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# dup - Thursday 9 June, 2022

NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns

Jun 9th 2022, 10:53 PM 19,582 Views 15 Comments

The Sinn Féin vice president said Boris Johnson was motivated solely by holding on to power.

# dup - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Donaldson says Irish Government ‘ignoring’ unionists’ concerns over Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson says Irish Government ‘ignoring’ unionists’ concerns over Northern Ireland Protocol

Jun 8th 2022, 10:50 PM 17,834 Views 27 Comments

The DUP leader said the Protocol has left him being treated like a second-class citizen.

# dup - Monday 30 May, 2022

Sinn Fein to ‘keep trying’ to get a Stormont speaker elected
# Stormont Assembly
# Stormont Assembly

Sinn Fein to ‘keep trying’ to get a Stormont speaker elected

May 30th 2022, 4:24 PM 11,522 Views 6 Comments

Michelle O’Neill was speaking after the DUP blocked the election of a new speaker for the second time.

# dup - Saturday 28 May, 2022

Northern Ireland centenary celebrated in shadow of Edward Carson – and Covid-19
# Centenary
# Centenary

Northern Ireland centenary celebrated in shadow of Edward Carson – and Covid-19

May 28th 2022, 5:40 PM 22,043 Views 33 Comments

The Orange Order pledged to defend the place of Northern Ireland in the UK.

# dup - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing
# Assembly Elections
# Assembly Elections

Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing

May 17th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,244 Views 3 Comments

Emma DeSouza ran in the recent Stormont elections – she didn’t win but she shares her thoughts on it all.

# dup - Monday 16 May, 2022

Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'
# Across The Irish Sea
# Across The Irish Sea

Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'

May 16th 2022, 9:40 PM 53,594 Views 40 Comments
  • Johnson made clear that he did not favour scrapping the Protocol, and instead wanted to secure changes to it.
  • DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said the Prime Minister will be judged on his actions and not his words over the Protocol.
  • Sinn Féin Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill said the Protocol "is here to stay" following a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

# dup - Sunday 15 May, 2022

DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson
# Stormont
# Stormont

DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson

May 15th 2022, 7:48 PM 21,727 Views 30 Comments

Boris Johnson will meet the main Stormont parties tomorrow in a bid to break the deadlock on returning to power-sharing arrangements.

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful

Updated May 15th 2022, 11:45 AM 34,227 Views 44 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said Ireland is “frustrated” and “dealing with the consequences now of a decision by the British people on our own country”.

# dup - Saturday 14 May, 2022

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says

May 14th 2022, 7:11 PM 15,106 Views 28 Comments

Nobody should be “spooked by the actions of the British government”, McDonald said.

# dup - Friday 13 May, 2022

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function

May 13th 2022, 10:15 AM 41,826 Views 63 Comments
  • The DUP leader is refusing to sit in Stormont until issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol are resolved.
  • Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill said the party are "disgracefully holding the public to ransom for their Brexit mess".
  • The UK Government has indicated that it is set to override parts of the post-Brexit agreement.

# dup - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Jeffrey Donaldson cedes newly-won Stormont seat and opts to stay in UK parliament
# DUP
# DUP

Jeffrey Donaldson cedes newly-won Stormont seat and opts to stay in UK parliament

May 12th 2022, 4:22 PM 30,628 Views 35 Comments

Emma Little-Pengelly has been elected in the Lagan Valley constituency in Donaldson’s place.

# dup - Sunday 8 May, 2022

McDonald accuses DUP of 'political posturing' over refusal to re-enter Stormont government
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

McDonald accuses DUP of 'political posturing' over refusal to re-enter Stormont government

May 8th 2022, 1:22 PM 28,354 Views 69 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said it would be unacceptable for the DUP to refuse to form a new Stormont executive with a nationalist First Minister, following a historic election in Northern Ireland.

DUP leader urged to nominate deputy first minister to restore executive
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

DUP leader urged to nominate deputy first minister to restore executive

May 8th 2022, 12:14 PM 48,156 Views 80 Comments

British Secretary of State Brandon Lewis is set to meet with the leaders of the Stormont parties tomorrow.

# dup - Saturday 7 May, 2022

SDLP’s Nichola Mallon loses seat as Sinn Féin wins historic victory in Stormont election
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

SDLP’s Nichola Mallon loses seat as Sinn Féin wins historic victory in Stormont election

Updated May 7th 2022, 7:20 PM 123,469 Views 72 Comments

Sinn Féin remains firmly on course to emerge as the largest Stormont party.

