Northern Ireland By Jayne McCormack BBC News NI Political Reporter 31 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-49163906 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit A no-deal Brexit could mean politicians in … [Read more...] about What is direct rule in Northern Ireland?
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Brexit blamed as figures show drop in business activity in Northern Ireland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Business activity in Northern Ireland has dropped for the first time in almost three years, with Brexit uncertainty blamed for the decline. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/brexit-blamed-as-figures-show-drop-in-business-activity-in-northern-ireland-37992184.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37992182.ece/46806/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_1781eaea-ec1d-499c-93ef-058b658687eb_1 Email Business activity in Northern Ireland has dropped for the first time in almost three years, with Brexit uncertainty blamed for the decline. The Purchasing Managers’ Index, a well-established benchmarked index for measuring private sector growth, has recorded a decrease in activity for the first time since July 2016. Rates of employment and new orders in the sector are also on a downward trajectory, the data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland … [Read more...] about Brexit blamed as figures show drop in business activity in Northern Ireland
Sinn Fein ‘ready’ for European elections in Northern Ireland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Sinn Fein is ready to fight European elections in Northern Ireland, its party president has said. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sinn-fein-ready-for-european-elections-in-northern-ireland-37989086.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37989084.ece/b98d2/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_72a258fc-e348-44bc-a48c-01388773e181_1 Email Sinn Fein is ready to fight European elections in Northern Ireland, its party president has said. Mary Lou McDonald and other senior party leadership figures discussed the prospect of a poll north of the border at a meeting of the Sinn Fein ruling council in Dublin on Saturday. “If an election happens, we will fight the election. We are ready,” she said. “One of the uncertainties is around the whole issue of elections in the north, whether or not there will be European elections. “We will … [Read more...] about Sinn Fein ‘ready’ for European elections in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland business leaders support May on Article 50 extension BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Business leaders here have cautiously backed Theresa May's request to the EU for an Article 50 extension until the end of June, but said a longer delay may be needed to avoid a no-deal Brexit. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-business-leaders-support-may-on-article-50-extension-37988061.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/article37988057.ece/f0495/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-04-06_bus_49339860_I1.JPG Email Business leaders here have cautiously backed Theresa May's request to the EU for an Article 50 extension until the end of June, but said a longer delay may be needed to avoid a no-deal Brexit. With MPs yet to back a withdrawal deal, the UK is due to leave the EU on April 12. Yesterday the Prime Minister asked the EU for more time, repeating her earlier request for a June 30 deadline in order to reach a deal. But it is … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland business leaders support May on Article 50 extension
Stars of hit TV show Derry Girls have warned about the threats to peace in Northern Ireland posed by Brexit . It come after they were praised for an episode of the comedy series recalling the 1994 ceasefire which paved the way for the Good Friday Agreement. Siobhan McSweeney who plays Sister Michael tweeted: "After watching tonight’s episode of #DerryGirls do you now see why I get so upset when Westminster threatens the GFA? Peace was hard won and remains a delicate precious thing." While Nicola Coughlan who plays schoolgirl Clare said: "Also can tonight’s Derry Girls please remind people in Westminster how hard people fought for peace in Northern Ireland and how they deserve so much more than being a pawn in their Brexit." Viewers on either side of the Irish sea praised the latest episode of Lisa McGee's series for highlighting the importance of protecting peace in the province. Tuesday night's episode saw the three Northern Irish girls and the English cousin attending … [Read more...] about Derry Girls stars warn about threats to peace in Northern Ireland due to Brexit