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# northern-ireland - Yesterday’s News

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster

Updated 23 hours ago 64,526 Views 83 Comments

The call comes as former DUP leader Arlene Foster stepped down as the North’s First Minister this morning.

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant
# Van Morrison
# Van Morrison

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant

Mon 7:38 PM 27,827 Views 17 Comments

A row erupted after four gigs by Van Morrison at the Belfast hotel were cancelled at the last minute on Thursday.

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth

Updated Mon 1:30 PM 15,972 Views 23 Comments

Lawyers argued those affected were entitled to ‘effective, independent investigation’.

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
# Protocol
# Protocol

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated Mon 8:41 AM 37,917 Views 24 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron

# northern-ireland - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Down native Jonathan Caldwell goes from working at Nevada Bob’s to winning on European Tour
# Success
From The42
# Success

Down native Jonathan Caldwell goes from working at Nevada Bob’s to winning on European Tour

Sun 6:43 PM 5,235 Views 3 Comments

The Northern Irishman won the inaugural Scandinavian Mixed by a shot.

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK
# Sausages From Toulouse
# Sausages From Toulouse

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK

Sun 1:53 PM 57,394 Views 90 Comments

Emmanuel Macron reportedly implied that Northern Ireland was a separate country.

# northern-ireland - Friday 11 June, 2021

Taoiseach expresses confidence that NI powersharing will be preserved
# Fermanagh
# Fermanagh

Taoiseach expresses confidence that NI powersharing will be preserved

Updated Fri 6:34 PM 18,313 Views 19 Comments

Martin was among political leaders attending a meeting of the British Irish Council in Co Fermanagh today.

Watch: Arlene Foster sings verse from Frank Sinatra's That's Life at summit
# Arl Blue Eyes
# Arl Blue Eyes

Watch: Arlene Foster sings verse from Frank Sinatra's That's Life at summit

Fri 2:25 PM 21,275 Views 16 Comments

Riding high in April, shot down in May.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster speaks of regrets during time as North's leader
# DUP
# DUP

Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster speaks of regrets during time as North's leader

Thu 9:27 PM 33,258 Views 14 Comments

Foster said the coronavirus pandemic changed the administration’s course.

Swimmers hopeful new record will be recognised after gruelling 116km relay from Wexford to Wales
# Seas The Day
# Seas The Day

Swimmers hopeful new record will be recognised after gruelling 116km relay from Wexford to Wales

Thu 1:02 PM 20,027 Views 8 Comments

The Oa Giants completed the 116km swim from Co Wexford to the Pembrokeshire coast in 34 hours and 25 minutes.

Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach

Updated Thu 12:50 PM 27,820 Views 48 Comments
  • Biden's aides say he will stress the need to "stand behind" the Northern Ireland Protocol.
  • Micheál Martin said this morning that Biden's and US involvement is significant and makes sense from an American perspective.
  • European Council President Charles Michel said it's "paramount" that the terms of the Brexit deal are respected.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Peamount star Watkins bags brace as Republic of Ireland secure comprehensive win over the North
# Friendly Fires
From The42
# Friendly Fires

Peamount star Watkins bags brace as Republic of Ireland secure comprehensive win over the North

Jun 9th 2021, 9:21 PM 4,124 Views 0 Comments

Teegán Lynch was also on target in the 3-0 win in Dublin.

Patience ‘very thin’ as EU threatens retaliation over Northern Ireland Protocol
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Patience ‘very thin’ as EU threatens retaliation over Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 4:37 PM 21,310 Views 27 Comments

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

DUP's Paul Givan nominated to replace Arlene Foster as NI First Minister
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

DUP's Paul Givan nominated to replace Arlene Foster as NI First Minister

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 5:01 PM 34,337 Views 35 Comments

New ministers are set to take up their posts on Monday.

# northern-ireland - Friday 4 June, 2021

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP
# DUP
# DUP

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP

Jun 4th 2021, 5:57 PM 25,894 Views 23 Comments

Poots said: “What was good for Peter doesn’t seem to be good for anybody else.”

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

EU needs to show more common sense over NI Protocol, David Frost says
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU needs to show more common sense over NI Protocol, David Frost says

Jun 1st 2021, 10:40 PM 16,347 Views 24 Comments

The UK’s Brexit minister was in NI to meet business and community representatives to discuss the challenges they are facing following departure from the EU.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Baraclough boosted by friendly victory as Northern Ireland ease past Malta
# Malteasy Peasy
From The42
# Malteasy Peasy

Baraclough boosted by friendly victory as Northern Ireland ease past Malta

May 30th 2021, 8:38 PM 3,348 Views 0 Comments

Jordan Jones, Gavin Whyte and Ali McCann scored the goals in Austria, where Josh Magennis missed a penalty.

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says

May 30th 2021, 10:51 AM 17,001 Views 29 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said they searched for four years for the ‘best solution to the very sensitive situation in Northern Ireland’.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 27 May, 2021

People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today

Updated May 27th 2021, 11:30 AM 6,707 Views 15 Comments

70% of Northern Ireland population have received first Covid-19 jab.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Ballymurphy families press Government to oppose amnesty for UK soldiers
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Ballymurphy families press Government to oppose amnesty for UK soldiers

May 25th 2021, 2:06 PM 4,616 Views 11 Comments

Family members appeared before the Good Friday Agreement Committee in Dublin today.

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Von der Leyen says Northern Ireland trade problems are caused by Brexit, not the Protocol

May 25th 2021, 7:44 AM 39,635 Views 56 Comments

A new raft of checks at the ports of Belfast and Larne under the terms of the Protocol have sparked anger among unionists.

