Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 Northern Ireland

Schema-Root.org logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Tue. April 24, 2018

-
Frustration is growing among motorists about the number of potholes which are not being repaired across Northern Ireland. In the last year almost £150,000 has been paid out in compensation for damaged vehicles. The Department for Infrastructure say the worst affected area is the west of Northern Ireland ...
The leading Tory Brexiteer condemned what he called the "cynical approach" of critics warning the threat of a new hard border could bring a return of the Troubles. "Once you start proposing that violence may be a consequence of something, you're almost encouraging violence," Mr Rees-Mogg said.

A major new study has confirmed what many of us already suspected - that our basic financial skills are in tatters. One in three adults in England and Northern Ireland (NI) can't work out the correct change from a shopping trip and four in ten are unable to apply a simple discount on products they'd consider ...
More snow on the way for Northern Ireland as Met Office issues yellow warning for weekend ... Just when you thought spring was around the corner, the Met Office has today issued a yellow snow and ice warning for Northern Ireland this weekend. Video: 10 dos and don'ts for driving in freezing ...
The couple want to secure a declaration that their marriage remains fully constituted throughout the United Kingdom. But under current laws they can only be classified as civil partners in their native Northern Ireland, an alleged reduction in relationship status violating their human rights. In August last year a ...
But Ms McKenzie said that the "current absence of an Executive is a negative, both for potential investors and for FSB members back home, although there is still a tremendous amount of goodwill from people in the US". "I have had some really good meetings, emphasising that Northern Ireland has a great ...

"I follow Northern Ireland wherever they go and friends from all over the world were saying that they would miss me," Alan explained. "That's when my son said: 'My dad's still going'." Determined to ensure he would still be a part of the trip, the graphic designer made a two-dimensional 'Mobile Mackers', ...
But the members of the Northern Ireland affairs committee, comprising Conservative, Labour and Democratic Unionist (DUP) MPs, said the government had so far failed to find any technical means to avoid a hard border with customs checks, and there was "no evidence to suggest that right now an invisible ...
If border posts return to Northern Ireland they will be attacked, according to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Mr Varadkar says they will become natural targets for people if they have to be re-established post-Brexit. But he believes there will not be a return to the violence of the past in Northern Ireland.
He believes that people with homosexual feelings are being made to feel it is "mandatory to identify as gay" and wants to screen the film across Northern Ireland. "The film is saying some people can choose not to live out their homosexuality and can deal with their feelings to the point that they can have a ...
Rovers midfielder Corry Evans has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for an upcoming friendly. The 27-year-old has been included in a 24-man squad for the international challenge match against Korea Republic on Saturday March 24th. The game at Windsor Park, which will be the first ever meeting between the ...
"Further to that, I am minded to reduce pay in line with the Reaney Review recommendation, but I would welcome full and final representations from the Northern Ireland parties before I make a final decision," she said. Mrs Bradley said her powers as Secretary of State remained limited, as was the scope of ...
Mr Mitchell ignited a war of words after he urged teenage stars to declare for Northern Ireland rather than the Republic. Former Sinn Fein senator O Donnghaile claimed the broadcaster had adopted "a partisan position running contrary to the Good Friday Agreement," in a tweet over the weekend.
David McGimpsey bakes sweet, creamy soda breads that stay true to the ones of Northern Ireland, where he grew up. He was raised in Belfast and learned how to bake as an apprentice at local bakeries. He makes airy brown breads with coarse whole-wheat flour with distinct flavor and eye appeal.
ANT and Dec have left fans confused over the status of Northern Ireland after telling their prime time Saturday night TV audience the region was not a part of Britain. The comments on Saturday Night Takeaway, which is fronted by popular tell duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, sparked an online ...
Paramilitary-style "punishment" shootings and beatings have surged again across Northern Ireland, with a 60% increase in such attacks over the past four years, according to the latest police figures obtained by the Guardian. News of the rise in dissident republican and Ulster loyalist assaults on people ...

