Latest Northern Ireland News

Ireland: UK-EU deal on Brexit trade spat unlikely this year

Dec. 02, 2021 10:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish governments expressed optimism Thursday that a thorny spat between the U.K. and the European Union over Northern Ireland trade can be resolved, but Ireland's top diplomat indicated that negotiations were likely to drag on into next year. ...

N Ireland collective wins prestigious Turner Prize for art

Dec. 01, 2021 22:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An 11-person collective from Belfast that aims to transcend Northern Ireland’s political and religious divides won the U.K.’s prestigious Turner Prize for art on Wednesday. The Array Collective took the 25,000 pound ($33,000) prize for “The...

Protests erupt over virus rules in Austria, Italy, Croatia

Nov. 20, 2021 14:27 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters, many from far-right groups, marched through Vienna on Saturday after the Austrian government announced a nationwide lockdown beginning Monday to contain skyrocketing coronavirus infections. Demonstrations against virus...

EU awaits counterproposals from UK in Brexit standoff

Nov. 19, 2021 10:54 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Another week of Brexit negotiations still left the European Union awaiting a firm counterproposal from the United Kingdom on Friday to ease a standoff over how to deal with the country's departure from the bloc. Both sides are fighting over differences...

UK tones down threats in N Ireland trade spat with EU

Nov. 17, 2021 11:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top Brexit official lowered the temperature in the U.K.’s trade feud with the European Union on Wednesday, saying he believes it is possible to reach agreement with the bloc. Chief U.K. negotiator David Frost said there were still “gaps”...

Disney’s 'Eternals' tops domestic box office for 2nd weekend

Nov. 14, 2021 13:04 PM EST

Disney and Marvel’s “Eternals” took a steep drop in its second weekend in theaters, but it’s still hanging on to first place ahead of newcomers like “Clifford the Big Red Dog.” “Eternals” added $27.5 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total...

Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds savor their moments in 'Belfast'

Nov. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenneth Branagh put it directly to Judi Dench. “He said, ‘Will you play my grandmother?’” Dench recalls. “And I said yes.” In “Belfast,” Branagh reconstructs a poignant and pivotal moment from his childhood. The...

UK, EU keep talking but stay far apart in Brexit trade feud

Nov. 12, 2021 11:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union inched away from a diplomatic cliff edge on Friday but remained miles apart in a post-Brexit spat that risks escalating into a cross-Channel trade war. Talks to resolve differences over Northern Ireland trade have dragged...

Review: Childhood in a turbulent time in nostalgic ‘Belfast’

Nov. 10, 2021 11:16 AM EST

If you didn’t know Kenneth Branagh’s new film “ Belfast ” was based (somewhat) on his own childhood, you probably wouldn’t know it by the end either. That’s a good thing. This isn’t a portrait of the artist as a young man. We see a love for theater and...

N. Ireland official suing Van Morrison over COVID criticism

Nov. 08, 2021 05:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland’s health minister is suing Van Morrison after the singer called him “very dangerous” for his handling of coronavirus restrictions. The Belfast-born singer opposes restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, and has released several...