# northern-ireland - Monday 24 May, 2021

Restrictions have relaxed in the North today - with pubs and restaurants opening for indoor service
# Northern Hospitality
# Northern Hospitality

Restrictions have relaxed in the North today - with pubs and restaurants opening for indoor service

Updated May 24th 2021, 12:00 PM 16,131 Views 15 Comments
  • From today, a maximum of six people can sit together inside pubs, cafes and restaurants.
  • Belfast's Grand Central Hotel general manager Stephen Meldrum said there has been "a marginal increase" in bookings over the last four weeks.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Incoming DUP leader says Northern Ireland Protocol is 'undeliverable'

Incoming DUP leader says Northern Ireland Protocol is 'undeliverable'

May 23rd 2021, 5:45 PM 28,452 Views 48 Comments

“We need to go back to the drawing board.”

Young brothers missing from Belfast may be in Tipperary
# Appeal
# Appeal

Young brothers missing from Belfast may be in Tipperary

Updated May 23rd 2021, 2:00 PM 41,379 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have issued an appeal to find Patrick Hovarth (5) and Fabricio Hovarth (8).

# northern-ireland - Friday 21 May, 2021

Ulster GAA confirm 500 fans permitted to attend games in the 'Six Counties' from next week
# Crowds
From The42
# Crowds

Ulster GAA confirm 500 fans permitted to attend games in the 'Six Counties' from next week

May 21st 2021, 6:38 PM 2,118 Views 1 Comment

The northern province’s GAA body released a statement this evening.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 20 May, 2021

NI Protocol port checks could be reduced by 80%, Simon Coveney says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

NI Protocol port checks could be reduced by 80%, Simon Coveney says

May 20th 2021, 9:09 PM 16,982 Views 16 Comments

Coveney said that option is within the confines of the protocol if the UK agree to a common approach to standards.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee
# Stormont
# Stormont

European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee

May 19th 2021, 6:51 PM 7,319 Views 5 Comments

The committee chairman said they’re being asked to give evidence on the impact of Brexit and the NI Protocol.

DUP's Gregory Campbell alleges ‘illegality’ link in departure of two Sinn Féin MLAs
# The North
# The North

DUP's Gregory Campbell alleges ‘illegality’ link in departure of two Sinn Féin MLAs

May 19th 2021, 5:55 PM 29,669 Views 0 Comments

Martina Anderson and Karen Mullan were asked to consider their positions in April after a high level review.

Loyalists tell MPs there is 'seething anger' at Boris Johnson over broken Protocol promise
# Westminster Committee
# Westminster Committee

Loyalists tell MPs there is 'seething anger' at Boris Johnson over broken Protocol promise

May 19th 2021, 1:15 PM 27,464 Views 46 Comments

The Loyalist Communities Council chair criticised the post-Brexit trade confusion on “a mischievous Irish desire to reignite strident nationalism”.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab
# Progress
# Progress

More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab

Updated May 18th 2021, 7:20 PM 32,003 Views 45 Comments

Almost two in every five adults in Northern Ireland is fully vaccinated.

# northern-ireland - Monday 17 May, 2021

PSNI chief constable vows to rebuild trust after Bobby Storey funeral probe clears force of bias
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

PSNI chief constable vows to rebuild trust after Bobby Storey funeral probe clears force of bias

Updated May 17th 2021, 9:46 PM 13,119 Views 12 Comments

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

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call

May 17th 2021, 1:11 PM 21,640 Views 29 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says new DUP leader Edwin Poots’ hands may not be as strong on the big issues.

# northern-ireland - Friday 14 May, 2021

Edwin Poots: Here's what you need to know about the new DUP leader
# Profile
# Profile

Edwin Poots: Here's what you need to know about the new DUP leader

May 14th 2021, 5:56 PM 38,534 Views 33 Comments

Poots has said he would split the roles of party leader and Stormont first minister.

Northern Ireland has been 'partly annexed by EU' and now like the 'Vichy regime', Belfast High Court hears
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Northern Ireland has been 'partly annexed by EU' and now like the 'Vichy regime', Belfast High Court hears

May 14th 2021, 5:50 PM 16,319 Views 18 Comments

Unionist politicians have taken a judicial review into the workings of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The Guardian apologises to Mairia Cahill over Greenslade columns
# BBC Spotlight
# BBC Spotlight

The Guardian apologises to Mairia Cahill over Greenslade columns

May 14th 2021, 4:57 PM 14,488 Views 0 Comments

Earlier this year, Greenslade wrote an article describing himself as having “republican sympathies”.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event

Updated May 13th 2021, 9:43 PM 37,049 Views 15 Comments

A number of restrictions will also ease on 24 May in Northern Ireland.

Johnson accused of 'not caring' about people in Northern Ireland in wake of Ballymurphy apology controversy
# Legacy Killings
# Legacy Killings

Johnson accused of 'not caring' about people in Northern Ireland in wake of Ballymurphy apology controversy

Updated May 13th 2021, 2:20 PM 17,210 Views 26 Comments

The families of innocent victims and MPs have criticised Boris Johnson for not making a public apology for the massacre.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit

May 12th 2021, 11:06 AM 9,150 Views 21 Comments

Frost and NI Secretary Brandon Lewis met business and community reps during a two-day visit to the North.

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling
# Innocent
# Innocent

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling

May 12th 2021, 7:47 AM 16,508 Views 7 Comments

A coroner ruled that the people killed in the west Belfast shootings involving British soldiers in August 1971 were “entirely innocent”.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'

Updated May 11th 2021, 8:55 PM 33,856 Views 141 Comments

Legislation on the issue is expected to be forthcoming.

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