# dup - Friday 6 May, 2022

Sinn Féin set for best Assembly election result with most first-preference votes
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

Sinn Féin set for best Assembly election result with most first-preference votes

May 6th 2022, 11:18 PM 50,265 Views 38 Comments

The Sinn Féin vice-president and the leaders of the DUP and Alliance Party were all elected on the first count in their constituencies.

What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation
# Stormont
# Stormont

What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation

May 6th 2022, 4:21 PM 13,843 Views 8 Comments

Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill said it would be “absolutely unfathomable” that a new Executive would not be formed after today.

Opinion: The DUP in this election began to look like the lost tribe of the British Empire
# Stormont Vote Count
# Stormont Vote Count

Opinion: The DUP in this election began to look like the lost tribe of the British Empire

Updated May 6th 2022, 10:51 AM 51,889 Views 39 Comments

Peter Flanagan says the election in Northern Ireland has shown that Loyalist and British values are no longer the same.

# dup - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout
# Stormont
# Stormont

Polling stations close across Northern Ireland in Stormont election with 54% turnout

Updated May 5th 2022, 10:00 PM 61,569 Views 59 Comments

The process will elect 90 MLAs to the devolved Stormont Assembly, with 239 candidates running.

# dup - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Here's how much the North's parties spent on ads on Facebook ahead of the Assembly election
# Assembly Election
# Assembly Election

Here's how much the North's parties spent on ads on Facebook ahead of the Assembly election

May 4th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,556 Views 5 Comments

Over £30,000 has been spent by the five main parties during the election campaign.

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call
# Voting Tomorrow
# Voting Tomorrow

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call

Updated May 4th 2022, 2:40 PM 19,353 Views 22 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says every party is playing it safe and steady ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

# dup - Monday 2 May, 2022

Northern Ireland party leaders clash over border poll and Protocol in TV election debate
# Stormont Elections
# Stormont Elections

Northern Ireland party leaders clash over border poll and Protocol in TV election debate

May 2nd 2022, 7:15 AM 29,366 Views 32 Comments

The leaders of the five largest parties in Northern Ireland participated in the UTV Election Debate show.

# dup - Sunday 1 May, 2022

Election result will send message over Northern Ireland Protocol, Donaldson says
# Stormont
# Stormont

Election result will send message over Northern Ireland Protocol, Donaldson says

May 1st 2022, 8:13 AM 25,185 Views 31 Comments

Rallies took place in Ballymena, Co Antrim, and Bangor, Co Down, on Saturday in opposition to the post-Brexit protocol.

# dup - Friday 29 April, 2022

Donaldson remains confident of winning Stormont election despite opinion poll
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson remains confident of winning Stormont election despite opinion poll

Apr 29th 2022, 12:53 PM 23,826 Views 30 Comments

The latest LucidTalk poll puts 26% of support for Sinn Féin, ahead of 20% for the DUP.

# dup - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Unionists must unite to oppose Northern Ireland Protocol, says Donaldson
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Unionists must unite to oppose Northern Ireland Protocol, says Donaldson

Apr 21st 2022, 9:45 PM 21,287 Views 37 Comments

The DUP leader was addressing a rally against the protocol in Castlederg.

# dup - 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 34,439 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.

# dup - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

People are not waking up thinking about Irish unity, says Sinn Féin's Michelle O’Neill
# Assembly Elections
# Assembly Elections

People are not waking up thinking about Irish unity, says Sinn Féin's Michelle O’Neill

Apr 5th 2022, 1:54 PM 18,856 Views 21 Comments

The Sinn Fein Stormont leader said the day would come when people voted on reunification but she said her present focus was the cost-of-living crisis.

# dup - Thursday 24 March, 2022

UK government to prepare to ensure availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland
# Ni
# Ni

UK government to prepare to ensure availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland

Mar 24th 2022, 11:13 PM 7,540 Views 3 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has set out the legislative options being explored in a written ministerial statement.

# dup - Monday 14 March, 2022

McDonald says Donaldson's refusal to renominate First Minister is 'astonishing'
# First Minister
# First Minister

McDonald says Donaldson's refusal to renominate First Minister is 'astonishing'

Updated Mar 14th 2022, 5:00 PM 36,808 Views 21 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson has urged Executive parties to focus on efforts to release £300m to ease the cost of living crisis.

