News / UK by Press Association 28/09/2018, 12:04 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Three Conservative MPs who back abortion reform in Northern Ireland will be in Belfast later to hear experiences of women impacted by the region’s restrictive laws. During a day of meetings, Anna Soubry, Huw Merriman and Nicky Morgan will also speak with midwives, doctors, politicians and lawyers challenging the current regime in the courts. The visit comes on the same day that senior figures in Sinn Fein, the SDLP, the Ulster Unionists and the Alliance Party issued a joint statement urging reform. Abortions in Northern Ireland are illegal in all but exceptional medical and mental health circumstances. The Government has resisted calls to step in to legislate for reform in the wake of a recent Supreme Court judgment that found the current legal framework incompatible with human rights laws. In June, a majority of Supreme Court … [Read more...] about Tory MPs join campaign to ease abortion laws in Northern Ireland
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Belfast road is most clamped street in Northern Ireland - drivers spend £34k to free cars BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A road is in Belfast is the most clamped street or road in Northern Ireland, new figures have revealed. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/belfast-road-is-most-clamped-street-in-northern-ireland-drivers-spend-34k-to-free-cars-37298916.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37299637.ece/57513/AUTOCROP/h342/clamp.jpg Email A road is in Belfast is the most clamped street or road in Northern Ireland, new figures have revealed. Department for Infrastructure statistics show 16 vehicles were clamped on the Lisburn Road between the start of 2016 and the end of June this year. It was almost double the number of clampings carried out on Chichester Street, Northern Ireland's second most clamped street. Botanic Avenue, Great Victoria Street, and King Street all had eight clampings each. Between January 2016 and June of this year … [Read more...] about Belfast road is most clamped street in Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Secretary has said she initially did not understand that the country’s nationalists did not vote for unionist parties during elections. Karen Bradley was appointed earlier this year and admitted at the time she did not comprehend that campaigns are generally fought within each part of the community rather than across it, as in her own parliamentary constituency. She also said she did not fathom some of the deep-rooted issues which define Northern Irish politics. She told The House magazine: “I didn’t understand things like when elections are fought for example in Northern Ireland – people who are nationalists don’t vote for unionist parties and vice-versa. “So, the parties fight for election within their own community. “Actually, the unionist parties fight the elections against each other in unionist communities and nationalists in nationalist communities.” Ms Bradley was appointed in January after her predecessor … [Read more...] about Karen Bradley admits she did not understand voting patterns in Northern Ireland
TWENTY years ago a historic peace agreement signalled an end to three decades of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. But what were the Troubles and what is the Good Friday agreement? Here's the lowdown on the years of bloody violence. When were The Troubles? The Troubles describe a 30-year period between the late 60s and early 90s, when sectarian violence in Northern Ireland caused the deaths of thousands of civilians and security personnel. Historians tend to place the beginning of the Troubles with the 1968 civil rights movement, which demanded an end to Unionist-dominated rule from the devolved Northern Ireland government at Stormont. Marches, protests, civil disobedience and increasing violence led to the British government's decision in 1969 to deploy troops to the streets, especially in Belfast and Londonderry. In 1971, the government introduced its policy of internment, locking up terror suspects without trial. By the following year, the situation had deteriorated. On … [Read more...] about When were the Troubles in Northern Ireland, what happened in Belfast and what is the Good Friday Agreement?
Sinn Fein richest party in Northern Ireland with £1m income... raking in twice as much as DUP BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Sinn Fein is the richest party in Northern Ireland and earned twice as much last year as the DUP, according to figures released by the Electoral Commission. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sinn-fein-richest-party-in-northern-ireland-with-1m-income-raking-in-twice-as-much-as-dup-37243022.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37243572.ece/71204/AUTOCROP/h342/rmont_powersha%2015.jpg Email Sinn Fein is the richest party in Northern Ireland and earned twice as much last year as the DUP, according to figures released by the Electoral Commission. It boasted an income of just over £1m and was also the highest spending local party on £1,139,000. The DUP was well behind as the second highest earning party on £510,000. Arlene Foster's party spent £461,000 in 2017. The Ulster Unionists enjoyed an income of … [Read more...] about Sinn Fein richest party in Northern Ireland with £1m income… raking in twice as much as DUP