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# northern-ireland - 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 16,882 Views 7 Comments

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

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call
# Voting Tomorrow
# Voting Tomorrow

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call

Updated May 4th 2022, 2:40 PM 19,275 Views 22 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says every party is playing it safe and steady ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Lyra McKee’s sister says letter leak exploits her murder for political purposes
# Lyra McKee
# Lyra McKee

Lyra McKee’s sister says letter leak exploits her murder for political purposes

May 3rd 2022, 7:57 AM 17,821 Views 14 Comments

Sinn Féin’s chairman Declan Kearney wrote to Saoradh, which is accused of links with the New IRA, about a “co-operation agreement”.

# northern-ireland - Monday 2 May, 2022

Six counties, 90 seats and 18 constituencies: Questions to be answered as Northern Ireland votes
# Stormont
# Stormont

Six counties, 90 seats and 18 constituencies: Questions to be answered as Northern Ireland votes

May 2nd 2022, 10:00 PM 18,157 Views 17 Comments

Here are some of the main issues and themes that have dominated the election campaign.

Northern Ireland party leaders clash over border poll and Protocol in TV election debate
# Stormont Elections
# Stormont Elections

Northern Ireland party leaders clash over border poll and Protocol in TV election debate

May 2nd 2022, 7:15 AM 29,342 Views 32 Comments

The leaders of the five largest parties in Northern Ireland participated in the UTV Election Debate show.

The FF-SDLP partnership: 'The last thing we want is for it to be a Fianna Fáil canvas'
# Stormont Election
# Stormont Election

The FF-SDLP partnership: 'The last thing we want is for it to be a Fianna Fáil canvas'

May 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 16,726 Views 20 Comments

It’s about “support from the background”, a bit of logistics, TD Paul McAuliffe told The Journal.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 1 May, 2022

PSNI investigating after man and woman assaulted by three men in North Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

PSNI investigating after man and woman assaulted by three men in North Belfast

May 1st 2022, 1:46 PM 10,075 Views 0 Comments

The incident is being treated as a sectarian hate crime.

Election result will send message over Northern Ireland Protocol, Donaldson says
# Stormont
# Stormont

Election result will send message over Northern Ireland Protocol, Donaldson says

May 1st 2022, 8:13 AM 25,174 Views 31 Comments

Rallies took place in Ballymena, Co Antrim, and Bangor, Co Down, on Saturday in opposition to the post-Brexit protocol.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 30 April, 2022

PSNI investigates SDLP billboard damage in 'incredibly nasty election campaign’
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

PSNI investigates SDLP billboard damage in 'incredibly nasty election campaign’

Apr 30th 2022, 5:29 PM 14,624 Views 9 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood claims “loyalist paramilitaries are manipulating young people to attack SDLP posters and billboards”.

# northern-ireland - Friday 29 April, 2022

Donaldson remains confident of winning Stormont election despite opinion poll
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson remains confident of winning Stormont election despite opinion poll

Apr 29th 2022, 12:53 PM 23,817 Views 30 Comments

The latest LucidTalk poll puts 26% of support for Sinn Féin, ahead of 20% for the DUP.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Taoiseach says Northern Ireland politicians must return to power sharing after May election
# Stormont
# Stormont

Taoiseach says Northern Ireland politicians must return to power sharing after May election

Apr 28th 2022, 12:51 PM 7,743 Views 14 Comments

Speaking this morning, Micheál Martin urged political parties to work “collectively” after the election.

Two men tied up and attacked by masked men armed with hammers in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Two men tied up and attacked by masked men armed with hammers in Belfast

Apr 28th 2022, 11:35 AM 7,493 Views 4 Comments

The PSNI has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Streaming newcomer Viaplay strike deal to broadcast Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland internationals
# New Face
From The42
# New Face

Streaming newcomer Viaplay strike deal to broadcast Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland internationals

Apr 27th 2022, 4:32 PM 3,033 Views 1 Comment

The platform is launching in the UK later this year, and did not comment on whether they are interested in buying rights to Republic of Ireland matches.

