Tag: Northern Ireland

May to talk to Northern Ireland’s #SinnFein in coming days – spokeswoman

May to talk to Northern Ireland’s #SinnFein in coming days – spokeswoman

| May 13, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May will talk to Northern Ireland’s Sinn Fein in the coming days about efforts to restore the region’s devolved government, May’s spokeswoman said on Friday (10 May), writes Kylie MacLellan. Representatives of Irish nationalists Sinn Fein and the pro-British Democratic Unionists resumed talks this week in their first attempt in more than […]

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UK and #Ireland will work to end Northern Irish vacuum in weeks not months – Coveney

UK and #Ireland will work to end Northern Irish vacuum in weeks not months – Coveney

| May 13, 2019

Ireland and Britain will work with Northern Irish parties to try to restore a devolved government in the province within weeks rather than months, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (pictured) said, writes Guy Faulconbridge. The British-run province has been without a devolved executive for over two years since Irish nationalists Sinn Fein withdrew from the […]

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‘Our differences make us stronger’ – #IRA graffiti painted over after killing

‘Our differences make us stronger’ – #IRA graffiti painted over after killing

| May 8, 2019

Pro-IRA graffiti in the Londonderry area of Northern Ireland where journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead last month have been replaced by colourful images and messages in defiance of the militant group responsible for her killing, writes Padraic Halpin in Dublin. The murder of the 29-year-old reporter by a member of the New IRA group opposed […]

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#NewIRA says #Brexit has provided it with opportunity

#NewIRA says #Brexit has provided it with opportunity

| April 30, 2019

Brexit has provided the militant Irish nationalist group that admitted killing journalist Lyra McKee with a chance to further its campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland, the Sunday Times (28 April) quoted its leadership as saying, writes Padraic Halpin. The New IRA, one of a small number of groups that opposes Northern Ireland’s 1998 peace […]

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Irish #Brexit border issue could endanger EU-US trade deal – Congressman

Irish #Brexit border issue could endanger EU-US trade deal – Congressman

| April 23, 2019

An influential US congressman has warned the European Union that any Brexit arrangement that undermines Northern Ireland’s 1998 peace agreement could endanger a proposed EU-US trade deal, the Irish Times reported last week, writes Conor Humphries. The European Union has said it was ready to start talks on a trade agreement with the United States and […]

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#NorthernIreland leaders urge calm as police arrest two over journalist’s killing

#NorthernIreland leaders urge calm as police arrest two over journalist’s killing

| April 22, 2019

Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland over the killing of a journalist during a riot, police said, with politicians calling for calm after the shooting added to concerns about the stability of the region’s 21-year-old peace deal, writes Clodagh Kilcoyne. Lyra McKee (pictured), 29, an award-winning journalist who was writing a book on the […]

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Northern Irish #DUP says United Kingdom trumps #Brexit

Northern Irish #DUP says United Kingdom trumps #Brexit

| April 1, 2019

The Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May’s government said on Friday that defending the province’s place in the United Kingdom was a priority that came ahead of delivering Brexit, writes Guy Faulconbridge. The Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) 10 lawmakers voted against May’s deal on Friday, sounding its probable death knell and leaving […]

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