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# northern-ireland - Monday 14 March, 2022

McDonald says Donaldson's refusal to renominate First Minister is 'astonishing'
# First Minister
# First Minister

McDonald says Donaldson's refusal to renominate First Minister is 'astonishing'

Updated Mar 14th 2022, 5:00 PM 36,800 Views 21 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson has urged Executive parties to focus on efforts to release £300m to ease the cost of living crisis.

Appeals to ruling against challenges to lawfulness of NI Protocol dismissed
# Brexit
# Brexit

Appeals to ruling against challenges to lawfulness of NI Protocol dismissed

Mar 14th 2022, 12:38 PM 11,416 Views 6 Comments

The case was pursued in the names of unionists and Brexiteers from across the UK.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 12 March, 2022

Martin: Growing view in Northern Ireland that Brexit protocol is working
# Protocol
# Protocol

Martin: Growing view in Northern Ireland that Brexit protocol is working

Mar 12th 2022, 4:48 PM 18,113 Views 5 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking to reporters at the Embassy of Ireland in London.

# northern-ireland - Friday 11 March, 2022

Stormont stands in silence for victims of 'vile and unimaginable' institutional abuse
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont stands in silence for victims of 'vile and unimaginable' institutional abuse

Updated Mar 11th 2022, 1:01 PM 6,157 Views 0 Comments

Abuse survivors will watch the apology in the Assembly chamber.

No evidence police leaked Denis Donaldson information before murder, says Ombudsman
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

No evidence police leaked Denis Donaldson information before murder, says Ombudsman

Mar 11th 2022, 7:05 AM 11,346 Views 1 Comment

The PSNI ‘should have carried out a further risk assessment’ of any potential threats following the publication of a media article.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Assembly passes climate bill committing Northern Ireland to net zero by 2050
# Climate Change Bill
# Climate Change Bill

Assembly passes climate bill committing Northern Ireland to net zero by 2050

Mar 9th 2022, 8:28 PM 4,270 Views 2 Comments

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots said the ‘net zero’ target was just a “headline” and was unlikely to be achieved.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Police not seeking to withhold answers on Noah Donohoe disappearance, PSNI chief says
# NOAH DONOHOE
# NOAH DONOHOE

Police not seeking to withhold answers on Noah Donohoe disappearance, PSNI chief says

Mar 3rd 2022, 5:01 PM 14,689 Views 13 Comments

The 14-year-old’s body was recovered from a storm drain near the M2 motorway in June, six days after he went missing in north Belfast.

# northern-ireland - Monday 28 February, 2022

Protocol has cast ‘long shadow’ over politics and life in Northern Ireland, Donaldson says
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Protocol has cast ‘long shadow’ over politics and life in Northern Ireland, Donaldson says

Feb 28th 2022, 4:37 PM 18,085 Views 27 Comments

A Bipa meeting was told that the Stormont Executive would only be restored when issues surrounding the NI Protocol were resolved.

PSNI probe 29 allegations around mother and baby homes in Northern Ireland
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

PSNI probe 29 allegations around mother and baby homes in Northern Ireland

Feb 28th 2022, 11:50 AM 4,431 Views 0 Comments

Over 14,000 girls and women entered mother and baby homes, Magdalene laundries and other institutions between 1922 and 1990.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 26 February, 2022

Politicians gather for funeral of DUP NI Assembly member Christopher Stalford
# Stormont
# Stormont

Politicians gather for funeral of DUP NI Assembly member Christopher Stalford

Feb 26th 2022, 4:35 PM 19,915 Views 5 Comments

The 39-year-old father of four died suddenly last weekend.

# northern-ireland - Monday 21 February, 2022

Northern Ireland politicians to gather to pay tribute to Christopher Stalford
# RIP
# RIP

Northern Ireland politicians to gather to pay tribute to Christopher Stalford

Feb 21st 2022, 1:32 PM 11,707 Views 0 Comments

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said the party was still in shock following the sudden death of the father of four.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Sinn Féin is now under a microscope because the party is on the rise
# Media Scrutiny
# Media Scrutiny

Larry Donnelly: Sinn Féin is now under a microscope because the party is on the rise

Feb 19th 2022, 7:00 PM 37,053 Views 78 Comments

Our columnist says SF may find recent media scrutiny tough, but it’s nothing compared to the questions they’ll face in government.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Ending of Covid rules in NI is ‘not freedom day’, chief scientific adviser warns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ending of Covid rules in NI is ‘not freedom day’, chief scientific adviser warns

Feb 15th 2022, 5:48 PM 5,896 Views 3 Comments

Professor Ian Young urged people to continue to wear face masks in certain public settings, even though it will no longer be a legal requirement.

