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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure to take action against Iran but US president Joe Biden is urging caution
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure to take action against Iran but US president Joe Biden is urging caution
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure to take action against Iran but US president Joe Biden is urging caution
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure to take action against Iran but US president Joe Biden is urging caution
Ian Knox cartoon 8/4/24
Ian Knox cartoon 8/4/24
DUP in Westminster
Ian Knox cartoon 03/04/24 DUP in Westminster
Jeffrey Donaldson resigns as DUP leader after being charged with historic offences
Jeffrey Donaldson resigns as DUP leader after being charged with historic offences
An American academic’s 1972 film in which Martin McGuinness and other IRA members are apparently seen taking part in a bombing operation was viewed by British intelligence on its completion, according to the project’s executive director
An American academic’s 1972 film in which Martin McGuinness and other IRA members are apparently seen taking part in a bombing operation was viewed by British intelligence on its completion, according to the project’s executive director
Ceasefire
Ceasefire Ian Knox cartoon 27/3/24
The Operation Kenova report on the British Army's 'golden egg' IRA agent Stakeknife is released
Ian Knox cartoon 9/3/24 The Operation Kenova report on the British Army's 'golden egg' IRA agent Stakeknife is released
The Operation Kenova report into the activities of IRA double agent Stakeknife is finally released. But he is not named in the document
Ian Knox carton 8/3/24 The Operation Kenova report into the activities of IRA double agent Stakeknife is finally released. But he is not named in the document
Ownership of XL bully dogs is restricted in the north
Ian Knox cartoon 6/3/24 Ownership of XL bully dogs is restricted in the north
A survey finds more Alliance Party members would vote for a united Ireland than to remain in the UK
Ian Knox cartoon 5/3/24 A survey finds more Alliance Party members would vote for a united Ireland than to remain in the UK
The Alliance Party conference takes place in Belfast after Jeffrey Donaldson and Doug Beattie discuss the possibility of unionist unity in the future
Ian Knox cartoon 2/3/24 The Alliance Party conference takes place in Belfast after Jeffrey Donaldson and Doug Beattie discuss the possibility of unionist unity in the future
A High Court ruling says the Troubles amnesty contained in the Legacy Act is unlawful. The British government plans to appeal the ruling
Ian Knox cartoon 1/3/24 A High Court ruling says the Troubles amnesty contained in the Legacy Act is unlawful. The British government plans to appeal the ruling
Drugs continue to be a problem among young people. Calls have been made for drug consumption rooms to be opened in the north so users can inject substances like heroin under the supervision of trained medical staff
Ian Knox cartoon 28/2/24 Drugs continue to be a problem among young people. Calls have been made for drug consumption rooms to be opened in the north so users can inject substances like heroin under the supervision of trained medical staff
Rows continue to take place over the funding of Casement Park and the final budget of the finished project
Ian Knox cartoon 27/2/24 Rows continue to take place over the funding of Casement Park and the final budget of the finished project
Ian Knox cartoon 24/2/24: Sammy Wilson has resigned as the DUP's chief whip at Westminster. Speculation is that he has done so because he is unhappy over the party's Brexit deal with the British government
Sammy Wilson has resigned as the DUP's chief whip at Westminster. Speculation is that he has done so because he is unhappy over the party's Brexit deal with the British government
Cartoon showing an Orangeman suggesting a celebration march following the Dublin government's announcement of money for the Narrow Water bridge. His fellow Orangemen look annoyed
Ian Knox cartoon 21/2/24 The Dublin government announces funding for projects in the north including the Casement Park rebuild, the A5 and the Narrow Water bridge
Cartoon showing Alexei Navalny and Julian Assange in handcuffs while Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and a less-recognisable figure stand in a line with their fists in the air
