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The conflict claimed the lives of thousands of people. Lord Murphy was first sent to Northern Ireland as an opposition spokesman in 1994 and was later appointed by Tony Blair as minister of state in the Northern Ireland Office in 1997. “I had a lot of experience of the situation because I had been sent there ...
Northern Ireland brewers and distillers have raised concerns that proposed changes to alcohol labelling in the Republic of Ireland will make it more expensive to export across the border. One of the proposals in ... The proposals have been controversial and have faced opposition from the drinks industry.

Mr Crawford also told the RHI inquiry that nationalist politicians could resist wholescale adoption of GB legislation to Northern Ireland. He said such resistance was sometimes "factored in" by his former minister Arlene Foster when it came to decision making. The inquiry has heard suggestions that the RHI ...
... Tory Prime Minister who not only undid Margaret Thatcher's project of completing the Single Market, but also undermined John Major's achievements in Northern Ireland. But while the Tories are the architects of Brexit, as things stand it is the Labour opposition which history will write as its handmaiden.
Opposition MPs have accused the government of putting economic prosperity and the Northern Ireland peace process at risk by ruling out any form of ... used in Northern Ireland, throughout the rest of the UK, Sir John told the annual conference of the Association of Electoral Administrators in Blackpool.
The statement represents a rare crumb of clarity in a negotiations process which has been marked by the UK government's resistance to explaining what positions it holds on key Brexit issues. However, the announcement will bring little relief for anyone with any grasp of the impact for the Northern Ireland ...

"However discouraging, they will not prevail. The voices of support and acceptance have been much louder." Given the recent focus on Muslims in Northern Ireland, he said many were not aware of local links with Islam dating back to the 1800s. Of a local population of around 6,000, he noted that 500 were ...
A dissident Irish republican terror group that severely maimed a Catholic police officer in Northern Ireland and has been responsible for shooting ... Two other hardline republican factions, the New IRA and the Continuity IRA, continue to back the use of “armed struggle” in their opposition to the peace ...
The issue has been a major sticking point in talks to restore devolution at Stormont, with much opposition from the DUP and the UUP. The DUP's position has always been that the party wants to see "mutual respect for all languages and cultures in Northern Ireland but not one elevated above all others".
An impasse over Sinn Fein's demand for an Irish Language Act is at the heart of the powersharing crisis at Stormont, with the Democratic Unionists standing firm in their opposition to a stand-alone piece of legislation that does not incorporate other cultures, such as Ulster Scots. Irish language activists will ...
Sunningdale: The Search for Peace in Northern Ireland, by Noel Dorr review – God help the peacemakers ... The two governments and even Faulkner himself clearly did not fully appreciate the sheer intensity of loyalist and hard-line unionist opposition to anything bearing even the slightest whiff of potential ...
He said that even if the EU and UK failed to reach a trade deal, last week's agreement would still require Northern Ireland and the UK to maintain regulatory alignment with the EU. “That gives us a strong guarantee that there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland,” he said. Relations between Dublin ...
Owen Smith, the shadow Northern Ireland secretary, is understood to favour putting both issues to referendums if devolved government cannot be restored, a move that would circumvent the Democratic Unionist Party's opposition to legalising gay marriage. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where ...
The 15-paragraph Irish deal also guarantees the Good Friday agreement will continue in all its parts, allows border communities to continue to access EU funding, and means anyone in Northern Ireland opting for Irish citizenship will continue to have rights as EU citizens. The leader of Ireland's opposition, ...
After its closure as a picture house, the building was turned into a furniture store in the 1970s. Although it enjoyed listed building status for a number of years, this was removed in 1998. The Majestic's designer, John McBride Neill, was the foremost architect of cinemas in Northern Ireland during the golden ...
The question of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is now a central issue in Brexit negotiations. With the UK government promising to leave the EU customs union and single market, the Irish government insists the UK must commit not to introduce a hard border on the island of ...
Victims from across the spectrum in Northern Ireland are united in opposition to a proposed amnesty for security force members who served during the Troubles, the ... A range of mechanisms to deal with the conflict legacy were agreed by Northern Ireland politicians in the 2014 Stormont House Agreement, ...

