Northern Ireland: 10 Key Facts You Need To Know About The Battle Of The Boyne

The Battle of the Boyne (Irish: Cath na Bóinne IPA: [ˈkah n̪ˠə ˈbˠoːn̪ʲə]) was a battle in 1690 between the forces of the deposed King James VII and II of Scotland, England and Ireland and those of Dutch Prince William of Orange who, with his wife Mary II (his cousin and James’s daughter), had acceded to the Crowns of England and those of Scotland.


Northern Ireland Assembly: The Belfast Agreement/Good Friday Agreement 1998

The Belfast Agreement is also known as the Good Friday Agreement, because it was reached on Good Friday, 10 April 1998.

It was a peace agreement between the British and Irish governments, and most of the political parties in Northern Ireland, on how Northern Ireland should be governed. The talks leading to the Agreement addressed issues which had caused conflict during previous decades. The aim was establishing a new, devolved government for Northern Ireland in which unionists and nationalists would share power. 

On the constitutional question of whether Northern Ireland shou

Journalist Lyra McKee shot dead during Northern Ireland riot

Irish police arrest two teenagers over the killing of reporter McKee

‘New IRA’ blamed for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland police said that two men have been arrested over the killing of journalist Lyra McKee in the city of Londonderry, also known as Derry, on Thursday.

“Major Investigation Team detectives have arrested two men, aged 18 and 19 under the Terrorism Act, in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee in the Creggan area of Derry on Thursday, 18th April,” the police tweeted on Saturday morning.

“They have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite,” it added.

The 29-year-old was shot dead during an evening riot while standing near a police van as a gunman opened fire.

Nancy Pelosi Clashed With Tory Brexiteers Over Northern Ireland Border

Nancy Pelosi, the US Speaker of the House of Representatives, clashed with pro-Brexit Tory MPs during a meeting in London this week.

HuffPost UK understands Pelosi, the leading Democrat, had a terse exchange with members of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s European Research Group over their view of the Northern Ireland border.

“Don’t condescend to me or to us,” sources said she told leading ERG member Mark Francois.