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# northern-ireland - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Double murder investigation launched in Antrim after deaths of two women and man
# PSNI
# PSNI

Double murder investigation launched in Antrim after deaths of two women and man

Mar 20th 2021, 12:05 PM 26,861 Views 0 Comments

Police believe the incidents are connected and are not looking for anyone else involved.

# northern-ireland - Friday 19 March, 2021

Open Newsroom: What could a shared island look like?
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Open Newsroom: What could a shared island look like?

Mar 19th 2021, 12:48 PM 8,893 Views 33 Comments

This is a new initiative launched by the Journal to open a dialogue with our audience around big issues – we want to find out what questions you’d like answered.

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 AM 19,809 Views 75 Comments

The UK Government has stated disappointment that full abortion services have not yet been commissioned in Northern Ireland

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

The myriad ways Brexit has permanently shifted the course of Northern Ireland's future
# TGIP
# TGIP

The myriad ways Brexit has permanently shifted the course of Northern Ireland's future

Mar 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 35,652 Views 33 Comments

Northern Ireland’s elected reps weren’t at the Brexit talks, where very detailed aspects of NI trade were regularly discussed.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown
# Stormont
# Stormont

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 7:51 PM 25,354 Views 27 Comments

The plan includes up to six people from two households being able to meet outdoors in a private garden from 1 April.

McDonald says Sinn Féin abstained in abortion bill vote because it was a DUP 'stunt'
# Stormont
# Stormont

McDonald says Sinn Féin abstained in abortion bill vote because it was a DUP 'stunt'

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 4:24 PM 32,669 Views 31 Comments

Sinn Féin abstained from a vote on the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill last night.

# northern-ireland - Monday 15 March, 2021

FactFind: How could a border poll happen?
# Shared Island
# Shared Island

FactFind: How could a border poll happen?

Mar 15th 2021, 4:47 PM 15,103 Views 29 Comments

Talking aside, who actually makes the decision?

EU takes action against UK over ‘international law breaches’ on Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU takes action against UK over ‘international law breaches’ on Northern Ireland

Updated Mar 15th 2021, 1:45 PM 15,985 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission is taking steps towards proceedings over the alleged breach of the NI Protocol.

Northern Ireland's Chief Medical Officer receives first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine
# Vaccinated
# Vaccinated

Northern Ireland's Chief Medical Officer receives first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine

Mar 15th 2021, 1:19 PM 9,410 Views 12 Comments

AstraZeneca remains in use in the North as other countries put it on pause.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Arlene Foster says UK 'damaging' itself with NI Protocol to appease EU

Mar 14th 2021, 3:07 PM 23,419 Views 57 Comments

Foster wants the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol to be replaced.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Northern Ireland confirms one death and 146 new cases of Covid-19
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Northern Ireland confirms one death and 146 new cases of Covid-19

Mar 13th 2021, 2:19 PM 12,543 Views 13 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride has asked younger people in Northern Ireland to hold off on meeting up with friends for now in the hope of a “freer, happier summer”.

# northern-ireland - Friday 12 March, 2021

Michelle O'Neill declines to meet with Boris Johnson during NI visit
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill declines to meet with Boris Johnson during NI visit

Mar 12th 2021, 4:10 PM 43,461 Views 85 Comments

The NI deputy First Minister refused to welcome the British Prime Minister to Belfast today in her Stormont role.

Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder
# State Collusion
# State Collusion

Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder

Mar 12th 2021, 12:38 PM 8,316 Views 7 Comments

There was shock in November when the UK said it would not hold a public inquiry into the Belfast lawyer’s 1989 murder.

Boris Johnson unveils Northern Ireland's centenary programme
# Centenary Plans
# Centenary Plans

Boris Johnson unveils Northern Ireland's centenary programme

Mar 12th 2021, 8:49 AM 19,741 Views 52 Comments

It will also pay tribute to those who worked tirelessly to support the region during the pandemic, Boris Johnson added.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Conversations needed on cross-border vaccine sharing, says Arlene Foster
# Sharing
# Sharing

Conversations needed on cross-border vaccine sharing, says Arlene Foster

Mar 11th 2021, 7:43 PM 21,875 Views 43 Comments

Michelle O’Neill said working together across the island was the only way out of lockdown.

# northern-ireland - 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 24,774 Views 50 Comments

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

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

PSNI says New IRA continues to pose a danger following fresh arrests
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

PSNI says New IRA continues to pose a danger following fresh arrests

Mar 9th 2021, 7:09 PM 16,727 Views 44 Comments

Two men were arrested in separate operations in Derry and Belfast.

EU reaction to NI Protocol grace period extensions ‘hysterical’, says Arlene Foster
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU reaction to NI Protocol grace period extensions ‘hysterical’, says Arlene Foster

Mar 9th 2021, 5:21 PM 18,654 Views 40 Comments

The European Commission is preparing to take legal action against the UK government, accusing it of breaching the terms of the protocol.

