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A woman walks past freshly painted loyalist graffiti in the Shankill area of Belfast, Northern Ireland - Credit: Getty Images

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Loyalists write to PM withdrawing support for Good Friday Agreement

Loyalist paramilitary organisations have told prime minister Boris Johnson they are withdrawing support for Northern Ireland’s historic peace agreement. The outlawed groups said they were temporarily withdrawing their backing of the Belfast/Good Friday accord amid mounting concerns about the contentious Northern Ireland Protocol governing Irish Sea trade post-Brexit. However, they stressed that unionist opposition to […]
Prof Devi Sridhar on BBC Question Time in September 2020. - Credit: Archant

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Health expert says anti-lockdown campaigners are worsening Covid restrictions they oppose

A prominent public health expert has said that anti-lockdown campaigners are responsible for worsening the very restrictions they oppose. Professor Devi Sridhar, chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh told the Stormont politicians: “The people who are most anti-lockdown have been frustrating to listen to because those are the people pushing us into lockdown… “The […]