News Ireland » Politics: Irish PM calls for urgent restoration of Northern Ireland government
Ireland’s Prime Minister called for the urgent restoration of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government on Monday after talks to end a year-long political stalemate broke down yet again last week. Both the British and Irish governments have said they ...
News Ireland » Politics: Northern Ireland’s mental health service ‘starved’ of funding
“This appointment is more pertinent now than ever in the face of ongoing political deadlock. ” He said Northern Ireland has a 25 per cent higher overall prevalence of mental illness than England, one in five adults have a mental health condition at any ...
News Ireland » Politics: Northern Ireland suicides outstrip Troubles death toll
Photograph: Paul McErlane/AP More people have taken their own lives in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday agreement than were killed in political violence during the Troubles between 1969 and 1997, the latest regional figures on suicide reveal.
News Ireland » Politics: Progress through peace: Northern Ireland 20 years after 'The Agreement'
ADVERTISEMENT On top of all that, a political vacuum in Northern Ireland and the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union simultaneously threaten to turn back the clock on the island by creating border and custom disputes and stoking old social and ...
News Ireland » Politics: Irish gov't reiterates opposition to direct rule in Northern Ireland
DUBLIN, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Irish government on Monday reiterated its opposition to direct rule in Northern Ireland (NI)following a recent collapse of talks between two major political parties in NI to revive the functions of its devolved government.
News Ireland » Politics: Taoiseach Varadkar tells Downing Street Ireland will not support direct rule
In its account, a spokesperson for No 10 said Prime Minister May spoke to the Taoiseach about "the recent phase of political talks in Northern Ireland and of their disappointment that an agreement had not yet been reached to restore the Executive".
News Ireland » Politics: Why don't we have a day to celebrate Ireland's LGBT history?
In Ireland… we don’t celebrate it at all ... “We have a tendency to assume that the enlightened legislation or progressive politics of the day will ever be,” says Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, “but just look at what’s happening in ...
News Ireland » Politics: Interview: The Cured’s David Freyne and Sam Keeley Talk Zombies, Politics, and PTSD
But it also has to do with what was going on in Ireland at the time; we were going through a recession ... so I hope The Cured sparks discussions, whether it be about politics or something else. Nothing is black and white; none of the characters are ...
News Ireland » Politics: Northern Ireland business wary of ‘smart border’ after Brexit
The conundrum over the border is in sharp focus as the two sides begin to draft the legal terms of last December’s political fudge, under which the UK promised that there would be “specific” arrangements for Northern Ireland, which, if they fail ...
News Ireland » Politics: Ireland ‘among worst for gender equality’
Ireland is one of the worst countries in Europe for gender equality in politics and senior management roles, a report has revealed. The state was ranked 12th out of 15 countries for the number of women in positions of power, in a study seen by The Times.