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From TheJournal.ie Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election Changed Utterly

Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election

Northern Ireland has elected a group of MPs more moderate and more diverse than the parliament they are entering, writes Katy Hayward.

From TheJournal.ie Unseated: the high-profile losers in the UK election (including Jo Swinson and Nigel Dodds) Gone

Unseated: the high-profile losers in the UK election (including Jo Swinson and Nigel Dodds)

It’s been a tough night for the Liberal Democrats and the DUP in particular.

From TheJournal.ie Voters reportedly leaving queues, as long lines form at polling stations UK Election 2019

Voters reportedly leaving queues, as long lines form at polling stations

“It’s about 20 times busier than it was in 2017.”

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson avoids interview by going into fridge as final day of campaigning kicks off Milking It This post contains videos

Boris Johnson avoids interview by going into fridge as final day of campaigning kicks off

A YouGov seat-prediction poll indicated the Tories could win a 28-seat majority tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Trump starts diplomatic row with 'nasty' French president Macron NATO Summit

Trump starts diplomatic row with 'nasty' French president Macron

Trump is in London for a two-day meeting of alliance leaders.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is not some sordid sex story': Prince Andrew's accuser asks British public to support her Virginia Giuffre

'This is not some sordid sex story': Prince Andrew's accuser asks British public to support her

Virginia Giuffre claims Prince Andrew had sex with her when she was just 17 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Royal expert dismisses claims the Queen has died as 'vicious rumours' Not Amused

Royal expert dismisses claims the Queen has died as 'vicious rumours'

News of the British monarch’s demise circulated on social media last night.

From TheJournal.ie Italian could overtake Irish in list of most common non-British nationalities in UK Non Nationals

Italian could overtake Irish in list of most common non-British nationalities in UK

An estimated 322,000 Irish people were living in the UK in the year to June 2019, new figures suggest.

From TheJournal.ie Anand Menon: 'Ireland is the only EU country that bothered to reflect on its relationship with the UK' Brexit

Anand Menon: 'Ireland is the only EU country that bothered to reflect on its relationship with the UK'

Professor Anand Menon, Director of the think-tank The UK in a Changing Europe, was speaking in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Best-selling author Lee Child is applying for Irish passport because of Brexit Child Of Mine

Best-selling author Lee Child is applying for Irish passport because of Brexit

The novelist says he is “not a huge fan of Britain”.

From TheJournal.ie Julian Assange could die in prison without urgent care, 60 doctors say Wikileaks

Julian Assange could die in prison without urgent care, 60 doctors say

Medics from the UK, Australia, Europe and Sri Lanka expressed “serious concerns” about Assange’s fitness to stand trial.

From TheJournal.ie UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British Emma DeSouza

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Prince Andrew resigns from business project as sponsors stop giving money Pitch@palace

Prince Andrew resigns from business project as sponsors stop giving money

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Ballet have parted company with Andrew, who had previously served as patron.

From TheJournal.ie 'Illegal colonial occupant': UK criticised for ignoring UN deadline to return territory to Mauritius British Colonialism

'Illegal colonial occupant': UK criticised for ignoring UN deadline to return territory to Mauritius

Britain separated the Chagos Islands from its colony Mauritius more than 50 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Russian banker helps Tories collect €6.6m in UK election funding Show Me The Money

Russian banker helps Tories collect €6.6m in UK election funding

The Tories received 87% of donations over £7,500 in the week after 6 November,

From TheJournal.ie 25 migrants found alive in refrigerated container on boat going to Britain Migration

25 migrants found alive in refrigerated container on boat going to Britain

The people found received medical attention at the port.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson v Corbyn: 6 key moments from the first televised UK election debate The Late Debate

Johnson v Corbyn: 6 key moments from the first televised UK election debate

Johnson rotated his arguments around Brexit, while Corbyn focused on wealth inequality and the future of the NHS.

From TheJournal.ie Conservative Party criticised over 'misleading' re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page FactcheckUK

Conservative Party criticised over 'misleading' re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page

The fake account ‘proved’ and ‘debunked’ several claims during the debate.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says Brexit

Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says

Tusk, who leaves office at the end of the month, has made no secret of his opposition to Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie What are the Brexit stances of the main British parties? UK Elects

What are the Brexit stances of the main British parties?

What the hell does the UK’s Labour Party stand for on Brexit?

