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# 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 10,085 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 20,477 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 21,934 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 24,978 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 22,402 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.

Public apology over historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland to be made on 11 March
# Public Apology
# Public Apology

Public apology over historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland to be made on 11 March

Jan 20th 2022, 12:36 PM 3,669 Views 0 Comments

Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill announced how a recommendation of a public inquiry would be delivered.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers’ roles after elections

Jan 19th 2022, 10:32 PM 17,456 Views 18 Comments

Stormont elections take place this year on 5 May.

# northern-ireland - Monday 17 January, 2022

St Pat's add young Wolves full-back to their squad
# Latest Addition
From The42
# Latest Addition

St Pat's add young Wolves full-back to their squad

Jan 17th 2022, 3:58 PM 3,870 Views 1 Comment

Northern Ireland U21 international Jack Scott has joined the FAI Cup champions on loan.

# northern-ireland - Friday 14 January, 2022

Coveney says he wants deal on Northern Ireland Protocol by end of February
# The North
# The North

Coveney says he wants deal on Northern Ireland Protocol by end of February

Jan 14th 2022, 4:48 PM 8,110 Views 17 Comments

He said he doesn’t want the NI Assembly election in May become dominated by the ‘polarising’ issue.

NI watchdog probing loyalist murders finds evidence of ‘collusive’ police acts
# Troubles
# Troubles

NI watchdog probing loyalist murders finds evidence of ‘collusive’ police acts

Jan 14th 2022, 9:21 AM 13,278 Views 14 Comments

The Police Ombudsman said the Royal Ulster Constabulary had no prior knowledge of the attacks carried out by the north west unit of the UDA/UFF.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Truss calls on EU to take ‘pragmatic approach’ to end protocol deadlock as she meets Sefcovic
# Brexit
# Brexit

Truss calls on EU to take ‘pragmatic approach’ to end protocol deadlock as she meets Sefcovic

Jan 13th 2022, 1:25 PM 17,803 Views 37 Comments

The British Foreign Secretary is having her first face-to-face meeting with the European Commission vice-president today.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals

Jan 12th 2022, 6:55 PM 9,921 Views 2 Comments

This morning, there were 439 Covid-positive patients in hospital in Northern Ireland.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Threats and abuse over Covid have taken toll on my family – NI Health Minister
# Robin Swann
# Robin Swann

Threats and abuse over Covid have taken toll on my family – NI Health Minister

Jan 11th 2022, 7:42 AM 17,167 Views 7 Comments

Robin Swann said the biggest challenge has been explaining to his children why their home has had to be fortified.

# northern-ireland - Monday 10 January, 2022

Liz Truss on same page as DUP in fresh approach to NI Protocol, Donaldson says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Liz Truss on same page as DUP in fresh approach to NI Protocol, Donaldson says

Jan 10th 2022, 12:49 PM 18,930 Views 29 Comments

Donaldson said her pledges to reform the post-Brexit trading mechanisms need to be backed up with actions.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16

Updated Jan 9th 2022, 2:25 PM 68,717 Views 98 Comments

The DUP has welcomed comments by Truss, while the SDLP leader has said that the move would “only make things worse”.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 6 January, 2022

European Court rules long-running ‘gay cake’ case 'inadmissible'
# ECHR
# ECHR

European Court rules long-running ‘gay cake’ case 'inadmissible'

Jan 6th 2022, 9:35 AM 69,224 Views 144 Comments

Gareth Lee tried but failed to order the £36.50 cake at Ashers bakery in Belfast in May 2014.

# northern-ireland - Monday 3 January, 2022

Man arrested as PSNI launch murder probe into morning stabbing
# Downpatrick
# Downpatrick

Man arrested as PSNI launch murder probe into morning stabbing

Updated Jan 3rd 2022, 3:59 PM 13,387 Views 0 Comments

The 28-year-old man was stabbed at 11am this morning on Church Street, Downpatrick.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Timeline of '72: Northern Ireland facing 50-year anniversary of Troubles' bloodiest year
# 50 Years Later
# 50 Years Later

Timeline of '72: Northern Ireland facing 50-year anniversary of Troubles' bloodiest year

Jan 2nd 2022, 8:00 PM 19,204 Views 48 Comments

The 50-year anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Bloody Friday and several other atrocities will take place in 2022.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Decommissioning demands during first IRA ceasefire ‘were pointless’
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Decommissioning demands during first IRA ceasefire ‘were pointless’

Dec 29th 2021, 2:25 PM 12,267 Views 14 Comments

Senior security figures told Irish officials two months before the ceasefire ended that the insistence on prior decommissioning was unnecessary.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Over 50 firefighters in attendance at large fire in Belfast docks
# Belfast Harbour
# Belfast Harbour

Over 50 firefighters in attendance at large fire in Belfast docks

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 11:20 PM 31,730 Views 5 Comments

The fire broke out at a scrap metal recycling facility.

IRA could not be defeated by military, John Major admitted in 1990s
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

IRA could not be defeated by military, John Major admitted in 1990s

Dec 28th 2021, 9:30 AM 23,604 Views 5 Comments

“I would not say this in public, of course, but, in private, I would say, possibly no.”

