UK govt steps in to ensure abortion services in Northern Ireland are fully implemented by end of March 2022

Follow RT on Westminster has directed the Northern Irish authorities to implement full abortion services by the end of next March, after the region failed to do so despite a 2019 referendum that decriminalised the termination of pregnancy. On Thursday, the UK Secretary for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, issued a formal direction to Stormont’s Department […]

Brexit deal ‘wasn’t something to last forever’: Britain says EU is ‘inflexible’ on Northern Ireland issue

Follow RT on The UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has accused the EU of being “inflexible” about the prospect of re-negotiating the Northern Ireland part of the deal, claiming it was not made to “last forever” in the first place. In an interview with Sky News on Wednesday, Kwarteng backed the idea of re-negotiating the […]

‘We cannot go on as we are’: UK Brexit minister demands new Northern Ireland deal with EU

Follow RT on The British government has called for a new deal with the EU to resolve current trade issues between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as the UK’s Brexit minister, David Frost, warned “we cannot go on as we are”. Frost expressed his discontent at the current Northern Ireland Protocol element of the UK’s […]

Post-Brexit 11th Night celebrations in Northern Ireland turn political with MONSTER BONFIRE lit by loyalists

Follow RT on A towering structure made of wooden pallets has been set ablaze in the Northern Irish town of Portadown to mark the Eleventh Night, with a political agenda igniting this year’s Protestant celebrations amid post-Brexit tensions. Bonfires are traditionally built in Northern Ireland every July, as part of events commemorating the victory of […]

Brexit ‘sausage war’ truce as EU & UK agree 3-month extension to chilled meats grace period in Northern Ireland

Follow RT on The EU has agreed to the UK’s request to postpone a ban on the sale of chilled meats from Britain in Northern Ireland after Brexit, a move that temporarily resolves what some media have dubbed the ‘sausage war.’ Under the Northern Ireland Protocol part of the UK’s withdrawal deal signed by London […]

DUP Brexiteer appointed Northern Ireland first minister amid UK-EU row over post-withdrawal protocol

Follow RT on Hardline Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Brexiteer Paul Givan has been appointed Northern Ireland’s new first minister amid an ongoing row between the UK and EU over the implementation of the post-Brexit protocol for the region. Givan’s installation as one of the joint leaders of the Northern Ireland government on Thursday comes after […]

London urges Brussels to be ‘reasonable’ over Northern Ireland, says the protocol was drafted to be flexible

Follow RT on The UK minister for international trade has called on Brussels to take a more “pragmatic” stance on the protocol agreement on post-Brexit Northern Ireland, claiming compromise is needed to restore normality in the region. Speaking to Sky News on Wednesday, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss demanded action from Brussels over the controversial […]

‘Are France and Corsica different states too?’ UK Foreign Secretary Raab unloads on EU for ‘offensive’ view of Northern Ireland

Follow RT on UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has asked for “a bit of respect” for Northern Ireland during tough trade talks. British media claimed earlier that French President Emmanuel Macron hinted that the region was not part of the UK. The UK media cited government sources saying that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a […]

Britain’s Johnson vows ‘free & uninterrupted’ trade with Northern Ireland but no EU deal yet as ‘sausage war’ rolls on

Follow RT on The UK prime minister has said his government will continue to push for “uninterrupted” trade with Northern Ireland after Britain unilaterally suspended Brexit checks on goods moving between Belfast and the British mainland. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Boris Johnson said that maintaining the territorial and economic integrity of the […]

‘Time running out’ to solve Northern Ireland Brexit issues, UK says, as EU warns London against breaching law

Follow RT on There is now a limited amount of time in which to resolve Brexit-induced border issues in Northern Ireland, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman has said, after the EU warned Britain against breaching international law. The PM’s spokesman said London had not expected Brussels to take such a “purist” approach to the […]

UK PM Johnson ‘disappointed’ at EU attributing Northern Ireland issues to Brexit rather than trade protocol

Follow RT on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken of his “disappointment” at comments made by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen about trade and border issues faced by Northern Ireland after Brexit. In a speech in Brussels on Monday, von der Leyen said any problems in Northern Ireland “result from Brexit,” not […]

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 […]