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Coronavirus live news: protests in Netherlands over new Covid pass; Northern Ireland to ease travel rules

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Further 3,273 infections added to South Korea’s tally; fully jabbed travellers in Northern Ireland will no longer need pre-departure test from 4 October

Joe Biden warns UK not to damage Northern Ireland peace over Brexit – video

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 Joe Biden has underlined the importance of ensuring peace in Northern Ireland is not jeopardised by post-Brexit tensions. Asked about a UK-US trade deal, the US president told reporters in Washington on Tuesday: 'The...

Pebble pods and bubble domes: six amazing places to wake up in Northern Ireland

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Pebble Pods, Strangford, County DownThis private location on the shores of Strangford Lough takes pod camping to a new level – and with only three two-person pods, you’ll never find it overcrowded. The glass-and-timbe...

Unionists’ Brexit politicking has ensured Northern Ireland has no future

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Unionism saw in Brexit an opportunity to wreck the Good Friday agreement and get a hard border back. Instead, it is any prospect of the survival of Northern Ireland that has been demolished. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson admi...

Boris Johnson’s Scotland-Northern Ireland tunnel plans axed

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A controversial plan to build a tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland has been ditched before ground was broken, it has been reported, as the Treasury clamps down on spending. The proposed link, described as th...

UK government threatens to suspend Northern Ireland protocol

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The row over Brexit and Northern Ireland has escalated after the UK government issued a new warning to the EU that it will not shy away from unilaterally suspending the Northern Ireland protocol agreed by Boris Johnso...

Protocol not the problem says EU amid Northern Ireland border row – video

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The EU has pushed back sharply against demands the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol be scrapped, warning that a renegotiation would merely lead to more instability for traders and communities.  European Commission vic...

Scrapping Northern Ireland protocol will only make things worse, says EU

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The EU has pushed back sharply against demands the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol be scrapped, warning that a renegotiation would merely lead to more instability for traders and communities. Just hours after the Dem...

County Down, and around: a car-free trip to Bangor, Northern Ireland

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The board wobbles again. I drop back into a kneeling position and shake my head ruefully at Adam, the instructor. Even standing up from the ground on dry land is quite a business these days; I am not at all confident ...

Peacock-Farrell penalty save earns Northern Ireland draw with Switzerland

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For Northern Ireland, the route to a place at World Cup 2022 remains tricky after this draw against Switzerland. This was, as expected, a tense encounter, with chances scarce and the hosts mindful of playing in front ...

UK and EU extend post-Brexit grace period over Northern Ireland protocol

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Plans for post-Brexit checks on some goods entering Northern Ireland have been suspended indefinitely by the UK after negotiations with the EU reached a stalemate. Grace periods designed to ease the transition into ne...

Ugly scenes in Budapest and Ronaldo denies Ireland – Football Weekly Extra

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Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson, Anita Abayomi and Jim Burke to discuss the latest World Cup qualifiers How to listen to podcasts: everything you ...

Ireland watchdog fines WhatsApp record sum for flouting EU privacy rules

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Ireland’s data privacy watchdog has slapped WhatsApp with a record €225m (£193m) fine for violating EU data protection rules. The Dublin-based Data Protection Commission (DPC) announced the decision on Thursday after ...

Northern Ireland deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill tests positive for Covid

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Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Michelle O’Neill, has said she has contracted Covid-19. The Sinn Féin politician tweeted that she was in self-isolation but hoped to return to public duties next week. She wr...

In Ireland, lockdown has made us fall in love with the sea

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The wind sharpens, the rain hardens and a spiteful mist blows in from the Celtic Sea, coating Kilfarrasy strand in a cold, grey miasma. “And this red one is pepper dillisk,” Marie Power shouts, her voice battling the ...

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