#Northern Ireland

Bobby Sands began the hunger strike on March 1, 1981. (Photo Credit-Twitter/@Ogra_SF)

  • Bobby Sands was a member of the Irish Republican Army
  • He died due to starvation after his hunger strike for 66 days
  • During his strike, he was elected as a member of the British parliament

The commitment was made at talks between senior UK minister Michael Gove, EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic and Northern Irish leaders. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • The agreement follows British demands for "rapid action" from the bloc
  • Joint statement said they had "concluded that the UK and the EU would immediately work intensively to find solutions
  • They reiterated their commitment to the 1997 Good Friday Agreement

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EU has finally given in to the criticism. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The EU has reversed its decision to trigger Article 16 of the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol
  • The move could have seen checks at the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland to prevent shipments entering the UK
  • Following criticism from London, Dublin, Belfest, EU decided to backtrack the decision