Northern Ireland

UK's Boris Johnson suggests giant bridge to France after Brexit

The British Foreign Secretary has floated the idea of building a giant bridge between France and Britain after Brexit. French Economy Minister Bruno …

World News

Four people charged with drug offences

A 32-year-old man is due before Newry Magistrates court on Friday charged with possession of Class A drug heroin.<p>It follows the arrest of 5 people …

Crime

Irish wheelie bin and flute band baton wash up in Scottish beauty spots

Last weekend The Sunday Mail launched The Last Straw campaign, which calls an end to plastic straws which pollute our sea and beaches.<p>A wheelie bin …

Environment

Northern Ireland first as chippy fined for failing to display hygiene sign

The owner of one of Belfast's best-known fish and chip shops has become the first business in Northern Ireland to be convicted of failing to display …

News (Ireland)

'I regret my language', says DUP's Brexit spokesman who called Varadkar a 'nutcase'

A Democratic Unionist MP has rolled back on controversial comments in which he branded Taoiseach Leo Varadkar a "nutcase".

News (Ireland)

In Britain’s battle over school curriculum, Celtic nations have got it right

The national curriculum introduced by Margaret Thatcher’s governments in the 1980s was a seminal development in UK education history. Applying to …

Education

Groups welcome EU pledge on post-Brexit cross-border peace funds

<b>Groups which benefit from EU money have welcomed the President of the European Commission's indication that funding for cross-border projects will continue after Brexit.</b><p>Jean-Claude Juncker said he could see "no more important use" of the European budget than maintaining the peace process in Ireland.<p>…

Brexit

Northern Ireland traffic: Snow return sees difficult driving conditions across Northern Ireland

Follow our feed for the latest traffic updates from across Northern Ireland.<p>Belfast Telegraph Digital

News (Ireland)

Irish opposition leader swings behind legalizing abortion

Ireland’s opposition leader catalyzed the country’s abortion debate Thursday by saying that he would defy the majority of his party to repeal a ban …

Rights & Freedoms

Michael O'Neill considering Northern Ireland future after 'productive' talks with Scotland

The meeting was described as "productive" by a source close to the discussions and the 48-year-old impressed the SFA delegation.<p>But no timescale has …

News (Ireland)

Game of Thrones season 8: New details about the first scene

Game of Thrones season 8 might not be coming until 2019, but Game of Thrones fans can find out where the final season begins right now.<p>A tantalizing …

Game of Thrones

The U.K. Faces a Choice on Brexit: Norway or Canada?

Brexit decision time is fast approaching, and much remains uncertain. The principles guiding the future trading relationship between the European Union’s 450 million people and the U.K.’s 65 million should be negotiated by the end of this year, but the details won’t be set.<p>Prime Minister Theresa …

Brexit

New Northern Ireland secretary slapped down by DUP for 'clumsy' remarks about £1billion deal

The new Northern Ireland secretary has admitted she was “clumsy” for saying that the Government had not yet started spending the £1billion agreed under the confidence and supply arrangement.<p>The comments by Karen Bradley infuriated Nigel Dodds, the Westminster leader of the Democratic Unionist …

Democratic Unionist Party

Northern Ireland's very own Banksy

Meet Dean Kane, the "Belfast Banksy" who flew to Las Vegas to transform a mansion into a gingerbread house.<p><i>Video produced by: Jordan Kenny</i>

Karen Bradley gets on the wrong side of the DUP

Oh dear. Although Karen Bradley has only been in her new job as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for just over a week, she has already managed to ruffle a few feathers. Unfortunately for her, those feathers belong to the all-powerful DUP.<p>It’s been reported that in a sit down with written …

Ireland

Mother's horror after children left 'plastered' in excrement after visit to Northern Ireland leisure centre

A woman has told of her horror after her two young children were left "plastered" in excrement after a visit to a Northern Ireland leisure centre.<p>The …

News (Ireland)

Northern Irish parties have weeks to restore devolved government, Dublin says

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Brexit

Boost for Conservatives as leak suggests DUP could be about to back constituency boundary overhaul

The Conservatives’ hopes to remove a bias in the electoral system in favour of Labour have received a boost after it emerged that the Democratic Unionist Party might support them after all.<p>The Tories are committed to cutting the number of MPs from 650 to 600 in an overall of the constituency …

Democratic Unionist Party

Ex-unionists call for referendums on Irish language, same-sex marriage and abortion in the North

A referendum on an Irish Language Act should be held in the North this summer, three former Belfast Agreement negotiators have said.<p>Legalising …

News (Ireland)

Irish negotiator says ‘challenging’ to bring effect to Brexit border agreement

It will be extremely challenging to give effect to the commitments made by the British government on the future of Northern Ireland's border, one of …

Ireland

Fresh round of talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland 'must find a solution in weeks'

A fresh round of talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland must find a solution in "weeks rather than months", leaders have been warned.

News (Ireland)

Homemovers at highest level in 10 years

The latest data and analysis from Lloyds Bank has revealed that the UK is on the move. According to the figures, the number of people moving home is …

Property (UK)

Liam Neeson on 'fantastic' Leo Varadkar, Brexit and doing fight scenes aged 65

Image: TheJournal.ie<p>Image: TheJournal.ie<p>LIAM NEESON IS not short of opinions.<p>As anyone who watched the Late Late Show last Friday will know, the …

Liam Neeson

Sinn Fein MP claims proposed new electoral map for Northern Ireland akin to unionist gerrymander

Sinn Fein MP Francie Molloy has said a revised electoral boundary map for Northern Ireland obtained by the Press Association would amount to …

News (Ireland)

Girl, 9, receives £8m settlement after suffering brain damage during birth

A hospital trust will have to pay a nine-year-old girl more than £8m in damages after she suffered brain damage during her birth.<p>The youngster, who …

Ireland

UK weather: Heavy snow and ice from Storm Fionn cause chaos as police called to dozens of crashes on treacherous roads

Commuters are facing chaos across large parts of Britain as heavy snow, ice and strong winds have been blamed for numerous crashes and road …

Weather

Irish Border Issue ‘Hasn’t Gone Away, You Know,’ Negotiator Says

The Irish border question remains despite the assurances provided by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May last month to unlock Brexit talks.<p>The issue …

Brexit

See an Entire Northern Ireland Village Crocheted Out of Wool

An incredible yarn from Cloughmills, County Antrim.<p>The Main Street of Cloughmills, Northern Ireland, is lined with neat, two-story houses that flank …

Culture

Irish PM looks to the future of Europe

Irish leader Leo Varadkar was at the European Parliament on Wednesday to kick off a series of talks on the future of Europe.<p>Varadkar took the opportunity to underline his country's commitment to the European Union and reiterate his opposition to a hard border with the United Kingdom once Brexit is …

Leo Varadkar

DUP calls for direct rule

At Prime Minister’s Questions, Theresa May signalled that another round of intensive talks to get Stormont up and running again might not be far off. …

Ireland