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# power sharing

This year
Michelle O'Neill calls for a plan from UK and Irish governments to restore Stormont Assembly
The DUP has been blocking powersharing for more than a year in protest at the internal UK trade barriers created by Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.
Last year
NI Protocol talks between UK and EU ‘will continue’ if snap Stormont election called
A previous round of talks between the EU and the UK were paused ahead of the last Stormont Assembly election in May
All time
Stormont ministers fail to agree extension of Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland
A four-week circuit-break lockdown that has forced the closure of much of the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland is due to end on Thursday.
The strangest thing about Northern Irish politics? There's a government, but no opposition
Some credit the short-lived opposition for helping to expose the ‘cash for ash’ scandal.
Voters set to see what parties are arguing over as draft Stormont deal to be published
Publishing a draft text prior to securing a deal represent a new approach.
Northern Ireland powersharing crisis must end, parties told
The fight over the Irish language remains the key stumbling block.
Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?
Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.
How no-deal Brexit makes direct rule nearly inevitable in Northern Ireland
A no-deal Brexit could spell the return of direct rule to Northern Ireland.
New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland
Karen Bradley and Simon Coveney said they “believe that there is a genuine but narrow window of opportunity to reach agreement in the immediate period ahead”.
Fresh talks between political leaders in bid to restore power-sharing at Stormont
The executive dissolved in January 2017.
White House welcomes new talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive
Talks are set to commence following the local elections in Northern Ireland next week.
Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today
The talks are expected to begin after Northern Ireland’s local elections.
McDonald: 'Three language acts were included in draft DUP deal, but no agreement on marriage equality'
DUP leader Arlene Foster yesterday said that talks between her party and Sinn Féin had failed on the issue of the Irish language.
One year on from Stormont collapse, there's still no sign of a deal
It’s now one year since the power sharing executive in Northern Ireland collapsed after Sinn Féin walked out on government, citing a number of key issues with their partners the DUP.
Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal
Michelle O’Neill said the DUP has not acknowledged the reasons for Martin McGuinness’ resignation.
Blast from the past: David Trimble claims Sinn Féin is cynically exploiting Brexit for votes
Trimble says the party is avoiding negotiations.
Nash holds captaincy despite Kelly return to Ireland U20 midfield
Utility back Jack Kelly had been named captain before the tournament kicked off, but injury has forced ‘the armband’ to be passed along.
'We can’t have another groundhog day at Stormont': Gerry Adams weighs in on Northern election
If talks on forming a government collapse, a possible return to direct rule from Westminster is on the table.
North's new First Minister survived an IRA bombing
Arlene Foster has been named as DUP leader, and will take over the top job in January.
What exactly is going on in the North right now?
The Northern Ireland Executive could be on the verge of collapsing. How and why did we get here?
Adams thinks Kenny should leave government, not be discussing future coalitions
As for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael sharing power? “It would be a most unlikely alliance.”
Fianna Fáil back on top in new opinion poll
This is the second opinion poll in the last two weeks that has seen Fianna Fáil rise to the top.
Mugabe says he is "fit as a fiddle" and compares himself to Jesus
The Zimbabwean president, speaking on his 88th birthday, also gave tips on how to live a long life.
Zimbabwean Prime Minister says he wants to end coalition
Morgan Tsvangirai has been part of an unlikely power-sharing agreement with Robert Mugabe since 2009 but tensions have continued to simmer.