Northern Ireland

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

MPs will get a vote on triggering the backstop or extending transition period if no new agreement by end of 2020

MPs will get a vote on triggering the backstop or extending transition period if no new agreement by end of 2020

MPs will get vote on triggering the backstop if no new agreement by end of 2020

Prime Minister Theresa May has assured MPs that they would get a vote on triggering the backstop, or extending the implementation period, if there is no new agreement by December 2020.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Police

Police on standby for deployment in Northern Ireland in case of no-deal Brexit

Police on standby for deployment in Northern Ireland in case of no-deal Brexit

Around 1,000 police officers from England and Scotland are to begin training this month for deployment in Northern Ireland, in case of disorder in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

DUP's Sammy Wilson says a no deal Brexit would be better for Northern Ireland than a deal

DUP's Sammy Wilson says a no deal Brexit would be better for Northern Ireland than a deal

DUP's Sammy Wilson says a no deal Brexit would be better for Northern Ireland

The DUP's Brexit spokesman says the party will not support Theresa May's deal

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Faux BoJo, the Boris Johnson lookalike, joins anti-Brexit demonstration at Irish border

Faux BoJo, the Boris Johnson lookalike, joins anti-Brexit demonstration at Irish border

Faux BoJo joins anti-Brexit demonstration at Irish border

An anti-Brexit demonstration has taken place at the Irish border, led by Faux BoJo, a professional Boris Johnson lookalike, and EU Supergirl.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

The Prime Minister has rejected accusations that she allowed the European Union to use the issue of a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland as a “negotiating play”.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Government will lose meaningful vote ‘potentially by a large margin’, says DUP’s Peter Weir

The Government will lose meaningful vote ‘potentially by a large margin’, says DUP’s Peter Weir

May will lose meaningful vote ‘by a large margin’, says DUP's Peter Weir

The Democratic Unionist Party’s Education Minister Peter Weir has said that unless “something very strange” happens, the Government will lose the meaningful vote on Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement next week, potentially “by a large margin”.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Brexit Irish border issues may affect pet travel, says British Veterinary Association president

Brexit Irish border issues may affect pet travel, says British Veterinary Association president

Brexit Irish border issues 'may affect pet travel'

Simon Doherty of the British Veterinary Association tells Eamonn Holmes that dogs may find it harder to go to Donegal for the weekend

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’

Conservative MP Damian Green has said that “no government has ever published legal advice” and that it was “not going to happen”, after former Brexit Secretary David Davis called for Theresa May to publish the legal advice given to the Government on the Irish backstop.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Theresa May and Irish Premier agree backstop is ‘temporary’

Theresa May and Irish Premier Leo Varadkar agree backstop is ‘temporary’

Theresa May and Irish Premier agree backstop is ‘temporary’

Downing Street has released a statement saying the Prime Minister and Irish Premier had agreed the backstop should “only be a temporary arrangement”, but Leo Varadkar said he would not accept a Brexit deal which gives the UK unilateral power to halt the backstop.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

The Taoiseach of Ireland Leo Varadkar has said the lack of agreement over a workable Irish Border solution for Brexit is 'fraying relationships' between the UK and Ireland

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

A Sinn Fein MP has accused Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab of "running away" from people living in a border town during his visit to Northern Ireland.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Northern Ireland Evangelical Alliance: The ‘gay cake’ case was ‘about the message, not the people’

Northern Ireland Evangelical Alliance: The ‘gay cake’ case was ‘about the message, not the people’

Northern Ireland Evangelical Alliance: ‘Gay cake’ case was ‘about the message'

Evangelical Peter Lynas has said that the “gay cake” case was “about the message and not the people” after Christian owners of a bakery won their Supreme Court appeal.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Theresa May ‘is not going to be bullied’, says DUP Deputy leader

Theresa May ‘is not going to be bullied’, says DUP Deputy leader

Theresa May ‘is not going to be bullied’, says DUP Deputy leader

Prime Minister Theresa May’s stern statement to the European Union has been praised by DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

