Tag: Ulster

Anti-abortion demonstrators held a rally outside the Supreme Court in London on June 7

UK Supreme Court Rejects Legal Challenge to Northern Ireland Abortion Laws

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s Supreme Court on Thursday criticized Northern Ireland’s strict anti-abortion laws but dismissed a legal challenge. A majority of the court decided that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, which initiated the case, did not have the

RIGHT: Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party speaks during a campaign rally at Union Chapel Islington on June 7, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. LEFT: Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams speaks to television media crews after Adams was re-elected to government at the Irish General Election constituency count on …

Queen’s Speech Delayed as IRA-linked Sinn Féin Seeks Talks with Labour

The Queen’s speech, which lays out the governing party’s legislative programme, has been postponed until June 21st, with the announcement of an agreement between the Conservative and the Democratic Unionists delayed by the Grenfell Tower fire. This has left Sinn Féin time to seek meetings with the Labour Party in Westminster.

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Police Officer Shot in Belfast Drive-By Attack

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland officials say that a police officer has been shot in the arm in Belfast. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said Sunday night that the officer’s injuries aren’t life-threatening and he is being treated in

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Irish PM: Brexit Could Prompt Referendum On United Ireland

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has caused controversy after suggesting that Northern Ireland could hold a referendum on uniting with the Republic. Mr Kenny said that supporters of the European Union in the North could demand the move in a