Woman attacked by men armed with hammers during burglary in Carrickfergus
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Woman attacked by men armed with hammers during burglary in Carrickfergus

Apr 27th 2022, 12:52 PM 7,197 Views 2 Comments

The PSNI has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

# northern-ireland - Monday 25 April, 2022

Human rights case taken against British government over prosecutions of soldiers post-Troubles
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Human rights case taken against British government over prosecutions of soldiers post-Troubles

Apr 25th 2022, 3:33 PM 16,218 Views 0 Comments

The partner of veteran who was facing trial over a fatal shooting in Tyrone is taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Colum Eastwood: 'If you're frustrated and angry, come out and vote for something different'
# Stormont Election
# Stormont Election

Colum Eastwood: 'If you're frustrated and angry, come out and vote for something different'

Apr 24th 2022, 3:13 PM 15,490 Views 24 Comments

“I think if people do that, we can see a real change at Stormont,” the SDLP leader said.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 23 April, 2022

‘Long past the point’ for Westminster to take action on Protocol, TUV leader says
# Jim Allister
# Jim Allister

‘Long past the point’ for Westminster to take action on Protocol, TUV leader says

Apr 23rd 2022, 8:08 AM 14,742 Views 19 Comments

“It will take more than a story to solve the Protocol issue,” Jim Allister told an election rally.

# northern-ireland - Friday 22 April, 2022

Johnson says UK Government ready to take measures to 'fix' Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Johnson says UK Government ready to take measures to 'fix' Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated Apr 22nd 2022, 5:03 PM 26,646 Views 33 Comments

Boris Johnson claimed the Northern Ireland Protocol ‘does not command the confidence of a large part’ of the population in the Northern Ireland.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Unionists must unite to oppose Northern Ireland Protocol, says Donaldson
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Unionists must unite to oppose Northern Ireland Protocol, says Donaldson

Apr 21st 2022, 9:45 PM 21,265 Views 37 Comments

The DUP leader was addressing a rally against the protocol in Castlederg.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

'The Protocol isn't the concern': How cost of living and health is dominating the Stormont election
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

'The Protocol isn't the concern': How cost of living and health is dominating the Stormont election

Apr 20th 2022, 11:30 PM 16,015 Views 6 Comments

The Journal joined canvassers in South Belfast to see what issues were at the forefront ahead of the 5 May election.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Opinion: Dissident Republican ÓNH issued a warning to Loyalists - what does this mean?
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: Dissident Republican ÓNH issued a warning to Loyalists - what does this mean?

Apr 19th 2022, 7:00 PM 29,471 Views 13 Comments

Historian Dieter Reinisch looks at events organised by paramilitary groups over Easter in Northern Ireland and says they illustrate a worrying shift.

# northern-ireland - Monday 18 April, 2022

Lyra McKee’s family ‘waiting for justice’ three years after her murder
# Derry
# Derry

Lyra McKee’s family ‘waiting for justice’ three years after her murder

Apr 18th 2022, 4:40 PM 6,888 Views 0 Comments

Vigils were held in Belfast and Derry to mark the third anniversary of Ms McKee’s death on April 18 2019.

Mary Lou McDonald says she wants ‘partnership’ with unionists to create united Ireland
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Mary Lou McDonald says she wants ‘partnership’ with unionists to create united Ireland

Apr 18th 2022, 10:56 AM 43,321 Views 111 Comments

McDonald was speaking during an Easter commemoration in Belfast to mark 106 years since the 1916 Rising.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 17 April, 2022

Police launch murder investigation after woman stabbed to death
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Police launch murder investigation after woman stabbed to death

Updated Apr 17th 2022, 5:15 PM 40,269 Views 0 Comments

The woman, Alyson Nelson, 64, died a short time later – a man has been arrested by police.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Northern Ireland captain backs Kenny Shiels after controversial comments
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Northern Ireland captain backs Kenny Shiels after controversial comments

Apr 14th 2022, 4:45 PM 13,661 Views 13 Comments

Shiels’ comments attracted criticism from pundits, former players and politicians.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

EU adopts laws to ensure continued supply of medicines from Britain to Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU adopts laws to ensure continued supply of medicines from Britain to Northern Ireland

Apr 12th 2022, 2:47 PM 5,538 Views 2 Comments

The issue stems from the outworkings of the NI Protocol, which means NI remains covered by the EU’s pharmaceutical regulations.