Ian Knox cartoon 20/2/24 Amid the war in Gaza, the death of Alexei Navalny and US primary elections, certain politicians have been asserting their moral authority
Cartoon showing Vladimir Putin saying 'He was a non-billionaire, we didn't need him' as Alexei Navalny walks away
Ian Knox cartoon 17/2/24 The Kremlin's most prominent critic, Alexei Navalny, dies in a penal colony with many pointing the finger of blame at Russian president Vladimir Putin
Cartoon showing members of the Stormont executive standing around a large heart with £113m? written on it
Ian Knox cartoon 14/2/24 Stormont has been tasked with coming up with £113m of funding as a condition of the £3.3bn fiscal package set out by Westminster
Cartoon showing split-screen view of Joe Biden speaking on a telephone with Michelle Obama. He asks her if she is coming to his St Patrick's Day celebrations and calls her 'Michelle O'bama'. She looks thoroughly confused
Ian Knox cartoon 13/2/24 Joe Biden's mental state has been called into question due to a number of slip-ups in interviews recently
Cartoon showing Robin Swann facing a sinister shadow with the word 'Health' written on it
Ian Knox cartoon 7/2/24 Health Minister Robin Swann faces a daunting task as he gets to grips with the many problems facing the healthcare system
Cartoon showing Michelle O'Neill speaking in the Stormont assembly chamber
Ian Knox cartoon 3/2/24 Stormont assembly returns with Michelle O'Neill at the helm
Cartoon showing a man in a t-shirt with a skull on it reading a booklet titled 'Command paper' which he is holding upside down
Ian Knox cartoon 2/2/24 The British government's 'Safeguarding the Union' command paper was met with opposition by hardcore unionists who considered the DUP's deal to restore Stormont to be a sellout
Cartoon showing Michelle O'Neill and Jeffrey Donaldson driving a car. Jeffrey is in some discomfort as Ian Paisley, Nigel Poots and Sammy Wilson angrily watch him
Ian Knox cartoon 31/1/24 Power-sharing was restored in Northern Ireland after the DUP struck a deal with the UK government, allowing the Assembly to get up and running
Cartoon showing journalists running to a DUP meeting with smoke coming out of the building. Once they get into it they realise it is smoke coming from underage vapers
Ian Knox cartoon 30/1/24 The DUP engaged in a meeting of party members to discuss the terms of the party's deal to restore Stormont that was brokered with the UK government
A cartoon showing Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu carrying a heavy weight with the words ICJ verdict on it
Ian Knox cartoon 29/1/24 As conflict in Gaza continues to send shockwaves around the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for the International Court of Justice verdict against them to be thrown out
Cartoon showing a dog Jeffrey Donaldson fighting a cat Jim Allister in the House of Commons as Ian Paisley looks on
Ian Knox cartoon 26/1/24 Sir Jeffrey Donaldson grew some teeth in his Westminster speech following unionist opposition to negotiations with the government over the Windsor Framework
Cartoon showing two icebergs, one named Isha and another Jocelyn, ramming into the Titanic Museum building in Belfast as a lifeboat full of people rows away
Ian Knox cartoon 24/1/24 Northern Ireland has been rocked by two storms, Isha and Jocelyn, in quick succession, causing widespread damage, including to the Titanic Museum in Belfast
Cartoon showing the DUP's Gavin Robinson, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson and Emma Little Pengelly
Ian Knox cartoon 23/1/24 The DUP has been measuring negotiations with the UK government over the Brexit deal against its seven tests to ensure they get what they want
A cartoon showing a building being split apart as the DUP hold a meeting inside it and argue over whether to return to Stormont powersharing
Ian Knox cartoon 25/1/24 The DUP has been split between those who want to see a return to devolution and those who would hold out for the right deal with the UK government
Cartoon showing Jeffrey Donaldson sitting in an over-sized chair watching a news report saying Rishi Sunak's decision to face down his party's right wing seems to have paid off
Ian Knox cartoon 19/1/23 Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has a hard time keeping his party in line, perhaps it's time to take a leaf out of Rishi Sunak's book
Cartoon showing a number of people sitting in rows wearing trade union bibs. A voice off-screen says 'Can we proceed to appoint a speaker?'