DUP Deputy Leader rejects Michel Barnier’s plan for Irish border after Brexit

DUP Deputy Leader rejects Michel Barnier’s plan for Irish border after Brexit

DUP Deputy Leader rejects Michel Barnier’s plan for Irish border after Brexit

The European Union’s Chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said he is read to come forward with an “improved” proposal for the Irish border.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Head of Northern Irish civil service ‘deeply concerned’ about no-deal Brexit

Head of Northern Irish civil service ‘deeply concerned’ about no-deal Brexit

Head of Northern Irish civil service ‘deeply concerned’ about no-deal Brexit

The senior civil servant running Northern Ireland’s public services has said that the region could collapse if there was a no deal Brexit.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a strong feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a strong feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden has said that he has “a strong feeling” that Brexit could force a united Ireland because “most people in Northern Ireland don’t want Brexit”.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tory Brexiteers launch plan for Northern Irish border

Tory Brexiteers launch plan for Northern Irish border

Tory Brexiteers launch plan for Northern Irish border

Conservative Brexiteers have released proposals which they believe could allow the UK to leave the EU’s single market and customs union without the need for a hard border in Ireland.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge in Northern Ireland politics

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge in Northern Ireland politics

Theresa May ‘confident’ in Northern Ireland Secretary despite lack of knowledge

Prime Minister Theresa May retains confidence in Karen Bradley despite her admission that she did not initially understand Northern Irish politics, Number 10 said.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

May believes the EU suggestions will go against the Good Friday Agreement

PM to tell EU to evolve its 'unworkable' stance on Brexit

PM to tell EU to evolve its 'unworkable' stance on Brexit

Theresa May will use a speech in Belfast to reiterate her refusal to contemplate any backstop deal that treats Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the UK

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The ruling comes just after the Irish referendum on the subject

Supreme Court to rule on Northern Irish abortion issue

Supreme Court to rule on Northern Irish abortion issue

Seven Supreme Court justices in London will announce their decision on Thursday, at a time of intense political debate on the issue

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

David Davis suggests joint UK and EU status for Northern Ireland

David Davis suggests joint UK and EU status for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland could be given joint EU and UK status and a "buffer zone" on its border with the Republic, under new plans being drawn up by the Brexit Secretary, according to reports.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Stella Creasy leads call for Theresa May to act on Northern Irish abortion laws

Stella Creasy leads call for Theresa May to act on Northern Irish abortion laws

Stella Creasy leads call for Theresa May to act on Northern Irish abortion laws

After the Republic of Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment, MPs are calling for Northern Irish women to have access to abortion

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn to pledge support for soft Brexit and united Ireland in Belfast speech

Jeremy Corbyn to pledge support for soft Brexit and united Ireland in Belfast speech

Jeremy Corbyn to pledge support for soft Brexit and united Ireland

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will make his first visit to Northern Ireland to set out Labour's position on Brexit, and his views on Irish reunification

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Amendment would prevent Britain leaving the EU without an agreement on a future relationship

Peers expected to back final say for Parliament over Brexit deal

Peers expected to back final say for Parliament over Brexit deal

'One of the most important amendments of the entire process', says shadow Brexit minister

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Farmer Joe Nesbitt on the border separating the north and south of Ireland

Farms straddling Irish border could get tax-free status, says Davis

Farms straddling Irish border could get tax-free status, says Davis

Small businesses straddling the border an 'area of difficulty'

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Good Friday Agreement: 'Dublin may have to play hardball over Brexit', says Irish former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

Good Friday Agreement: 'Dublin may have to play hardball over Brexit', says former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

Good Friday Agreement: 'Dublin may have to play hardball over Brexit'

The Good Friday Agreement was signed 20 years ago and Bertie Ahern was one of its key figures

Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Online comments posted by juror in Irish rugby rape trial investigated

Online comments posted by juror in Irish rugby rape trial investigated

Online comments posted by juror in Irish rugby rape trial investigated

The comments are being investigated to establish whether they are a breach of contempt of court laws

Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on visit to Northern Ireland

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on visit to Northern Ireland

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on visit to Northern Ireland

