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United Ireland conversation
On Saturday, politicians, business representatives, and the general public are gathering at the 3Arena in Dublin for the "Ireland's Future - Together We Can" event. The Alliance Party would have been the only non-nationalist party to attend but has now decided to reject the invitation. Party representatives have said that the party does not wish to attend "a rally...

Bin strikes spread in Scotland; London’s bus drivers to strike

Bin strikes in Scotland have started in 13 more local authorities after councils and unions failed to reach a pay agreement. The “international embarrassment” that is the bin strike in the middle of Edinburgh’s famed festival is only half way...

Truss v Sunak and the Northern Ireland Protocol

As the leadership race enters its final phase and the Truss campaign continues to gather momentum, the candidates' stance on the Northern Ireland Protocol is worth examining. While Truss...

NI Protocol bill cleared through the House of Commons

On Wednesday, the internationally controversial NI Protocol Bill passed through the House of Commons and is now due for reading in the House of Lords. The government has said...

Welsh independence march – time to have a discussion about the Union?

As Scotland moves toward a second indyref, calls for Welsh independence are growing louder. On top of that, a vote on uniting Ireland, north and south, is also likely...

Sturgeon ‘gambles all’ with Supreme Court bid for Scottish independence vote

Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled plans for a Scottish independence referendum on October 19, 2023 and has referred herself to the UK’s highest court in an attempt to force the vote. Scotland’s first minister said her...

Northern Ireland Legacy Bill – ‘an affront to all modern standards of decency’

Conservative MPs have voted for a controversial Northern Ireland legacy bill despite staunch opposition from all Northern Ireland political parties. Protests against the bill were held in Belfast, Derry and London with families of victims...

DUP holding Northern Ireland to ransom over protocol

The DUP has been accused of holding Northern Ireland to ransom over its demands for major reform of the Northern Ireland protocol. Boris Johnson’s attempt to get the power-sharing executive at Stormont up and running...
Northern Ireland election

Northern Ireland election triumph for Sinn Fein redraws political landscape

Sinn Fein has scored a historic result in the Northern Ireland election. For the first time in Northern Ireland, a nationalist party has won the biggest number of seats, as it comfortably overtook the...

Sinn Féin set for historic triumph in Northern Ireland elections

Sinn Féin are on course for a historic triumph in Thursday’s election for the Northern Ireland assembly at Stormont. Victory for Sinn Féin  would make the party’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill first minister. It would be...