The European Union has announced that it will respond with all measures at its disposal if the British government pushes ahead with unilateral changes to the Brexit deal on Northern Ireland. UK has said it wants to change the legally binding treaty that it signed less than two years ago.1 comment
By Gwynne Dyer – Four months ago, Jonathan Powell warned that the Good Friday agreement of 1998 that ended 30 years of killing in Northern Ireland was at risk.Add your comment!
Sinn Fein, the Irish nationalist party that wants Northern Ireland out of British rule to create a united Ireland, has won for the first time the largest number of seats in the Belfast legislature, (27 out of 90) and announced that on Monday will be going to Stormont seat of the region's assembly to form a government. Meantime the governments of UK, US and Ireland have called on all parties to agree on a new administration.
People across the United Kingdom headed to the polls on Thursday for local and regional elections in a vote that will indicate the mood of the British public midway through the first full term of Boris Johnson's premiership.
Northern Ireland's First Minister Paul Givan Thursday handed in his resignation citing discrepancies regarding Brexit protocols. As a consequence of his decision, Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill also leaves her position as Deputy First Minister, due to the existing power-sharing arrangements dating back to 1998.
Northern Ireland recalled in silence the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday massacre when British paratroopers killed fourteen unarmed Catholic protestors in downtown Londonderry. In a poignant procession families of the victims retraced the original 1972 civil rights march through the city with crowds lining the streets in a show of respect and solidarity.
Four men hijacked and set fire to a double-deck bus in Newtownabbey, Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to the police report, the driver and a small number of passengers were able to leave the bus before it was torched, with no reports of injuries, but the vehicle was a total loss.
British Queen Elizabeth II has called off a two-day Northern Ireland tour after being advised by her doctors to rest, Buckingham Palace announced Wednesday.
The question of Northern Ireland's post-Brexit trading arrangements, better known as the EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Treaty, has the United Kingdom and the European Union on a collision course.
On Monday, May 3, Northern Ireland marked its centenary under coronavirus restrictions, growing post-Brexit unrest and a leadership crisis marring the anniversary in the British-ruled province.