The Royal couple will have lunch at the Crown Liquor Saloon and then go on a walkabout outside the building

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Doctors discover air pocket in man's head where part of his brain should be

Doctors discover air pocket in man's head where part of his brain should be

Doctors discover air pocket in man's head where part of his brain should be

It is thought the air pocket may have been caused by a benign bone tumour

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Rees-Mogg believes the EU wants to turn Britain into a 'vassal state'

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris Johnson over EU Irish border criticism

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris Johnson over EU Irish border criticism

Tory MP says Johnson 'absolutely right' to criticise EU

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Theresa Villiers spoke to talkRADIO this morning

Theresa Villiers tells Philip Hammond: 'Stick to Theresa May's Brexit vision'

Theresa Villiers tells Tory mutineers: 'Stick to Theresa May's Brexit vision'

Villiers says Theresa May is 'absolutely the right person' to lead Britain

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Brexit: David Davis clarifies 'statement of intent' remarks which confused the Irish Government

Brexit: David Davis clarifies 'statement of intent' remarks which confused the Irish Government

David Davis clarifies 'statement of intent' remark after Irish Government reacts

The Brexit Secretary had said over the weekend last Friday's EU agreement was a 'statement of intent', which the Irish branded to be 'bizarre'

Bitter weather continues as Britain weathers coldest night of the year

Bitter weather continues as Britain freezes through coldest night of the year

Bitter weather continues as Britain freezes through coldest night of the year

Temperatures dropped below freezing in many parts of the country

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

UK braced for more disruption with planned snowfall from Storm Caroline

Storm Caroline snow set to bring fresh chaos to UK

Storm Caroline snow set to bring fresh chaos to UK

Up to 20 centimetres (eight inches) of snow could fall on Monday as the storm keeps its grip on the country

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Irish minister welcomes UK-EU Brexit negotiation agreement

Irish minister welcomes UK-EU Brexit negotiation agreement

Irish minister welcomes UK-EU Brexit negotiation agreement

Simon Coveney said Ireland supports the talks moving to the next phase of negotiation on Twitter

Brexiteer Richard Tice says 'Theresa May has capitulated to Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Juncker'

Brexiteer Richard Tice says Theresa May has capitulated to Michel Barnier and Jean-Claude Juncker

'Theresa May has capitulated to Juncker and Barnier'

Brexiteer Richard Tice isn't exactly impressed with today's deal

UK will align with EU regulations if no solution is found for Irish border in trade talks

Brexit: UK will align with EU regulations on Irish border if no solution found in trade talks

UK will align with EU rules on Irish border if no solution found in trade talks

More details of the arrangement agreed by Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker have been disclosed

Brexit: Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce 'breakthrough' in talks

Brexit: Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce 'breakthrough' in talks

Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce 'breakthrough' in Brexit talks

The European Commission president said 'sufficient progress' had been made to progress onto trade

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Theresa May under pressure to make progress in Brexit over Irish border issue

Brexit: Theresa May facing race against time to solve Irish border riddle as UK Plc issues warning

Theresa May facing race against time to solve Irish border riddle

Theresa May is hoping to offer a new deal which satisfies the DUP and Ireland

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Theresa May holds talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster on Brexit Irish border issue

Theresa May holds talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster on Brexit Irish border issue

Theresa May holds talks with Arlene Foster on Brexit Irish border issue

Theresa May is calling on the DUP to support proposals that would allow the EU to trigger the next stage of trade negotiations

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

'Brexit talks about Irish border could be simple if there was political will for it', says Northern Irish Labour MP Kate Hoey

'Brexit talks about Irish border could be simple if there was political will for it', says Northern Irish Labour MP Kate Hoey

'Brexit talks about Irish border would be simple if there was political will'

Kate Hoey, the Labour MP for Vauxhall spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer after a deal on the border to the Republic fell apart at the eleventh hour

Brexit: Theresa May dealt major setback after DUP rejects Irish border proposals

Brexit: Theresa May dealt major setback as DUP rejects Irish border proposals

Theresa May dealt major Brexit setback as DUP rejects Irish border proposals

The DUP's decision came after an announcement had already been made about a deal over the border

