Boris Johnson: Brexit opponents ‘collaborating’ with EU

Boris Johnson has accused MPs “who think they can block Brexit” of a “terrible collaboration” with the European Union.

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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. 

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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.


The European Union is expected to seek more than €10bn in UK contributions for this year even in the event of a no-deal scenario on 12 April, RTÉ News understands.

EU to seek €10bn from Britain even in no-deal Brexit scenario

The UK’s gross budget contribution to the EU for 2019 is €17.49bn. Of that sum, Britain has already contributed €7.2bn, meaning that in a No Deal situation the EU would face a shortfall of €10.2bn this financial year. The EU now expects that amount to be paid – AIWA! NO!

British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to speak to every EU leader and the European Commission chief to seek changes to the Withdrawal Agreement. It comes days after another defeat in parliament and as businesses brace for a no-deal Brexit on 29 March. In her talks with EU leaders and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, she will be seeking to change the Irish backstop, one of the most contentious parts of the withdrawal agreement she agreed in November, her office said.

Prime Minister May to speak to EU leaders over changes to Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to speak to every EU leader and the European Commission chief to seek changes to the Withdrawal Agreement.

It comes days after another defeat in parliament and as businesses brace for a no-deal Brexit on 29 March.

In her talks with EU leaders and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, she will be seeking to change the Irish backstop, one of the most contentious parts of the withdrawal agreement she agreed in November, her office said.

Mrs May has told EU leaders she could pass her deal with concessions primarily around the backstop – a guarantee that there can be no return to border controls between Northern Ireland and the Republic.