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# northern-ireland - Sunday 21 February, 2021

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.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Northern Ireland: People told not to make Easter plans as lockdown is extended to April
# No Let Up
# No Let Up

Northern Ireland: People told not to make Easter plans as lockdown is extended to April

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 6:55 PM 51,295 Views 30 Comments

Primary school pupils in the first three class years will return to face-to-face learning on 8 March.

Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'
# Mairead McGuinness
# Mairead McGuinness

Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'

Feb 18th 2021, 12:02 PM 18,664 Views 33 Comments

Mairead McGuinness said mechanisms are in place to ensure such a situation doesn’t arise again.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Future of long-running Troubles archive secured with new funding
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Future of long-running Troubles archive secured with new funding

Feb 17th 2021, 10:36 AM 6,137 Views 3 Comments

Cain has been a free online resource since March 1997.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont
# Don’t Screen Us Out
# Don’t Screen Us Out

DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont

Feb 16th 2021, 8:59 AM 20,201 Views 28 Comments

The DUP private member’s bill will attempt to prevent terminations up to birth in cases of non-fatal serious disabilities.

# northern-ireland - Monday 15 February, 2021

234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as death toll reaches 2,000
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as death toll reaches 2,000

Feb 15th 2021, 2:04 PM 37,727 Views 12 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Northern Ireland Department of Health this afternoon.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 14 February, 2021

11 deaths and 176 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

11 deaths and 176 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 14th 2021, 2:09 PM 12,516 Views 15 Comments

Belfast has reported just 28 new cases in today’s figures.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 13 February, 2021

10 deaths and 303 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

10 deaths and 303 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 13th 2021, 2:10 PM 10,473 Views 3 Comments

Over 400,000 vaccines against Covid-19 have been delivered in Northern Ireland.

# northern-ireland - Friday 12 February, 2021

'Frank discussions' in London but UK and EU give full backing to Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Frank discussions' in London but UK and EU give full backing to Northern Ireland Protocol

Feb 12th 2021, 8:18 AM 13,450 Views 11 Comments

Both sides have agreed to “spare no effort” in implementing solutions.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today

Feb 11th 2021, 12:22 PM 10,993 Views 8 Comments

“We need to dial down the rhetoric on both sides,” Micheál Martin said in relation to the NI Protocol.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

NI Protocol ‘only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement’, EU official says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Protocol ‘only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement’, EU official says

Feb 10th 2021, 9:40 PM 10,066 Views 10 Comments

Maros Sefcovic made the remarks in a letter to UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove

Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports
# Belfast
# Belfast

Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports

Feb 10th 2021, 10:51 AM 8,151 Views 15 Comments

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs said checks will resume on a phased basis.

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,413 Views 48 Comments

The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Government seeking ‘early warning system’ on use of Article 16
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Government seeking ‘early warning system’ on use of Article 16

Feb 9th 2021, 6:43 PM 9,710 Views 14 Comments

European Affairs Minister Thomas Byrne said the Government is seeking a new safety clause.

Stormont under legal duty to fund Troubles pension, judges say
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont under legal duty to fund Troubles pension, judges say

Feb 9th 2021, 3:39 PM 7,004 Views 7 Comments

Brian Turley, who suffered mental health problems due to Army interrogation, brought the case at Belfast’s Royal Courts of Justice.

# northern-ireland - Monday 8 February, 2021

Foster says DUP ‘absolutely committed to racial equality’ after Campbell comments
# Gregory Campbell
# Gregory Campbell

Foster says DUP ‘absolutely committed to racial equality’ after Campbell comments

Feb 8th 2021, 4:24 PM 34,787 Views 45 Comments

The party’s East Londonderry MP has been accused of ‘race-baiting’ and anti-racism campaigners called on Gregory Campbell to apologise.

Two men charged with Irish Sea checks graffiti granted bail
# Larne Port
# Larne Port

Two men charged with Irish Sea checks graffiti granted bail

Feb 8th 2021, 2:17 PM 13,189 Views 0 Comments

Police objected to bail on the ground the two accused could commit further offences.

'We have been bashed, frankly': North's police chief dismisses criticism after Troubles memorial arrest
# Simon Byrne
# Simon Byrne

'We have been bashed, frankly': North's police chief dismisses criticism after Troubles memorial arrest

Feb 8th 2021, 9:14 AM 23,928 Views 32 Comments

On Friday, a man was arrested by PSNI officers while commemorating the victims of a 1992 massacre.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 7 February, 2021

'Crisis in confidence' in policing of nationalist community over Troubles memorial arrest row
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Crisis in confidence' in policing of nationalist community over Troubles memorial arrest row

Feb 7th 2021, 1:31 PM 14,745 Views 20 Comments

Last night, PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne apologised for the events and said one officer had been suspended.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Michelle O'Neill: Mother and baby homes were the product of systemic misogyny
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill: Mother and baby homes were the product of systemic misogyny

Feb 6th 2021, 2:00 PM 22,483 Views 65 Comments

Following the recent report on institutions there, Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister says an all-island approach is needed on this issue, to address the wrongs of the past.

