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# northern-ireland - Monday 29 November, 2021

Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review

Nov 29th 2021, 5:28 PM 21,598 Views 33 Comments

The deadline for submissions as part of the public consultation is January 21, 2022.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 28 November, 2021

DUP leader urges continued focus on push to remove ‘Irish Sea border’
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP leader urges continued focus on push to remove ‘Irish Sea border’

Nov 28th 2021, 3:04 PM 24,467 Views 45 Comments

The UK Brexit Minister David Frost described last week a “significant” gap remaining between the UK and the EU.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Three dead across UK, NI as Storm Arwen brings 100-mile-an-hour winds
# Storm Arwen
# Storm Arwen

Three dead across UK, NI as Storm Arwen brings 100-mile-an-hour winds

Updated Nov 27th 2021, 4:50 PM 32,395 Views 21 Comments

The UK’s meteorological service has issued a rare “red weather” warning, with wind gusts of almost 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour.

# northern-ireland - Friday 26 November, 2021

Bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘would cost £335bn’
# Bridge Too Far
# Bridge Too Far

Bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘would cost £335bn’

Nov 26th 2021, 2:09 PM 30,843 Views 49 Comments

Peter Hendy said the price of either project “would be impossible to justify” as “the benefits could not possibly outweigh the costs”.

EU and UK resume talks on Northern Ireland Protocol as Frost promises 'no diminuation' of rights
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU and UK resume talks on Northern Ireland Protocol as Frost promises 'no diminuation' of rights

Nov 26th 2021, 9:10 AM 11,646 Views 8 Comments

Frost has insisted that the UK Government is committed to the equality and human rights safeguards within the Protocol.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Stormont urges public ‘reset’ on Covid rules as work from home advice renewed
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont urges public ‘reset’ on Covid rules as work from home advice renewed

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 7:30 PM 19,546 Views 12 Comments

Stormont ministers met this morning to agree new measures to tackle the virus.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 21 November, 2021

UK and EU need space to focus on protocol negotiations, says Coveney
# Article 16
# Article 16

UK and EU need space to focus on protocol negotiations, says Coveney

Updated Nov 21st 2021, 2:17 PM 21,238 Views 21 Comments

The UK’s chief negotiator has said the UK will safeguard its position “in other ways” if an agreement can’t be reached.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Experts say UK government's plans for 'official' Troubles history would be 'almost impossible'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Experts say UK government's plans for 'official' Troubles history would be 'almost impossible'

Nov 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 30,294 Views 25 Comments

The proposal was first reported last weekend.

# northern-ireland - Friday 19 November, 2021

Ex-DUP leader Foster criticises Bertie Ahern over Belfast 'ghetto' comments on NI protocol
# Rebuke
# Rebuke

Ex-DUP leader Foster criticises Bertie Ahern over Belfast 'ghetto' comments on NI protocol

Nov 19th 2021, 12:13 PM 30,632 Views 59 Comments

The former Taoiseach said loyalists who are opposed to the Northern Ireland Protocol “haven’t got a clue” about how it works.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Loyalists opposed to the NI Protocol 'haven't got a clue' about how it works, says Ahern
# Brexit
# Brexit

Loyalists opposed to the NI Protocol 'haven't got a clue' about how it works, says Ahern

Nov 18th 2021, 7:58 PM 26,613 Views 47 Comments

Bertie Ahern said the idea that the NI Protocol is about trade “just passes them by.”

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Stormont ministers to consider proposals for mandatory Covid passports for Northern Ireland
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Stormont ministers to consider proposals for mandatory Covid passports for Northern Ireland

Nov 17th 2021, 2:10 PM 22,057 Views 11 Comments

A modelling paper says even Covid-19 passports may not prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Man charged following death threats to NI health minister Robin Swann
# PSNI
# PSNI

Man charged following death threats to NI health minister Robin Swann

Nov 16th 2021, 10:30 PM 10,983 Views 0 Comments

The man will appear in court tomorrow morning.

Earthquake in Scotland felt in Northern Ireland overnight
# Shaken Not Stirred
# Shaken Not Stirred

Earthquake in Scotland felt in Northern Ireland overnight

Nov 16th 2021, 8:37 AM 32,810 Views 14 Comments

People in Co Antrim reported feeling the tremor.