Ian Knox cartoon 17/1/24 Stormont sits to attempt to elect a speaker despite the DUP boycott. The move coincides with a public sector pay dispute which has seen multiple large scale strikes taking place
Cartoon showing union members throwing darts and pictures of Jeffrey Donaldson and Chris Heaton-Harris before someone points out that some of their union are in the DUP so they all throw darts at Chris Heaton-Harris
Ian Knox cartoon 16/1/24 Chris Heaton-Harris is under fire from trade unions as ongoing public sector strikes amid calls for increased pay continue to cause disruption
A political cartoon showing a missile with a US flag painted on its side below the headline 'Trade'. A separate sketch shows another missile with an Israeli flag on it below the headline 'Genocide'
Ian Knox cartoon 13/1/24 It seems there are double standards when it comes to missile attacks
Ian Knox political cartoon shows Post Office managers doing hard labour in jail while a prison guard holds up a key
Ian Knox cartoon 10/1/24 The Horizon Post Office scandal saw hundreds of sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses wrongly held responsible for accounting errors in faulty software
Ian Knox's political cartoon showing a man from the European Union speaking on the phone to a man from the Dublin government
Ian Knox cartoon 9/1/24 The Dublin government is to initiate an inter-state case against the UK under the European Convention on Human Rights over its Northern Ireland Troubles Legacy Act
Ian Knox cartoon 8/12/23
Ian Knox cartoon 8/12/23 Former Home Secretary Suella Braverman has said that PM Rishi Sunak's Rwanda boats policy will not work
Ian Knox cartoon 6/12/23
Ian Knox cartoon 6/12/23 An Islamic charity boss on Donegall Pass said that he was willing to give protection money to paramilitaries after an attack on the Belfast Multi-Cultural Association centre
Ian Knox cartoon 5/12/23
Ian Knox cartoon 5/12/23 King Charles heads to Cop28 in Dubai with questions being asked over his green credentials
Ian Knox cartoon 29/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 29/11/23 The DUP party conference takes place a few days after Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer said the would be open to reaching a deal with Greece over the Elgin Marbles
Ian Knox cartoon 28/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 28/11/23 Dublin experiences its worst rioting in decades as far-right elements take to the streets following the stabbing of three children and a school care assistant by a man on Parnell Square
Ian Knox cartoon 22/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 22/11/23 Sir Jeffrey Donaldson seems to be dancing to a different tune to other unionist leaders
Ian Knox cartoon 21/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 21/11/23 The Labour movement is portrayed as cosying up to China and Saudi Arabia, who have demanded an immediate end to hostilities in Gaza
Ian Knox cartoon 18/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 18/11/23 The Orange Order proposed changes to their flagship march through Belfast but this was firmly rejected by Orange lodges
Ian Knox cartoon 17/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 17/11/23 Keir Starmer did not back a ceasefire in the Israel/Hamas conflict, instead calling for a humanitarian pause
Ian Knox cartoon 11/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 11/11/23 Former Home Secretary Suella Braverman was very candid in her resignation letter and let Rishi Sunak know exactly what she thought
Ian Knox cartoon 8/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 8/11/23 A racist poster in Moygashel, Co Tyrone, protested the housing of foreign nationals. The poster said: "Moygashel continues to reject housing of foreign nationals", going on to list the names of a number of estate agents and emphasising that "This list is not exhaustive".
Ian Knox cartoon 7/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 7/11/23 Heritage minister Amihai Eliyahu said Palestinians should ‘go to Ireland or deserts’ and using a nuclear bomb on Gaza is an option
Ian Knox cartoon 4/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 4/11/23 Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave evidence to the enquiry into the British government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic
Ian Knox cartoon 6/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 6/11/23 Several towns and villages across County Down were impacted by heavy downpours leaving businesses and homes damaged or destroyed
Ian Knox cartoon 1/11/23
Ian Knox cartoon 1/11/23 The final remaining members of the Disappeared will be remembered at Stormont during an annual silent walk on All Souls Day
Ian Knox cartoon 31/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 31/10/23 The al-Ahli Arab Hospital was caught in an explosion in which 471 people were killed and 342 injured as violence in Gaza continues
Ian Knox cartoon 25/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 25/10/23 Minister for State for Northern Ireland Steve Baker called for a "supermajority" to be needed for Irish unity to be decided
Ian Knox cartoon 25/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 25/10/23 Following the October 7 attacks, Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu was accused of supporting and funding Hamas in the past
Ian Knox cartoon 21/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 21/10/23 Prime Minister Rishi Sunak meets with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman. They discussed many issues including the Gaza conflict
