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# brandon-lewis - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return

Jun 26th 2022, 5:59 PM 28,084 Views 25 Comments

Westminster moved to cut MLA pay in 2017 after the executive collapsed over an energy scheme row.

# brandon-lewis - Sunday 12 June, 2022

Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low
# Here We Go Again
# Here We Go Again

Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 6:18 PM 40,599 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald criticised Brandon Lewis, saying he was ‘talking through his hat’.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation

Updated May 18th 2022, 5:35 PM 17,664 Views 24 Comments

The proposals are almost universally opposed by political parties across the UK and Ireland as well as victims’ groups.

# brandon-lewis - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

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

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.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Brandon Lewis: Move against Northern Ireland Protocol unlikely to be in Queen’s Speech
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brandon Lewis: Move against Northern Ireland Protocol unlikely to be in Queen’s Speech

May 4th 2022, 10:54 PM 16,900 Views 7 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis said the Government is focusing on resolving issues with an agreement with the EU.

# brandon-lewis - Monday 28 March, 2022

Northern Ireland Protocol ‘not sustainable’ in current format, Brandon Lewis claims
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland Protocol ‘not sustainable’ in current format, Brandon Lewis claims

Mar 28th 2022, 10:00 PM 16,751 Views 19 Comments

The British Northern Ireland Secretary said 200 GB businesses are not trading with the North.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 24 March, 2022

UK government to prepare to ensure availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland
# Ni
# Ni

UK government to prepare to ensure availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland

Mar 24th 2022, 11:13 PM 7,541 Views 3 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has set out the legislative options being explored in a written ministerial statement.

# brandon-lewis - Sunday 13 February, 2022

NI Secretary says Johnson ‘focused on the job’ despite police quiz over partygate
# Downing Street Parties
# Downing Street Parties

NI Secretary says Johnson ‘focused on the job’ despite police quiz over partygate

Feb 13th 2022, 11:39 AM 8,634 Views 12 Comments

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said the Prime Minister will ‘fight’ and win the next general election.

# brandon-lewis - Friday 11 February, 2022

Brandon Lewis: Unionists should clarify whether they would take up Deputy First Minister role
# Northern Ireland Secretary
# Northern Ireland Secretary

Brandon Lewis: Unionists should clarify whether they would take up Deputy First Minister role

Feb 11th 2022, 2:27 PM 19,050 Views 26 Comments

Lewis said that it was “disappointing and wrong” that Paul Givan had resigned as the North’s First Minister.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits
# Troubles
# Troubles

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits

Dec 2nd 2021, 9:30 PM 9,699 Views 7 Comments

Controversial plans to end prosecutions for Troubles-era incidents were expected to be legislated for this autumn.

# brandon-lewis - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19
# Covid19
# Covid19

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19

Nov 9th 2021, 11:25 AM 6,471 Views 7 Comments

Lewis said he is so far only experiencing mild symptoms.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 14 October, 2021

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services
# Abortion
# Abortion

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 4:00 PM 14,732 Views 4 Comments

The court ruled that Lewis “failed to comply with his duties” by not ensuring provision for full abortion services for women in the region.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers
# Troubles
# Troubles

UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers

Jul 14th 2021, 1:52 PM 38,448 Views 49 Comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the proposals are “measured” and “balanced”.

Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions

Updated Jul 14th 2021, 11:02 AM 18,696 Views 0 Comments

Foreign Affairs minister Simon Coveney said: “This is not a fait accompli.”

# brandon-lewis - Saturday 3 July, 2021

UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes
# The North
# The North

UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:56 AM 16,767 Views 50 Comments

David Frost and Brandon Lewis said the current terms risk ‘creating a series of rolling crises’.

# brandon-lewis - Sunday 27 June, 2021

EU must back up words with actions on Northern Ireland Protocol, Brandon Lewis says
# The North
# The North

EU must back up words with actions on Northern Ireland Protocol, Brandon Lewis says

Jun 27th 2021, 4:35 PM 19,256 Views 24 Comments

Lewis blamed the problems attributed to the Protocol on the EU’s “purist” implementation.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says
# Protocol
# Protocol

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says

Jun 24th 2021, 9:24 PM 10,301 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister said he hopes progress will be made in the sausage war trade dispute between the UK and the EU.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs
# Brexit
# Brexit

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs

Updated Jun 23rd 2021, 1:45 PM 19,020 Views 39 Comments

The comments came after outgoing DUP leader Edwin Poots said he had received a personal assurance that changes would be made to the Protocol.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
# Stormont
# Stormont

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language

Jun 17th 2021, 8:42 AM 30,529 Views 54 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis

Jun 16th 2021, 8:32 PM 9,289 Views 30 Comments

Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention
# Stormont
# Stormont

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention

Jun 16th 2021, 4:33 PM 15,136 Views 35 Comments

Paul Frew’s comments came as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis faced calls from Sinn Fein to end the impasse.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 13 May, 2021

McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday

May 13th 2021, 7:50 PM 17,121 Views 25 Comments

A No 10 spokesperson said Johnson “apologised unreservedly on behalf of the UK government” on the call.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June

May 5th 2021, 7:33 PM 6,837 Views 1 Comment

It follows a meeting between Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State in Dublin today.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’
# The North
# The North

Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’

Mar 25th 2021, 1:33 PM 19,509 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis said it is unacceptable that women and girls in the North cannot access abortion services.

# brandon-lewis - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so
# Brandon Lewis
# Brandon Lewis

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:21 PM 8,216 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis could have the power to rollout services from London next month.

# brandon-lewis - Friday 19 March, 2021

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 AM 19,857 Views 75 Comments

The UK Government has stated disappointment that full abortion services have not yet been commissioned in Northern Ireland

# brandon-lewis - Monday 12 October, 2020

NI Secretary to decide whether to hold Pat Finucane murder inquiry 'by end of November'
# Belfast
# Belfast

NI Secretary to decide whether to hold Pat Finucane murder inquiry 'by end of November'

Oct 12th 2020, 3:40 PM 9,158 Views 0 Comments

Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast.

# brandon-lewis - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Simon Coveney: Concerns about proposed change to Brexit deal 'exacerbated' by recent comments
# Brandon Lewis
# Brandon Lewis

Simon Coveney: Concerns about proposed change to Brexit deal 'exacerbated' by recent comments

Updated Sep 8th 2020, 7:18 PM 32,078 Views 45 Comments

NI Secretary Brandon Lewis said that UK proposals over the EU agreement could “break international law”.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today
# 100 Years
# 100 Years

Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today

Aug 13th 2020, 8:52 AM 21,896 Views 65 Comments

A Centenary Forum and Centenary Historical Advisory Panel will be created.

# brandon-lewis - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI

Mar 18th 2020, 7:26 AM 19,830 Views 31 Comments

The plans will deliver on the government’s promise to protect its former soldiers.

# brandon-lewis - Friday 14 February, 2020

NI secretary Brandon Lewis pays tribute to 'brilliant predecessor' Julian Smith
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

NI secretary Brandon Lewis pays tribute to 'brilliant predecessor' Julian Smith

Feb 14th 2020, 8:56 PM 10,780 Views 12 Comments

Smith was sacked as NI secretary during the Cabinet reshuffle.

# brandon-lewis - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Brandon Lewis named new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
# Brandon Lewis
# Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis named new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Feb 13th 2020, 4:17 PM 19,667 Views 20 Comments

He succeeds Julian Smith who was sacked today.