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UK passenger and freight routes are facing days of disruption after P&O Ferries ordered its ships to return to port to lay off 800 seafarers. In a video message shown to the team, the company said it would replace laid-off workers with cheaper agency staff. The company, which is owned by Dubai-based DP World, said …

People in Northern Ireland can offer to sponsor and house people fleeing conflict in Ukraine who have been granted visas under a new government scheme. It is part of a UK-wide scheme to receive those fleeing the Russian invasion, called the ‘Homes for Ukraine Scheme’, and households will be offered £350 a month to participate. …

Boris Johnson has told the Irish Prime Minister that ‘meaningful changes’ are still needed with Northern Ireland’s controversial protocol – after the taoiseach said there was growing opinion it was working. The Prime Minister met Taoiseach Micheál Martin in London where the couple discussed Ukraine and protocol before watching Ireland beat England in the Six …

Ireland has had one of the lowest excess death rates in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, a major new study has found. In Europe, only Iceland and Norway performed better than Ireland for excess mortality, seen as a measure of the true toll of the pandemic. The global death toll in the pandemic could …

Shipping group Irish Continental’s losses narrowed in 2021 as pandemic restrictions eased and new freight routes were added, allowing it to restart paying dividends. revenue increased by €57.4 million last year, an increase of 20.7% over 2020 levels to €334.5. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), before non-trading items, increased by €10.2m (24.2pc) …

Irish truckers have started a journey to Ukraine carrying 500 tonnes of aid for the war-torn country. The first part of a convoy of 25 Irish trucks, carrying hundreds of tonnes of aid to the Ukrainian people, left Dublin Port early Tuesday afternoon. Goods, including medical supplies and clothing, are sourced from individuals, community groups …

Stena Line, P&O Ferries and Belfast Harbor have joined forces to criticize the government’s Strategic Transport Projects Second Review (STPR2), saying only three of 20 recommended improvements have been implemented. Ferry operators have drawn up a proposal for major improvements to the A75 and A77 after pushing for improvements for decades but have now accused …

A Northern Ireland businessman who led a community appeal for help from Ukraine and then drove it to Poland called the trip “incredible”. Paul Devenny, who runs Enviro Fire Water & Air Ltd in Warrenpoint, County Down, returns home this evening after a 3,000 mile journey to drop off medical and other supplies. The businessman …

The drawing breaks the tie in District 6 GREEN BAY — The tie was broken for second place in the April 5 general election for Green Bay City Council District 6. Aron Obrecht will face Steve Campbell, after a casting Monday, February 21 at City Hall. Obrecht and Andrew Gerlach both received 73 votes. Contestants …

WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR The past few years have been some of the toughest for public safety in recent memory. Public safety agencies in the United States have had to deal with the arrival of COVID-19, nationwide protests and public unrest following the killing of George Floyd, a historic increase in violent crime and an …

A public consultation will be launched this summer to look into good causes to benefit from an additional £880million Proposals to boost investment in youth programs, social enterprises and financial management support Youth activities, community projects and other good causes could benefit from an additional £880million, following the government’s action to release cash tied up …

From: Clara Swinson Director General Global Health Department of Health and Social Affairs UK For: Muiris O’Connor Assistant secretary R&D and health analytics health department Ireland Exchange of letters in accordance with paragraph 9.2 of the common travel area Protocol of agreement Dear Muiris, I have received your letter of 25 November 2021 regarding the …

The Brexit deal was simple: in exchange for losing the private freedoms to work, learn, trade and move freely in the EU, the government acquired the right to make decisions without the control of the EU. EU. Unsurprisingly, the politicians who made this deal want to show that it was worth it. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the …

Maybe the Downing Street cleaner, with all the parties there? Or EU negotiator as Northern Ireland Protocol talks continue? Could he lead a country, any country, through the biggest health crisis of our lifetime? Or what about all those politicians and diplomats involved right now in trying to defuse the threat of war on the …

Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator of the UK Task Force of the European Commission. Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson must abide by all aspects of the Brexit withdrawal agreements, former European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier has urged. Johnson and senior members of his ruling …

A resolution to the issues surrounding the Northern Ireland protocol is unlikely to be found before Stormont Assembly elections in May, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said “very little progress” was being made in negotiations between the UK government and the EU, describing the likelihood of a …