# northern-ireland - Monday 8 March, 2021

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust
# Opinion
# Opinion

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust

Mar 8th 2021, 12:29 PM 14,865 Views 10 Comments

The former ambassador says the decision by the UK to act unilaterally on some issues in relation to the Brexit Protocol is another deeply unhelpful move.

Northern Ireland pupils return to school for first time since December
# School Reopening
# School Reopening

Northern Ireland pupils return to school for first time since December

Mar 8th 2021, 7:50 AM 7,804 Views 5 Comments

Around 100,000 children are also returning to pre-school in the Republic of Ireland.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster calls for 'disastrous' Northern Ireland Protocol to be dismantled

Mar 7th 2021, 2:30 PM 30,720 Views 91 Comments

Foster has warned of an avalanche of checks on goods coming in to the region after grace periods end.

'Nothing ever changes the past': Reopening of bereaved payments scheme welcomed
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'Nothing ever changes the past': Reopening of bereaved payments scheme welcomed

Mar 7th 2021, 1:00 PM 14,151 Views 0 Comments

The scheme applies to individuals who have lost a parent, spouse/partner, and/or a child in Northern Ireland’s Troubles.

# northern-ireland - Friday 5 March, 2021

British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury
# Did It Again
# Did It Again

British government unilaterally relaxes more trade rules between Britain and NI amid EU fury

Mar 5th 2021, 3:16 PM 40,540 Views 32 Comments

The European Commission is taking legal action against the UK government for its latest moves regarding the Northern Ireland protocol.

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 9:28 AM 34,148 Views 83 Comments

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to avoid a hardening of the border on the island of Ireland.

US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’

Mar 5th 2021, 7:49 AM 14,672 Views 24 Comments

Jen Psaki, White House spokeswoman, spoke of Biden’s support for the agreement during the daily press briefing.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,526 Views 78 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:10 AM 19,334 Views 17 Comments

Arlene Foster has rejected the suggestion that DUP Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons could be overruled by the wider Stormont Executive.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Arlene Foster vows that current lockdown will be Northern Ireland's last
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster vows that current lockdown will be Northern Ireland's last

Updated Mar 2nd 2021, 9:45 PM 28,875 Views 17 Comments

The powersharing administration faced criticism for not attaching dates to its pathway to recovery.

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:08 AM 4,907 Views 0 Comments

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

# northern-ireland - Monday 1 March, 2021

A slim majority in favour of giving citizens in Northern Ireland and abroad a vote in presidential elections
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

A slim majority in favour of giving citizens in Northern Ireland and abroad a vote in presidential elections

Mar 1st 2021, 1:48 PM 14,644 Views 39 Comments

The Minister of State for Electoral Reform has said that a “stand alone” referendum on the issue would be his preference.

Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today
# Stormont
# Stormont

Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today

Mar 1st 2021, 7:07 AM 7,878 Views 1 Comment

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Northern Ireland records lowest daily Covid-19 cases for month of February
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Northern Ireland records lowest daily Covid-19 cases for month of February

Feb 28th 2021, 5:06 PM 26,570 Views 11 Comments

Daily cases in Northern Ireland have been mostly between 200 and 400 in recent weeks, but dropped today to 136.

# northern-ireland - Friday 26 February, 2021

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# The North
# The North

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Feb 26th 2021, 8:05 PM 10,007 Views 13 Comments

The drive to administer first and second doses of vaccines across the North’s care homes has been completed.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 25 February, 2021

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues

Feb 25th 2021, 3:47 PM 15,232 Views 7 Comments

The EU and UK are locked in talks to make post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland work more smoothly.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting
# Pigeon Hold
# Pigeon Hold

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting

Feb 24th 2021, 7:56 PM 15,611 Views 11 Comments

The pigeon was dragged into a video call by an attendee’s cat.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:47 PM 29,757 Views 15 Comments

Northern Ireland remains in lockdown until 1 April.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 21 February, 2021

DUP launches legal challenge against Northern Ireland Protocol

DUP launches legal challenge against Northern Ireland Protocol

Feb 21st 2021, 4:58 PM 35,914 Views 54 Comments

A group of DUP members have engaged senior legal counsel to prepare for a series of challenges to the protocol.

Four deaths and 263 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Four deaths and 263 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 21st 2021, 2:07 PM 9,489 Views 1 Comment

Nearly 400 patients with Covid-19 are hospitalised in the North.

Army detonates suspicious device found in Newry as homes evacuated
# Security Alert
# Security Alert

Army detonates suspicious device found in Newry as homes evacuated

Feb 21st 2021, 1:05 PM 11,359 Views 4 Comments

15 families living in the area were evacuated from their homes.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Three deaths and 276 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Three deaths and 276 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 20th 2021, 2:10 PM 12,402 Views 5 Comments

The rate of Covid-19 has been decreasing across all age groups in Northern Ireland in recent weeks.