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# michelle-oneill - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder
# Explainer
# Explainer

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 AM 23,678 Views 49 Comments

It took an event unrelated to the Irish Sea border furore to set a match to simmering tensions

# michelle-oneill - Thursday 1 April, 2021

PSNI chief due before policing board over decision not to prosecute after Storey funeral
# Simon Byrne
# Simon Byrne

PSNI chief due before policing board over decision not to prosecute after Storey funeral

Apr 1st 2021, 7:24 AM 10,824 Views 9 Comments

The Northern Ireland Assembly is also due to convene today for an emergency sitting to discuss the controversy.

# michelle-oneill - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals

Mar 31st 2021, 4:21 PM 13,516 Views 96 Comments

The funeral was one of the most controversial events to occur during the pandemic in the North.

# michelle-oneill - 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 8,192 Views 7 Comments

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

# michelle-oneill - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Taoiseach says US won't know until summer whether it can help Ireland with vaccine supplies
# Biden Meeting
# Biden Meeting

Taoiseach says US won't know until summer whether it can help Ireland with vaccine supplies

Mar 17th 2021, 8:16 PM 40,721 Views 74 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking after his virtual St Patrick’s Day meeting with US President Biden.

# michelle-oneill - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Bridge or tunnel between NI and Scotland is a ‘smokescreen for Brexit fallout', says Michelle O’Neill
# Transport Link
# Transport Link

Bridge or tunnel between NI and Scotland is a ‘smokescreen for Brexit fallout', says Michelle O’Neill

Mar 10th 2021, 7:02 PM 24,773 Views 50 Comments

O’Neill has dismissed the possibility of a link between NI and Scotland as a “pipe dream”.

# michelle-oneill - Sunday 7 February, 2021

'Crisis in confidence' in policing of nationalist community over Troubles memorial arrest row
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Crisis in confidence' in policing of nationalist community over Troubles memorial arrest row

Feb 7th 2021, 1:31 PM 14,745 Views 20 Comments

Last night, PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne apologised for the events and said one officer had been suspended.

# michelle-oneill - Saturday 6 February, 2021

PSNI chief suspends officer and apologises after Troubles memorial arrest
# Mark Sykes
# Mark Sykes

PSNI chief suspends officer and apologises after Troubles memorial arrest

Updated Feb 6th 2021, 8:04 PM 67,234 Views 57 Comments

Angry scenes unfolded in Belfast when officers intervened at a gathering to mark the 29th anniversary of a loyalist massacre.

# michelle-oneill - Monday 1 February, 2021

Michelle O'Neill self-isolating after family member tests positive for Covid-19
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill self-isolating after family member tests positive for Covid-19

Feb 1st 2021, 11:10 AM 20,651 Views 26 Comments

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland said she will work from home.

# michelle-oneill - Sunday 24 January, 2021

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 49,389 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

# michelle-oneill - Friday 11 December, 2020

Public warned against 'festive free-for-all' as restrictions ease in Northern Ireland after two-week circuit break
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Public warned against 'festive free-for-all' as restrictions ease in Northern Ireland after two-week circuit break

Dec 11th 2020, 7:21 AM 7,676 Views 1 Comment

Like the rest of Ireland, however, wet pubs in Northern Ireland must remain shut.

# michelle-oneill - Monday 9 November, 2020

Stormont ministers fail to agree extension of Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland
# NI Executive
# NI Executive

Stormont ministers fail to agree extension of Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland

Updated Nov 9th 2020, 10:29 PM 46,629 Views 18 Comments

A four-week circuit-break lockdown that has forced the closure of much of the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland is due to end on Thursday.

# michelle-oneill - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment
# Stormont
# Stormont

Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment

Oct 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,170 Views 10 Comments

Both leaders have faced a difficult few weeks.

# michelle-oneill - Friday 23 October, 2020

Michelle O’Neill says lockdown extension can't be ruled out - in contrast to Arlene Foster's comments
# Deputy First Minister
# Deputy First Minister

Michelle O’Neill says lockdown extension can't be ruled out - in contrast to Arlene Foster's comments

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:45 PM 23,101 Views 12 Comments

Today, Northern Ireland came to the end of its first week of a four-week circuit-breaker.