Liz Truss, Britain’s foreign secretary, is due to make fresh proposals to break the deadlock over post-Brexit trade deals in Northern Ireland on Friday, saying resolving the dispute with the EU was “a top priority”. Truss’ allies have said the two sides want to iron out differences, although Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned this week …

Why do Northern Ireland’s political institutions – which enjoy widespread, albeit grudging, acceptance across the community – face a grave looming crisis? The answer lies not only in the destabilizing effect of Brexit, but also in the effect of Theresa May’s surprisingly poor performance in the 2017 general election. The DUP by contrast recorded a …

The leader of Northern Ireland’s biggest Unionist party has toppled the power-sharing executive in a row over post-Brexit trade rules. But his bet, three months before the elections, will be difficult to hold. Shortly after taking the reins of the Democratic Unionist Party last year, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson met the British Prime Minister at the …

Pictured (L-R): Natalie Hayes and Neil Mulholland of Elliott Duffy Garrett and Gareth McGleenon, Deputy Managing Director of Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke Belfast-based Elliott Duffy Garrett (EDG) has pledged his support for the new ‘Will You?’ from Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS). fundraising campaign for its long revolutionary Covid recovery service. …

A Co Down man who has been in rehab for nine years and has set up his own charity has urged the executive to ‘step up’ and tackle the mental health epidemic he says is sweeping the youth of North Ireland. aul Lavery formed Newcastle Community Outreach (NCO) nearly four years ago and launched an …

J he Prime Ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are being invited by the UK government to join in what it has hailed as a “new collective effort to level up” the whole of the UK. United. The move came as the Conservative Westminster administration prepared to publish its Leveling Up white paper. Prime …

Ireland will see a big change in the weather as a low pressure system is expected to hit parts of the island. The low pressure will overtake northern Ireland bringing with it outbreaks of rain and drizzle across the country. But there is good news as the high pressure system will be back on after …

LONDON – The EU and the UK will continue to discuss how to ease the burden of post-Brexit trade rules on Northern Ireland, with both sides stressing their desire to keep the relationship “positive”. European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss held their second meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss …

Justice Minister Naomi Long has warned of irreparable damage to the justice system and major reductions in police numbers if Stormont’s proposed budget goes as planned. The PSNI said it had to delay the recruitment of 85 officers due to “financial pressures”. In a letter to the police board, Chief Constable Simon Byrne called the …

East Derry MP Claire Sugden has expressed concern that the vital contribution of rural schools to their communities is not taken into account in a purely cost-based approach to school sustainability. A School Authority report last week (from January 17) said there were too many small and unsustainable rural schools. Almost 44% of rural primary …

Micheál Martin has said the UK government has been “too dragging its feet” on inheritance issues in Northern Ireland. The Taoiseach again criticized London’s proposals to bar future prosecution of military veterans and ex-paramilitaries for incidents in The Troubles before April 1998. Mr Martin told the Dáil on Wednesday that British soldiers implicated in atrocities …

A Welsh council is considering making St David’s Day a public holiday for its workers. Gwynedd Council Cabinet will meet on Tuesday January 18 to discuss plans to make March 1 a public holiday for council workers. The meeting comes after the UK government refused to delegate power to allow Wales to create its own …

A professor of immunology at Maynooth University said it appears the Omicron wave has peaked, but it’s “difficult to be completely sure”. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Prof Paul Moynagh said testing has recently been “really overcrowded” and the positivity rate has been very high, but looking at the numbers over the past few days …

Conveniently located for both Antrim city and the M2 to Belfast, Randalstown has undergone a transformation in recent years that has put it on the map as a place to live, shop and explore . Despite the hardships the pandemic has imposed on Northern Ireland’s high streets, independent businesses have continued to do all they …

A vision of utopia includes the conversion of weapons of war into agricultural tools. The Bible anticipates a time when swords will be turned into plowshares and spears will become billhooks. But sometimes, in our modern world, it happens that bitter enemies with blood on their respective hands wake up and realize that compromise is …

Housing benefit overpayments due to errors made by officials have more than doubled since 2019, Northern Ireland’s spending watchdog has found. Comptroller and Auditor General Kieran Donnelly found that levels of fraud and error in the system totaled £4.2 million in the 2020/21 financial year, representing 12, 1% of total expenditure on housing assistance. This …