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Brexit: UK and EU reportedly closer to agreement on Irish border

Brexit: UK and EU reportedly closer to agreement on Irish border

UK and EU reportedly closer to agreement on Irish border in Brexit talks

Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, made a statement on Twitter

Brexit: Theresa May to meet key EU figures in effort to break

Brexit: Theresa May to meet key EU figures in effort to break deadlock

Brexit: Theresa May to meet key EU figures in effort to break deadlock

The talks have been stalled over the issue of the border with Ireland

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

'Government won't be supported for paying vast sums to EU without anything in return', says Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg on Brexit: We have no legal obligation to pay the 'divorce bill' and MPs could block any payment without a deal

Jacob Rees-Mogg: We have no legal obligation to pay Brexit 'divorce bill'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said the Government should only pay the EU if it gets a deal in return

MPs say hard border to Republic of Ireland appears 'inevitable' after Brexit

MPs say hard border with Republic of Ireland appears 'inevitable' after Brexit

MPs say hard border with Republic of Ireland appears 'inevitable' after Brexit

The Exiting the EU Committee in the House of Commons said this appeared possible if the UK leaves the single market and customs union

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Irish Minister calls on the UK Government to present 'political solution' to border issue

Brexit: Irish Minister Michael Creed calls on the UK Government to present 'political solution' to border issue

Irish Minister calls on UK government for 'political solution' to border issue

Michael Creed, the Irish Agriculture Minister, made the comments during a BBC interview

Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Irish government denies threatening Brexit as Northern Ireland border row continues

Irish government denies threatening to derail Brexit as Northern Ireland border row continues

Irish government denies threatening Brexit as border row continues

Simon Coveney, the Irish Foreign Affairs Minister, has said the Irish government will stay 'resolute' over ensuring a 'guarantee' over the border

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Enniskillen bombing: victims' loved ones vow to continue fight for justice on 30-year anniversary

Enniskillen bombing: victims' loved ones vow to continue fight for justice on 30-year anniversary

Vow to continue fight for justice on 30-year anniversary of Enniskillen bombing

The bombing killed eleven people during a Remembrance Sunday memorial service

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Ferrari driver who parked in two spaces gets angry after receiving fine

Ferrari driver who parked in two spaces gets angry after receiving fine

Ferrari driver who parked in two spaces gets angry after receiving fine

Erm...we're pretty sure a car is supposed to only take up one space...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thousands left without power as Storm Ophelia recovery operations continue in Ireland

Thousands left without power as Storm Ophelia recovery operations continue in Ireland

Thousands powerless in Ireland as Storm Ophelia recovery operations continue

An estimated 130,000 people don't have electrical power while roughly 48,000 remain without water

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Scotland braced for Storm Ophelia as Ireland recovers from severe gusts

Scotland braced for Storm Ophelia as Ireland recovers from severe gusts

Scotland braced for Storm Ophelia as Ireland recovers from severe gusts

Three died during the storm and thousands have been left without power

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

UK alerts issued and Ireland in 'status red' lockdown ahead of Storm Ophelia

UK alerts issued and Ireland in 'status red' lockdown ahead of Storm Ophelia

UK alerts issued and Ireland in 'status red' lockdown ahead of Storm Ophelia

A yellow warning is in place across potentially affected areas of the UK, while Irish authorities have issued a 'status red' alert

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Brexit: 'We're in this stalemate because Government hasn't listened to EU on sorting key issues', says Stephen Kinnock MP

Brexit: 'We're in this stalemate because Government hasn't listened to the EU', says Stephen Kinnock MP

'We've got a Brexit stalemate because Government hasn't listened to EU'

Stephen Kinnock, the MP for Aberavon, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the current state of Brexit negotiations

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hurricane Ophelia to hit UK on anniversary of 1987 Great Storm

Hurricane Ophelia to hit UK on anniversary of 1987 Great Storm

Hurricane Ophelia to hit UK on anniversary of 1987 Great Storm

The US National Hurricane Center says the hurricane will have weakened to a storm by the time it hits

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