# michelle-oneill - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Northern Ireland reports 1,217 cases - a record daily high
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: Northern Ireland reports 1,217 cases - a record daily high

Oct 14th 2020, 2:12 PM 39,146 Views 47 Comments

New restrictions announced by the Executive this morning will remain in place for four weeks.

# michelle-oneill - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Seven further deaths and 863 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Seven further deaths and 863 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Oct 13th 2020, 2:06 PM 16,523 Views 9 Comments

The NI Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# michelle-oneill - Friday 9 October, 2020

Michelle O'Neill self-isolating after family member tests positive for Covid-19
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Michelle O'Neill self-isolating after family member tests positive for Covid-19

Updated Oct 9th 2020, 3:57 PM 33,412 Views 20 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has described the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland as “dangerous and grave”.

# michelle-oneill - Monday 21 September, 2020

North introduces limits on household indoor gatherings to tackle Covid-19 spike
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

North introduces limits on household indoor gatherings to tackle Covid-19 spike

Updated Sep 21st 2020, 5:27 PM 29,905 Views 14 Comments

The new measures were announced this evening by the First and Deputy First Ministers.

# michelle-oneill - Thursday 10 September, 2020

'Complacency is our enemy': New restrictions to limit social interaction between households in Belfast
# Stormont
# Stormont

'Complacency is our enemy': New restrictions to limit social interaction between households in Belfast

Updated Sep 10th 2020, 9:57 PM 34,240 Views 8 Comments

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill announced the new measures this evening.

Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance
# Sinn Féin NI Leader
# Sinn Féin NI Leader

Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance

Sep 10th 2020, 9:58 AM 24,591 Views 61 Comments

DUP leader Arlene Foster welcomed the admission, which she said caused “deep hurt and anger”.

# michelle-oneill - Monday 7 September, 2020

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'
# Brexit
# Brexit

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:30 PM 95,071 Views 122 Comments

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

# michelle-oneill - Monday 17 August, 2020

Judge accuses Michelle O'Neill of 'unjustifiable' delay to compensation scheme for Troubles victims
# Deputy First Minister
# Deputy First Minister

Judge accuses Michelle O'Neill of 'unjustifiable' delay to compensation scheme for Troubles victims

Aug 17th 2020, 2:27 PM 22,946 Views 40 Comments

Mr Justice McAlinden said the position taken by the Deputy First Minister is ‘fundamentally inappropriate’.

# michelle-oneill - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Boris Johnson unveils first steps towards marking centenary of Northern Ireland next year
# Belfast Visit
# Belfast Visit

Boris Johnson unveils first steps towards marking centenary of Northern Ireland next year

Aug 13th 2020, 8:06 PM 24,798 Views 39 Comments

A centenary forum and a centenary historical advisory panel are set to be established.

Michelle O'Neill vows to 'leave no stone unturned' after meeting with Noah Donohoe's mother
# Belfast
# Belfast

Michelle O'Neill vows to 'leave no stone unturned' after meeting with Noah Donohoe's mother

Aug 13th 2020, 10:54 AM 42,865 Views 45 Comments

The missing teeanger’s body was found in Belfast in June.

# michelle-oneill - Friday 31 July, 2020

NPHET to attend North-South council meeting, as Taoiseach set to discuss travel restrictions
# Dublin Castle
# Dublin Castle

NPHET to attend North-South council meeting, as Taoiseach set to discuss travel restrictions

Jul 31st 2020, 5:55 AM 15,728 Views 15 Comments

The council, one of the bodies set up under the Belfast Agreement, will meet in Dublin today for the first time since 2016.

# michelle-oneill - Thursday 23 July, 2020

'It is a mess across the island': NI leaders seek summit to discuss Covid-19 travel restrictions
# Stormont
# Stormont

'It is a mess across the island': NI leaders seek summit to discuss Covid-19 travel restrictions

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:05 PM 19,300 Views 23 Comments

Michelle O’Neill and Arlene Foster will write to Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson to make the request.

# michelle-oneill - Sunday 5 July, 2020

US envoy praises Northern Ireland as it's 'done a really good job' of tackling Covid-19
# Mick Mulvaney
# Mick Mulvaney

US envoy praises Northern Ireland as it's 'done a really good job' of tackling Covid-19

Jul 5th 2020, 4:45 PM 25,579 Views 21 Comments

Mick Mulvaney said that the Northern Irish parties had all worked well together.

