- Jun 20, 2021
Britain accused European Union leaders on Sunday of holding the “offensive” view that Northern Ireland is not fully part of the United Kingdom, as Brexit cast a shadow over the Group of Seven summit.
Lawmaker Paul Givan is to become the new first minister of Northern Ireland, replacing Arlene Foster, who had been in post since 2015 and through the Brexit dramas of the past few years.
The leader of Northern Ireland announced her resignation on Wednesday after party members mounted a push to oust her over her handling of the fallout from Brexit and other issues.
European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic and the United Kingdom Brexit minister David Frost will hold talks Thursday in Brussels to discuss Northern Ireland trade rules, the EU said on Wednesday.
Religious leaders in Ireland are calling on Irish, British, and Northern Irish politicians to renew their “commitment to peace, reconciliation and the protection of the most vulnerable” in the face of ongoing violence in Northern Ireland.
The Catholic bishop of Belfast urged politicians to be more careful about their language as the city was engulfed in nightly violence.
Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. Police responded with rubber bullets and water cannons.
Gangs of youths threw stones and fireworks at police in Belfast who hit back with water cannons as violence flared again on the streets of Northern Ireland.