Northern Ireland

The Borders Issue 2019

Brexit Will Change the Face of Northern Ireland Forever

As the British Home Office denies Irish passport holders important EU civil rights, a hard Brexit may send the Northern Ireland towards a civil rights catastrophe, as well as incite violence from paramilitaries.
Paulie Doyle

With Abortion Now Legal in Ireland, What Happens for the North?

As the dust settles from Ireland's momentous decision to legalize abortion, many in Northern Ireland—where it is still criminalized—believe it is their turn to follow suit. But much needs to happen before Northern Irish women achieve reproductive rights.
Roisin Lanigan
reproductive rights

On Board the Controversial Bus Giving Out Illegal Abortion Pills in Northern Ireland

Northern Irish pro-choice activists are mobilizing in the wake of Ireland's decision to repeal the Eighth Amendment. We join protesters handing out abortion pills in one of the most anti-choice nations in Europe.
Norma Costello

Everything you need to know about the Brexit divorce deal

The agreement ensures no hard border will exist between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, enshrines the rights of EU citizens in the U.K., and will see the the British taxpayer foot a financial settlement of around $65 billion.
David Gilbert

Crisis Pregnancy Center Tells Other Fake Clinics to Burn Baby Powder Candles

In a Facebook post, Stanton Healthcare Belfast praised the baby powder-scented Yankee Candle: "It just smells like a newborn baby."
Zing Tsjeng

Game of Thrones' Greatest Moments Are Tangled in This Tapestry

Ireland's tourism board commissioned a massive tapestry that details every episode of the series.
Beckett Mufson

Northern Irish Women Won Access to Free Abortions, But What Comes Next?

After decades of campaigning, abortion activists finally secured a major victory—granting Northern Irish women access to free abortions in mainland Britain. But more clarity is needed on how it will work in practice.
Sirin Kale
Impact Equality

UK Activists Rise up as Anti-LGBTQ Politicians Gain Power

After Theresa May's snap election failure, an anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion, anti-many-human-rights party holds the balance of power in the UK and, unsurprisingly, LGBTQ activists are having none of it.​
Alice Rowsome
Northern Ireland

No free abortions for women from Northern Ireland, U.K. court rules

David Gilbert

Theresa May Cut a Deal with an Anti-Abortion, Anti-Gay Marriage Party

Thanks to the shock UK election results, the Conservatives don't have a ruling majority in Parliament. So they've made a pact with the Devil.
Sirin Kale and Zing Tsjeng

EU leaders say a united Ireland would be an automatic member of the union — but no one really wants it

David Gilbert

What Might Happen to Belfast's DIY Music Scene After Brexit?

From Girls Names and Fears to venue owners, we caught up with some of the people mulling over creative life in Northern Ireland post-triggering Article 50.
Noisey UK Staff