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Sinn Fein protests coronavirus call for British military help in Northern Ireland

11 Apr 2020

BELFAST Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein expressed concern on Saturday over a request by Northern Ireland's health minister for British military assistance in response to the coronavirus, saying it had raised the sensitive issue with the British government.

Northern Ireland authorities give green light to abortion services

09 Apr 2020

BELFAST Northern Ireland authorities on Thursday gave the green light for the rollout of abortion services, activists and leading doctors said, although it was unclear when the first procedures would take place.

British provider to post abortion pills to ensure Northern Irish women have access

09 Apr 2020

BELFAST Britain's leading provider of abortions said it will offer abortion pills to women in Northern Ireland by post to avoid them having to travel to England by ferry now that the coronavirus pandemic has closed air traffic.

British provider to post abortion pills to ensure N.Irish women have access

09 Apr 2020

BELFAST, April 9 Britain's leading provider of abortions said it will offer abortion pills to women in Northern Ireland by post to avoid them having to travel to England by ferry now that the coronavirus pandemic has closed air traffic.

Northern Irish women told to sail to England for abortions despite pandemic

07 Apr 2020

BELFAST Northern Irish women seeking an abortion have been told they must take an 8-hour ferry to England despite the lockdown, as the regional government resists pressure to offer abortions locally and the coronavirus pandemic stops flights.

Sacking of UK minister who broke Northern Ireland logjam dismays Belfast, Dublin

13 Feb 2020

BELFAST British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sacked the minister who helped end three years of political paralysis in Northern Ireland, prompting criticism on Thursday that Johnson was indifferent to the fate of the people living there.

Northern Irish police charge man with murder of journalist Lyra McKee

12 Feb 2020

BELFAST Northern Irish police said on Wednesday they had charged a 52-year-old man with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry last year, a killing that sparked outrage in the British-run province.

Duchess Kate makes first solo visit to Northern Ireland

12 Feb 2020

NEWTONARDS, Northern Ireland Britain's duchess Kate, the wife of Prince William, met local families on Wednesday during a surprise visit to Northern Ireland to promote her early-years survey.

Here come the brides in Northern Ireland's first same-sex marriage

11 Feb 2020

CARRICKFERGUS, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland's first same-sex wedding took place on Tuesday after the government lifted a ban on gay marriage in the province, marking legalisation of the practice throughout the United Kingdom. | Video

Northern Irish police arrest four men over killing of journalist Lyra Mckee

11 Feb 2020

BELFAST Northern Irish police arrested four men on Tuesday as part of the investigation into the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, whose killing sparked outrage in the province where a 1998 peace deal mostly ended three decades of sectarian violence.

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