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Ireland to consult with Britain over #Coronavirus European travel ban

Ireland to consult with Britain over #Coronavirus European travel ban

| March 18, 2020

Ireland will consult with Britain before it decides whether to participate in a European travel ban endorsed by fellow EU member states on Tuesday (17 March) to contain the spread of coronavirus, a government spokesman said, writes Padraic Halpin. EU leaders agreed to close Europe’s external borders for 30 days to foreigners to combat the […]

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Here come the brides in #NorthernIreland first #SameSexMarriage

Here come the brides in #NorthernIreland first #SameSexMarriage

| February 12, 2020

Northern Ireland’s first same-sex wedding was scheduled to take place on Tuesday (11 February) after the government lifted a ban on gay marriage in the province, marking legalization of the practice throughout the United Kingdom, writes Amanda Ferguson. The Love Equality campaign group said in a statement that Belfast couple Robyn Peoples, 26, a healthcare […]

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‘Difficult to see how there will not be new checks between Britain and Northern Ireland’ after #Brexit – DUP’s Foster

‘Difficult to see how there will not be new checks between Britain and Northern Ireland’ after #Brexit – DUP’s Foster

| February 3, 2020

It is difficult to see how there will not be any new checks between Britain and Northern Ireland if London pursues a trade agreement which is not aligned with the European Union, Arlene Foster (pictured), leader of Northern Ireland’s DUP, said on Sunday (2 February), writes Elizabeth Piper. Asked whether she believed Prime Minister Boris […]

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#FiannaFail – Main Irish opposition surges into 12-point lead as election called

#FiannaFail – Main Irish opposition surges into 12-point lead as election called

| January 20, 2020

Ireland’s main opposition party, Fianna Fail, surged into a 12-point lead over the governing Fine Gael party according to an opinion poll that was published on Sunday (19 January) but mainly conducted before Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (pictured) called a snap election, writes Padraic Halpin. Varadkar called the 8 February election on Tuesday 14 January, […]

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#Varadkar calls general election in #Ireland

#Varadkar calls general election in #Ireland

| January 15, 2020

Voters in the Republic of Ireland will go to the polls on 8 February, one year ahead of schedule, after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar called time on his government, writes Ken Murray. It will be the first time a general election takes place on a Saturday since Ireland achieved independence from Britain in 1922. Addressing media […]

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Ireland’s PM #Varadkar sets stage for possible February election

Ireland’s PM #Varadkar sets stage for possible February election

| January 14, 2020

Ireland’s Prime Minster Leo Varadkar (pictured) said on Sunday (12 January) he had made a decision on the timing of a general election, with many media outlets and politicians predicting a 7 February poll, writes Graham Fahy. Speaking to national broadcaster RTE, Varadkar said he would meet his cabinet on Tuesday before announcing the date. […]

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Johnson visits Northern Ireland to meet new executive, Irish PM

Johnson visits Northern Ireland to meet new executive, Irish PM

| January 14, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland on Monday (13 January) to mark the restoration of the British province’s devolved executive after three years and to hold talks with Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar (pictured, left), writes Ian Graham. Parties representing Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists on Saturday ended a three-year standoff that had threatened a […]

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