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

Feb 10th 2021, 9:40 PM 10,065 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
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Post-Brexit checks to resume at Northern Ireland’s ports

Feb 10th 2021, 10:51 AM 8,150 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
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Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,406 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
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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
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Stormont under legal duty to fund Troubles pension, judges say

Feb 9th 2021, 3:39 PM 7,003 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
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Foster says DUP ‘absolutely committed to racial equality’ after Campbell comments

Feb 8th 2021, 4:24 PM 34,783 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
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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
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'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
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'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
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Michelle O'Neill: Mother and baby homes were the product of systemic misogyny

Feb 6th 2021, 2:00 PM 22,479 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
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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
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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?
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Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:14 PM 34,184 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'
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Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,440 Views 96 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
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No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 8:13 PM 42,089 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
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Staff withdrawn from Belfast and Larne ports over safety concerns

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:31 AM 40,332 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
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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 23,221 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
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Michelle O'Neill self-isolating after family member tests positive for Covid-19

Feb 1st 2021, 11:10 AM 20,651 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
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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'
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Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 2:03 PM 33,615 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
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Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move

Jan 31st 2021, 9:34 AM 38,101 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
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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
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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
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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 170,321 Views 182 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
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'Jesus, I've lived the dream, it has been great': Veteran RTÉ journalist Tommie Gorman is retiring

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 10:31 PM 110,540 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
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Judge orders NI parole board to release reason why notorious killer Michael Stone was freed from jail

Jan 28th 2021, 10:10 PM 34,487 Views 29 Comments

Stone was released from prison on Tuesday.

Northern Ireland schools to remain shut until at least March
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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
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Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

Jan 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 63,486 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
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Catholic and Church of Ireland primates express shame over mother and baby homes

Jan 27th 2021, 1:41 PM 6,480 Views 18 Comments

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

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Notorious loyalist killer Michael Stone released from prison
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Notorious loyalist killer Michael Stone released from prison

Jan 26th 2021, 10:43 PM 60,163 Views 31 Comments

Stone killed three people in a gun and grenade attack at Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast following an IRA funeral.

Northern Ireland mother and baby homes report ‘reveals legacy of lifetime of trauma’
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Northern Ireland mother and baby homes report ‘reveals legacy of lifetime of trauma’

Jan 26th 2021, 4:28 PM 6,002 Views 4 Comments

Ministers in Northern Ireland are to establish a ‘victim-centred’ independent investigation.

Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today
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Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today

Jan 26th 2021, 9:18 AM 7,725 Views 5 Comments

Stormont’s leaders are facing calls to establish a public inquiry into the institutions.

# northern-ireland - Monday 25 January, 2021

Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant
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Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 2:39 PM 70,280 Views 46 Comments

The Taoiseach had stated over the weekend that “the north isn’t testing for the variant”.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 24 January, 2021

14 deaths and 433 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as cases top 100,000
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14 deaths and 433 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as cases top 100,000

Jan 24th 2021, 2:09 PM 17,094 Views 6 Comments

Northern Ireland has administered over 170,000 vaccinations.

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
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More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 49,393 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 23 January, 2021

12 deaths and 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
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12 deaths and 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 23rd 2021, 2:09 PM 10,291 Views 1 Comment

Northern Ireland decided this week to extend its lockdown to the start of March.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date
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Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 4:52 PM 45,300 Views 38 Comments

Deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said this afternoon that the health service is facing into its “toughest week”.

Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home
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Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home

Jan 21st 2021, 2:54 PM 9,161 Views 4 Comments

The incident happened at a house in the Gortgonis Road area of Coalisland yesterday.

Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says
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Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says

Jan 21st 2021, 2:15 PM 21,036 Views 14 Comments

Paddy McElhone, 24, died instantly near his home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone, in 1974.