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# stormont - Yesterday’s News

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

9 hours ago 21,995 Views 13 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 Fri 9:20 PM 76,670 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

Tue 7:00 PM 9,846 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 Tue 10:25 AM 29,227 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

Tue 7:35 AM 7,484 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'

Mon 9:40 PM 53,449 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 21,595 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 34,131 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 8,288 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 15,059 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 41,629 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 30,595 Views 35 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 13,147 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 27,368 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 23,488 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 48,119 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 21,016 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 123,230 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 50,088 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 13,816 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 15,926 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 51,565 Views 39 Comments

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

Stormont election: Voter turnout estimated at 54% as counting set to begin
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont election: Voter turnout estimated at 54% as counting set to begin

May 6th 2022, 7:14 AM 10,349 Views 13 Comments

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

# stormont - 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 61,483 Views 59 Comments

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

# stormont - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

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 19,236 Views 22 Comments

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

# stormont - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Donaldson takes flak, and the rise of Alliance: The takeaways from tonight's NI Leaders' Debate
# Stormont
# Stormont

Donaldson takes flak, and the rise of Alliance: The takeaways from tonight's NI Leaders' Debate

May 3rd 2022, 10:46 PM 36,143 Views 37 Comments

Voters in Northern Ireland will elect 90 MLAs on Thursday.

# stormont - Monday 2 May, 2022

Six counties, 90 seats and 18 constituencies: Questions to be answered as Northern Ireland votes
# Stormont
# Stormont

Six counties, 90 seats and 18 constituencies: Questions to be answered as Northern Ireland votes

May 2nd 2022, 10:00 PM 18,147 Views 17 Comments

Here are some of the main issues and themes that have dominated the election campaign.

# stormont - 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 25,164 Views 31 Comments

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

# stormont - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Election candidate ‘gripped by throat’ while canvassing in Belfast
# Stormont Elections
# Stormont Elections

Election candidate ‘gripped by throat’ while canvassing in Belfast

Apr 30th 2022, 11:58 AM 28,500 Views 29 Comments

Hannah Kenny, of the People Before Profit party, said she had been left ‘deeply disturbed’ by the incident.

# stormont - 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 23,815 Views 30 Comments

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

# stormont - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Taoiseach says Northern Ireland politicians must return to power sharing after May election
# Stormont
# Stormont

Taoiseach says Northern Ireland politicians must return to power sharing after May election

Apr 28th 2022, 12:51 PM 7,737 Views 15 Comments

Speaking this morning, Micheál Martin urged political parties to work “collectively” after the election.

# stormont - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Colum Eastwood: 'If you're frustrated and angry, come out and vote for something different'
# Stormont Election
# Stormont Election

Colum Eastwood: 'If you're frustrated and angry, come out and vote for something different'

Apr 24th 2022, 3:13 PM 15,485 Views 24 Comments

“I think if people do that, we can see a real change at Stormont,” the SDLP leader said.

# stormont - Saturday 16 April, 2022

How likely is it that Sinn Féin wins the most Stormont seats - and what would that mean?
# Ae 22
# Ae 22

How likely is it that Sinn Féin wins the most Stormont seats - and what would that mean?

Apr 16th 2022, 8:01 AM 38,693 Views 62 Comments

The Northern Ireland Assembly elections are on 5 May.

# stormont - Friday 25 March, 2022

Northern Ireland unable to back Euro 2028 bid currently, says Stormont minister
# Euro 2028
# Euro 2028

Northern Ireland unable to back Euro 2028 bid currently, says Stormont minister

Mar 25th 2022, 10:50 PM 26,694 Views 30 Comments

Gordon Lyons said a lack of a functioning powersharing Executive in Belfast means ministers cannot give ‘in principle’ support to the joint bid.

# stormont - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Politician breaks into song after Stormont passes period poverty legislation
# Period Products Bill
# Period Products Bill

Politician breaks into song after Stormont passes period poverty legislation

Mar 24th 2022, 3:11 PM 20,493 Views 15 Comments

The Period Products Bill places a duty on the Department for Communities to make period products available to those who need them.

# stormont - Saturday 19 March, 2022

DUP leader accuses Sinn Féin of pushing ‘radical all-Ireland agenda’
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP leader accuses Sinn Féin of pushing ‘radical all-Ireland agenda’

Mar 19th 2022, 6:25 PM 26,601 Views 50 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson made the comments as his party ratified their Assembly candidates for the election in May.

# stormont - Thursday 17 March, 2022

NI language legislation to be introduced at Westminster if Stormont fails, MP says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI language legislation to be introduced at Westminster if Stormont fails, MP says

Mar 17th 2022, 7:30 PM 12,317 Views 14 Comments

MPs held a debate on the Irish diaspora in Britain to mark St Patrick’s Day.

# stormont - Friday 11 March, 2022

Stormont stands in silence for victims of 'vile and unimaginable' institutional abuse
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont stands in silence for victims of 'vile and unimaginable' institutional abuse

Updated Mar 11th 2022, 1:01 PM 6,157 Views 0 Comments

Abuse survivors will watch the apology in the Assembly chamber.

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