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Comedian Matt Lucas memorably mimicked Boris Johnson’s often confusing messages about Covid-19 in an opening sketch for the Great British Bake Off TV show. Dressed like the Prime Minister with his tousled blonde hair in a press conference mockup in Downing Street, Lucas announced, “We are now approaching phase 46. “We are, we are, we …

Loyalists in East Belfast and Northern Ireland’s “ghettos” “have no idea” of the post-Brexit protocol, and see it as a “Southern trick” to create a united Ireland, said one. old taoiseach. Bertie Ahern told a virtual Brexit conference in Dublin that resolving the issue of political identity in the protocol dispute was “much more difficult” …

Wind Energy Ireland called on the government to focus on lowering the price of renewable energy and lowering electricity bills for families and businesses. The industry body revealed during a webinar today that despite some of the best wind power resources in Europe, the price of wind power last year at the first auction in …

The investigation must be able to access files and witnesses on a cross-border basis – Amnesty Amnesty International welcomed the decision of the Northern Ireland executive to launch an independent public inquiry into the Mother and Baby and Magdalene Laundry facilities in the region and its commitment to implement all other recommendations of the Independent …

Former Northern Ireland Secretary of State Julian Smith is under scrutiny for making £ 144,000 a year from companies with close ties to the region. Tory MP for Skipton and Ripon earns up to £ 3,000 an hour as ‘outside advisor’ advising on ‘business development’ for Tory donor-owned hydrogen company that also runs a plant …

Historian Catherine Corless, whose tireless research has shed light on the deaths and burials of hundreds of children at Tuam’s Mother and Baby House, has been honored with the Irish Red Cross Ensemble Award of his achievements. s Corless joins a prestigious list of past winners, including the late Pat Hume and WHO Executive Director …

THE PUBLIC IS invited to submit ideas on other diseases or conditions for which the Irish population should be screened by the state, with the chair of the Government’s Population Screening Advisory Group predicting that the pandemic will likely have increased interest in public health measures. The National Screening Advisory Committee, which advises the health …

A new awareness campaign warning against doping is expected to be launched after the appearance of a “worrying phenomenon” with reports that women are drugged by people using needles. Higher and Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said he had agreed to start an awareness campaign with the Students’ Union of Ireland warning of the risk …

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he did not use the government plane to get to the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow. Mr. Martin said “to be frank,” the state aircraft is not used regularly due to the frequent maintenance requirements. The Taoiseach spent two days at the world conference, but said he and his team stayed …

Sinn Féin has denied suggestions that it lacks coherent climate change policies or takes populist positions on the issue. Party climate change spokesperson Darren O’Rourke has said he supports the targets set in the government’s climate legislation – halving emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2050 – but insisted that Sinn Féin disagreed on …