Ian Knox cartoon 20/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 20/10/23 Supporters of both sides of the Israel-Hamas conflict face backlash from the other, with those standing with Palestine being called Antisemitic and those standing with Israel being dubbed Islamaphobic
Ian Knox cartoon 17/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 17/10/23 Palestinian refugees have been forced to travel to southern Gaza towards the Egyptian border at the city of Rafah
Ian Knox cartoon 14/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 14/10/23 The DUP party conference took place, with Jeffrey Donaldson giving a keynote speech about defending the union in a changing political landscape to his supporters
Ian Knox cartoon 13/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 13/10/23 Casement Park has been earmarked as a venue for Euro 2028, despite it being a GAA stadium and not being in fit shape to host any sports yet
Ian Knox cartoon 12/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 12/10/23 As Israel continues to hit back following the October 7 attacks by Hamas, criticism of their behaviour continues to grow internationally
Ian Knox cartoon 11/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 11/10/23 The map of Palestine is a very different picture from what it was in 1947, when the UN partitioned the country into two states
Ian Knox cartoon 7/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 7/10/23 Keir Starmer delivers his leader's speech at the Labour Party conference
Ian Knox cartoon 6/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 6/10/23 The PSNI faces a funding shortfall
Ian Knox cartoon 5/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 5/10/23 The DUP were noteable absentees at this year's Tory Party conference, much to the disinterest of the British press
Ian Knox cartoon 4/10/23
Ian Knox cartoon 4/10/23 Hilary Benn has been named as the new Shadow Secretary of state for Northern Ireland
Ian Knox cartoon 28/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 28/9/23 An anti-racism rally is held in Belfast after a growing number of hate crimes on local businesses
 Ian Knox cartoon 26/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 26/9/23 The PSNI is under scrutiny after a string of public mishaps
Ian Knox cartoon 23/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 23/9/23 Northern Ireland politicians have been called to fix the urgent issue of the health of Lough Neagh
Ian Knox cartoon 22/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 22/9/23 As environmental policies are in the news agenda, Rishi Sunak is finding it difficult to relate to voters
Ian Knox cartoon 20/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 20/9/23 There is speculation the DUP could enter negotiations with the Labour Party as after a general election the Irish Sea border may be less of an issue
Ian Knox cartoon 19/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 19/9/23 American XL Bullys have been banned by the UK government following an increase in attacks despite calls for more owner education and measures instead of a breed ban
Ian Knox cartoon 16/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 16/9/23 There are rumblings of discontent among DUP members as the party continues to boycott Stormont amid unhappiness at Brexit arrangements
Ian Knox cartoon 15/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 15/9/23 The Northern Ireland Investment summit took place despite no Stormont assembly being in place to help woo potential investors
Ian Knox cartoon 13/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 13/9/23 The pollution of Lough Neagh is apparently ruining the body of water with no obvious intervention from authorities
Ian Knox cartoon 12/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 12/9/23 Strained relations at the announcement of £1 billion for the north through the PeacePlus programme. Chris Heaton Harris was unimpressed by Leo Varadkar's comments that there would be a united Ireland in his lifetime
Ian Knox cartoon 9/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 9/9/23 Leo Varadkar aims to see the Stormont executive back up and running, despite comments that he expected to see a united Ireland in his lifetime
Ian Knox cartoon 8/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 8/9/23 The Northern Ireland Policing Board has held meetings following a string of high-profile failings by the PSNI, including its largest-ever data leak
Ian Knox cartoon 6/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 6/9/23 There is significant opposition from naionalists and unionists to the UK government's introduction of a Legacy Bill
Ian Knox cartoon 5/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 5/9/23 The PSNI is under severe pressure following a series of high-profile gaffes
Ian Knox cartoon 2/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 2/9/23 The PSNI seems to be a deflated institution after a number of public mistakes
Ian Knox cartoon 1/9/23
Ian Knox cartoon 1/9/23 PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne is under pressure as the organisation deals with a number of scandals
Ian Knox cartoon 29/8/23
Ian Knox cartoon 29/8/23 Air Traffic Controls across the UK suffered breakdowns resulting in cancelled and delayed flights
Ian Knox cartoon 26/8/23