# northern-ireland - Monday 14 February, 2022

All Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland to be lifted from tomorrow
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

All Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland to be lifted from tomorrow

Feb 14th 2022, 7:00 PM 25,030 Views 7 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister, Robin Swann, made the announcement this evening.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 12 February, 2022

FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland's economy £2.5 million every day?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland's economy £2.5 million every day?

Feb 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 34,960 Views 0 Comments

DUP Leader Jeffrey Donaldson has made the claim multiple times in recent weeks.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 10 February, 2022

O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues
# The North
# The North

O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues

Feb 10th 2022, 5:39 PM 10,909 Views 3 Comments

The North’s Health Minister sought guidance following the resignation of first minister Paul Givan last week.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

RUC 'deliberately destroyed' files on Sean Graham bookmakers massacre
# Collusion
# Collusion

RUC 'deliberately destroyed' files on Sean Graham bookmakers massacre

Feb 8th 2022, 11:39 AM 13,145 Views 9 Comments

Eight loyalist attacks attributed to the UDA or its Ulster Freedom Fighters cover name have been examined in an ombudsman’s report.

# northern-ireland - Monday 7 February, 2022

Amnesty pushes political leaders for institutional abuse apology in Northern Ireland
# Historic Abuse
# Historic Abuse

Amnesty pushes political leaders for institutional abuse apology in Northern Ireland

Feb 7th 2022, 7:36 PM 4,602 Views 3 Comments

The planned apology to be delivered by Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill has been thrown into doubt by Givan’s resignation.

Michelle O'Neill says Stormont politicians must salvage what they can following DUP 'chaos'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill says Stormont politicians must salvage what they can following DUP 'chaos'

Feb 7th 2022, 3:24 PM 13,991 Views 14 Comments

Sinn Fein’s Stormont leader said parties met earlier to discuss how they can fast-track remaining legislation including on climate change.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 6 February, 2022

DUP urges Johnson to commit to Article 16, Taoiseach says benefits of Protocol not acknowledged
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

DUP urges Johnson to commit to Article 16, Taoiseach says benefits of Protocol not acknowledged

Feb 6th 2022, 3:35 PM 18,464 Views 48 Comments

Triggering Article 16 could suspend elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 5 February, 2022

NI climate legislation one step closer to the finish line, but uncertainties remain
# No Legislation
# No Legislation

NI climate legislation one step closer to the finish line, but uncertainties remain

Feb 5th 2022, 9:00 AM 4,850 Views 3 Comments

Northern Ireland does not have its own climate laws but falls under UK-wide targets.

# northern-ireland - Friday 4 February, 2022

DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections

Updated Feb 4th 2022, 6:13 PM 37,467 Views 38 Comments

The foreign affairs minister said it’s “enormously frustrating” for Northern Ireland’s other parties.

An extract from our Brexit newsletter: The Protocol will be a pawn in the North's May election
# The Protocol Row
# The Protocol Row

An extract from our Brexit newsletter: The Protocol will be a pawn in the North's May election

Feb 4th 2022, 6:12 PM 8,653 Views 2 Comments

The intricacies of Northern Ireland politics has add another layer of confusion for post Brexit trade.

Brian Rowan: The DUP's move this week is ultimately an act of self-harm
# Stormont
# Stormont

Brian Rowan: The DUP's move this week is ultimately an act of self-harm

Feb 4th 2022, 2:26 PM 22,932 Views 24 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says recent political unrest in Northern Ireland follows a well-worn pattern.

Belfast judge suspends DUP decision to halt checks at Northern Ireland ports
# Injunction
# Injunction

Belfast judge suspends DUP decision to halt checks at Northern Ireland ports

Feb 4th 2022, 12:07 PM 22,189 Views 28 Comments

The decision has been suspended until a judicial review against Edwin Poots’ order can be heard in full.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 3 February, 2022

What happens to Stormont now that Paul Givan has resigned as First Minister?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What happens to Stormont now that Paul Givan has resigned as First Minister?

Feb 3rd 2022, 8:30 PM 20,842 Views 15 Comments

The resignation comes amid a festering row over the Northern Ireland Protocol and with elections looming.

