Northern Ireland

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Boris Johnson agreed Brexit protocol knowing it was a ‘mess’, says John Major
Johnson’s administration made promises over Northern Ireland deal it knew were unworkable, former PM tells MPs

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

07, Feb, 2023 @3:36 PM

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Negotiators make breakthrough in Northern Irish protocol dispute
Agreement on food and animal health checks ‘close to being done’, but no progress on trickier issues

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Lisa O'Carroll

06, Feb, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Blair's failures over the Omagh bombing have become outright hostility to the truth under the Conservatives | Fintan O’Toole
A new inquiry into the 1998 massacre may help the bereaved. But Rishi Sunak’s government wants to be rid of the legal mechanism that allowed it , says Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole

Fintan O’Toole

06, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Northern Ireland fire chief appeals for strike cover to avoid army call-up
Union dismisses ‘desperate tactics’ as chief calls for recognition of region’s ‘unique circumstances’

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

03, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Sunak tells Piers Morgan ‘biological sex matters’ – as it happened
Prime minister speaks in interview on TalkTV to mark his 100th day in office

Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

02, Feb, 2023 @8:59 PM

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Green light for Omagh bombing inquiry is belated win in long campaign for truth
No one ever convicted of deadliest atrocity of Troubles, but injured and bereaved may be closer to knowing full story

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

02, Feb, 2023 @6:48 PM

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The Guardian view on a Northern Ireland deal: time to beat the clock | Editorial
Editorial: Rishi Sunak is right to want the protocol dispute sorted. That means standing up against his party’s ultra-sovereigntist wing

Editorial

02, Feb, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Omagh bombing: independent inquiry announced into 1998 attack
Car bomb killed 29 people in deadliest atrocity of Northern Ireland’s Troubles

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

02, Feb, 2023 @1:13 PM

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Rishi Sunak plans US trip with Northern Ireland high on agenda
UK officials in flurry of diplomacy seeking agreement with EU over protocol, but play down talk that deal is close

Kiran Stacey, Lisa O'Carroll, Pippa Crerar and Jennifer Rankin

01, Feb, 2023 @6:34 PM

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No 10 refuses to deny Sunak was given informal warning about Raab’s behaviour before he made him deputy PM – as it happened
Dominic Raab under increasing pressure as civil servants’ union calls for him to be suspended until bullying inquiry concludes

Andrew Sparrow

01, Feb, 2023 @5:05 PM

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No 10 warns public of ‘significant disruption’ tomorrow because of mass strikes – as it happened
Lecturers and university staff will walk out on Wednesday as teachers and train drivers also take action; ambulance staff to stage further strikes

Andrew Sparrow

31, Jan, 2023 @6:02 PM

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Troops may be called into Northern Ireland if firefighters strike
Exclusive: Fire service chief says he will ask MoD for help if unions do not cover ‘high-risk calls’

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

26, Jan, 2023 @5:46 PM

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