# northern-ireland - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Reports of unexplained sightings in skies above Northern Ireland increase
# THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
# THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

Reports of unexplained sightings in skies above Northern Ireland increase

Dec 26th 2021, 11:50 AM 97,633 Views 63 Comments

The PSNI received eight reports of alleged UFO sightings in 2021, a year dominated by lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Sammy Wilson branded ‘moronic fool’ over Christmas carol tweet on Covid
# Swann Song
# Swann Song

Sammy Wilson branded ‘moronic fool’ over Christmas carol tweet on Covid

Dec 23rd 2021, 9:45 AM 78,870 Views 49 Comments

Ulster Unionist party leader Doug Beattie criticised the East Antrim MP for a tweet that singled out UUP Health Minister Robin Swann.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Northern Ireland nightclubs to close from 26 December as daily Covid cases reach new high
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Northern Ireland nightclubs to close from 26 December as daily Covid cases reach new high

Updated Dec 22nd 2021, 7:00 PM 32,310 Views 30 Comments

Some 3,231 new cases of Covid-19 were notified in Northern Ireland today, up from 2,096 on Tuesday.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Jeffrey Donaldson tests positive for Covid-19
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Jeffrey Donaldson tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 21st 2021, 8:32 PM 32,213 Views 50 Comments

The DUP leader announced the news on Twitter today.

# northern-ireland - Friday 17 December, 2021

EU set to change laws so medicines can flow freely between Britain and Northern Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU set to change laws so medicines can flow freely between Britain and Northern Ireland

Dec 17th 2021, 2:07 PM 5,516 Views 9 Comments

The EU has proposed changing its own laws to ensure the free flow of medicines between Britain and Northern Ireland.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Ian Baraclough signs new Northern Ireland deal
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Ian Baraclough signs new Northern Ireland deal

Dec 15th 2021, 8:06 PM 1,855 Views 0 Comments

The former Sligo Rovers manager will be in charge for the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.

Patrick Kielty: The past left trauma on all sides, but the future of this whole island looks bright
# A Shared Island
# A Shared Island

Patrick Kielty: The past left trauma on all sides, but the future of this whole island looks bright

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 9:10 AM 28,680 Views 39 Comments

The comedian and broadcaster shares the text of his stirring speech made at the Shared Island Forum earlier this week.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Politicians back mandatory Covid-19 certification regulations for Northern Ireland
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Politicians back mandatory Covid-19 certification regulations for Northern Ireland

Dec 14th 2021, 4:51 PM 7,932 Views 12 Comments

Health Minister Robin Swann said the regulations were for the ‘overall protection of the people’.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Northern Ireland experiencing ‘largest ever’ avian flu outbreak
# Birds
# Birds

Northern Ireland experiencing ‘largest ever’ avian flu outbreak

Dec 12th 2021, 4:00 PM 30,650 Views 13 Comments

Some 14,000 in Armagh and 22,000 in Tyrone were humanely culled to control the outbreak.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Tougher restrictions would prevent thousands of deaths from Omicron in UK – scientists
# DUP's Paul Frew
# DUP's Paul Frew

Tougher restrictions would prevent thousands of deaths from Omicron in UK – scientists

Updated Dec 11th 2021, 3:13 PM 38,274 Views 55 Comments

An additional 633 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant have been reported across the UK today

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?

Dec 11th 2021, 1:00 PM 17,577 Views 11 Comments

There has been talk of a trade war over Article 16 – but could it actually happen?

# northern-ireland - Friday 10 December, 2021

Protocol talks to be stepped up before Christmas as agreement still not found
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Protocol talks to be stepped up before Christmas as agreement still not found

Dec 10th 2021, 10:15 PM 10,393 Views 12 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost said ‘intensive talks’ would continue next week.

No plans to change NI Covid restrictions over Christmas, says First Minister
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

No plans to change NI Covid restrictions over Christmas, says First Minister

Dec 10th 2021, 5:32 PM 9,401 Views 3 Comments

Concerns have risen in Northern Ireland about the rapid rate at which the Omicron variant is spreading in parts of Britain.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Ireland to raise concerns over UK plans for non-Irish EU citizens to need visa to cross NI border
# Brexit
# Brexit

Ireland to raise concerns over UK plans for non-Irish EU citizens to need visa to cross NI border

Dec 9th 2021, 3:42 PM 24,479 Views 71 Comments

The Nationality and Borders Bill is currently going through the House of Commons.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 4 December, 2021

Wielding a gun with no ammunition: The UK, the EU and the battle over the Northern Ireland Protocol
# Article 16
# Article 16

Wielding a gun with no ammunition: The UK, the EU and the battle over the Northern Ireland Protocol

Dec 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 29,200 Views 17 Comments

It hasn’t gone away, you know.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits
# Troubles
# Troubles

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits

Dec 2nd 2021, 9:30 PM 9,695 Views 7 Comments

Controversial plans to end prosecutions for Troubles-era incidents were expected to be legislated for this autumn.

Belfast artist collective wins Turner Prize with Irish pub immersive installation
# Turner Prize
# Turner Prize

Belfast artist collective wins Turner Prize with Irish pub immersive installation

Dec 2nd 2021, 2:47 PM 9,196 Views 2 Comments

In a first, this year’s shortlist was made up entirely of groups with no individual artist being nominated.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says

Dec 1st 2021, 10:50 PM 14,317 Views 17 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said some issues could be resolved soon, such as the flow of medicines into Northern Ireland.