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In Northern Ireland,
a Big Religious Shift
Sep 22, 2022 9:05 AM CDT
In Northern Ireland, a Big Religious Shift
There are now more Catholics in Northern Ireland than Protestants, which could affect future politics
- Ten years ago, the national census revealed that Protestants still had the numbers over Catholics in Northern Ireland, though the gap was a slim one: 48% to 45%, respectively. Now, that ranking has flipped, per the 2021 demographics poll released Thursday. While the percentage of those who are Catholic (or...
Kid Finds Live
WWI Grenade on Beach
May 30, 2022 10:24 AM CDT
Kid Finds Live WWI Grenade on Beach
It was destroyed in controlled explosion in Northern Ireland
- A grenade believed to be more than a century old—but still deadly—was found by a young boy on a beach in Northern Ireland, police say. In a Facebook post , police thanked the "young lad" who spotted the grenade and contacted officers, remaining at the scene to tell...
Sinn Fein Records
Historic Election Victory
May 7, 2022 4:30 PM CDT
Sinn Fein Records Historic Election Victory
Party seeking Irish unification proclaims a new era
- The Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, which seeks unification with Ireland, hailed a "new era" Saturday for Northern Ireland as it captured the largest number of seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time in a historic win. With almost all votes counted from Thursday's local...
On Bloody Sunday Anniversary,
Families Again Call for Justice
Jan 30, 2022 3:05 PM CST
On Bloody Sunday Anniversary, Families Again Call for Justice
British paratroopers opened fire on demonstrators in Derry, giving rise to decades of violence
- Hundreds of people on Sunday walked the route of marchers who were killed by British paratroopers a half-century ago in Northern Ireland during a civil rights demonstration. Family members of those shot to death in Derry on what's now known as Bloody Sunday were among those at the remembrance,...
Nov 8, 2021 6:29 AM CST
Van Morrison Is Getting Sued Over COVID Remarks
Northern Ireland's health minister accuses him of slander
- Van Morrison hates lockdown rules so much he's written songs about it . Now, it looks like he'll have to go to court to defend some of his statements. Northern Ireland's health minister is suing the singer for defamation, reports Belfast's
. Robin Swann took legal...
Unrest in Northern Ireland
Apr 8, 2021 12:05 PM CDT
Unrest in Northern Ireland Is Escalating
55 police officers hurt over the last week
- Crowds from Protestant and Catholic communities hurled bricks, fireworks, and gas bombs at police and each other overnight in Belfast, as a week of street violence escalated. Police and politicians tried Thursday to calm the volatile situation in Northern Ireland, where Britain's exit from the European Union has unsettled...
Apr 4, 2021 11:27 AM CDT
Unrest Flares in Northern Ireland
Police say petrol bombs were thrown at officers
- Police in Northern Ireland have appealed for calm after officers were attacked with petrol bombs and cars were set on fire during a second night of unrest. Three cars were hijacked and set on fire Saturday night in Newtownabbey, an area on the outskirts of Belfast, police said. North Area...
Boris Johnson Revives
'Bonkers' Bridge Idea
Feb 11, 2020 4:28 AM CST
Boris Johnson Revives 'Bonkers' Bridge Idea
British government considering $25B bridge between Scotland, N. Ireland
- With Scotland talking about independence post-Brexit and Sinn Fein calling for a vote on reunifying Ireland after its election success , Boris Johnson is talking about building bridges. The British prime minister has revived what critics call a "bonkers" idea to build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland, the...
Jan 2, 2020 4:30 PM CST
Belfast University's Next Chancellor: Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton will be the first woman with the title
- Hillary Clinton has accepted a five-year posting as chancellor of Queen's University in Belfast. The job involves advising management and presiding over graduation, the BBC reports. Mostly, though, the former secretary of state will act as an ambassador for the Northern Ireland school. Clinton will be the first woman...
From Boris: a Final Brexit Offer,
a Line on Kangaroo Testicles
Oct 2, 2019 10:15 AM CDT
From Boris: a Final Brexit Offer, a Line on Kangaroo Testicles
PM gives conference speech to Conservative Party members
- The UK will offer the EU a proposed Brexit deal on Wednesday that represents a compromise for both sides, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a speech to Conservative Party members at their annual conference that had been billed by his office as a take-it-or-leave-it "final offer" to...
