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# the-north - Thursday 19 May, 2022

UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland
# Abortion
# Abortion

UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland

Thu 7:44 PM 9,042 Views 39 Comments

Abortion services have yet to centrally commissioned in Northern Ireland due to a political impasse.

# the-north - Friday 6 May, 2022

Five things to look out for in today's Stormont elections
# The North Votes
# The North Votes

Five things to look out for in today's Stormont elections

May 6th 2022, 2:52 PM 6,977 Views 0 Comments

A new first minister, a surge in cross-community voting and where evangelical votes will go are among the things to keep an eye on.

# the-north - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Political relationships between NI, Ireland and UK ‘not where they should be’, Varadkar says
# Belfast Summit
# Belfast Summit

Political relationships between NI, Ireland and UK ‘not where they should be’, Varadkar says

Mar 30th 2022, 8:17 PM 11,542 Views 22 Comments

The Tánaiste was addressing a high street regeneration conference in Belfast.

# the-north - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Belfast hijacking: Woman (48) arrested as part of the security threat investigation
# Belfast
# Belfast

Belfast hijacking: Woman (48) arrested as part of the security threat investigation

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 7:10 PM 7,693 Views 0 Comments

Simon Coveney was giving a talk in Belfast on Friday when he was abruptly evacuated due to a security alert.

# the-north - Monday 28 March, 2022

Ulster Unionist leader Doug Beattie vows not to be intimidated after office attack
# The North
# The North

Ulster Unionist leader Doug Beattie vows not to be intimidated after office attack

Mar 28th 2022, 2:38 PM 16,002 Views 4 Comments

His constituency office was targeted hours after he criticised loyalist rallies against the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# the-north - Monday 14 March, 2022

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.

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

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 73,769 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.

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - 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 9,919 Views 2 Comments

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

# the-north - 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 19,197 Views 48 Comments

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

# the-north - 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’.

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

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 34,466 Views 41 Comments

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

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - Monday 8 November, 2021

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 27,148 Views 25 Comments

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

# the-north - Monday 1 November, 2021

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 20,587 Views 42 Comments

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

# the-north - 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 42,401 Views 36 Comments

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

# the-north - 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.

# the-north - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Campaigners returning to Westminster to demand end to Troubles ‘amnesty’ plan
# Troubles
# Troubles

Campaigners returning to Westminster to demand end to Troubles ‘amnesty’ plan

Oct 17th 2021, 11:36 AM 8,899 Views 4 Comments

The UK Government is proposing a statute of limitations that would protect veterans from future prosecutions.

# the-north - Friday 15 October, 2021

Still 'a long way' to go to reach resolution on Northern Ireland Protocol, Frost warns
# Brexit
# Brexit

Still 'a long way' to go to reach resolution on Northern Ireland Protocol, Frost warns

Oct 15th 2021, 10:44 AM 12,959 Views 17 Comments

The Brexit Minister will hold talks with European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic in Brussels today.

# the-north - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Northern Ireland Protocol discussions will not be renegotiation, says Sefcovic
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Northern Ireland Protocol discussions will not be renegotiation, says Sefcovic

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 8:10 PM 44,658 Views 41 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost is expected in Brussels tomorrow to meet Maros Sefcovic to discuss ways to break the deadlock.

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services
# Abortion
# Abortion

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 4:00 PM 14,723 Views 4 Comments

The court ruled that Lewis “failed to comply with his duties” by not ensuring provision for full abortion services for women in the region.

North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect

Oct 14th 2021, 7:08 AM 8,643 Views 3 Comments

From today, up to 30 people will be permitted in private dwellings.

# the-north - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Here's what the EU is proposing for the NI protocol
# The North
# The North

Here's what the EU is proposing for the NI protocol

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 38,592 Views 45 Comments
  • Measures would see an 80% reduction in checks envisaged for retail agri-food products arriving in the region from Great Britain.
  • The proposed changes would also remove the prospect of certain British produce, including Cumberland sausages, being banned from export to Northern Ireland.
  • The plan also includes a 50% reduction in customs paperwork

# the-north - Friday 8 October, 2021

Taoiseach defends decision of Government to attend NI centenary event
# The North
# The North

Taoiseach defends decision of Government to attend NI centenary event

Oct 8th 2021, 7:51 PM 21,081 Views 76 Comments

Micheál Martin said it was not inconsistent after Michael D Higgins declined an invitation to the event.

Omagh bombing: Failure to act on informer tip-off among reasons for judge directing fresh probe
# Omagh
# Omagh

Omagh bombing: Failure to act on informer tip-off among reasons for judge directing fresh probe

Oct 8th 2021, 2:46 PM 8,185 Views 0 Comments

In July, Mr Justice Horner ruled it was potentially plausible that the attack could have been prevented.

# the-north - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service
# The North
# The North

Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service

Oct 7th 2021, 9:22 PM 22,680 Views 91 Comments

Last month, President Michael D Higgins announced he had declined his invitation.

# the-north - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Police in Northern Ireland launch probe into allegations of abuse at mother and baby homes
# The North
# The North

Police in Northern Ireland launch probe into allegations of abuse at mother and baby homes

Oct 6th 2021, 9:30 PM 5,619 Views 0 Comments

The announcement comes after an independent panel recommended a public inquiry.

# the-north - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Donaldson tells DUP members he won't shy away from 'difficult decisions' in coming months
# The North
# The North

Donaldson tells DUP members he won't shy away from 'difficult decisions' in coming months

Sep 30th 2021, 10:23 PM 20,315 Views 32 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said the economic and constitutional integrity of the UK was at risk.

# the-north - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol
# The North
# The North

Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol

Sep 28th 2021, 12:17 PM 18,568 Views 40 Comments

The protocol was agreed by the UK and EU as a way to maintain a free-flowing land border on the island of Ireland after Brexit.

# the-north - Monday 27 September, 2021

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres

Sep 27th 2021, 9:32 PM 10,593 Views 1 Comment

Ministers did not consider social distancing in the hospitality sector during today’s meeting.

# the-north - Friday 10 September, 2021

DUP threatens to collapse Stormont ‘before November’ amid NI Protocol row
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP threatens to collapse Stormont ‘before November’ amid NI Protocol row

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 2:12 PM 17,966 Views 49 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said he feared negotiations over the protocol would drag on for years.

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