Thursday, Oct 06, 2022

Northern Ireland


UK government's U-turn on Northern Ireland Protocol: The politics of creating crisis and treating catastrophe as 'normal'

July 06, 2022 8:54 am

Upendra Baxi writes: The country's PM, who jointly with the EU created the Protocol, now wishes to undo it by appealing to the fragility of peace in Northern Ireland.

Explained: UK is balking at the Northern Ireland protocol. So, what is that?

December 09, 2021 1:56 pm

Britain said that a Brexit treaty on Northern Ireland, negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and called the Northern Ireland Protocol, could create so many problems that it might have to be abandoned if it cannot be rewritten.

Explained: What is behind the latest unrest in Northern Ireland?

April 11, 2021 12:43 pm

The violence has been largely in Protestant areas in and around Belfast and Northern Ireland’s second city, Londonderry, although the disturbances have spread to Catholic neighbourhoods.

Brexit: UK, EU vow to address Northern Ireland issues after 'frank discussion'

February 12, 2021 5:10 pm

UK and EU officials described talks in London as "constructive" after tensions were raised over the Northern Ireland border. Issues over the supply of goods was high on the agenda.

Fossils discovered in Antrim turn out to be only dinosaur bones found in Ireland

November 25, 2020 10:11 am

Initially, it was speculated that the fossils were of just one dinosaur but further analysis revealed that they were of two different dinosaurs.

Game of Thrones-themed attraction being planned in the UK

September 21, 2020 2:10 pm

Fans will get access to iconic sets like the Map Room, Dragonstone’s Throne Room, Castle Black’s Mess Room, Cersei’s Courtyard in King’s Landing, and also the fort at Winterfell

Northern Ireland police arrest two over murder of journalist

April 20, 2019 2:41 pm

"Major Investigation Team detectives have arrested two men, aged 18 and 19 under the Terrorism Act, in connection with the murder," the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement.

British PM Theresa May condemns car bomb attack in Northern Ireland

January 21, 2019 10:18 pm

On Monday, Northern Ireland police cordoned off two areas in Londonderry to examine two separate hijacked vehicles for potential security threats.

UK Supreme Court criticizes Northern Ireland abortion laws

June 07, 2018 4:34 pm

When Ireland replaces the constitutional ban with more liberal legislation after a debate in parliament, Northern Ireland will be the only remaining region in Britain and Ireland to outlaw the procedure.

Former UK PM John Major fears DUP deal could spark a return to violence in Northern Ireland

June 13, 2017 9:09 pm

May's botched election gamble forced her to seek a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, increasing the influence of pro-British unionists who have struggled for years with Irish nationalists who want Northern Ireland to join a united Ireland.