The Met Office has also warned much of Northern Ireland will be affected. Heavy snow showers are expected during Wednesday. Amber warnings are in force for areas considered most likely to see medium impacts. There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and ...
toys R Us operate four stores Northern Ireland: Belfast city centre, Newtownabbey, Londonderry and Lisburn. In December, a last-minute restructuring saved the company from collapse - however some 25% of stores were to be shuttered at part of the deal. Outlets in Londonderry and Newtownabbey were ...
Caroline Lee-Davey, chief executive of Bliss, said: "Neonatal services in Northern Ireland are facing a number of serious challenges which are severely affecting the care of the 1,800 babies born premature or sick in the country every year. The Department of Health must invest in neonatal care so that ...
Northern Ireland would remain subject to EU restrictions restricting state aid for companies, in respect of measures affecting trade between the territory and the EU. But the arrangements for the common regulatory area would cease to apply if and when alternative solutions are agreed to "address the unique ...
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three people died in a house fire in Northern Ireland, police said. Fire crews were called shortly after 7am to a "well-developed" blaze at a bungalow in Derrylin, County Fermanagh. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service tweeted two ...
A weather warning for snow has come into force across in Northern Ireland from now until midnight on Saturday. Scattered showers coming in on a chilly easterly wind on Wednesday are expected to cause some disruption, but not everywhere will get them all the time. Translink said its Londonderry to ...
The EU has proposed a "common regulatory area" on the island of Ireland if solutions cannot be found for the post-Brexit border. Unveiling a draft legal agreement, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said this would be a "backstop" option and called on the UK to come up with alternatives. He said the text was "no ...
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Northern Ireland has increased by more than 62% since 2007, according to newly released figures. The analysis by Diabetes UK shows that there are more than 90,000 people diagnosed with the condition in NI. The charity is calling for prevention ...
London (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May still believes a deal can be reached to restore Northern Ireland's power-sharing government, her ... On Brexit, May reaffirmed her commitment to avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland or between Northern Ireland and the rest of ...
Freezing air from Russia has begun to drag temperatures in Northern Ireland down to below average for this time of year, and they are set to drop further. While temperatures are struggling to just 3C or 4C on Monday, a chilly easterly wind will make it feel even colder. Wednesday and Thursday are set to be ...
The number of cars being abandoned at the roadside rather than being disposed of properly in Northern Ireland has increased nearly six-fold in four years. A total of 2,594 cars were reported as abandoned throughout 2016 and 2017, research by the insurance price comparison website Confused.com has ...
Also appearing next week are Paul Braithwaite, programme leader, Building Change Trust; Derek McCallan, chief executive, Northern Ireland Local government Association, Ruth Taillon, director, Centre for Cross-Border Studies, Naomi Long MLA, leader of the Alliance Party, Colum Eastwood MLA, leader ...
Traffic wardens issued more than 150,000 parking tickets in Northern Ireland last year, new Department for Infrastructure (DfI) figures show. More than 94,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) were issued in 2017 for on-street parking offences. A further 57,000 were issued for off-street and bus lane offences.
The collapse of 13-month-long talks overnight Wednesday to restore a power-sharing government in Northern Ireland might force the British government to seek emergency powers and rule the province directly from London for the first time since 2007, acknowledge British officials. The move, which ...
It's thought there are around 13 pages of Northern Ireland groups on social media and up to 10 of those actively involved in confronting people. Some of those involved in the groups already themselves have criminal convictions, police said. In recent confrontations, there have been cases of mistaken ...
More than 20,000 children of public sector workers in Northern Ireland will be living in poverty by the end of next month, unions have warned. The claim came as a study said the region had seen one of the biggest rises in cases in the UK. The TUC found the number of children of public sector workers ...
London -- DUP leader Arlene Foster has blamed Theresa may's recent visit to Northern Ireland as one of the reason for the collapse of talks on forming a government breaking down. The DUP and Sinn Fein have this week been locked in negotiations in an attempt to form a government in Northern Ireland after over a year ...
