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#Stormont

# stormont - Thursday 1 September, 2022

Stormont parties warned of ‘bleak outlook’ even with return of proper Executive
# Stormont
# Stormont

Stormont parties warned of ‘bleak outlook’ even with return of proper Executive

Sep 1st 2022, 6:24 PM 10,304 Views 9 Comments

Party leaders met with the head of the Northern Ireland civil service at Stormont Castle today.

# stormont - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

SDLP rejects accusations that Stormont recall motion is 'stunt politics'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

SDLP rejects accusations that Stormont recall motion is 'stunt politics'

Updated Aug 3rd 2022, 1:21 PM 10,044 Views 5 Comments

Two previous attempts to elect a speaker, which would open the way for the nomination of First and deputy First Ministers, have failed.

# stormont - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Stormont recalled as MLAs pay tribute to inaugural first minister David Trimble
# Minute Of Silence
# Minute Of Silence

Stormont recalled as MLAs pay tribute to inaugural first minister David Trimble

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 12:58 PM 13,936 Views 6 Comments

Michelle O’Neill described Trimble’s ‘courage and generosity’.

# stormont - 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 23,516 Views 9 Comments

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

# stormont - Thursday 21 July, 2022

Stormont to be recalled next week in latest attempt to elect speaker
# Stormont
# Stormont

Stormont to be recalled next week in latest attempt to elect speaker

Jul 21st 2022, 3:53 PM 6,027 Views 10 Comments

Currently, the Assembly is unable to function as the DUP have blocked the election of a new speaker.

# stormont - Saturday 16 July, 2022

O’Neill to brief US politicians in Washington on need to restore Stormont
# Powersharing
# Powersharing

O’Neill to brief US politicians in Washington on need to restore Stormont

Jul 16th 2022, 5:53 PM 16,628 Views 21 Comments

The Sinn Fein vice president will travel to the US on Monday for a series of meetings with Congressional members and Irish American leaders.

# stormont - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Shailesh Vara appointed as new Northern Ireland Secretary
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Shailesh Vara appointed as new Northern Ireland Secretary

Jul 7th 2022, 2:01 PM 16,029 Views 10 Comments

He served in the Northern Ireland Office in 2018, but resigned after ten months in response to the UK’s proposed Brexit withdrawal agreement.

# stormont - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU

Jun 29th 2022, 9:11 AM 20,900 Views 24 Comments

The Fine Gael TD says the latest Tory moves in Westminster show a blatant disregard for the will of the people.

# stormont - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services
# Powersharing
# Powersharing

British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services

Jun 22nd 2022, 6:14 PM 9,444 Views 3 Comments

The bill had sparked debate on whether the UK Government was respecting devolution in Northern Ireland.

# stormont - 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 19,679 Views 15 Comments

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

# stormont - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Third time lucky? Stormont could try to elect a speaker again soon
# NI Assembly
# NI Assembly

Third time lucky? Stormont could try to elect a speaker again soon

Updated Jun 7th 2022, 6:41 PM 12,795 Views 6 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that unilateral action by the UK on the Northern Ireland Protocol “would be deeply damaging”.

# stormont - Monday 30 May, 2022

DUP attacks 'republican entitlement' and again blocks election of Stormont speaker
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

DUP attacks 'republican entitlement' and again blocks election of Stormont speaker

Updated May 30th 2022, 1:58 PM 33,249 Views 32 Comments

The DUP’s Paul Givan labelled today’s recall of the Assembly ‘a stunt’.

# stormont - 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 22,095 Views 34 Comments

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

# stormont - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker
# Stormont
# Stormont

Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker

May 26th 2022, 4:12 PM 15,431 Views 18 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson has said his party will continue to block a return of powersharing until there is action over the protocol.

Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’
# Richard Neal
# Richard Neal

Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’

Updated May 26th 2022, 2:51 PM 33,237 Views 19 Comments

Congressman Richard Neal led a delegation of US politicians in meetings with the Stormont parties today.

# stormont - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Full protocol implementation would mean economic tsunami, says DUP
# Stormont
# Stormont

Full protocol implementation would mean economic tsunami, says DUP

Updated May 22nd 2022, 6:34 PM 36,198 Views 28 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said that calling on the Northern Ireland Protocol to be implemented in full was ‘such folly’.

# stormont - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Thousands take part in Belfast march in support of Irish Language Act
# Irish Language Act
# Irish Language Act

Thousands take part in Belfast march in support of Irish Language Act

May 21st 2022, 4:33 PM 32,270 Views 17 Comments

Speakers urged those with “power and influence to end their decades-long obstruction of Irish language rights”.

# stormont - Friday 20 May, 2022

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP
# Brexit
# Brexit

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP

Updated May 20th 2022, 9:20 PM 79,169 Views 65 Comments

In a strongly-worded intervention, Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations to uphold peace in Northern Ireland.

# stormont - 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 10,326 Views 3 Comments

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

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol

Updated May 17th 2022, 10:25 AM 29,402 Views 35 Comments

Liz Truss is expected to declare her intention to bring forward legislation which rips up parts of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal.

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals

May 17th 2022, 7:35 AM 7,531 Views 7 Comments

It comes the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland in a bid to restore power-sharing.

# stormont - 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 53,638 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.

# stormont - 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 21,755 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 34,291 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”.

# stormont - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

May 14th 2022, 8:19 PM 8,355 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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 15,142 Views 28 Comments

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

# stormont - Friday 13 May, 2022

As it happened: DUP accused of 'thwarting democracy' as party blocks election of Stormont speaker
Live May 13th 2022, 5:50 PM

As it happened: DUP accused of 'thwarting democracy' as party blocks election of Stormont speaker

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 41,906 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.

# stormont - 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 30,667 Views 34 Comments

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

# stormont - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

May 11th 2022, 7:35 AM 13,239 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

# stormont - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Jeffrey Donaldson says he won't sit in Stormont Assembly 'until this Protocol issue is resolved'
# Stormont
# Stormont

Jeffrey Donaldson says he won't sit in Stormont Assembly 'until this Protocol issue is resolved'

Updated May 10th 2022, 6:38 PM 27,486 Views 62 Comments

Donaldson, who is an MP and can’t sit in both houses, says he’s staying in the House of Commons for now at least.

# stormont - Monday 9 May, 2022

Doug Beattie says the lack of checks on Ukrainian refugees shows Protocol checks are also not needed
# UUP
# UUP

Doug Beattie says the lack of checks on Ukrainian refugees shows Protocol checks are also not needed

May 9th 2022, 12:30 PM 23,535 Views 24 Comments

The UUP leader said it was “quite right” that refugees are not subject to checks

# stormont - Sunday 8 May, 2022

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 48,185 Views 80 Comments

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

Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland

May 8th 2022, 12:05 PM 21,230 Views 33 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says the story of “two tribes” in the North is now being stretched out across a wider canvas.

# stormont - 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 123,607 Views 72 Comments

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

# stormont - 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 50,366 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.

As it happened: Sinn Féin gains votes, on course to be largest party, Alliance and TUV also up
Live May 6th 2022, 6:55 PM

As it happened: Sinn Féin gains votes, on course to be largest party, Alliance and TUV also up

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 13,865 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.

SDLP facing 'tough election' as Eastwood suggests nationalists looked to Sinn Féin first minister
# Stormont
# Stormont

SDLP facing 'tough election' as Eastwood suggests nationalists looked to Sinn Féin first minister

May 6th 2022, 2:42 PM 15,965 Views 29 Comments

The SDLP leader said voters wanted to “send a message to the DUP”.

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 52,200 Views 39 Comments

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

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