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Amanda Ferguson

To Brexit backdrop, Northern Ireland parties try to restore devolved government

16 Dec 2019

BELFAST Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland began talks on Monday to restore devolved government to the province at a time when the United Kingdom's imminent departure from the European Union threatens the already delicate political balance.

Britain to call regional elections in Northern Ireland if deadlock continues

15 Nov 2019

BELFAST The British government will call a regional election in Northern Ireland if Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists fail to reach agreement to restore a power-sharing government by mid-January, a British minister said on Friday.

Brexit prompts Northern Ireland electoral pacts that could shake DUP grip

05 Nov 2019

BELFAST Division among Northern Ireland's pro-British and pro-Irish parties over Brexit has prompted tactical electoral moves that put at risk some of the seats that had given the province's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) the balance of power in London.

Brexit could fuel Northern Ireland paramilitary attacks, watchdog says

04 Nov 2019

BELFAST Brexit has the potential to fuel paramilitary violence, which lingers in British-ruled Northern Ireland two decades after a peace deal, but is less significant than the current lack of devolved government, an independent watchdog said on Monday.

Second man charged over UK truck deaths, victims now thought to be Vietnamese

01 Nov 2019

BELFAST A second man was charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a truck near London, British police said on Friday, as they confirmed they now believe all the victims were Vietnamese.

Northern Ireland prepares for momentous abortion, same-sex marriage changes

21 Oct 2019

BELFAST Campaigners who fought for decades to end Northern Ireland's same-sex marriage ban and restrictions on abortion gathered in Belfast on Monday to prepare for a momentous change to the laws on both at the stroke of midnight.

Exclusive: Ireland's Orange Order discourages protests over Brexit deal

21 Oct 2019

BELFAST The head of Northern Ireland's influential Orange Order said on Sunday unionists in the province should avoid staging violent protests over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal despite feeling that they had been let down.

Exclusive: Northern Ireland's Orange Order discourages protests over Brexit deal

20 Oct 2019

BELFAST The head of Northern Ireland's influential Orange Order said on Sunday unionists in the province should avoid staging violent protests over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal despite feeling that they had been let down.

N.Ireland's Orange Order discourages protests over Brexit deal

20 Oct 2019

BELFAST, Oct 20 The head of Northern Ireland's influential Orange Order said on Sunday he did not want to see violent street protests by unionists in the province against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, despite feelings that they had been let down.

As Troubles cast long shadow, Brexit stakes are high in Northern Ireland's border city

18 Oct 2019

LONDONDERRY Just a few kilometres from the border with Ireland, the people of Northern Ireland's second city of Londonderry know exactly what is at stake as Britain seeks to seal its departure from the European Union. | Video

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