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# british-government - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

New official data says death toll from Covid-19 in England is 15% higher than NHS figures

The Office for National Statistics figures are based on all mentions of Covid-19 on a death certificate, unlike those compiled by the NHS.

# british-government - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

'He stayed at work for you. Now pray at home for him': UK papers support Johnson after second night in ICU

Johnson was said to be in good spirits as he remained in intensive care with coronavirus.

# british-government - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons

Rees-Mogg has just given his first statement in the House of Commons as a member of the British government.

# british-government - Thursday 8 November, 2018

NUJ calls on Simon Coveney to raise journalists’ arrests with British government

The journalists were arrested over the suspected theft of documents used in a documentary re-examining the 1994 murders.

# british-government - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'Is this the best use of £150m?': Ex-NI Secretaries of State say Troubles investigations should stop

The group says there needs to be a more ‘even-handed’ approach to investigations.

# british-government - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Boris Johnson tells House of Commons 'it's not too late to save Brexit'

Johnson gave his first speech to the House of Commons since resigning earlier this month.

# british-government - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'If the British government refuses to do the right thing by Ireland decisions should be taken out of its hands'

In the event of a Brexit crash, a disorderly Brexit or a hard Brexit, to which the Tories seem wedded, the British must not imagine that the Irish people will simply resign themselves to their fate, writes David Cullinane.

# british-government - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'

Yury Filatov said he is still optimistic about Ireland’s future relationship with Russia.

# british-government - Friday 17 April, 2015

Urgent talks sought with British government over submarine 'dragging' fishing trawler

The boat was badly damaged in the collision.

# british-government - Monday 29 December, 2014

Were there nuclear missiles stored in Northern Ireland?

That was a big question back in the early 1980s.

# british-government - Friday 11 July, 2014

"This house is unanimous in its message to the British Government" - Parties unite on bombing files

Families of the Dublin-Monaghan bombing victims are currently suing for the release of files.

# british-government - Friday 23 May, 2014

Higgins calls on UK government to allow access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files

The President added that “a strategy of amnesia is simply not an option”.

# british-government - Saturday 17 May, 2014

"Hopefully they’ll listen this time." - Son of Monaghan bomb victim remembers the tragedy

Paddy Askin remembers going down to town in search of his father.

# british-government - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Families to sue British Government over Dublin-Monaghan bombings

The Justice for the Forgotten group are going to court to secure the release of documents.

# british-government - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Peter Robinson threatens to leave Government over Hyde Park case

The Northern Ireland First Minister has said that there are “people going around with letters stuffed in their pockets” which mean they can’t be arrested.

# british-government - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Guardian editor: The British government forced us to destroy hard drives

The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has said that senior government officials pressured his paper to destroy files related to its recent stories about the National Security Agency in the US.

# british-government - Monday 19 August, 2013

Vodafone paid British Government over €1 billion Irish subsidiary

A Leopardstown-registered subsidiary of the British telecoms giant had a turnover of €380 million a year, but did not employ a single person between 2002 and 2007.

# british-government - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

British military plane takes €1 million to Cyprus

The defence ministry said the cash cargo flight is a “contingency” plan in case banks in the country stop giving out money.

# british-government - Monday 28 January, 2013

Martin Mansergh challenges Adams on Government of Ireland Act claims

Adam said yesterday that Sinn Féin negotiated an end to the act in the Good Friday Agreement negotiations.

# british-government - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

British government to legalise same-sex marriage

But the legislation would make it unlawful for the Church of England and the Anglican Church in Wales to conduct gay weddings.

# british-government - Saturday 26 November, 2011

British government warns embassies to be prepared for euro collapse - report

Diplomats in eurozone countries are being told to be prepared to help expats if the single currency collapses.

# british-government - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Social network chiefs meet British government, police over riots

A spokeswoman for the Home Office said there was “no suggestion” that the sites would be closed down.