Northern Ireland

Round 1: Brexit talks start in Brussels with 20 months to go

Round 1: Brexit talks start in Brussels with 20 months to go

A month after a first meeting where the two exchanged gifts inspired by a shared passion for hillwalking and spoke of the mountain of complexity they must climb, the Frenchman will press Davis to agree to Britain covering substantial British financial commitments and offer more detail on other British proposals.

Jul 17, 2017, 09:15 AM IST

Northern Ireland power-sharing talks running out of time

The prospects of reviving a power-sharing government in Northern Ireland, a cornerstone of its peace process, appeared bleak Wednesday with parties still bickering in the last full day of talks.

Jun 28, 2017, 15:18 PM IST

Talks with Northern Ireland's DUP may take time, no sticking point: UK Minister

"There`s no individual sticking point. Talks are progressing," First Secretary of State Damian Green, who is effectively May`s deputy, told the BBC

Jun 21, 2017, 15:33 PM IST

`Sombre` Britain prepares for historic Brexit talks

The Conservatives now have only 317 MPs in the 650-seat House of Commons and need the support of the DUP`s 10 MPs to command a razor-thin majority.

Jun 18, 2017, 17:52 PM IST
British PM Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

British PM Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

At just eight seats shy of a majority, Theresa May turned to the right-wing Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats in Westminster.

Jun 12, 2017, 20:48 PM IST

Northern Irish unionists to open talks with UK's Theresa May about support

The DUP - which defends Northern Ireland remaining part of the United Kingdom and takes a conservative approach to social issues.

Jun 09, 2017, 19:42 PM IST

Britain is gearing up for EU rows, Brexit minister says

Britain is gearing up for rows with the EU over the structure of divorce talks and the future role of the European court, fuelling an increasingly bitter war of words before negotiations begin.

May 14, 2017, 18:00 PM IST
Northern Ireland braces for uncertain new era after Martin McGuinness

Northern Ireland braces for uncertain new era after Martin McGuinness

As the tricolour-draped coffin of former IRA commander turned peacemaker Martin McGuinness was carried to his Londonderry home this week, people across Northern Ireland`s sectarian divide were nervously eyeing a new era of uncertainty.

Mar 23, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
Northern Ireland's Martin McGuinness dies at 66

Northern Ireland's Martin McGuinness dies at 66

Martin McGuinness had announced on January 19 that he was bowing out of politics and would not lead his nationalist party into elections in March.

Mar 21, 2017, 13:04 PM IST

Northern Ireland votes in fractious snap election

Northern Ireland`s remotest polling station got its ballot box on Wednesday after a choppy ferry journey to the 140 residents on Rathlin Island.

Mar 02, 2017, 09:20 AM IST
UK Supreme Court says PM Theresa May must get Parliament approval to trigger Brexit

UK Supreme Court says PM Theresa May must get Parliament approval to trigger Brexit

The UK Supreme Court dismissed the government`s argument that Theresa May could simply use executive powers known as "royal prerogative" to invoke Article 50 of the EU`s Lisbon Treaty.

Jan 24, 2017, 15:58 PM IST
Britsh PM Theresa May seeks to unite first ministers over Brexit plans

Britsh PM Theresa May seeks to unite first ministers over Brexit plans

British Prime Minister Theresa May will today meet the first ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in London, where she will face calls for each region to vote on the government's Brexit plans.

Oct 24, 2016, 09:08 AM IST

Northern Ireland hold Czechs to goalless draw

Northern Ireland opened their d qualifying campaign with a goalless draw against Group C rivals the Czech Republic in Prague on Sunday.

Sep 05, 2016, 06:37 AM IST

British PM Theresa May heads to N. Ireland for Brexit talks

Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Northern Ireland on Monday in a bid to bring the province into the fold on Britain`s negotiations to exit the EU.

Jul 25, 2016, 04:43 AM IST
WAL v NIR: Gareth McAuley own-goal sends Wales into Quarter-finals of Euro 2016

WAL v NIR: Gareth McAuley own-goal sends Wales into Quarter-finals of Euro 2016

With no former major tournament winners in Wales`s half of the draw, they will advance with belief intact that they can create a sensation.

Jun 25, 2016, 23:36 PM IST

Irish unity vote for later, not now: Foreign minister

The future unification of Ireland would be in the best interests of its citizens, but holding a referendum while the British government is negotiating its exit from the EU would only cause division, Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan said on Saturday.

Jun 25, 2016, 21:15 PM IST