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Northern Ireland has “brighter future” with power sharing return, Sunak says

Belfast, Northern Ireland Reuters Northern Ireland faces a “brighter future” with the restoration of devolved government after two years of deadlock, Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on a visit to Belfast on Sunday. Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill was appointed first minister on Saturday, a first for an Irish nationalist in a historical milestone for […]

Northern Ireland to restore government after UK parliament approves deal

London/Belfast, UK Reuters Northern Ireland is set to elect a government on Saturday for the first time in two years after the British parliament agreed to revamp post-Brexit trade rules to break a political stalemate. In a historic first, Irish nationalists Sinn Fein are set to take the First Minister role after securing the most […]

After two years of deadlock, Northern Irish Government could return in days

Belfast, Northern Ireland Reuters Northern Irish and British politicians voiced optimism on Tuesday that the regional power-sharing government could be restored quickly following a breakthrough overnight, ending a near two-year crisis that threatened a key part of the 1998 peace deal. After months of negotiations, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party said the party […]

Northern Ireland child abuse victims get formal government apology

UK Belfast Stormont minute of silence

London, UK AP The Northern Ireland Government issued a formal apology on Friday to people who were abused in orphanages and children’s homes, telling them that “the state let you down.” Ministers from all five political parties in the Northern Ireland Assembly read out apologies to survivors gathered at the Stormont government buildings near Belfast. […]