# northern-ireland - Friday 5 February, 2021

Some port workers return to Brexit inspection duties in NI
# Brexit
# Brexit

Some port workers return to Brexit inspection duties in NI

Feb 5th 2021, 8:35 PM 10,245 Views 2 Comments

Staff had been withdrawn on Monday night amid safety concerns.

Man hospitalised after being stabbed in face during 'vicious attack' in Newry
# Stabbing
# Stabbing

Man hospitalised after being stabbed in face during 'vicious attack' in Newry

Feb 5th 2021, 10:54 AM 10,710 Views 4 Comments

The PSNI is appealing for information regarding the attack.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:14 PM 34,195 Views 39 Comments
  • UK minister Michael Gove has asked the EU for a Northern Ireland transition period until 2023.
  • Simon Coveney conceded that some of the ways the Protocol is being implemented is causing problems.
  • SDLP MLA Colin McGrath said that there is a danger of any problem in Northern Ireland becoming a "green or orange" issue.
Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,450 Views 95 Comments

Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI
# Northern Ireland Assembly
# Northern Ireland Assembly

No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 8:13 PM 42,091 Views 55 Comments

The EU asked its officials in Northern Ireland not to go to work and condemned ‘any threats’ to port staff

Staff withdrawn from Belfast and Larne ports over safety concerns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Staff withdrawn from Belfast and Larne ports over safety concerns

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:31 AM 40,339 Views 62 Comments

Some physical checks on food products have been suspended.

# northern-ireland - Monday 1 February, 2021

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
# Article 16
# Article 16

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 23,241 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Michelle O'Neill self-isolating after family member tests positive for Covid-19
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill self-isolating after family member tests positive for Covid-19

Feb 1st 2021, 11:10 AM 20,654 Views 26 Comments

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland said she will work from home.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 31 January, 2021

19 deaths and 426 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

19 deaths and 426 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 31st 2021, 2:17 PM 13,296 Views 7 Comments

1,850 people have died with the virus in the North.

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 2:03 PM 33,618 Views 89 Comments

Politicians across Ireland and the UK were left blindsided by the move by the EU over concerns about the supply of Covid vaccines.

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move

Jan 31st 2021, 9:34 AM 38,102 Views 60 Comments

The bloc backtracked on the move, imposed unilaterally as it faces shortfalls on vaccine supplies.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 30 January, 2021

17 deaths and 455 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

17 deaths and 455 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 30th 2021, 2:09 PM 12,326 Views 10 Comments

Over 220,000 vaccine doses against Covid-19 have been administered in Northern Ireland.

Foster urges Johnson to replace Northern Ireland Protocol after vaccine row
# Article 16
# Article 16

Foster urges Johnson to replace Northern Ireland Protocol after vaccine row

Jan 30th 2021, 12:10 PM 43,676 Views 92 Comments

The EU moved to stop the unimpeded flow of vaccines into Northern Ireland last night but u-turned after sharp criticism.

EU backs down after Northern Ireland Protocol row provoked fury and dismay on both sides of Irish Sea
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

EU backs down after Northern Ireland Protocol row provoked fury and dismay on both sides of Irish Sea

Updated Jan 30th 2021, 7:20 AM 170,327 Views 183 Comments
  • The EU had moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK
  • Arlene Foster described it as "despicable", while the Taoiseach spoke to Ursula von der Leyen to express his concerns
  • The European Commission said this evening the Northern Ireland Protocol will be "unaffected" by its plans to put limits on vaccines leaving the EU
  • The EU had moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK
  • Arlene Foster described it as "despicable", while the Taoiseach spoke to Ursula von der Leyen to express his concerns
  • The European Commission said this evening the Northern Ireland Protocol will be "unaffected" by its plans to put limits on vaccines leaving the EU

# northern-ireland - Friday 29 January, 2021

'Jesus, I've lived the dream, it has been great': Veteran RTÉ journalist Tommie Gorman is retiring
# Northern Editor
# Northern Editor

'Jesus, I've lived the dream, it has been great': Veteran RTÉ journalist Tommie Gorman is retiring

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 10:31 PM 110,560 Views 94 Comments

RTÉ Managing Director Jon Williams called Gorman “the beating heart of RTÉ News”.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Judge orders NI parole board to release reason why notorious killer Michael Stone was freed from jail
# Michael Stone
# Michael Stone

Judge orders NI parole board to release reason why notorious killer Michael Stone was freed from jail

Jan 28th 2021, 10:10 PM 34,488 Views 29 Comments

Stone was released from prison on Tuesday.

Northern Ireland schools to remain shut until at least March
# Extended
# Extended

Northern Ireland schools to remain shut until at least March

Jan 28th 2021, 9:15 PM 10,400 Views 5 Comments

Special education schools and childcare are to continue to remain open.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

Jan 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 63,511 Views 104 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

Catholic and Church of Ireland primates express shame over mother and baby homes
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Catholic and Church of Ireland primates express shame over mother and baby homes

Jan 27th 2021, 1:41 PM 6,481 Views 18 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop John McDowell have issued public apologies.