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NI: Equal marriage intervention said to complicate talks

NI: Equal marriage intervention said to complicate talks

(Reuters) – The British parliament’s decision to bypass politicians in Northern Ireland and legislate on same-sex marriage could deepen a stalemate in the region at the heart of Britain’s struggle to leave the European Union, a senior lawmaker warned on Thursday. British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to compel the government to legalise same-sex marriage, […]

Derry Girls S1 – Now on Netflix Ireland

Derry Girls S1 – Now on Netflix Ireland

All 6 episodes of Derry Girls Season 1 are now on Netflix in Ireland.      Derry Girls is the hilarious comedy series from acclaimed writer, Lisa McGee, who has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centred comedy, set against the spectre of The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

UK: Lawmakers vote to legalise same-sex marriage in NI

UK: Lawmakers vote to legalise same-sex marriage in NI

(Reuters) – Britain’s parliament voted on Tuesday in favour of a plan that would compel the government to legalise same-sex marriage and extend abortion rights in Northern Ireland, if the province is unable to re-establish its own devolved government. The changes passed with a large majority in parliament in London on Tuesday, and turned a […]

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status. Attempts to legislate for same-sex marriage have been blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party, a key ally of British Prime Minister […]

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

An outpouring of anger and grief over the killing of Northern Irish journalist ,Lyra McKee, should spur politicians to put their differences aside, and introduce equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, her partner said on Friday. McKee, a journalist and campaigner for LGBT+ rights, was fatally shot by an Irish nationalist militant while reporting on […]

NI: Lyra McKee (RIP) was an ‘inspiring thinker’

NI: Lyra McKee (RIP) was an ‘inspiring thinker’

(Reuters) – A year after moving to Derry, celebrated journalist, Lyra Catherine McKee, wrote about how she looked forward to “better times ahead and saying goodbye to bombs and bullets once and for all”. She was killed shortly afterwards, shot dead during a riot that underscored the challenges still faced by Northern Ireland, 21 years […]

NI: Dali-icious art break in Belfast’s Culloden Estate this June

NI: Dali-icious art break in Belfast’s Culloden Estate this June

The largest collection of Dali’s works seen in Ireland, plus collections from Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Banksy, will form the centrepiece of Art In The Garden at the five-star Culloden Estate, Belfast, from June 15-30. In conjunction with Gormleys Fine Art, 14 pieces from the Dali Universe in Switzerland will lead the exhibition, containing more than 120 […]