Meet the Northern Ireland doctor who became addicted to his own medicine... and how he endured the horrors of going 'cold turkey' just so he could get clean again BelfastTelegraph.co.uk It's a beautiful summer day, the sun is shining in a deep blue sky and everyone's out in shorts and T-shirts. A father walks along the road, holding his child by the hand. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/meet-the-northern-ireland-doctor-who-became-addicted-to-his-own-medicine-and-how-he-endured-the-horrors-of-going-cold-turkey-just-so-he-could-get-clean-again-37645954.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37647062.ece/432b1/AUTOCROP/h342/ell--03-_Read-Only_.jpg Email It's a beautiful summer day, the sun is shining in a deep blue sky and everyone's out in shorts and T-shirts. A father walks along the road, holding his child by the hand. But inside the house, Dr Liam Farrell is willing away the next 48 hours. He's shivering and sweating, his eyes are running and … [Read more...] about Meet the Northern Ireland doctor who became addicted to his own medicine… and how he endured the horrors of going ‘cold turkey’ just so he could get clean again
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Meet the Northern Ireland women who love holidaying alone BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Joyce Craig (50 plus), a retired stockbroker, is divorced and lives in Donaghadee. Named Belfast Telegraph Mum of the Year in 2015, she lost her daughter, Nicola, in 2011, and son Michael (25), who had a brain tumour, in 2015. Her son Christopher (26) has cerebral palsy and lives in independent living accommodation. Joyce is travelling to Portugal on her own next week to look at options for taking Christopher there for Christmas. She says: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/travel/meet-the-northern-ireland-women-who-love-holidaying-alone-37499965.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37499961.ece/b9126/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-07_lif_45526477_I1.JPG Email Joyce Craig (50 plus), a retired stockbroker, is divorced and lives in Donaghadee. Named Belfast Telegraph Mum of the Year in 2015, she lost her daughter, Nicola, in 2011, and son Michael (25), who had a brain tumour, in … [Read more...] about Meet the Northern Ireland women who love holidaying alone
News / UK and world by Press Association October 12, 2018, 2:09 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Northern Ireland “backstop” has emerged as the main stumbling block in the Brexit negotiations. What is the backstop? The backstop is intended to be a temporary arrangement to ensure there is no return of a “hard border” between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after Britain leaves the EU in March 2019 while the two sides negotiate a free trade deal. Why is it needed? The EU says Britain’s decision to leave the single market and the customs union means that until there is a trade deal, checks on goods crossing to and from the UK will be necessary in order to prevent exporters circumventing EU tariffs and customs controls. So how would it work? Under the EU plan, Northern Ireland would effectively remain part of the single market and the customs union – and subject to their rules … [Read more...] about The Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ – all you need to know
At a port inspection facility on the Northern Ireland coast is the cow that could save the Brexit deal. The cattle compromise could unlock the backstop - a bovine Brexit breakthrough. Much rests on the shoulders of Daisy and friends.I first heard of this facility in Larne six months ago. But finally we had the opportunity to visit.Extraordinarily, the finer details of the operation of a facility operated by 14 people do matter in the last stages of a Brexit deal.The key is that the checks here for veterinary health and disease management occur mainly on the cargo arriving from within the United Kingdom. They are "Great Britain-Northern Ireland" or "East-West" or what might be called "Irish Sea" checks on trade.Jonathan Guy is one of the top vets at the Northern Ireland Department for Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Affairs, who operate the facility on land rented from the port operators.He shows me the offloading facility. 100% of the approximately 10,000 cattle and 30,000 … [Read more...] about Larne: The Northern Ireland port town that’s Brexit in a microcosm
This week, Theresa May is attending an EU summit in Salzburg, Austria. With Brexit looming, the question of the Irish border has been left unanswered. While Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and May have sparred on this most contentious of issues, a question remains: where is the Northern Ireland First Minister? … [Read more...] about Where is the Northern Ireland government ?