The cheapest place in Northern Ireland to buy a new home is in the Derry and Strabane District Council area, according to new figures. ... to the latest Land and Property Services report from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, it's in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
Almost everyone who lives in a property in Northern Ireland is required to pay rates, and the money goes towards services including schools, hospitals, roads, bin collection, parks, and leisure centres. Rates in Northern Ireland are made up of a regional rate, which is set by the Northern Ireland Executive ...
"There will certainly be some wintry showers in the province, although it's an ice warning that is in place for Northern Ireland. "Even into Friday there's a few showers to come. it's wintry turning to sleet in western areas. "There's quite a split between west and east." Mr Petagna added:: "There will be wintry ...
"They [PCS] explained that there are currently 57 Border Force officers in Northern Ireland covering four major sea ports, three main airports and a land border over 335 miles long, and pointed out that the workforce will increase by just six following the recent recruitment exercise," the report noted.
Traffic wardens issued more than 150,000 parking tickets in Northern Ireland last year, new Department for Infrastructure (DfI) figures show. More than 94,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) were issued in 2017 for on-street parking offences. A further 57,000 were issued for off-street and bus lane offences.
London -- Talks to restore a government to Northern Ireland ended in failure Wednesday, just two days after the main Catholic and Protestant parties said they were close to resolving a 13-month political impasse. The two sides traded blame for failing to break a stalemate that has left Northern Ireland's ...
Campaigners march for LGBT rights at the Belfast Pride parade. Photograph: Carrie Davenport/Getty Images. Theresa may's government should consider imposing social changes on Northern Ireland, such as gay marriage, in the absence of a deal to restore power-sharing at Stormont, Labour has said.
In Northern Ireland polarisation of politics is nothing new to us, and it continues to this day and remains a problem that needs to be addressed. However, polarised politics should not be mistaken for the separate issue of sectarian hatred and divisions that used to exist in our society that transcended politics ...
'Northern Ireland is the most vulnerable part of the UK both politically and economically. Any hard border would have massive economic and political implications.' Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters. British outrage at the position of the European Union with regard to the Irish border, as expressed by ...
Roger, a Dutch national, has lived in a number of countries but currently resides in London. He spent the weekend following in the footsteps of the cast of one of the world's most popular TV shows Game of Thrones, much of which is filmed in Northern Ireland. He joins the tour and even dresses up as one of ...
Barnier hits back at David Davis after the Brexit secretary accuses him of being "discourteous." He says a transition deal is "not a given" if Britain remains inflexible. Davis accuses Barnier and the EU of wanting to "have it both ways." ...
Traffic congestion cost Northern Ireland's economy £1bn in 2017, according to a report published this week. Just consider that figure: £1bn - equivalent to the massive windfall the DUP managed to lever in the coalition deal with the Conservative government, with half that amount earmarked for ...
companies in Northern Ireland raised £18.2 million (€20.6 million) in capital last year, up 22 per cent on the prior year, according to new data. Overall, 22 deals were recorded in the North by investment data platform Beauhurst, the largest growth in proportion of UK deals since 2011. Moreover, the research ...
House prices rose in the first month of the year in the North but there were more potential buyers than sellers in the market, latest research shows as "mortgage accessibility" becomes a growing issue for first time buyers. Agreed sales, buyer inquiries and instructions to sell all increased last month in ...
The owners of a family business have hit out after heartless thieves stole charity boxes. police in Strabane are investigating a burglary at Dolan's Restaurant and Takeaway on Lifford Road at the weekend. It happened early on Sunday. A door and glass panel were damaged when thieves, one of them ...
"I look forward to viewing the items with the press, but I am deeply disappointed that the public are to be denied the opportunity to see artefacts which are part of the history of Northern Ireland," he continued. "The Commission needs to explain why it has been dragging its feet on this issue until now and why ...


 

news and opinion


 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

  europe
      northern ireland
        higher education
        municipalities
        opposition

UK:
      commerce
      england
      foreign embassies
      government
      northern ireland
      peace activists
      people
      royalty
      scotland
      wales
      war