Jun 6, 2019 4:15 PM CDT
Arrest Made in Slaying of Journalist
Lyra McKee was shot during rioting in Northern Ireland
- Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a 46-year-old man in the shooting death of freelance journalist Lyra McKee in April. The suspect was arrested under the Terrorism Act, CNN reports. Police first conducted two searches in Derry—also called Londonderry. McKee, 29, was near a police vehicle watching rioting in...
57-Year-Old Woman Charged in
Shooting Death of Journalist
Apr 23, 2019 8:01 AM CDT
57-Year-Old Woman Charged in Shooting Death of Journalist
New IRA takes blame for murder of Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland
- A 57-year-old woman has been arrested in the shooting death last week in Northern Ireland of journalist Lyra McKee . Although initially two teens were detained in connection with the killing of the 29-year-old, who died Thursday night during rioting in Londonderry (aka Derry), they were later released without being charged,...
2 Teens Arrested in
Killing of Journalist
Apr 20, 2019 7:01 AM CDT
2 Teens Arrested in Killing of Journalist
Lyra McKee was shot during rioting in Northern Ireland
- Two teenagers in Northern Ireland are under arrest in connection with the killing of rising young journalist Lyra McKee, reports the BBC . The unidentified suspects in the 29-year-old's death are 18 and 19. A gunman fatally shot McKee during rioting in the city of Londonderry Thursday night in what...
She Died Hours Later
Apr 19, 2019 6:23 AM CDT
Journo Tweeted 'Absolute Madness.' She Died Hours Later
Lyra McKee died after she was shot during rioting in Northern Ireland
- The dissident republican group the New IRA was most likely responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry, police in Northern Ireland said Friday. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee died after she was shot...
Soldier Faces Murder Charges
47 Years After Bloody Sunday
Mar 14, 2019 9:55 AM CDT
Soldier Faces Murder Charges 47 Years After Bloody Sunday
18 other suspects are off the hook
- The first charges have been laid 47 years after Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday, when 13 demonstrators were shot and killed by British troops. A former paratrooper is charged with the murders of two men, James Wray and William McKinney, and the attempted murders of four others: Patrick O'Donnell,...
on Brexit. It's
Jan 29, 2019 12:34 PM CST
May Needs EU Reversal on Brexit. It's Not Budging
British PM to discuss tweaking backstop with EU leaders
- British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday sought to salvage a Brexit deal but headed toward a clash with the European Union by promising to overhaul the divorce deal she spent a year and a half negotiating with the bloc. Trying to break the Brexit deadlock, May urged lawmakers to...
Honeymoon in Northern Ireland
Ends With American's Arrest
Aug 15, 2018 7:01 PM CDT
Honeymoon in Northern Ireland Ends With American's Arrest
South Carolina man faces attempted murder charges
- A South Carolina man honeymooning in Northern Ireland has been charged with three counts of attempted murder following a fight outside of a bar in the village of Ballycarry, DublinLive reports. Nicholas Keith Warner, 31, an electrical engineer who lives in Summerville, allegedly used a knife to stab three men...
Irish Border Problem
Holds Up Brexit Talks
Dec 5, 2017 1:22 AM CST
Irish Border Problem Holds Up Brexit Talks
Deal slips away after talks in Brussels
- The European Union and Britain ended a flurry of top-level diplomacy on Monday without a deal on the terms of their divorce, as agreement on how to maintain an open Irish border after Brexit slipped out of the negotiators' grasp, the AP reports. British Prime Minister Theresa May went to...
UK: There Must Be No Border
Posts With Ireland After Brexit
Aug 16, 2017 7:54 PM CDT
UK: There Must Be No Border Posts With Ireland After Brexit
UK commits to free movement for British, Irish, and EU citizens
- The British government has said repeatedly that it will end the free movement of people from the European Union when the UK leaves the bloc in 2019. On Wednesday it acknowledged that, in practice, it won't. Britain said there must be no border posts or electronic checks between Northern...
Odd New Brexit Glitch:
The Border With Ireland
Jul 28, 2017 10:43 AM CDT
Odd New Brexit Glitch: The Border With Ireland
Ireland wants the Irish Sea to be the new boundary, but Britain won't have it
- Britain and the rest of the United Kingdom are supposed to exit the European Union in 2019, but the current round of Brexit talks is getting hung up on a geographic snag: how to create a border between Ireland and the UK. The
of London reports that Ireland wants...
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