Johnson says triggering Article 16 of Northern Ireland Protocol would be ‘perfectly legitimate’
# Brexit
# Brexit

Johnson says triggering Article 16 of Northern Ireland Protocol would be ‘perfectly legitimate’

Nov 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 34,467 Views 41 Comments

The European Commission vice-president said if the UK Government suspended the protocol, it would have “serious consequences”.

# northern-ireland - Monday 15 November, 2021

Italy in World Cup qualifying play-offs after draw at brilliant Northern Ireland
# All Square
From The42
# All Square

Italy in World Cup qualifying play-offs after draw at brilliant Northern Ireland

Nov 15th 2021, 10:04 PM 9,593 Views 1 Comment

Conor Washington was unable to take a last-minute chance to snatch a famous victory.

NI First Minister insists Stormont agriculture minister 'not implementing' protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

NI First Minister insists Stormont agriculture minister 'not implementing' protocol

Nov 15th 2021, 6:15 PM 23,160 Views 11 Comments

Paul Givan said it is because the DUP holds the agriculture ministry that “we haven’t had the protocol being implemented”.

'Groundbreaking': Survivors welcome inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes in Northern Ireland
# Redress
# Redress

'Groundbreaking': Survivors welcome inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes in Northern Ireland

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 1:50 PM 10,342 Views 2 Comments

The NI Executive is accepting all the recommendations made by an expert panel last month.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Austin Currie remembered for his ‘fearless, immense courage’ at funeral
# RIP
# RIP

Austin Currie remembered for his ‘fearless, immense courage’ at funeral

Nov 13th 2021, 4:15 PM 15,490 Views 6 Comments

The leader of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland was laid to rest in his native Edendork, Co Tyrone, on Saturday.

Protests along Northern Ireland border to tell Boris Johnson to ‘back off’ on Article 16
# Post Brexit
# Post Brexit

Protests along Northern Ireland border to tell Boris Johnson to ‘back off’ on Article 16

Nov 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 34,346 Views 18 Comments

Campaigners have accused the British government of damaging the peace process in their handling of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

40 years of nothing, then a message saying 'I'm your son': Mother & son reunite after 4 decades
# Adoption
# Adoption

40 years of nothing, then a message saying 'I'm your son': Mother & son reunite after 4 decades

Nov 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 77,047 Views 0 Comments
  • Maria Arbuckle was sent from Armagh to St Patrick's mother and baby home in Dublin in 1981
  • She spent the next four decades trying to find her son, Paul
  • A Facebook friend request earlier this year changed her life forever, Órla Ryan reports

# northern-ireland - Friday 12 November, 2021

‘Serious headway’ needed in the next week over Northern Ireland Protocol, EU says
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Serious headway’ needed in the next week over Northern Ireland Protocol, EU says

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 7:18 PM 12,603 Views 16 Comments

The European Commission vice-president said there had been a ‘change in tone’ from UK negotiators.

Opinion: Austin Currie - peacemaker, parliamentarian and titan of the civil rights movement
# RIP
# RIP

Opinion: Austin Currie - peacemaker, parliamentarian and titan of the civil rights movement

Nov 12th 2021, 11:20 AM 6,794 Views 6 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood pays tribute to the late politician and civil rights campaigner, who will be buried today.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war
# Article 16
# Article 16

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 5:09 PM 26,835 Views 20 Comments

Varadkar said triggering Article 16 would mean the EU would have to respond.

# northern-ireland - Monday 8 November, 2021

Taoiseach says there's an 'obligation' to consider Article 16's impact on the peace process
# Article 16
# Article 16

Taoiseach says there's an 'obligation' to consider Article 16's impact on the peace process

Nov 8th 2021, 3:30 PM 11,731 Views 13 Comments

Micheál Martin has called on the Progressive Unionist Party to reconsider their withdrawal of support for the Good Friday Agreement

Witness appeal after bus hijacked and set on fire near loyalist estate on outskirts of Belfast
# Belfast
# Belfast

Witness appeal after bus hijacked and set on fire near loyalist estate on outskirts of Belfast

Updated Nov 8th 2021, 10:37 AM 27,151 Views 25 Comments

Four men boarded the bus on the outskirts of Belfast and ordered passengers off.

# northern-ireland - Friday 5 November, 2021

Judges says First Minister cannot use joint office as ‘shield’ to hide from court challenge
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Judges says First Minister cannot use joint office as ‘shield’ to hide from court challenge

Nov 5th 2021, 4:24 PM 24,104 Views 5 Comments

The First Minister is not legally represented in the case taken by a Belfast businessman against the DUP’s boycott of north-south meetings.

