Northern Ireland

Bomb explodes outside police officer's home in Northern Ireland

A bomb exploded outside a police officer's home in Northern Ireland on Wednesday but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Amnesty: Only 1 unaccompanied child refugee resettled in N Ireland

The British government "should be ashamed" that only one unaccompanied child refugee came to Northern Ireland as part of a scheme that has since been scrapped, Amnesty International said Friday.

May, Kenny vow to protect Northern Ireland's open border after Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Monday vowed to protect economic links and avoid the return of a "hard" border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish leaders to demand greater Brexit role

Leaders of devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to demand a greater role in Brexit negotiations during a joint meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday.

Inquiry asks how Brexit will work in Scotland, N.Ireland and Wales

An inquiry into how Britain’s European Union departure will affect Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland was launched on Friday.

Northern Ireland Assembly dissolved before snap election

The Northern Irish Assembly was officially dissolved on Thursday to make way for a snap election aimed at preventing the collapse of power-sharing in the devolved government.

Sinn Fein names new party leader for Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein on Monday announced a new leader for the Northern Irish branch of the party, following the decision by Martin McGuiness to resign, first from his post as deputy first minister and then from politics.

Brexit is "hostile action" for Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein says

Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union is a "hostile action" for the people of Northern Ireland, Irish republican party Sinn Fein said on Saturday.

Northern Ireland set for elections despite May's intervention

Britain is scheduled to announce a date for elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday after a last-minute intervention by Prime Minister Theresa May failed to prevent the collapse of power-sharing in the devolved government.

Elections loom as talks fail to break Northern Ireland impasse

Snap elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly appear inevitable after talks on Thursday failed to break an impasse over the territory's power sharing agreement, the Irish and British governments said.

Britain should call election in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein says

The British government should call an election to Northern Ireland's devolved assembly as soon as possible, republican party Sinn Fein said following talks on Wednesday aimed at resolving a power-sharing crisis prompted by the resignation of a senior Sinn Fein politician.

Northern Irish leader survives no-confidence vote over energy scandal

The leader of Northern Ireland's government, Arlene Foster, survived a vote of no confidence on Monday prompted by her involvement in a botched energy scheme.

Irish, Northern Irish leaders hold talks on Brexit impact

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and senior ministers met their Northern Irish counterparts to discuss the potential impact of Britain leaving the European Union on Friday, as both sides stressed the need to preserve an open border.

Open border with Northern Ireland "critical" after Brexit, Kenny says

Keeping an open border with Northern Ireland is "critical" after Britain leaves the European Union, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Wednesday.

Northern Irish court dismisses first legal challenges to Brexit

A court in Northern Ireland on Friday dismissed the first legal challenges to Britain's plans to leave the European Union.

Northern Ireland Christian bakers lose appeal in row over "gay cake"

A Northern Irish bakery lost its appeal against a court ruling that said it discriminated against a gay man by refusing to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage, the Press Association reported Monday.

Northern Ireland court hears legal challenge to Brexit

A Northern Irish court on Tuesday began hearing a legal challenge to the British government's right to begin Brexit negotiations, as the Irish government announced a cross-border forum on how to respond to Brexit.

Petrol bombs thrown at police ahead of Northern Ireland parade

Catholic youths attacked police with petrol bombs in the Northern Ireland city of Londonderry on Saturday ahead of one of the largest Protestant parades of the year. 

May pledges "practical solution" for post-Brexit Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on a trip to Belfast on Monday to find a "practical solution" to the Irish border once Britain leaves the European Union.

Post-Brexit crises deepen for Britain's two main political parties

Post-Brexit crises engulfing Britain's two main political parties deepened on Sunday as Scotland's leader threatened to obstruct the ruling Conservatives' implementation of Brexit legislation, and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced growing calls to step down.

Brexit timeline: What happens next between Britain and the EU?

Britain's decision to leave the European Union has plunged the bloc into crisis, with a slew of meetings called to determine the next steps.

Wales celebrate Euro quarter-final berth and will hope for more

It wasn't pretty but a 1-0 over Northern Ireland lifted Wales into the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. Now they prepare for Hungary or Belgium - after a day off to spend and enjoy with their families

Wales need own goal to reach Euro quarters over Northern Ireland

Gareth Bale's Wales stumbled into the Euro 2016 quarter-finals on Saturday, beating fighting Northern Ireland 1-0 from an own goal by Gareth McAuley.

Wales must keep emotions in check in another "Battle of Britain"

Wales must control their emotions if they want to prevail in their second "Battle of Britain" match at Euro 2016, a last 16 game against Northern Ireland, manager Chris Coleman said on Friday.

Sinn Fein: British government "forefeits mandate" in Northern Ireland

The British government has "forfeited any mandate" to represent the interests of people in Northern Ireland after British voters opted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum, Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said on Friday.

Wales, Northern Ireland readying for another "Battle of Britain"

Britain voted on the Brexit while its football teams from Wales and Northern Ireland are doing everything to stay in the Euros when they meet in the last 16.

Gomez lifts Germany 1-0 past N.Ireland, both into last 16

Mario Gomez grabbed the winner as world champions Germany beat Northern Ireland 1-0 on Tuesday to reach the last 16 at Euro 2016 as group winners.

Gomez lifts Germany 1-0 past Northern Ireland, into Euros last 16

Mario Gomez grabbed the winner as world champions Germany beat Northern Ireland 1-0 on Tuesday to reach the last 16 at Euro 2016.

Third time lucky Poland beat Northern Ireland for first Euro victory

Poland proved three times lucky as they finally picked up their first victory at a continental tournament by beating defensive minded debutants Northern Ireland 1-0 in their Euro 2016 opener on Sunday.

Brexit worries as Northern Ireland hopes for a better future

While the rest of Britain weighs the role of the European Union, Northern Ireland voters say they have grown used to control from a distant capital. This week they head to the polls in local elections that have been overshadowed by the upcoming Brexit vote.

Explosives cache, bombs found amid Northern Ireland anniversary alert

Northern Ireland police said they found a "significant terrorist hide" containing bomb-making components and explosives Sunday, one day after they reported finding two "viable devices" in Belfast.

Minister: State caused 10th of deaths in Northern Ireland Troubles

The British state caused about 10 per cent of deaths during Northern Ireland's sectarian Troubles and paramilitary groups were responsible for the other 90 per cent, Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers said on Thursday.