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#Assembly

# assembly - Saturday 3 September, 2022

Micheál Martin: Failure to form Northern Ireland Executive is 'unacceptable'
# Assembly
# Assembly

Micheál Martin: Failure to form Northern Ireland Executive is 'unacceptable'

Sep 3rd 2022, 12:38 PM 13,856 Views 24 Comments

Martin was speaking in Oxford earlier today.

# assembly - Monday 25 July, 2022

SDLP to form new official opposition at Stormont as Northern Ireland Assembly recalled
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

SDLP to form new official opposition at Stormont as Northern Ireland Assembly recalled

Jul 25th 2022, 6:00 AM 23,517 Views 9 Comments

Elected parties have yet to form an Executive since the election in May.

# assembly - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

NI politician Jim Wells resigns from DUP after 46 years
# Assembly
# Assembly

NI politician Jim Wells resigns from DUP after 46 years

Apr 12th 2022, 10:50 AM 34,460 Views 18 Comments

The former NI health minister told the BBC Nolan Show that he could not support the DUP’s Assembly candidate in South Down.

# assembly - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly

Jun 2nd 2020, 9:18 PM 25,280 Views 34 Comments

The motion doesn’t impact or change Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation.

# assembly - Monday 20 January, 2020

It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal
# No Consent
# No Consent

It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Jan 20th 2020, 3:48 PM 32,767 Views 18 Comments

The voted was about whether to refuse legislative consent to the Brexit agreement.

# assembly - Thursday 19 December, 2019

DUP has prevented pre-Christmas deal to restore Stormont powersharing, Julian Smith says
# Powersharing
# Powersharing

DUP has prevented pre-Christmas deal to restore Stormont powersharing, Julian Smith says

Dec 19th 2019, 6:43 PM 50,327 Views 62 Comments

Smith said he was “deeply disappointed” and urged the region’s largest party to reflect on its decision.

# assembly - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North
# Ceart Go Leor
# Ceart Go Leor

Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North

Feb 20th 2018, 7:21 AM 47,240 Views 94 Comments

An Irish language act has become one of the main stumbling blocks in talks aimed at relaunching the Stormont government.

# assembly - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'The hamster wheel of talks': There isn't a lot of optimism that the Stormont Assembly will be restored
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'The hamster wheel of talks': There isn't a lot of optimism that the Stormont Assembly will be restored

Jan 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 6,260 Views 40 Comments

As we creep towards direct rule, time is running out for politicians on both sides to strike a deal.

# assembly - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Stormont speaker rejects allegations he misled assembly over role with UDA-linked group
# Robin Newton
# Robin Newton

Stormont speaker rejects allegations he misled assembly over role with UDA-linked group

Oct 11th 2017, 11:37 AM 6,972 Views 7 Comments

The allegations were made in a BBC Spotlight programme last night.

# assembly - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election
# Constituent Assembly
# Constituent Assembly

Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election

Jul 30th 2017, 6:05 PM 17,152 Views 35 Comments

Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.

# assembly - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

DUP hits out at the Irish government for 'sticking its nose in' Stormont talks
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP hits out at the Irish government for 'sticking its nose in' Stormont talks

Jul 5th 2017, 8:40 AM 21,171 Views 147 Comments

The DUP have said that they are all “miles from agreement”.

# assembly - Sunday 23 April, 2017

After huge vote to push for change to Ireland's abortion laws, the Assembly is deciding what they should look like
# What Next?
# What Next?

After huge vote to push for change to Ireland's abortion laws, the Assembly is deciding what they should look like

Apr 23rd 2017, 1:37 PM 14,299 Views 57 Comments

The Citizens’ Assembly voted by 87% against maintaining the status quo.

# assembly - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Citizens' Assembly told repealing the Eighth doesn't necessarily mean a right to abortion
# Abortion
# Abortion

Citizens' Assembly told repealing the Eighth doesn't necessarily mean a right to abortion

Mar 4th 2017, 1:45 PM 16,996 Views 181 Comments

This weekend’s two-day session has been lengthened to accommodate a hefty work programme.

# assembly - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'When the blood flows from abortion, Satan has his day' - Citizens' Assembly letters go online
# Mail Bag
# Mail Bag

'When the blood flows from abortion, Satan has his day' - Citizens' Assembly letters go online

Jan 7th 2017, 12:01 AM 28,728 Views 299 Comments

Some 8,000 submissions were made to the assembly online and about 5,500 by post

# assembly - Monday 19 December, 2016

Arlene Foster survives no confidence vote - but Sinn Féin plan another for New Year
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster survives no confidence vote - but Sinn Féin plan another for New Year

Dec 19th 2016, 8:00 PM 17,259 Views 32 Comments

Arlene Foster has repeatedly refused to resign – saying that the scheme was not her responsibility.

# assembly - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Poll: Are you confident the Citizens' Assembly will resolve the issue of abortion?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you confident the Citizens' Assembly will resolve the issue of abortion?

Dec 18th 2016, 7:30 PM 10,651 Views 84 Comments

A recommendation will likely be made before the end of March.

# assembly - Monday 21 November, 2016

The cost of reunification? Ireland can no longer afford the cost of partition...
# Expensive Borders
# Expensive Borders

The cost of reunification? Ireland can no longer afford the cost of partition...

Nov 21st 2016, 6:00 AM 2,411 Views 106 Comments

Northern Ireland Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir argues that uniting Ireland north and south would be to everyone’s economic benefit.

# assembly - Friday 11 September, 2015

Explainer: What on earth is going on in Northern Ireland?
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Explainer: What on earth is going on in Northern Ireland?

Sep 11th 2015, 5:08 PM 15,481 Views 93 Comments

With the executive on the brink of collapse, what are the likely outcomes?

# assembly - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Teacher receives lovely email from student after coming out during school assembly
# Coming Out
From The Daily Edge
# Coming Out

Teacher receives lovely email from student after coming out during school assembly

Aug 14th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,302 Views 1 Comment

Four years after the teacher’s announcement, the student returned to say thanks.

# assembly - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Crimean assembly to be dissolved after request to join Russia
# Referendum
# Referendum

Crimean assembly to be dissolved after request to join Russia

Mar 6th 2014, 6:20 PM 9,924 Views 129 Comments

The decision on whether or not to join the Russia Federation will be put to the people of Crimea on 16 March.

# assembly - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Constitutional Convention meets for first time this afternoon
# Changes
# Changes

Constitutional Convention meets for first time this afternoon

Dec 1st 2012, 8:10 AM 2,281 Views 9 Comments

The group consists of 66 ordinary citizens, 29 members of the Oireachtas and four members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

# assembly - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Ministers may quit Church of Scotland over gay clergy row
# Scotland
# Scotland

Ministers may quit Church of Scotland over gay clergy row

Nov 15th 2011, 8:39 AM 721 Views 2 Comments

The church is the first major Presbyterian church to ordain openly gay and lesbian ministers – but there is a fear this decision may lead to a schism. Rev Scott Rennie (pictured) was ordained in 2009.

# assembly - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Stormont Assembly completes first full term of office
# Assembly
# Assembly

Stormont Assembly completes first full term of office

Mar 23rd 2011, 11:32 AM 332 Views 0 Comments

Members from all sides pay tribute as the Northern Ireland Assembly ends its first full term without suspension.