NI and Republic should co-operate more on climate change, new report urges
# Climate
# Climate

NI and Republic should co-operate more on climate change, new report urges

Apr 12th 2022, 7:25 AM 5,930 Views 14 Comments

It also calls for more investment in an all-island energy network and as more co-operation on tourism.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Man shot in both legs by masked intruders at house in Derry
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Man shot in both legs by masked intruders at house in Derry

Apr 5th 2022, 10:52 AM 10,314 Views 5 Comments

The shooting occurred in the Kildrum Gardens area just after midnight.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Boy (11) rescued from four-metre-deep manhole at NI petrol station
# Dungannon
# Dungannon

Boy (11) rescued from four-metre-deep manhole at NI petrol station

Mar 31st 2022, 8:14 AM 12,044 Views 4 Comments

Fire crews were called to the scene shortly before 7pm yesterday.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Political relationships between NI, Ireland and UK ‘not where they should be’, Varadkar says
# Belfast Summit
# Belfast Summit

Political relationships between NI, Ireland and UK ‘not where they should be’, Varadkar says

Mar 30th 2022, 8:17 PM 11,544 Views 22 Comments

The Tánaiste was addressing a high street regeneration conference in Belfast.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Scotland surrender two-goal lead against Austria, Wales draw with Czech Republic
# Soccer
From The42
# Soccer

Scotland surrender two-goal lead against Austria, Wales draw with Czech Republic

Mar 29th 2022, 10:22 PM 4,577 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere tonight, Northern Ireland lost to Hungary.

Belfast hijacking: Woman (48) arrested as part of the security threat investigation
# Belfast
# Belfast

Belfast hijacking: Woman (48) arrested as part of the security threat investigation

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 7:10 PM 7,697 Views 0 Comments

Simon Coveney was giving a talk in Belfast on Friday when he was abruptly evacuated due to a security alert.

# northern-ireland - 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 16,743 Views 19 Comments

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

Ulster Unionist leader Doug Beattie vows not to be intimidated after office attack
# The North
# The North

Ulster Unionist leader Doug Beattie vows not to be intimidated after office attack

Mar 28th 2022, 2:38 PM 16,003 Views 4 Comments

His constituency office was targeted hours after he criticised loyalist rallies against the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 27 March, 2022

"Fiuchphota": Pianta fáis na Gaeilge i dTuaisceart na hÉireann
# Tuaisceart Na HÉireann
# Tuaisceart Na HÉireann

"Fiuchphota": Pianta fáis na Gaeilge i dTuaisceart na hÉireann

Mar 27th 2022, 11:00 AM 6,511 Views 2 Comments

“Is iontach a bheith anseo mar chuid de. Is pribhléid é gach lá, cé go bhfuil blianta fada bainte de mo shaol.”

"A boiling pot": Growing pains of the Irish language in Northern Ireland
# Identity
# Identity

"A boiling pot": Growing pains of the Irish language in Northern Ireland

Updated Mar 27th 2022, 11:00 AM 14,720 Views 14 Comments
  • Irish language is growing in popularity in Northern Ireland, especially at primary level and in adult further education
  • Some educationalists face online sectarian campaigns when promoting the language
  • Failure to introduce Irish Language Act creating a political flashpoint

# northern-ireland - Friday 25 March, 2022

Northern Ireland unable to back Euro 2028 bid currently, says Stormont minister
# Euro 2028
# Euro 2028

Northern Ireland unable to back Euro 2028 bid currently, says Stormont minister

Mar 25th 2022, 10:50 PM 26,697 Views 30 Comments

Gordon Lyons said a lack of a functioning powersharing Executive in Belfast means ministers cannot give ‘in principle’ support to the joint bid.

# northern-ireland - 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 7,531 Views 3 Comments

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

Politician breaks into song after Stormont passes period poverty legislation
# Period Products Bill
# Period Products Bill

Politician breaks into song after Stormont passes period poverty legislation

Mar 24th 2022, 3:11 PM 20,498 Views 15 Comments

The Period Products Bill places a duty on the Department for Communities to make period products available to those who need them.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

Terror threat level in Northern Ireland lowered but attack still 'likely'
# Terror
# Terror

Terror threat level in Northern Ireland lowered but attack still 'likely'

Updated Mar 22nd 2022, 6:58 PM 19,988 Views 0 Comments

The assessment was made by MI5 – the British internal intelligence agency.