Events will mark Good Relations Week in Northern Ireland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Thousands of people are this week set to showcase efforts to improve community relations in Northern Ireland, with more than 200 events happening across all council areas. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/events-will-mark-good-relations-week-in-northern-ireland-38499853.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/article38500804.ece/db883/AUTOCROP/h342/handshake.jpg Email Thousands of people are this week set to showcase efforts to improve community relations in Northern Ireland, with more than 200 events happening across all council areas. Good Relations Week, coordinated by the Community Relations Council, this year has 'People Making Change for Peace' as its theme. Events will cover issues including cultural diversity, dealing with the past, faith, sport, young people and language. Events include exhibitions, workshops, conferences, open days, discussions and more. … [Read more...] about Events will mark Good Relations Week in Northern Ireland
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London, UK - Speculation is mounting that the UK government could impose "direct rule" in Northern Ireland as the clock ticks towards a potential "no-deal" Brexit on October 31. The move would suspend the troubled self-government that the region has exercised in fits and starts since a peace process resulted in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, ending violent communal strife. It would be a move that would likely be attacked by "nationalist" republicans who oppose British rule in the province, and will complicate the UK's already-strained relations with Dublin as it prepares to exit the European Union, which will damage Ireland's economy. What is direct rule? Direct rule means the UK government takes over responsibility for making key decisions in Northern Ireland which, under the peace process, is meant to be run by a devolved government with power shared by the opposing communities. The power-sharing executive collapsed in 2017 over political disagreements and since then - for nearly … [Read more...] about Will the UK impose ‘direct rule’ in Northern Ireland?
N. Ireland 0Malta 0 N.Ireland: Conor Hazard, Eoin Toal, Robert Burns, Kofi Balmer, Jake Dunwoody, Alfie McCalmont (Ethan Galbraith71), Kyle McClean (Lewis McCann 78), David Parkhouse, Shea Gordon (Cameron Palmer 72), Lewis Thompson, Caolan Boyd Munce (Cristopher Gallagher 88). Coach - Ian Baraclough. Malta: Andreas Vella, Zachary Grech, Gary Camilleri, Kurt Shaw, Nick Pulis, Jean Borg, Aidan Friggieri (Jan Tanti 81), Michele Sansone, Zachary Brincat (Omar Elouni 92), Jan Busuttil (David Xuereb 69), Myles Beerman. Coach - Silvio Vella. Referee: Ferenc Karako (Hungary) Attendance: 723 Malta's Under-21 side led by manager Silvio Vella started their campaign in the Under-21 Euro qualifiers, obtaining a 0-0 draw in Ballymena against Northern Ireland. In another match form the same group, Finland beat Ukraine 2-0 away from home. Malta will next meet Ukraine, again away from home next Tuesday. The … [Read more...] about U21 Euro Qualifier: Malta obtains good draw in Northern Ireland
News / UK and world by Press Association August 14, 2019, 7:51 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A man whose father was shot dead by the IRA as he walked home described the presence of the British Army on the streets of Northern Ireland as “reassuring”. The special operation, known as Operation Banner, lasted for almost 40 years and involved over 300,000 British army personnel. Troops were deployed in Northern Ireland as the Troubles flared across the region. Martyn McCready, whose father John was shot dead on his mother’s birthday in north Belfast in 1976, was among those who welcomed troops. He said the arrival of British soldiers changed the atmosphere “for the better”, adding that he felt “reassured” by their presence. He said: “The feeling was great because everybody wanted to see the troops in. “The Army changed the atmosphere here for the better. They were sent here as a peace … [Read more...] about Army’s presence in Northern Ireland was ‘reassuring’
British Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt is facing calls to extend strengthened legal protections to troops facing investigation over alleged historical offences to veterans of the Northern Ireland conflict.Ms Mordaunt is to set out plans for legislation to ensure veterans and serving military personnel are not subjected to repeated inquiries in relation to past operations overseas.While the move was welcomed by MPs pressing for an end to historical investigations in Iraq and Afghanistan, there was concern that it did not cover the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Among those currently facing prosecution is a former soldier, known as Soldier F, who has been charged with the killing of two people during Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972.Tory MP Johnny Mercer, who is refusing to vote for Government legislation in the Commons until it ends such historical inquires, said the announcement was a “good start” but needed to go further.“It’s unfair to all sides, and the only … [Read more...] about Calls to extend legal protection to Northern Ireland veterans