Northern Ireland’s first minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster quits after internal party revolt

Follow RT on Arlene Foster has announced her resignation as the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and as Northern Ireland’s first minister after a backlash against her leadership from MPs and within her own party. Foster will step down as DUP leader on May 28 and as first minister by the end of […]

Johnson urged by veterans of Northern Ireland politics to address unrest there before situation ‘falls over’

Follow RT on Northern Ireland faces serious turmoil unless the British government takes a more direct role in resolving grievances stemming from Brexit, a group of former political, security and religious leaders has warned. An open letter signed by four former Northern secretaries, the North’s ex-police chief and also a former archbishop, called on Prime […]

UK to act to ensure flow of medicines to Northern Ireland is uninterrupted amid concerns about post-Brexit supply issues

Follow RT on The UK government has declared it will “take the action we need” to ensure that the flow of medicines to Northern Ireland is uninterrupted over concerns post-Brexit measures will interrupt the supply of crucial drugs. Britain’s Northern Ireland minister, Brandon Lewis, made the statement in the UK Parliament after health officials warned […]

Viable bomb found under police officer’s car in Northern Ireland after weeks of unrest

Follow RT on A viable explosive device has been planted under the car of a serving police officer near a property in the north of Northern Ireland following weeks of unrest during which dozens of police were injured. The bomb was found under the officer’s vehicle on Monday near her family’s farm in Dungiven, County […]

WATCH: Bus TORCHED by petrol bomb as it drives along Belfast road amid ongoing Northern Ireland protests

Follow RT on A double decker bus has been completely destroyed after it was set alight by protesters in Belfast, as Northern Ireland was hit by another night of violence amid heightened sectarian tensions in the region. Dramatic footage shared on social media showed people hurling Molotov cocktails at the bus while the driver was […]

Northern Ireland police arrest man in investigation into bomb-making by ‘New IRA’ dissidents

Follow RT on Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a 52-year-old man as part of an investigation into bomb-making activities by the self-styled New IRA, following a search for explosive devices in the Creggan area of Derry City. Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray called the arrest a “significant development” in the Police Service of Northern […]

UK disappointed over EU’s failure to acknowledge NI ‘shock and anger’ after triggering article 16, PM’s spokesperson says

Follow RT on The UK prime minister’s spokesperson has expressed disappointment over the EU’s failure to acknowledge the “shock and anger” in Northern Ireland sparked by the bloc’s decision to trigger Article 16 over the Covid-19 vaccine row. European Union chiefs were forced into a swift u-turn at the end of January after attempting to […]

Rising tensions in Northern Ireland stem from Brexit, not the Protocol, Dublin says as UK blames EU vaccine control plan

Follow RT on The Irish foreign minister has said that Brexit is the cause of increasing tensions in Northern Ireland, not the Protocol, as reports of “menacing behaviour” and graffiti threatening border staff sees the EU withdraw officials. “What is causing all of this tension is Brexit, not the [Northern Ireland] Protocol, the Protocol is […]

EU ABORTS plan to restrict vaccine exports through Northern Ireland, after drawing scorn from London & Dublin

Follow RT on Brussels has back-pedaled on its plan to impose export controls on vaccine shipments from the EU to the UK through Northern Ireland amid the bloc’s rollout woes, after London, Belfast and Dublin saw red over the idea. In a statement late on Friday, Brussels said that it would not take advantage of […]

Brexit bites: Northern Ireland shoppers face empty shelves as red tape clogs supermarkets’ supply chains

Follow RT on Shoppers in Northern Ireland are facing empty shelves at supermarkets as new customs paperwork has left major retailers facing shortages across hundreds of products due to the post-Brexit trade agreement. High-demand products such as fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat are among the products worst affected, as food suppliers face delays getting goods […]

United Ireland ‘within 25 years’ thanks to ‘disaster’ Brexit, UK’s former Home Secretary predicts

Follow RT on The “disaster” Brexit deal has played into the hands of those wishing for the “destruction” of the UK, former cabinet minister David Blunkett has said, predicting that a united Ireland might emerge within the next 25 years.  The situation created by Brexit that now “effectively continues” the European single market in Northern […]

Both Britain & EU say post-Brexit agreement is a great deal! Now Scotland, Ireland and Wales want in on the action

Follow RT on The free trade deal that will dictate future economic cooperation between the UK and EU has been hailed by both sides as a success, but the breakthrough agreement received a cold reception in Scotland. After nearly a year of contentious negotiations, the two parties produced a 2,000 page document which, at least […]