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UK POLITICS: Britain Rejects Irish Call for Role in Northern Ireland Rule

UK POLITICS: Britain Rejects Irish Call for Role in Northern Ireland Rule

DUP lawmaker Jeffrey Donaldson, whose party Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government depends on to survive, warned that his party would not accept any concessions to Dublin.

“Even if we have a temporary period of direct rule, the Irish Government must be clear that it must not interfere with the internal affairs of Northern Ireland and to do so would be a fundamental breach of faith,” Donaldson told the Belfast Telegraph newspaper in comments published on Wednesday.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Demand for Irish Passports Surges Because of Brexit

IRELAND POLITICS: Demand for Irish Passports Surges Because of Brexit

More than 500,000 Irish passports were issued between January and June, with about 100,000 going to residents of Britain and Northern Ireland.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Trump’s ‘Irish Proverb’ Appears to Be Nigerian Poem

NIGERIA POLITICS: Trump’s ‘Irish Proverb’ Appears to Be Nigerian Poem

“Personally I am not so much into politics. I have heard a lot about Trump. Especially the fact that he victimized some of my people, some Muslims,” Alhassan, who is Muslim, said. Alhassan added that he didn’t have a personal opinion about Trump.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Gerry Adams to U.S. Congress: Support Northern Ireland Stay in EU

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Gerry Adams to U.S. Congress: Support Northern Ireland Stay in EU

Northern Ireland, the only part of UK with a land border with EU, is seen as the region most exposed to the economic and political fallout from Brexit.

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UK POLITICS: Official! Article 50 to Be Triggered By EU Within Days

UK POLITICS: Official! Article 50 to Be Triggered By EU Within Days

European leaders are preparing for formal Brexit negotiations to begin within days should Theresa May trigger Article 50 next week.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Sinn Fein Insist Arlene Foster Must Go

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Sinn Fein Insist Arlene Foster Must Go

“Arlene Foster’s position is a matter for herself. Our position is on the record and very clear,” Sinn Fein’s leader Michelle O’Neill told reporters.

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UK POLITICS: Lawyers To Lunch New Brexit Challenge In Irish Courts

UK POLITICS: Lawyers To Lunch New Brexit Challenge In Irish Courts

Pro-Brexit critics have cast the legal battles as an attempt by a pro-EU establishment to thwart the result of June’s referendum.

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IRELAND: Enda Kenny Says Irish Unity Must Be Considered In Brexit Negotiations

IRELAND: Enda Kenny Says Irish Unity Must Be Considered In Brexit Negotiations

Enda Kenny said that achieving Irish unity, by purely peaceful means and by consent, is a lynchpin of the Good Friday Agreement and of the peace process.

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NORTHERN IRELAND: More People Applying For Irish Passports Since Brexit Vote

NORTHERN IRELAND: More People Applying For Irish Passports Since Brexit Vote

The BBC reports that in the first full month since the Brexit vote, 6,638 people have applied for Irish passports. That is 2,568 more applications than during July of last year.

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IRELAND: British, Irish Parliamentarians Oppose ‘Hard Border’

IRELAND: British, Irish Parliamentarians Oppose ‘Hard Border’

Irish co-chair Sinn Féin TD Kathleen Funchion pointed out the Brexit vote had the potential to “fundamentally change relationships: on our islands.”

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