Spain has become the latest European country to withdraw COVID-19 antigen tests produced by Chinese pharmaceutical company Genrui Biotech following a spike in false positive results. The Spanish Medicines and Health Products Agency (AEMPS), which is currently investigating the product, has ordered the testing to be withdrawn “due to a possible increase in false positive …

IRELAND’S DECADE OF COMMEMORATIONS enters its most difficult period as the country celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Civil War. The War of Independence was interrupted by a truce in July 1921 and ended with the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty five months later. The treaty established the Irish Free State (which came into being …

A The New Year’s Honors bus driver for over 40 years of service to his local community said the award “won’t change it.” Cornel Grant, currently based at Sharston Depot in Manchester, received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his fundraising work and efforts in organizing local events. The 68-year-old served in the Royal Fusiliers …

The NI Protocol is leading to business investment in Northern Ireland of a kind not seen in decades, an economist said. nrew Webb, chief economist at Grant Thornton, said the trade deal to keep Northern Ireland in a single market for goods provided the kind of boost to the economy long promised by a cut …

UK house prices rose at the fastest rate in 15 years in 2021, reaching an all-time high as low interest rates and a pandemic-induced race for more space boosted demand and housing stocks remained low. Prices rose at an annual rate of 10.4% in December, making the performance of the strongest calendar year since 2006, …

Randalstown is expected to represent Northern Ireland in the Small Towns category in the upcoming Britain in Bloom 2022 competition, subject to Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) approval. he city of Co Antrim was shortlisted last year, 2020, before the event was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They then put the UK’s largest community gardening …

Volunteers worked throughout Christmas Day to bring festive joy to those most in need. number of initiatives aimed at providing a Christmas lunch as well as helping parents give gifts to their children. Hundreds of toys were distributed by volunteers. At the People’s Kitchen in Belfast, prep work had been going on since Christmas Eve …

The Taoiseach said Ireland was facing a very difficult January, but the situation needs to be seen with some perspective, and if it had been the same situation around the same time last year, there would be a total locking. Micheál Martin said the Covid-19 vaccines have helped prevent serious illness and hospitalizations, while the …

Brexit Minister Lord David Frost has resigned from the UK government, citing concerns over the government’s “direction of movement” in the latest blow to Boris Johnson’s authority. Frost resigned “with immediate effect” after voicing concerns to Johnson over the Prime Minister’s sweeping new coronavirus restrictions to tackle the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. In …

The UK will change course in the negotiations on the Brexit protocol in Northern Ireland and will push for a “provisional” deal to avoid any further deterioration of political stability in the region. Brexit Minister David Frost is expected to come up with a new approach based on a “step-by-step solution” with an agreement on …

The UK’s highest court is to decide whether there should be a police investigation into an allegation that the UK government authorized and used torture in the ‘hooded men’ case 50 years ago. This was a group of 12 people selected for extreme interrogation techniques while interned in Northern Ireland in 1971. Ahead of the …

General practitioners in Northern Ireland are supported to help identify and refer victims of domestic and sexual abuse to specialist services. The Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) program is a collaboration between primary care and a number of specialist third sector organizations, including Women’s Aid, Men’s Advisory Project, Nexus NI and Victim Support …

The UK government has been accused of “willfully ignoring” the voices of victims in its proposals to deal with Northern Ireland’s troubled past. Deputy Prime Minister Michelle O’Neill has expressed concern over universal opposition to the plans across political divide in the region. In July, the government issued a command document outlining its intention to …

A memorial service was held for the bomb victims of the Balmoral furniture company on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the atrocity. our people, including two infants, were killed in the blast that occurred without warning on the Shankill Road on December 11, 1971. Among those in attendance were Jackie and Ann Nichol, …

People traveling to Ireland from Britain will have to undergo daily lateral flow tests for five consecutive days after arrival, the Irish government said Thursday evening. The tests will add to the recently announced requirement that travelers to the republic must undergo a PCR test or negative lateral flow test before boarding a ferry or …

The European Union is blocking the UK from its flagship research program because it does not ‘trust’ the UK government after threats to tear up the Northern Ireland protocol. Third countries Georgia, Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia were all admitted as associate members of Horizon Europe on Tuesday. The UK’s …

