Brexit tensions: Northern Ireland port staff face intimidation

Staff carrying out post-Brexit checks at Northern Irish ports have been intimidated amid rising tensions in the region in the wake of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, a development Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin has condemned as “sinister”. The issue prompted the EU on Tuesday to temporarily withdraw its staff deployed in […]

Ireland says not informed by EU about triggering Brexit protocol

Brussels reversed plan to invoke Article 16 of post-Brexit deal on Northern Ireland to restrict COVID vaccine exports. Ireland was not consulted by the European Commission before it briefly sought to restrict some exports of COVID-19 vaccines by invoking an emergency Brexit clause related to Northern Ireland, Ireland’s European Affairs Minister said. The EU abruptly […]

EU reverses plan to restrict vaccine exports through Irish border

The European Union has abruptly reversed a plan to use emergency Brexit measures to restrict shipments of COVID-19 vaccines from crossing the Irish border into the United Kingdom, after it sent shockwaves through Northern Ireland, London and Dublin. In a steep escalation of the EU’s fight to secure vaccine supplies, Brussels had said it would […]

In Ireland, Lifting a Veil of Prejudice Against Mixed-Race Children

It was helping her mother work merchandise tables at some of Dublin’s most respected venues that Jess Kavanagh first got a taste for the music scene. When she started doing gigs herself, a petite singer with a belter of a voice, people would come up after to tell her that she sounded “like a Black […]

Irish PM issues state apology for mother and baby homes abuses

A ‘profound generational wrong’ was visited upon those who wound up in Ireland’s network of Catholic Church-run homes for unwed mothers and their children, Irish PM says. Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin has offered a formal apology in the country’s parliament for the treatment of unmarried mothers and their babies in a network of church-run […]

Ireland to lay bare scandal of baby deaths at Church-run homes

Relatives have alleged the babies at mother and baby homes were mistreated because they were born to unmarried women. One of the Catholic Church’s darkest chapters will be revisited on Tuesday when an Irish inquiry into death rates among newborns at church-run homes for unwed mothers hands down its final report. Relatives have alleged the […]

Group Takes Legal Action Over Lack of Abortion Services in Northern Ireland

Travel restrictions have also exacerbated an already difficult situation, as many women in Northern Ireland have continued to travel to England to have the procedure. But the risk to their own health and the travel restrictions throughout the last year have made that all but impossible, rights groups say. The region’s Department of Health has […]

French-Irish teen’s 2019 death a ‘misadventure’: Malaysia court

The body of Nora Anne Quoirin, who had learning difficulties, was discovered near a holiday resort where her family was staying. A Malaysian court has announced it will not reopen a probe into the death of a French-Irish teenager whose body was found in a jungle after she went missing during a family holiday, saying […]

Ireland: A Dark Secret

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Budget line Ryanair orders 210 Boeing 737 Max jets for comeback

Betting on pent-up demand for travel post-pandemic, the Irish discount airline will use the 737 Max jets it bought to expand service across Europe. Ryanair Holdings Plc has a plan to thunder back from the air-travel slump, grabbing airport space while its weakened rivals are still in retreat. The Irish discount airline will use the […]

Belfast’s great survivor: The Europa Hotel #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Belfast’s Europa Hotel does not merely offer its visitor a warm welcome and tremendous hospitality, it offers a storied past and an unsurpassed history. This icon, once known as the “most bombed hotel in Europe”, has been the subject of many articles and documentaries and remains a star in many tourist selfies. During the Troubles […]

Why are rape victims being denied therapy in the UK?

I first visited the United Kingdom in 2013. I was 20 years old with a sparsely stamped passport, intending to spend the summer in London studying acting. I arrived five months after Frances Andrade, a 48-year-old professional violinist, committed suicide after being accused of lying on the stand during what would become an infamous rape case against […]