# dup - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Growing pressure on DUP to renominate a first minister to release £300m budget funds
# Stormont
# Stormont

Growing pressure on DUP to renominate a first minister to release £300m budget funds

Mar 10th 2022, 4:55 PM 13,530 Views 5 Comments

Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill described ‘a very forthright and very robust exchange’ at a meeting of party leaders on Thursday.

# dup - Monday 21 February, 2022

Northern Ireland politicians to gather to pay tribute to Christopher Stalford
# RIP
# RIP

Northern Ireland politicians to gather to pay tribute to Christopher Stalford

Feb 21st 2022, 1:32 PM 11,709 Views 0 Comments

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said the party was still in shock following the sudden death of the father of four.

# dup - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Jeffrey Donaldson says EU must drop pretence that 'protocol is protecting peace'
# Protocol
# Protocol

Jeffrey Donaldson says EU must drop pretence that 'protocol is protecting peace'

Feb 17th 2022, 5:32 PM 21,424 Views 37 Comments

Donaldson said unionism is ‘rapidly losing faith’ that a negotiated solution can be found on the trading arrangements.

# dup - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Stormont cannot strike three-year budget amid current crisis, minister says
# Stormont Crisis
# Stormont Crisis

Stormont cannot strike three-year budget amid current crisis, minister says

Feb 15th 2022, 1:32 PM 6,084 Views 5 Comments

The draft budget had proposed a 10% cash increase to health spending.

# dup - Saturday 12 February, 2022

FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland's economy £2.5 million every day?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the Protocol costing Northern Ireland's economy £2.5 million every day?

Feb 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 35,291 Views 0 Comments

DUP Leader Jeffrey Donaldson has made the claim multiple times in recent weeks.

# dup - Friday 4 February, 2022

DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections

Updated Feb 4th 2022, 6:13 PM 37,488 Views 38 Comments

The foreign affairs minister said it’s “enormously frustrating” for Northern Ireland’s other parties.

Brian Rowan: The DUP's move this week is ultimately an act of self-harm
# Stormont
# Stormont

Brian Rowan: The DUP's move this week is ultimately an act of self-harm

Feb 4th 2022, 2:26 PM 22,953 Views 25 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says recent political unrest in Northern Ireland follows a well-worn pattern.

Belfast judge suspends DUP decision to halt checks at Northern Ireland ports
# Injunction
# Injunction

Belfast judge suspends DUP decision to halt checks at Northern Ireland ports

Feb 4th 2022, 12:07 PM 22,209 Views 28 Comments

The decision has been suspended until a judicial review against Edwin Poots’ order can be heard in full.

# dup - Thursday 3 February, 2022

What happens to Stormont now that Paul Givan has resigned as First Minister?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What happens to Stormont now that Paul Givan has resigned as First Minister?

Feb 3rd 2022, 8:30 PM 20,859 Views 15 Comments

The resignation comes amid a festering row over the Northern Ireland Protocol and with elections looming.

As it happened: Paul Givan resigns as First Minister of Northern Ireland
Live Feb 3rd 2022, 5:20 PM

As it happened: Paul Givan resigns as First Minister of Northern Ireland

  • Givan's resignation has also triggered Michelle O'Neill's as Deputy First Minister, leading Sinn Féin to call for a snap election.
  • The Taoiseach called the resignation a "very damaging move", while the UK's Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis urged the DUP to “reinstate their First Minister immediately”.

# dup - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Explainer: What has led Edwin Poots to halt Brexit agri-checks at Northern Ireland ports?
# The Protocol Row
# The Protocol Row

Explainer: What has led Edwin Poots to halt Brexit agri-checks at Northern Ireland ports?

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:30 PM 20,657 Views 9 Comments

Poots claims he no longer has the legal authority to continue the Protocol checks – but local politics is also at play.

# dup - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

DUP MP overcome with emotion over family tragedy as he asks Commons 'lockdown party' question
# Jim Shannon
# Jim Shannon

DUP MP overcome with emotion over family tragedy as he asks Commons 'lockdown party' question

Jan 11th 2022, 4:43 PM 33,408 Views 8 Comments

Jim Shannon revealed that his mother-in-law died alone due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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