A community in Co Fermanagh was “shaken” after three people were stabbed on Monday. Two 18-year-old men and another 20-year-old man were taken to hospital for treatment for stab wounds after reports of an attack on Lettergreen Road in the Donagh area of ​​County D ‘North Ireland. The attack took place around 6 a.m. on …

Northern Ireland is “alone” in being the only part of the UK that does not have a permanent program in place to tackle menstrual poverty, a Stormont committee has said. SDLP MP Pat Catney appeared before the Education Committee, which is considering its private member’s bill to make period goods freely available to all in …

The Brexit protocol in Northern Ireland did not “shatter” Northern Ireland’s constitutional status in the UK, as some trade unionists have argued, a government lawyer said in a Belfast court. Tony McGleenan QC was opening his defense of the protocol against a legal challenge brought by a group of Unionist politicians including Traditional Unionist Voice …

Figures from the HSE revealed that Waterford has the highest vaccination rate of any county in the country for adults, adolescents and children aged 12 and over. According to data, 99.7% of people aged 18 and over living in Waterford are fully vaccinated, while 96.8% of adolescents and children aged 12 and over have also …

The EU has urged David Frost to end his “political stance” on the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations and to accept that he cannot reverse Brexit. European Commission Vice-President MaroÅ¡ Å efčovič commented after Lord Frost, Britain’s Brexit Minister, called for an injection of “more urgency” into talks to resolve the dispute over checks and checks on …

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 …

While there have been fears the City may lose its place as the dominant European financial market, commentator Ben Wright suggests the UK remains the destination for clearing houses. A clearinghouse is an intermediary between a buyer and a seller in a financial market. The clearinghouse validates the transaction between the two and ensures that …

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” …

The Londonderry singer has revealed the artwork commissioned by the Antrim Castle Gardens Lottery, which aims to inspire change and encourage audiences to think about how they could use some of the $ 30 million pounds sterling raised for good causes every week in their own communities. The installation in Northern Ireland is the second …

The program is aimed at small and medium-sized tourism businesses with turnover between £ 50,000 and £ 100,000. Covid’s Business and Financial Planning Support Program will provide successful applicants with advice and mentoring assistance to develop turnaround plans. This program is one in a series of initiatives launched by Tourism NI this year to help …

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 …

The Northern Ireland protocol “rewrites” part of the Good Friday deal around cross-community support, the DUP said. Brexit party spokesman Sammy Wilson says the deal threatens peace in the region. Earlier, Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney warned Britain would face “really significant consequences” if London suspended the protocol. He said earlier New: “The EU has really …

A spectacular celestial spectacle is expected tonight as an Aurora Borealis storm is forecast for the skies over Ireland, according to Astronomy Ireland. The astonishing phenomenon, also known as the Northern Lights, was observed by astronomers across Ireland on Wednesday evening with a number of sightings from Northern Ireland to Sligo and the Tipperary / …

Derry musician and singer SOAK has been chosen to represent Northern Ireland at Independent Venue Week. This will celebrate the importance of independent venues in building local talent across the UK. SOAK has been a champion of Derry and its music scene since he wrote “Sea Creatures” at the age of 14, now they will …

This is a 100-year-old dispute between the Irish and UK governments that does not appear to be close to being resolved. he partition of Ireland in 1921 and the creation of Northern Ireland resulted in a disagreement between the two governments over the ownership of Lough Foyle, which divides the counties of Donegal and Derry. …

LONDON – Britain’s 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth II to attend UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, after doctors ‘advice to rest’ after overnight hospital , his Buckingham Palace office announced on Tuesday. “Her Majesty has unfortunately decided that she will no longer travel to Glasgow” for a reception on November 1, the palace said in a …

HELLO. Here’s all the news you need to know to start your day. Northern Ireland Protocol 1. This morning, Gráinne Ní Aodha examines the impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol. “Since the EU released proposals to change the current protocol last week, young British Minister David Frost and European Commission Vice-President MaroÅ¡ Å efčovič have been …

England’s Ellen White (left) scored in her side’s last game at Wembley, while Rachel Furness (right) scored in the play-off win over Ukraine which sealed Ireland’s qualification North for Euro 2022. When England and Northern Ireland face off in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Saturday, it will be a big opportunity for both …