As it happened: Paul Givan resigns as First Minister of Northern Ireland
Live Feb 3rd 2022, 5:20 PM

As it happened: Paul Givan resigns as First Minister of Northern Ireland

  • Givan's resignation has also triggered Michelle O'Neill's as Deputy First Minister, leading Sinn Féin to call for a snap election.
  • The Taoiseach called the resignation a "very damaging move", while the UK's Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis urged the DUP to “reinstate their First Minister immediately”.
EU and British Govt say agri-food checks in NI ports still continuing despite Poots order
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

EU and British Govt say agri-food checks in NI ports still continuing despite Poots order

Updated Feb 3rd 2022, 1:30 PM 38,528 Views 20 Comments
  • Mairéad McGuinness said the move created uncertainty and unpredictability for the North.
  • It was unclear this morning whether the order by Edwin Poots last night had been complied with.
  • Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis insists UK government won't intervene.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Explainer: What has led Edwin Poots to halt Brexit agri-checks at Northern Ireland ports?
# The Protocol Row
# The Protocol Row

Explainer: What has led Edwin Poots to halt Brexit agri-checks at Northern Ireland ports?

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:30 PM 20,635 Views 9 Comments

Poots claims he no longer has the legal authority to continue the Protocol checks – but local politics is also at play.

Protocol dispute: NI minister Edwin Poots orders Irish Sea border agri-checks to end at midnight
# The Protocol Row
# The Protocol Row

Protocol dispute: NI minister Edwin Poots orders Irish Sea border agri-checks to end at midnight

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 6:40 PM 73,771 Views 46 Comments
  • Edwin Poots has argued that he has received legal advice in favour of him suspending checks unilaterally.
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said the move, if carried out, would be a “breach of international law”.
  • It is yet unclear whether the senior civil servant in Poots' department can legally comply with the order.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Union flag will not fly over Belfast City Hall on Prince Andrew’s birthday
# Prince Andrew
# Prince Andrew

Union flag will not fly over Belfast City Hall on Prince Andrew’s birthday

Feb 1st 2022, 8:15 PM 27,670 Views 0 Comments

Andrew is facing a civil sexual assault case in the US.

Taoiseach to meet cross-community group of Troubles victims over opposition to legacy plans
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Taoiseach to meet cross-community group of Troubles victims over opposition to legacy plans

Feb 1st 2022, 1:05 PM 3,660 Views 1 Comment

Campaigners are opposting proposed amnesty for Troubles offences.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 30 January, 2022

'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims
# 50TH ANNIVERSARY
# 50TH ANNIVERSARY

'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims

Updated Jan 30th 2022, 7:33 PM 56,689 Views 49 Comments
  • Relatives of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday attended a remembrance walk to honour those who died
  • Micheál Martin took part in the remembrance walk and laid a wreath at a ceremony held afterwards
  • President Higgins will later say the tragic events of 50 years ago today "reverberated across this island and around the world"

# northern-ireland - Friday 28 January, 2022

Irish politicians criticise 'deceitful' British Government social media video about the Protocol
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Irish politicians criticise 'deceitful' British Government social media video about the Protocol

Jan 28th 2022, 7:00 PM 23,452 Views 27 Comments

Senator Erin McGreehan said that the video was adding tension amid “heightened” emotions before Stormont elections in May.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Businesses in Northern Ireland ‘hopeful’ of UK-EU deal after meeting UK Foreign Secretary
# Liz Truss
# Liz Truss

Businesses in Northern Ireland ‘hopeful’ of UK-EU deal after meeting UK Foreign Secretary

Jan 27th 2022, 7:50 PM 10,084 Views 6 Comments

Liz Truss visited Northern Ireland today.

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations
# Derry
# Derry

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations

Updated Jan 27th 2022, 12:49 PM 20,474 Views 44 Comments

Micheál Martin will lay a wreath at the memorial to the victims of the tragedy.

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics
# UUP
# UUP

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics

Updated Jan 27th 2022, 8:30 AM 21,932 Views 38 Comments

In order to tackle toxic masculinity in everyday life, we need political leaders to take ownership of their own actions, writes Emma DeSouza.

# northern-ireland - Monday 24 January, 2022

DUP not going to be ‘strung out for weeks’ waiting on UK move over NI protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP not going to be ‘strung out for weeks’ waiting on UK move over NI protocol

Updated Jan 24th 2022, 7:20 PM 24,977 Views 31 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said the UK Government needed to make his party aware of its intentions immediately.

# northern-ireland - Friday 21 January, 2022

Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland
# UK
# UK

Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland

Jan 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 22,396 Views 15 Comments
  • Students who are studying medicine in Northern Ireland or Great Britain cannot apply for internships with the HSE this year due to Brexit.
  • The Department of Health said it is working on changes to the Medical Practitioners Act, and hope it will come into effect later this year.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 5:11 PM 15,054 Views 8 Comments

They include ending the legal requirement for Covid certification to enter some hospitality venues and the reopening of nightclubs.