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UK bids to break Northern Ireland deadlock by cutting deputies' pay

06 Sep 2018

BELFAST/LONDON The British government is to cut the pay of members of Northern Ireland's parliament in its latest attempt to break a political deadlock that has left the region with no government for almost 20 months, the minister for Northern Ireland said on Thursday.

Under pressure at home, May demands new deal from EU on Irish border

20 Jul 2018

BELFAST Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demanded Brussels quickly respond to her plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit. | Video

Explosive thrown at house of former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams

14 Jul 2018

BELFAST An explosive device was thrown at the home Gerry Adams in Belfast overnight, the former Sinn Fein leader said on Saturday, saying the attack may have been carried out by Irish nationalist militants opposed to Northern Ireland's peace deal.

Shots fired at Northern Irish police ahead of flashpoint parade

11 Jul 2018

BELFAST Northern Irish police came under gunfire and petrol bomb attack in the fifth night of violence in Londonderry late on Tuesday on the eve of a major annual parade in the British province that frequently triggers sectarian violence. 

Irish rugby union revokes contracts of players acquitted of rape

14 Apr 2018

BELFAST Irish rugby's governing body has revoked the contracts of two internationals acquitted of rape, citing "the core values of the game", after a trial exposed their use of degrading language towards the woman who accused them.

Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan delight crowds in Belfast

23 Mar 2018

BELFAST Britain's Prince Harry took his American fiancee Meghan Markle to Northern Ireland on Friday where they were met by screams of delight as the couple ended their tour of the United Kingdom's four nations. | Video

Ireland says Brexit border deal 'legally firm'; DUP says not resolved

20 Mar 2018

DUBLIN/BELFAST The Irish government on Monday said an agreement that would leave Northern Ireland within the European Union's customs union after Britain leaves the EU was "legally firm," but Northern Ireland's largest party said the issue remained open for debate.

Ireland says Brexit border deal 'legally firm'; DUP says not resolved

19 Mar 2018

DUBLIN/BELFAST The Irish government on Monday said an agreement that would leave Northern Ireland within the European Union's customs union after Britain leaves the EU was "legally firm," but Northern Ireland's largest party said the issue remained open for debate.

London moves to set Northern Ireland budget, step towards direct rule

08 Mar 2018

BELFAST The British government on Thursday moved to impose a budget directly on Northern Ireland in the latest step towards re-imposing direct rule of the region, a move likely to upset Irish nationalists and that may spark a diplomatic row with Dublin.

Ireland international Jackson denies rape allegation

07 Mar 2018

BELFAST Ireland rugby international Paddy Jackson denied raping a 19-year-old girl in his home in 2016 when he took the stand in a Belfast court room on Wednesday.

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