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Ireland: No-confidence vote could prompt snap elections before critical EU Brexit summit.

Ireland's opposition has called for a vote of no confidence in the deputy prime minister. The government could collapse ahead of an EU summit addressing the post-Brexit border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Border issue a 'matter for negotiations' in talks.

Northern Ireland's membership of the EU customs union after Brexit is "a matter for negotiations", Downing Street has suggested.

- RTE - IE

State aid: Commission approves joint capacity mechanism for Ireland and Northern Ireland.

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 November 2017 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the new capacity mechanism for the jointly operated Irish and Northern Irish electricity market. The mechanism will help ensure security of electricity supply whilst preserving competition in the ...

- EU - EU

UK insists border stance unchanged.

The UK government has backed away from suggestions that Northern Ireland's continued membership of the EU customs union could be up for negotiation in Brexit talks.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Irish opposition 'threatens national interest', says minister.

The opposition Fianna Fail party, which is threatening to organise a no-confidence vote next week if the deputy prime minister doesn't resign, is "behaving recklessly", foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney said Friday. He said Fianna Fail is trying to "damage the government, at a time when it is not in the national ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU approves joint Irish electricity scheme.

The European Commission approved Friday a new mechanism jointly operated by the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to ensure sufficient future capacity to meet electricity demand at all times on both sides of the border. The Commission said the scheme, which is set to start in March, respects EU state aid rules. ...

- EU Observer - EU

Former Unionist politician denies being racist after tweet about Leo Varadkar.

Former Ulster Unionist deputy leader John Taylor has denied being racist after calling Ireland's Taoiseach 'the Indian'.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Political donors in Northern Ireland set to be named.

The UK government has pressed ahead with legislation to publish the names of major political donors in Northern Ireland - hours after the Electoral Commission criticised a delay.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

No UK 'capital of culture' city post-Brexit.

No British city will be chosen for the 2023 European 'Capital of Culture' project due to Brexit, the EU Commission has ruled, in a letter seen by Politico. Five British cities - Leeds, Dundee, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Belfast/Derry - had hoped to be picked for the honour. But the Commission said rules stated a city ...

- EU Observer - EU

Brexit stumbles towards tangle with Northern Irish politics.

The dilemma for London and Dublin is simple but the solution is another matter

- Financial Times - US

No Stone Unturned and why Irish nationalism makes for better cinema than the loyalist cause.

Why are there so few films about Northern Ireland's unionists?

- The Conversation - UK

Sinn Féin to decide whether to declare no confidence in Tanaiste

Sinn Fein say they will wait until this afternoon to decide whether to declare no confidence in the Tanaiste.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Irish minister floats Hong Kong solution for post-Brexit N.Ireland

BELFAST, Nov 22 — Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney today said the arrangement linking Hong Kong with China could be a possible solution for addressing the fate of Northern Ireland after Brexit. The border between EU member Ireland and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Irish minister suggests ‘Hong Kong solution’ for post-Brexit Northern Ireland

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Wednesday said the arrangement between Hong Kong and mainland China could be a possible solution for addressing the fate of Northern Ireland after Brexit. The border between EU member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland is becoming an increasing concern in divorce talks with ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill urged to visit US to lobby for Bombardier jobs in Belfast

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Féin’s Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill have been urged to set aside their differences and travel to Washington together to lobby for jobs at Bombardier’s Belfast factory.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

New £5m Institute Opens In Northern Ireland To Investigate Hardware Security

Queens University Belfast to host £5m institute that looks to make hardware more secure in era of IoT

- TechWeekEurope - UK

Haass: Stormont crisis could bring push for Irish unity

A former US diplomat who chaired previous political negotiations in Northern Ireland has predicted the current power-sharing impasse could bring a push for Irish unity.

- RTE - IE

Haass hopes NI impasse won't lead to return to violence

A former US diplomat who chaired previous political negotiations in Northern Ireland has predicted the current power-sharing impasse could bring a push for Irish unity.

- RTE - IE

High Court orders extradition of man to North in connection with prison officer's alleged murder

The High Court has ordered the extradition of a man to Northern Ireland in connection with the alleged murder of prison officer David Black.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Powersharing in the North made more difficult by Sinn Fein's "glorification of terrorism", says Foster

Theresa May has called for renewed talks to break Stormont's powersharing impasse as two rows about the legacy of the Troubles emerged as further roadblocks in the way of a deal.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Taoiseach proposes recall of intergovernmental body

The Irish and British governments should use an intergovernmental peace process body to plot a way forward for Northern Ireland if devolution is not restored, the Taoiseach has said.

- RTE - IE

N Ireland leader warns Dublin on Brexit

Arlene Foster warns Leo Varadkar not to "play around" with Northern Ireland over Brexit.

