Latest Northern Ireland News

Kenneth Branagh's 'Belfast' wins TIFF People's Choice Award

Sep. 18, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical “Belfast,” a black-and-white family drama about the Northern Ireland city during the tumult of the late 1960s, on Saturday won the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award, a telling indicator of Academy Awards chances. ...

2 charged with murder of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Sep. 17, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men appeared in court Friday in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019. Gearoid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, were charged with murder, possession of a...

Pelosi warns UK not to imperil N Ireland peace with Brexit

Sep. 17, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Britain on Friday that there will be no U.S.-U.K. trade deal unless the British government solves post-Brexit disagreements with the European Union that risk destabilizing Northern Ireland’s peace. ...

City worker dies when he falls from dump truck

Sep. 10, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A public works employee died after he fell out of the back of a dump truck on the city waterfront, officials said. Stephen Mathieson, 69, of Montville, hit his head when he tumbled to the ground Thursday morning and was pronounced dead Waldo County...

Unionist leader says Brexit deal could sink N Ireland govt

Sep. 09, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Northern Ireland’s largest British unionist party heightened post-Brexit political tensions on Thursday, saying the U.K.’s divorce deal with the European Union could collapse the Belfast government and trigger a new era of violence and instability. ...

UK delays post-Brexit border checks, seeks new talks with EU

Sep. 06, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain said Monday it is postponing the start of post-Brexit border checks on goods going to Northern Ireland, as it seeks breathing space in its tense standoff with the European Union over trade rules. Brexit Minister David Frost said the government...

UK Brexit minister warns of 'cold mistrust' era with EU

Sep. 04, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit minister warned Saturday of a long-term chill in relations between the U.K. and the European Union if agreed-upon trading arrangements governing Northern Ireland are not resolved. David Frost said in a speech at the British-Irish...

Giant rubber ducky takes flight; where will it land next?

Aug. 24, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A 25-foot inflatable duck named Joy disappeared over the weekend, as mysteriously as it arrived, after bringing days of delight to a seaside Maine community. The rubber ducky was removed from the harbor sometime Saturday, likely because of concerns...

Big bird on water is mystery, but town calls it just ducky

Aug. 18, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — The sudden appearance of a giant rubber duck in a Maine harbor is a whimsical whodunit that's defied sleuths so far. The yellow waterfowl emblazoned with the word “joy” appeared in Belfast Harbor over the weekend, and it’s a mystery who put...

Large, land-based salmon farm in Maine gets key approval

Aug. 13, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A large, land-based salmon farming operation in Maine has obtained a key approval it needed to move forward, but opposition to the project remains. Nordic Aquafarms wants to build a $500-million, 55-acre (22-hectare) salmon farm in Belfast. The...