From TheJournal.ie UK woman’s body recovered from floodwater as one month’s rain falls in 24 hours Derbyshire

UK woman’s body recovered from floodwater as one month’s rain falls in 24 hours

Residents in Toll Bar, near Doncaster, described yesterday’s downpour as “almost biblical”

From TheJournal.ie 'There will not be checks': Boris Johnson hails 'great Northern Ireland deal' at Tayto Castle Factory Check Yourself

'There will not be checks': Boris Johnson hails 'great Northern Ireland deal' at Tayto Castle Factory

“I speak as the Prime Minister of the UK and a passionate unionist, there will not be checks on goods going from NI to GB!”

From TheJournal.ie Irishman in his 50s arrested after 15 males found in back of a lorry in Wiltshire Migrants

Irishman in his 50s arrested after 15 males found in back of a lorry in Wiltshire

A Cork-based company confirmed their vehicle was seized in the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century' Opinion

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

From TheJournal.ie 'I hope to be a success story for what a refugee can do. Direct Provision - you can escape it' Suaad Alshleh

'I hope to be a success story for what a refugee can do. Direct Provision - you can escape it'

Suaad Alshleh, a teenage refugee from Syria, was today awarded a bursary for medicine by Minister Joe McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules Climate Protests

Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules

It follows a ban on protests in Trafalgar Square during two weeks of demonstrations in October.

From TheJournal.ie What will happen to prisoners held under European Arrest Warrants in a no-deal Brexit? Uncertainty

What will happen to prisoners held under European Arrest Warrants in a no-deal Brexit?

Instead of European Arrest Warrants, extradition orders will be issued, which are more “cumbersome”, “costly”, and more political.

From TheJournal.ie Lib Dems 'absolutely categorically' rule out putting Jeremy Corbyn in No 10 Jo Swinson

Lib Dems 'absolutely categorically' rule out putting Jeremy Corbyn in No 10

The Lib Dems have 20 MPs and are polling at 16%.

From TheJournal.ie Eight arrested in Vietnam over deaths of 39 migrants in truck near London Container Tragedy

Eight arrested in Vietnam over deaths of 39 migrants in truck near London

It follows a number of arrests in the UK over the incident last month.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson says he feels 'deep regret' over failure to deliver Brexit by 31 October Missed Deadline

Johnson says he feels 'deep regret' over failure to deliver Brexit by 31 October

He said he sees no reason why the UK should extend the Brexit transition period beyond December 2020.

From TheJournal.ie All 39 migrants found dead in lorry were Vietnamese, UK police say Essex

All 39 migrants found dead in lorry were Vietnamese, UK police say

Investigators initially believed the migrants were of Chinese origin.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Irish man facing multiple counts of manslaughter over Essex trailer deaths Court

Northern Irish man facing multiple counts of manslaughter over Essex trailer deaths

UK authorities allege he delivered the trailer to the Belgian port town of Zeebrugge.

From TheJournal.ie Northern parties welcome general election as a 'chance to reject Westminster chaos' To The Polls

Northern parties welcome general election as a 'chance to reject Westminster chaos'

The UK will go to the polls on 12 December.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson blasts 'unrelenting parliamentary obstructionism' as UK moves towards December election Brexit This post contains videos

Boris Johnson blasts 'unrelenting parliamentary obstructionism' as UK moves towards December election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will support a parliamentary vote on the holding of an election.

From TheJournal.ie Grenfell Tower inquiry: 'Serious shortcomings' in response of fire service likely led to more deaths London
From TheJournal.ie Investigation into crowd-funding page which sought £10,000 for hitman to kill anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller

Investigation into crowd-funding page which sought £10,000 for hitman to kill anti-Brexit campaigner

The page did not raise any money before it was taken down.

From TheJournal.ie Three people arrested in connection with deaths of 39 migrants in UK released on bail Essex

Three people arrested in connection with deaths of 39 migrants in UK released on bail

All three were detained by British police on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie UK opposition parties 'set to offer' Boris Johnson route to snap election before Christmas Alternative Arrangement

UK opposition parties 'set to offer' Boris Johnson route to snap election before Christmas

Johnson will attempt to call an election for a third time tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 20 Vietnamese people feared among 39 killed in UK container tragedy Essex

Up to 20 Vietnamese people feared among 39 killed in UK container tragedy

Police are continuing to question a number of people over the migrants’ deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline Brexit

Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline

“It looks like they may well give us an extension.”