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if UK decides to trigger Article 16
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if UK decides to trigger Article 16

Nov 5th 2021, 4:08 PM 21,188 Views 17 Comments

London has said it could move to suspend the NI protocol.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Two youths arrested after ‘disgraceful’ disorder following Belfast rally against NI protocol
# Shankill Road
# Shankill Road

Two youths arrested after ‘disgraceful’ disorder following Belfast rally against NI protocol

Nov 4th 2021, 7:33 AM 23,836 Views 0 Comments

Police came under attack with missiles and fireworks last night.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Princess Anne unveils stone to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary
# Derry
# Derry

Princess Anne unveils stone to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary

Nov 2nd 2021, 7:30 PM 21,762 Views 24 Comments

She visited several venues across Co Derry today.

# northern-ireland - Monday 1 November, 2021

DUP leader condemns paramilitary 'thugs and hoods' involved in Down bus burning
# Newtownards
# Newtownards

DUP leader condemns paramilitary 'thugs and hoods' involved in Down bus burning

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 6:20 PM 44,548 Views 45 Comments

Masked men poured fuel over the vehicle before setting it alight.

Frost accuses EU of ignoring political sensitivities in Northern Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost accuses EU of ignoring political sensitivities in Northern Ireland

Nov 1st 2021, 7:39 AM 20,588 Views 42 Comments

He also said the EU had “destroyed cross-community consent”.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Northern Ireland peace fund chief warns of growing alienation and further violence after Brexit
# Peace
# Peace

Northern Ireland peace fund chief warns of growing alienation and further violence after Brexit

Oct 30th 2021, 7:33 AM 14,589 Views 6 Comments

International Fund for Ireland chairman Paddy Harte said another spate of disorder like at Lanark Way in Belfast cannot be ruled out.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Majority of people in Northern Ireland view Brexit protocol as a ‘positive’, poll finds
# The North
# The North

Majority of people in Northern Ireland view Brexit protocol as a ‘positive’, poll finds

Updated Oct 28th 2021, 9:27 AM 42,403 Views 36 Comments

Queen’s University is monitoring public attitudes to the contentious Irish Sea trading arrangements.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol

Oct 27th 2021, 2:16 PM 23,284 Views 36 Comments

Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Irish language legislation expected to be tabled within days, says Michelle O’Neill
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Irish language legislation expected to be tabled within days, says Michelle O’Neill

Oct 26th 2021, 5:29 PM 13,401 Views 25 Comments

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said the policy must be delivered upon.

# northern-ireland - Monday 25 October, 2021

Is the Protocol bad or good for firms in Northern Ireland? It's both, they say
# Brexit
# Brexit

Is the Protocol bad or good for firms in Northern Ireland? It's both, they say

Oct 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 17,542 Views 10 Comments

The EU’s suggested changes will fix some – but not all – problems with post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 24 October, 2021

UK and EU 'still far apart' on big NI Protocol issues as talks to continue in London
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU 'still far apart' on big NI Protocol issues as talks to continue in London

Oct 24th 2021, 9:20 AM 13,257 Views 25 Comments

A round of talks in Brussels was ‘constructive’ but significant disagreements still remain.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Super-sub hits hat-trick as England beat Northern Ireland in Wembley World Cup qualifier
# Lionesses
From The42
# Lionesses

Super-sub hits hat-trick as England beat Northern Ireland in Wembley World Cup qualifier

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:37 PM 3,976 Views 0 Comments

Beth Mead and Bethany England did the damage in a 4-0 win.

# northern-ireland - Friday 22 October, 2021

Northern Ireland women ready for ‘special’ night at Wembley
# Into The Lionesses' Den
From The42
# Into The Lionesses' Den

Northern Ireland women ready for ‘special’ night at Wembley

Oct 22nd 2021, 8:11 PM 1,840 Views 1 Comment

Captain Marissa Callaghan will lead her side out at England’s national stadium.

Northern Ireland open contract talks with ex-Sligo Rovers boss Ian Baraclough
# Staying On
From The42
# Staying On

Northern Ireland open contract talks with ex-Sligo Rovers boss Ian Baraclough

Oct 22nd 2021, 5:01 PM 3,615 Views 0 Comments

The Irish FA board unanimously agreed on Thursday night to extend the manager’s contract.