Johnson in ‘wrecking ball’ move over Protocol – Starmer

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Keir Starmer leaving Government Buildings in Dublin this afternoon[/caption] British Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of taking a “wrecking ball” to relationships with Ireland and the EU. He said this was because of his controversial plan to unilaterally scrap aspects of the Northern Ireland Protocol. […]

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Poots: Value of meeting between Congressman and DUP ‘diminished’

Poots: Value of meeting between Congressman and DUP ‘diminished’ [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Edwin Poots said he will attend that meeting if he is available[/caption] The value of a meeting between Northern Ireland’s DUP and US Congressman Richard Neal and his delegation has been “diminished”, according to the party’s MLA for South Belfast. Edwin Poots […]

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Preserving peace “number one priority” for US in Ireland – Neal

Preserving peace ‘number one priority’ for US in Ireland – Neal [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Richard Neal addressed the Seanad this evening[/caption] US Congressman Richard Neal, who is chair of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, has told the Seanad that the “number one priority” for the United States on the island of […]

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Gray report condemns failings at heart of Boris Johnson’s government

Gray report condemns failings at heart of Boris Johnson’s government. Boris Johnson has received a copy of Sue Gray’s report An official inquiry into alleged gatherings at Downing Street and Whitehall during Covid-19 restrictions has said the “senior leadership” in Boris Johnson’s government must “bear responsibility” for the culture which led to coronavirus lockdown rules […]

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Putin involved in war ‘at level of colonel or brigadier’, say western sources

  Putin with the commander of the Russian armed forces, Gen Valery Gerasimov, in December 2021. Sources say the Russian president is working closely with Gerasimov. Photograph: Sergey Guneev/Kremlin Pool/Sputnik/EPA   Vladimir Putin has become so personally involved in the Ukraine war that he is making operational and tactical decisions “at the level of a […]

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Minister plans extension for pub, restaurant outdoor seating

The legislation was first introduced to assist the hospitality sector during the Covid pandemic Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will today seek Cabinet approval to extend the operation of outdoor seating areas for pubs and restaurants as the hospitality industry enters the summer season. Minister McEntee will ask her Government colleagues to agree to a […]

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