minister

May 6th 2022, 2:42 PM 15,948 Views 29 Comments

The SDLP leader said voters wanted to “send a message to the DUP”.

Opinion: The DUP in this election began to look like the lost tribe of the British Empire
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Opinion: The DUP in this election began to look like the lost tribe of the British Empire

Updated May 6th 2022, 10:51 AM 51,893 Views 39 Comments

Peter Flanagan says the election in Northern Ireland has shown that Loyalist and British values are no longer the same.

Stormont election: Voter turnout estimated at 54% as counting set to begin
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Stormont election: Voter turnout estimated at 54% as counting set to begin

May 6th 2022, 7:14 AM 10,372 Views 13 Comments

The process is taking place to elect 90 MLAs to the devolved Stormont Assembly, with 239 candidates running.

Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout
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Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout

Updated May 5th 2022, 10:00 PM 61,569 Views 58 Comments

The process will elect 90 MLAs to the devolved Stormont Assembly, with 239 candidates running.

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call
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Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call

Updated May 4th 2022, 2:40 PM 19,354 Views 22 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says every party is playing it safe and steady ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

Donaldson takes flak, and the rise of Alliance: The takeaways from tonight's NI Leaders' Debate
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Donaldson takes flak, and the rise of Alliance: The takeaways from tonight's NI Leaders' Debate

May 3rd 2022, 10:46 PM 36,162 Views 37 Comments

Voters in Northern Ireland will elect 90 MLAs on Thursday.

Six counties, 90 seats and 18 constituencies: Questions to be answered as Northern Ireland votes
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Six counties, 90 seats and 18 constituencies: Questions to be answered as Northern Ireland votes

May 2nd 2022, 10:00 PM 18,175 Views 17 Comments

Here are some of the main issues and themes that have dominated the election campaign.

Election result will send message over Northern Ireland Protocol, Donaldson says
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Election result will send message over Northern Ireland Protocol, Donaldson says

May 1st 2022, 8:13 AM 25,187 Views 31 Comments

Rallies took place in Ballymena, Co Antrim, and Bangor, Co Down, on Saturday in opposition to the post-Brexit protocol.

Election candidate ‘gripped by throat’ while canvassing in Belfast
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Election candidate ‘gripped by throat’ while canvassing in Belfast

Apr 30th 2022, 11:58 AM 28,527 Views 29 Comments

Hannah Kenny, of the People Before Profit party, said she had been left ‘deeply disturbed’ by the incident.

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