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# The North

This week
24th September 2023 - 28th September 2023
Application process opens in search for new chief constable of PSNI
The Northern Ireland Policing Board has launched the recruitment process for the job, which has an annual salary of £219,894.
Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Family of girl, 14, shot dead fear Troubles Legacy Bill could end hopes of justice
The McGavigan family are among 16 legal challenges launched against the act.
Some Troubles victims' families received as little as £43 for funerals
The report said there were vast discrepancies in payments to victims killed in the same incidents.
This month
September 2023
Irish and British ministers still at odds over Varadkar comments about united Ireland and Stormont
NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris termed comments by Varadkar around Irish unity and Stormont as ‘unhelpful’.
Taoiseach stands by comment that he believes there will be a united Ireland in his lifetime
Varadkar also said that there would be a sizeable pro-British minority in a united Ireland, and he wanted to ensure they would be respected.
Families of Troubles victims say passing of Legacy Bill is 'disturbing' and 'upsetting'
MPs yesterday rejected a Lords’ amendment to the Bill, which is now on the verge of becoming law.
Major PSNI data breach could cost force up to €281 million, MPs told
The Northern Ireland Policing Board withdrew from today’s hearing following Chief Constable Simon Byrne’s resignation.
Poster with details of three serving PSNI officers placed on bus shelter in Derry
This incident comes after personal data on all serving members of the PSNI was mistakenly published last month.
Last month
August 2023
DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson says it's 'time for change' at top of PSNI following High Court ruling
PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne is meeting the Policing Board to discuss the latest controversy.
Military hearsay statements can be used in Soldier F's Bloody Sunday trial, judge rules
Former paratrooper Soldier F is accused of murdering James Wray and William McKinney in 1972.
This year
12 July: One person hospitalised and O'Neill says effigy-burners should 'catch themselves on'
Last night, the majority of an estimated 250 bonfires were lit in loyalist communities across the region.
King Charles III thanks Armagh for warm welcome on second day of visit to Northern Ireland
‘I do hope you have great success in the future,’ Charles told the crowd of people gathered in Market Theatre Square.
PSNI detective John Caldwell makes first public appearance since attack at King Charles event
Charles and Camilla arrived at Hazelbank Park in Co Antrim to cheers from waiting members of the public this afternoon.
‘Sinn Féin look unstoppable’: What next for NI's major parties after the local elections?
‘They are also on course to become the largest party south of the border at the next election there, that’s basically the set.’
Donaldson confirms more financial support for Northern Ireland is part of talks with UK Govt
The region is facing cuts in the latest budget in the absence of locally elected ministers.
DUP says Sinn Féin's NI election success case of 'turning nationalist vote into republican vote'
The DUP leader rejected the suggestion that there was any movement towards a united Ireland after the council elections.
Sinn Féin largest party in Northern Ireland local Government as DUP trails behind
Sinn Féin are currently in the lead with 132 seats, ahead of the DUP’s 114.
Flagship shows off air as BBC Northern Ireland journalists go on strike on count day
Election coverage is due to resume tomorrow following the strike action.
DUP is seeking ‘further movement’ from UK government on post-Brexit trade
The party collapsed the executive in Belfast in protest at Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.
DUP will not be 'brow beaten' to restore powersharing, says Donaldson
Earlier, Chris Heaton-Harris claimed a restoration of the powersharing institutions was the surest way to secure Northern Ireland’s place in the UK.
Former GFA talks chairman George Mitchell urges parties to find compromise to restore Stormont
The three-day event in Belfast will mark the 25th anniversary of the historic peace accord.
UK govt is 'extremely reluctant' to reintroduce direct rule for Northern Ireland, minister says
Northern Ireland Office minister Steve Baker urged the DUP to end its boycott of the Stormont institutions.
Last year
Irish church leaders voice 'great concern for the state of our fragile peace' on the island
They were speaking in a new year’s message for 2023 which will mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
The latest attempt to re-establish powersharing in Stormont just failed
Sinn Féin has urged the DUP to back the election of a speaker to deliver energy support payments.
Taoiseach ‘not surprised’ more from Northern Ireland favour staying in UK over Irish unity
A survey shows there is a majority of more than four to one in favour of a united Ireland in the Republic.
Anti-abortion group to launch legal challenge to Northern Ireland legislation
The UK Government is set to step in to introduce full abortion services in Northern Ireland.
Announcement of no December Stormont election is 'Christmas miracle'
The NI Secretary has faced criticism for failing to provide clarity on whether he will call an election.
Still no clarity on an election date in Northern Ireland, what's going on?
The NI Secretary has faced criticism for failing to provide clarity on whether he will call an election.
Less than half of adults in Northern Ireland realise abortion is lawful in region
Only 10% of women in Northern Ireland know how to access abortion, according to a new poll.
A Derry Girls screening ‘could help Good Friday Agreement understanding’
Northern Ireland Affairs committee chairman Simon Hoare made the suggestion as Chris Heaton-Harris said many do not appreciate the deal’s importance.
Stormont should be restored while protocol negotiations continue, Taoiseach says
Micheál Martin met with Northern Ireland’s party leaders in Belfast today.
All efforts needed to avoid fresh Stormont elections, Coveney says during trip to Belfast
The Foreign Affairs Minister was meeting with Northern Ireland political parties in Belfast.
There is no reason why Stormont should not be re-established now, Truss says
Liz Truss says she wants a settlement with the EU over the NI Protocol which works for everybody.
UK Govt’s controversial Troubles legacy plan ‘can be improved’, says new NI Secretary of State
Chris Heaton-Harris said there is ‘no ideal solution’ on addressing Northern Ireland’s troubled past.
UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland
Abortion services have yet to centrally commissioned in Northern Ireland due to a political impasse.
Five things to look out for in today's Stormont elections
A new first minister, a surge in cross-community voting and where evangelical votes will go are among the things to keep an eye on.
Political relationships between NI, Ireland and UK ‘not where they should be’, Varadkar says
The Tánaiste was addressing a high street regeneration conference in Belfast.
Belfast hijacking: Woman (48) arrested as part of the security threat investigation
Simon Coveney was giving a talk in Belfast on Friday when he was abruptly evacuated due to a security alert.
Ulster Unionist leader Doug Beattie vows not to be intimidated after office attack
His constituency office was targeted hours after he criticised loyalist rallies against the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Appeals to ruling against challenges to lawfulness of NI Protocol dismissed
The case was pursued in the names of unionists and Brexiteers from across the UK.