The key facts behind the day's political headlines on April 5 as Stormont’s Agriculture Minister raised his concerns over the Northern Ireland Protocol with a representative of the US administration.Edwin Poots held talks with acting US consul general in Belfast Bryan Wockley to discuss the post-BrexitIrish Sea trading arrangements.
The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 16 after talks have taken place about Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit arrangements amid warnings from MEPs that the breakdown in trust could derail the trade agreement struck between the UK and European Union.
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Stormont’s leaders said Northern Ireland can look to a brighter future as they announced a sweeping range of Covid-19 lockdown relaxations.The reopening of the tourism and hospitality sectors were fast-tracked as part of a series of measures agreed by ministers on Thursday.
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The Shadow Home Secretary has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to "take responsibility" and "go to Northern Ireland" following another night of violence on the streets of Belfast. Nick Thomas-Symonds condemned the "extraordinarily worrying" violence in Northern Ireland, but said the "atmosphere of tension that is being exploited is the fault of the Prime minister...for making promises about there being no border down the Irish Sea". The Labour MP called on Mr Johnson to go to Northern Ireland and "bring the parties in this together". Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Speaking to the media at Stormont House in Belfast, Secretary of State Brandon Lewis welcomes the condemnation of violence from all the Stormont parties and expresses his confidence in the PSNI. Mr Lewis denied that the UK Government had abandoned unionists through the new Brexit arrangements - one of the concerns inflaming tensions among loyalists that have sparked a week of violence, which police said has been on a scale not seen in recent years.Mr Lewis arrived in Northern Ireland on Thursday following violent scenes at a Belfast interface on Wednesday evening, to speak to political and faith leaders.
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