Ian Knox cartoon 26/8/23 Donald Trump has had his mugshot published following his arrest on charges of plotting to overturn Georgia's 2020 election results
Ian Knox cartoon 12/8/23
Ian Knox cartoon 12/8/23 The PSNI suffered a substantial data leak which revealed the personal information of 9,483 police officers and staff
Ian Knox cartoon 9/8/23
Ian Knox cartoon 9/8/23 There appears to be opposition to Ireland's two health services cooperating
Ian Knox cartoon 5/8/23
Ian Knox cartoon 5/8/23 Algae in Lough Neagh continues to occupy the headlines. Sammy Wilson, a former environment minister, previously said he believed climate change not to be a real thing
Ian Knox cartoon 3/8/23
Ian Knox cartoon 3/8/23 Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has accused some unionists of briefing against the DUP, a move he says damages unionism's electoral prospects
Ian Knox cartoon 2/8/23
Ian Knox cartoon 2/8/23 The British government is to grant hundreds of new oil and gas licenses for the North Sea
Ian Knox cartoon 1/8/23
Ian Knox cartoon 1/8/23 There have been calls for street preachers to be restricted in Belfast
Ian Knox cartoon 29/7/23
Ian Knox cartoon 29/7/23 Time ticks on as the DUP continues efforts to come to an agreement with the British government that will see it return to Stormont
Ian Knox cartoon 28/7/23
Ian Knox cartoon 28/7/23 Sinead O'Connor 8 December 1966 – 26 July 2023
Ian Knox 26/07/23
Ian Knox 26/07/23 The restoration of the Derry to Portadown line is one of the main recommendations made in a review of the railway network across the island of Ireland
Ian Knox 25/07/23
Ian Knox 25/07/23 It will come as no great surprise to hear that July 2023 was wet, and exceptionally wet, in parts of Northern Ireland. Rainfall records were broken in places, including at Castlederg, in County Tyrone
Ian Knox 21/07/23
Ian Knox 21/07/23 Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris said there has been "good progress" in negotiations with the DUP
Ian Knox 18/07/23
Ian Knox 18/07/23 The north has been experiencing some rare warm weather this July
Ian Knox cartoon 19/7/23
Ian Knox cartoon 19/7/23 DUP MP Sammy Wilson has accused the UK Government of carrying out a “Stalinist purge” following claims that it attempted to “rig” a committee voting on crucial parts of the Windsor Framework deal
Ian Knox cartoon 14/07/23
Ian Knox cartoon 14/07/23 Questions have been raised again about the safety of the bonfires lit on the eleventh night of July
Ian Knox Cartoon 12/7/23
Ian Knox Cartoon 12/7/23 Questions were being asked after the Sun published an article that an un-named BBC presenter paid tens of thousands of pounds to a young person for explicit photos, starting when they were 17
Ian Knox 11/7/23
Ian Knox 11/7/23 Bonfires are becoming an increasingly prominent sight in towns across Northern Ireland
Ian Knox cartoon 5/7/23
Ian Knox cartoon 5/7/23 Israel continues its ground offensive in Gaza
Ian Knox cartoon 4/7/23
Ian Knox cartoon 4/7/23 A Derry Girls exhibition opens as RTÉ is under scrutiny following revelations of payments to star presenter Ryan Tubridy
Ian Knox cartoon 1/7/23
Ian Knox cartoon 1/7/23 Sky-high energy costs have seen people cut back on electricity and heating
Ian Knox cartoon 30/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 30/6/23 Even the royals are cutting back on energy as prices remain high
Ian Knox cartoon 28/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 28/6/23 RTÉ has faced questions over payments to Ryan Tubridy which came to light after he announced his departure as host of the Late Late Show
Ian Knox cartoon 27/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 27/6/23 The greatest challenge to Russian president Vladimir Putin in his more than two decades in power fizzled out after the rebellious mercenary commander Yevgeny Prigozhin who ordered his troops to march on Moscow abruptly reached a deal with the Kremlin to go into exile and sounded the retreat
Ian Knox cartoon 23/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 23/6/23 The Dublin government opposes the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy) Bill, which stands to limit legal routes to justice for families of victims on both sides of the divide
Ian Knox cartoon 20/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 20/6/23 The Partygate debate in Westminster was missing some key faces in the benches
Ian Knox cartoon 17/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 17/6/23 Rishi Sunak missed a vote on whether to impose sanctions on Boris Johnson over his Partygate denials
Ian Knox cartoon 16/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 16/6/23 Boris Johnson resigned as an MP over the Partygate scandal
Ian Knox cartoon 14/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 14/6/23 The TUV seek to capitalise as the DUP continue to wrestle with the Windsor Protocol
Ian Knox cartoon 13/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 13/6/23 Certain western leaders face enquiries into their conduct...
Ian Knox cartoon 10/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 10/6/23 Paramilitary flags continue to be a feature on some streets in the north
Ian Knox cartoon 9/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 9/6/23 Eleventh Night bonfires are being built - some to an alarming height
Ian Knox cartoon 7/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 7/6/23 Courts are hit by a long backlog of cases
Ian Knox cartoon 3/6/23
Ian Knox cartoon 3/6/23 Potholes in the north's roads look like they are there to stay due to a lack of funding