Health Services CEO Paul Reid said given the trends there will most likely be more than 2,000 new cases of Covid-19 reported today. Speaking at an HSE briefing, he said positivity is increasing with “quite worrying levels across the country and especially in some pockets of the country.” “More people test positive and more people …

The Ministry of the Economy has launched a competition to appoint a new chairman of the board of directors of Northern Ireland Screen. NI Screen chair wanted NI Screen is the leading agency for the screen industries in Northern Ireland. Its role is to maximize the economic, cultural and educational value of the screen industries …

A youth center in north Belfast had to cancel planned Halloween activities for young people after an organization-owned minibus was destroyed in an arson attack. The vehicle was attacked on Sunday evening between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. according to the police. Firefighters from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) attended and contained …

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks at the launch of his party’s manifesto for the Irish General Election in Dublin, Ireland on January 24, 2020. REUTERS / Lorraine O’Sullivan BRUSSELS, Oct. 18 (Reuters) – EU and UK negotiators must have time to discuss possible changes to Northern Ireland’s trade agreements, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney …

If Paul McGinley were a stick of rock, he would surely have a strip of green, white and orange in his center, so patriotic he is about his homeland. Like so many Irish emigrants, he longs for home, and his love for the country returns every time he sets foot on the old grass. This …

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has failed to meet his obligations to provide comprehensive abortion services in the region, a High Court judge has ruled. The move will put pressure on the Westminster government to tackle the situation in Northern Ireland, where women are struggling to access safe abortion services more than 18 months after …

Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser has claimed their plan is still to ‘ditch pieces’ of the Brexit treaty. Leo Varadkar, the former Irish Prime Minister, says this suggests the UK government negotiated in bad faith. Varadkar warned the world not to make deals with a government that “does not honor its deals.” Loading Something is …

Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said he was as “certain” as possible that the gas supply would remain this winter. Speaking on television this morning, he also ruled out accepting requests from energy suppliers to lift the cap on energy prices in the spring. Mr Kwarteng said there would be no prospect of imposing …

Jeffrey Donaldson hailed the EU’s “change of tone” on the Northern Ireland Protocol. The DUP chief made the comment following a meeting with the Taoiseach in Belfast on Friday. They discussed the bloc’s latest proposals to resolve the protocol impasse. European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic announced on Thursday that the EU would present “very ambitious” …

The government has confirmed its intention to move forward with legislation for the protection of the Irish language in Westminster. He did not provide a definitive timeline for the introduction of the controversial package of culture laws, but Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis previously said the move would come at some point in October. Since …

An East Belfast GP surgery that has been described as a ‘lifeline’ for its patients has received the Northern Ireland GP Practice Award of the Year 2021. Greenway Practice, located just off Upper Newtownards Road, has won the prestigious award from the Royal College of General Practitioners, which represents over 1,500 general practitioners across Northern …

Calls to maintain a ‘rescue’ increase of £ 20 per week. Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined with the Prime Minister of Wales and the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Northern Ireland in calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ‘do the right thing’ by overturning the decision to withdraw the increase of £ …

A number of energy companies have announced price increases across Northern Ireland. Over the next few months, many household bills will rise due to rising energy prices, with some having already increased it earlier this year. This means that some homes could pay hundreds more for energy next year. The Consumers Council said the news …

Tributes were paid to a man who died after an accident near Kilcoo, County Down. he collision with a vehicle occurred on Castlewellan Road in the early hours of Friday. A passenger was taken to hospital but later died. The driver of the car was also admitted for treatment. The deceased was locally named Jonathan …

A new street art project has been unveiled at Windsor Park celebrating some of the stadium’s most memorable moments. The Irish FA Foundation, the Linfield Supporters Trust, the Greater Village Regeneration Trust and the Amalgamation of Northern Ireland Supporters Clubs have joined forces for the project, which also celebrates the connection between the football teams …

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Northern Ireland on Wednesday and met in person with a group of student nurses who they first spoke to via a video call in February. Prince william and Kate visited Londonderry for a day trip to meet young people and hear about how organizations are engaging in different …

Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough believes Blackpool forward Shayne Lavery will only get better for the club and the country. Lavery took his season tally for the Seasiders to six goals in 12 games with a superb volley in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Hull City, The 22-year-old, who joined Blackpool from Irish League champions …