# michelle-oneill - Friday 3 July, 2020

NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral

Jul 3rd 2020, 8:12 AM 12,471 Views 60 Comments

Michelle O’Neill was criticised after attending a service for the former IRA prisoner this week.

# michelle-oneill - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 2:53 PM 38,086 Views 121 Comments

Police are investigating potential breaches of lockdown rules at the funeral.

# michelle-oneill - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

'A friend of ours has passed away': Pearse Doherty defends attending Bobby Storey funeral
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

'A friend of ours has passed away': Pearse Doherty defends attending Bobby Storey funeral

Jul 1st 2020, 12:10 PM 30,515 Views 155 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD said he believes the senior republican’s funeral is now being politicised.

# michelle-oneill - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

PSNI to review footage amid criticism of high number of attendees at funeral of senior republican
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

PSNI to review footage amid criticism of high number of attendees at funeral of senior republican

Jun 30th 2020, 10:46 PM 33,468 Views 65 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald, Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams attended the funeral of Bobby Storey today.

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams join crowds at funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey
# Belfast
# Belfast

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams join crowds at funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey

Updated Jun 30th 2020, 4:57 PM 58,135 Views 174 Comments

Politicians in Northern Ireland criticised the large crowds who gathered for the funeral, despite pandemic restrictions.

# michelle-oneill - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'Deeply alarming': NI leaders condemn dissident threats against Belfast journalists
# Open Letter
# Open Letter

'Deeply alarming': NI leaders condemn dissident threats against Belfast journalists

May 20th 2020, 8:47 AM 9,687 Views 10 Comments

The letter was published in the Belfast Telegraph, Irish News and News Letter newspapers yesterday.

# michelle-oneill - Monday 11 May, 2020

Stormont to publish five-step lockdown exit strategy tomorrow
# Recovery
# Recovery

Stormont to publish five-step lockdown exit strategy tomorrow

Updated May 11th 2020, 8:38 PM 16,194 Views 9 Comments

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill have emphasised their ‘stay at home” message.

# michelle-oneill - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Politicians in NI to meet tomorrow to discuss plan for any easing of Covid-19 restrictions
# Stay Home
# Stay Home

Politicians in NI to meet tomorrow to discuss plan for any easing of Covid-19 restrictions

May 10th 2020, 9:41 PM 12,977 Views 32 Comments

This evening, Boris Johnson set out his government’s roadmap for the easing of restrictions.

# michelle-oneill - Monday 4 May, 2020

Michelle O'Neill questions logic of setting dates for Covid-19 recovery plan
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill questions logic of setting dates for Covid-19 recovery plan

May 4th 2020, 7:29 PM 49,563 Views 90 Comments

Arlene Foster also confirmed that the NI Executive was not informed of the details of the Irish government’s Covid-19 road map.

# michelle-oneill - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Sinn Féin criticises NI health minister's 'unilateral' request for British army's help to battle coronavirus
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

Sinn Féin criticises NI health minister's 'unilateral' request for British army's help to battle coronavirus

Apr 11th 2020, 4:15 PM 44,820 Views 198 Comments

Sinn Féin have accused Robin Swann of the UUP of “unilaterally” requesting the help of the British army without consulting the Stormont Executive first.

# michelle-oneill - Friday 13 March, 2020

Michelle O’Neill calls for NI schools to close over coronavirus
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O’Neill calls for NI schools to close over coronavirus

Mar 13th 2020, 12:36 PM 20,132 Views 43 Comments

First Minister Arlene Foster has backed the UK-wide strategy to keep public institutions open for now.

# michelle-oneill - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Taoiseach's visit to the White House still set to go ahead
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach's visit to the White House still set to go ahead

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 3:00 PM 22,004 Views 43 Comments

Leo Varadkar will meet President Donald Trump on Thursday.

# michelle-oneill - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies
# Sinn Féin Surge
# Sinn Féin Surge

'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies

Mar 3rd 2020, 6:30 PM 26,338 Views 47 Comments

O’Neill also spoke of the misogyny she has witnessed as a female politician and her dreams of a United Ireland.

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