... questions about the future of peace in Northern Ireland. In Dublin, the parties seemed deadlocked on Friday. Micheal Martin, the leader of the opposition Fianna Fail, said an election “can be avoided” if Mr. Varadkar fired his deputy, Frances Fitzgerald. Opposition leaders have questioned Ms. Fitzgerald's ...
The DUP leader has proposed restoring Northern Ireland's ... to change her opposition to a standalone Irish language act, but she does give ...
However, because a role in Northern Ireland is not specifically ruled out, ... fully participating in Stormont as an active opposition - ending half a ...
Incredibly Northern Ireland has been without a functioning ... Fein and the DUP have almost eradicated their respective opposition parties in ...
... hall tours and various workshops, held across Northern Ireland. ... of the Ulster Covenant by unionists in opposition to Home Rule in 1912.
Campaigners have warned plans to build a pig megafarm in Northern Ireland could risk spreading antibiotic resistance to local residents.
Sinn Fein, the main Irish nationalist party in Northern Ireland, has called for ... While Sinn Fein is in opposition in the Republic of Ireland, an EU ...
... and the stance now taken by the leading opposition party in the Commons, your ... The minister told a breakfast briefing hosted by the Northern Ireland ... "And for Northern Ireland, the stakes are very high indeed," he said.
The position of US special envoy to Northern Ireland has not been filled by the Trump administration; nor has the post of the ... Opposition.
The Opposition now offers more clarity on the biggest issue facing the ... Brexit – on issues including customs, the Northern Ireland border, civil ...
'Until now women in Northern Ireland have had to take their ... for Northern Ireland, had voted while in opposition for the extension of the act.
But time is a malleable thing in a place fraught with political inaction and a strong opposition to marriage rights for same-sex couples. Northern ...
They need the votes of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists to squeak ... Mr Liam Fox has mustered some resistance as international trade ...
... are alive today because of Northern Ireland's tight abortion laws. ... All too often people claiming to be pro-choice shout down any opposition, ...
... or build a shared future for all communities in Northern Ireland. ... to protect Irish language speakers, the DUP's opposition to lifting the ...
Earlier Mr Varadkar confirmed that during his first visit to Northern Ireland as taoiseach that he will join a Belfast Pride breakfast at the Northern ...
EU leaders agreed that such a vote, in the face of stiff unionist opposition, would allow Northern Ireland to rejoin the bloc automatically.
... about his opposition to any sort of economic border post-Brexit. ... the executive back up and running to give Northern Ireland a strong voice." ...
He added that abstentionism was not serving the interests of Northern Ireland and was “doing nothing to unlock unionist” opposition to a united ...
Forty per cent of people in Northern Ireland support reforming the law ... There was also strong opposition to the idea of an amnesty, with 56% ...
PLYMOUTH Argyle Under-15s ended the Northern Ireland SuperCup as they had started it with a 2-0 victory over local opposition. The young ...
The ceasefire and amnesty was immediately rejected by Mabior Garang, a spokesman for the opposition SPLM-IO party, who called it "silly" and a "non-starter".
The sole contender to be the next leader of the Ulster Unionist Party said no decision has been taken on whether or not it will be part of a new Executive at Stormont.
In the course of seven days the country suffered its deadliest terror attack since the July 7, 2005 bombings, all-party talks in Northern Ireland aimed at reinstating a functioning power-sharing Executive have collapsed, Scotland's Parliament is ...
That last word was originally a reference not to the union with Northern Ireland, but with Scotland - and it is an attachment that ConservativeHome, the website I edit, recently decided to test, in partnership with the University of Winchester.
The Kremlin has dismissed the opposition as a Westernised urban elite disconnected from the issues faced by the poor in Russia's far-flung regions, but Sunday's protests included demonstrations in the areas which typically produce a high vote for ...
Alliance Party leader Naomi Long says its decision to go in to opposition was.
As so often happens, where repression has replaced democratic consensus, violent resistance takes place, and Northern Ireland was no exception. With the Unionist government determined in 1969-70 to use its heavily armed police force in order to retain ...
At the same time, on the western horizon, it is looking more likely that the island of Ireland will become a single state, with Northern Ireland seceding from Britain and joining the southern Republic. Each forecasted outcome would have been mocked ...
The steely-eyed and bluntly-spoken young man was a ruthless proponent of republican violence, which caused more than half of the 3,600 killings between 1969 and 1998, in opposition to British rule in Northern Ireland but became a senior member of Sinn ...
Brexit - rejected by 55.8% of voters in Northern Ireland - is seen as just the latest imposition by England. It has given a new momentum to .... in presidential elections. The opposition party Fianna Fail is preparing is own white paper on plans for a ...
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been doused in bright green liquid by an unknown assailant in the Siberian city of Barnaul.
In Northern Ireland, 56% voted to remain in the EU in last year's referendum. A Sinn Fein demand for the region to retain special EU-designated status post-Brexit has been rejected by the Government.


 

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