From the start of this first event in a series of public debates on the prospect of Irish unity, Senator Frances Black, chair of the event held on Saturday at a hotel in Cork City, drew up the stand of the organization of which she is a member of the board of directors and which …

Ireland needs assurances that a global minimum corporate tax rate will not be changed and will be implemented by all countries that join it, said tánaist Leo Varadkar. The Minister of Enterprise and Trade made the remarks as he addressed an audience – including representatives of US companies – at the Center for Strategic and …

The DUP said a Green Party proposal for a Belfast declaration on the rights of nature “will give rights to trees”. At the recent Belfast Council Policy and Strategic Resources Committee (Friday, September 24), councilors passed a green motion designed to start a public conversation in the city on the growing ‘Rights of Nature’ movement …

A man from north Belfast who has started his own black taxi tour business to provide an unbiased explanation of the issues hopes it will help people continue to be educated. Choppers Authentic Cab Tours was born out of the pandemic, starting in May 2021 after Chopper found himself in financial difficulty after getting into …

Suggestions that the UK government could ignore parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol and potentially trigger Article 16 have been called “very irresponsible” by EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness. s McGuinness told the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday that the European Union and the UK government should “trust each other” and said “threats are not helpful”. …

A pair of unlikely friends who met on an Alzheimer Society remembrance walk have gathered for the first time to cut the ribbon at this year’s event. Car retailer Ryan Harkness is the same age as former teacher Denise Morgan’s daughter, but they hit it off after Denise greeted Ryan at the finish line at …

The daughter of a serial con artist opened up about how her mother, who posed as a bogus Irish heiress and allegedly scammed more than 20 people in Northern Ireland, used her to help carry out a £ 500,000 mortgage scam . n Queen of the Con, Chelsea Welch explains that Marianne Smyth would ask …

Labor veteran Mervyn Taylor, who died at the age of 89, was instrumental in lifting the divorce ban in the Constitution in the November 1995 referendum. He was also the first Jewish member of an Irish government, where he was first Minister of Labor for nine days so he could sit in cabinet until the …

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the government would make a “collective decision” on how to respond to an invitation to attend a controversial religious ceremony marking Northern Ireland’s centenary. The “Service of Reflection and Hope to Mark the Centenary of the Partition of Ireland and the Formation of Northern Ireland” takes place at St Patrick’s Church …

The Northern Ireland executive announced that the country would remove the requirement for a pre-departure Covid test or “test to fly” from October 4. In a statement, a spokesperson for the executive said: “On international travel, we have decided to remove the requirement for pre-departure testing for fully vaccinated arrivals from countries not on the …

Press play to listen to this article PORTPATRICK, Scotland – Pont Boris, we barely knew you. Boris Johnson’s grand plan to save the United Kingdom of Nations with a huge floating bridge or underground tunnel connecting Scotland and Northern Ireland appears to be a no-start – to the disappointment of enthusiastic engineers and much to …

The Department of Defense (MoD) has granted a request to send around 100 military medics to Northern Ireland to help hospitals in need of help with the number of coronavirus patients, Sky has learned News. Service personnel are expected to be deployed in the coming days. They should support Belfast City Hospital and Ulster Hospital …

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today encouraged retailers, hospitality and service sectors across Northern Ireland to show their support for the High Street Support Scheme, which opens applications between the September 27 and October 25. Minister of Economy Gordon Lyons The ministry has released a digital suite of promotional material for all qualifying retail, hospitality and …

Updates from Aukus Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to hear about Aukus news. Joe Biden offered an olive branch to French President Emmanuel Macron to ease tensions that have erupted over France’s exclusion from a new trilateral security pact that deprived Paris of an agreement on sub- long-anticipated sailors. In …

B oris Johnson has admitted he is not close to concluding a post-Brexit trade deal between the US and UK, although the Leave campaign trumpeted such a deal to win voters in 2016. After more than 90 minutes of discussions with Joe Biden at the White House, the Prime Minister conceded Wednesday that he is …

DUP chief Sir Jeffrey Donaldson held a meeting with an LGBT organization. He met with representatives of the Rainbow Project on Monday in Stormont. It is believed to be the first time that a DUP leader has had a meeting with an LGBT group. The engagement is the latest sign that the DUP is slowly …