- BBC - UK

Irish PM should know better over Brexit, says Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster warns Leo Varadkar not to "play around" with Northern Ireland over Brexit.

- BBC - UK

Ireland by train: Luxurious travel from busy Belfast to historic Waterford

There is something about trains that has captivated me since childhood.

- Stuff - NZ

Theresa May to meet Sinn Féin and DUP at Downing St

Northern Ireland's political leaders will later hold talks with the British Prime Minister on the ongoing powersharing crisis at Stormont.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

N Ireland to leave EU 'on same terms' as rest of UK

The DUP leader has said that Northern Ireland would leave the EU on the same terms as the rest of the United Kingdom, rebuffing a suggestion from the bloc that the region remain subject to some of its rules.

- RTE - IE

Dublin and Brussels 'recklessly trying to use Northern Ireland for their own objectives' says Arlene Foster

Northern Ireland cannot be used as a bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations, Arlene Foster has said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Noel Gallagher discards any trace of Oasis sound in new album

LOS ANGELES, Nov 21 — Former Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher embarked on a new kind of creative journey with his latest album Who Built the Moon? with his High Flying Birds band. The British musician worked with Northern Irish producer David...

- The Malay Mail - MY

DUP says Northern Ireland will leave EU on same terms as rest of UK

BELFAST - The head of the Democratic Unionist Party said on Monday Northern Ireland would leave the EU on the same terms as the rest of the United Kingdom, rebuffing a suggestion from the bloc that the region remain subject to some of its rules.

- Reuters - US

Hunt for new West Brom boss begins as Baggies axe Pulis

West Brom are expected to seek a manager with Premier League experience to steer them away from the relegation zone after axing head coach Tony Pulis. Pressure upon the experienced Pulis had intensified in recent weeks after a run of form which has seen the Baggies fail to win a Premier League clash in 10 attempts. ...

- City AM - UK

PSNI suspects toy gun was used in car hijacking

A toy gun may have been used to hijack a woman's car on the outskirts of north Belfast, a court heard today.

- RTE - IE

Northern Ireland Is Sinking Into a ‘Profound Crisis’

A nearly yearlong standoff has paralyzed its institutions and is threatening a 1998 treaty that largely ended three decades of fighting.

- New York Times - US

Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader next year

Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army.

- The Daily Star - LB

'It would be a nightmare': UK Labour spokesperson on hard border in Northern Ireland

A customs union between Northern Ireland and the Republic must survive Brexit for the good of the economy, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Gerry Adams, leader of Ireland's Sinn Fein, to step down

The move represents a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Renowned Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to step down

Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known globally as the face of the Irish republican movement as it moved from violence to peace, said Saturday that he was stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years.

- France24 - FR

Sinn Fein's divisive leader to step down after over 30 years

Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that he was stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years.

- The Daily Star - LB

Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader

Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams says he will step down as party leader next year after 34 years, a move that will complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army.

- ABC News - AU

Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader next year

Peacemaker and divisive former IRA spokesperson says he will retire next year after leading Sinn Fein for 35 years.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Gerry Adams to step down in end of an era for Irish nationalism

Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Sinn Fein's divisive leader to step down after over 30 years

Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from...

- Deseret News - US

Sinn Fein's Divisive Leader Gerry Adams to Step Down

Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that he was stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years. The 69-year-old veteran politician -- who has been president ...

- Voice of America - US

Gerry Adams, Irish Republican Leader, to Step Down From Sinn Fein

After more than 30 years leading the nationalist party, the divisive politician says he will pass the baton next year.

- International NY Times - US

Gerry Adams plans to step down as Sinn Fein party chief

After more than three decades at the helm, Gerry Adams announced Saturday his intention to stand down as the president of the Irish republican party Sinn Fein.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Gerry Adams to step down in end of an era for Irish nationalism

Sinn Fein`s Gerry Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army .

- Zee News - IN

NIreland: Sinn Fein leader to step down after over 30 years

Gerry Adams has announced that he plans to step down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years.

- FOX News - US

Gerry Adams to step down as leader of Sinn Fein after 30 years

Some have denounced Adams as a terrorist while others hail him as a peacemaker

- CBS NEWS - US

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams to Step Down in Early 2018

Mr. Adams's decision to step down after 34 years as the nationalist party's president would free Sinn Féin's leadership of direct links to the armed conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Reuters Video: Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader

Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a key figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader. Linda So reports. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Gerry Adams to step down as leader of Ireland's Sinn Fein in 2018

DUBLIN, Nov 19 — Gerry Adams yesterday announced he will be stepping down next year as leader of Ireland's Sinn Fein party, after 34 years as the dominant figurehead of Irish republicanism. At 69, Adams was re-elected for one more term as...

- The Malay Mail - MY

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