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# stormont - Yesterday’s News

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'
# Poots Gets The Boot
# Poots Gets The Boot

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'

Updated Fri 4:43 PM 46,230 Views 74 Comments

Edwin Poots announced last night he is to quit as as DUP leader after only three weeks.

# stormont - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
# Stormont
# Stormont

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language

Thu 8:42 AM 30,190 Views 54 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.

# stormont - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis

Wed 8:32 PM 9,217 Views 30 Comments

Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention
# Stormont
# Stormont

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention

Wed 4:33 PM 15,000 Views 35 Comments

Paul Frew’s comments came as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis faced calls from Sinn Fein to end the impasse.

# stormont - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Who is Paul Givan, the man set to replace Arlene Foster as First Minister?
# Stormont
# Stormont

Who is Paul Givan, the man set to replace Arlene Foster as First Minister?

Jun 8th 2021, 6:28 PM 27,103 Views 29 Comments

At 39, Givan would be the youngest person to serve as First Minister.

# stormont - Monday 31 May, 2021

A row over the Irish language and the new First Minister has raised election talk in the North, what's it all about?
# Stormont
# Stormont

A row over the Irish language and the new First Minister has raised election talk in the North, what's it all about?

May 31st 2021, 5:28 PM 41,953 Views 108 Comments

New DUP leader Edwin Poots won’t be putting himself forward but the new FM has not been confirmed.

# stormont - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee
# Stormont
# Stormont

European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee

May 19th 2021, 6:51 PM 7,323 Views 5 Comments

The committee chairman said they’re being asked to give evidence on the impact of Brexit and the NI Protocol.

# stormont - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event

Updated May 13th 2021, 9:43 PM 37,053 Views 15 Comments

A number of restrictions will also ease on 24 May in Northern Ireland.

# stormont - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job
# DUP LEADERSHIP
# DUP LEADERSHIP

Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job

May 1st 2021, 1:23 PM 18,395 Views 40 Comments

A source close to the Lagan Valley MP told the News Letter that he could contest the election.

# stormont - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure

Apr 28th 2021, 11:52 AM 38,917 Views 60 Comments

Former BBC correspondent Brian Rowan looks at the embattled DUP leader’s position today.

# stormont - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Stormont leaders call on Irish Government to share data on passengers arriving on the island
# Data-sharing Impasse
# Data-sharing Impasse

Stormont leaders call on Irish Government to share data on passengers arriving on the island

Apr 22nd 2021, 8:15 PM 15,816 Views 13 Comments

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill both expressed frustration over the issue.

# stormont - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 7:52 PM 96,655 Views 66 Comments
  • The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
  • Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
  • Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.

# stormont - Friday 9 April, 2021

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder

Apr 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 20,273 Views 21 Comments

Emma DeSouza says the unrest in the North is not a failure of peace but a failure of leadership.

# stormont - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out
# Belfast Violence
# Belfast Violence

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out

Apr 8th 2021, 10:08 AM 23,226 Views 37 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says it’s like a rewind button has been pressed to the past in the North.

# stormont - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so
# Brandon Lewis
# Brandon Lewis

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:21 PM 8,198 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis could have the power to rollout services from London next month.

# stormont - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown
# Stormont
# Stormont

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 7:51 PM 25,360 Views 27 Comments

The plan includes up to six people from two households being able to meet outdoors in a private garden from 1 April.

McDonald says Sinn Féin abstained in abortion bill vote because it was a DUP 'stunt'
# Stormont
# Stormont

McDonald says Sinn Féin abstained in abortion bill vote because it was a DUP 'stunt'

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 4:24 PM 32,752 Views 31 Comments

Sinn Féin abstained from a vote on the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill last night.

# stormont - Friday 12 March, 2021

Boris Johnson unveils Northern Ireland's centenary programme
# Centenary Plans
# Centenary Plans

Boris Johnson unveils Northern Ireland's centenary programme

Mar 12th 2021, 8:49 AM 19,758 Views 51 Comments

It will also pay tribute to those who worked tirelessly to support the region during the pandemic, Boris Johnson added.

# stormont - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:08 AM 4,907 Views 0 Comments

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

# stormont - Monday 1 March, 2021

Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today
# Stormont
# Stormont

Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today

Mar 1st 2021, 7:07 AM 7,879 Views 1 Comment

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

# stormont - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting
# Pigeon Hold
# Pigeon Hold

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting

Feb 24th 2021, 7:56 PM 15,622 Views 11 Comments

The pigeon was dragged into a video call by an attendee’s cat.

# stormont - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont
# Don’t Screen Us Out
# Don’t Screen Us Out

DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont

Feb 16th 2021, 8:59 AM 20,218 Views 28 Comments

The DUP private member’s bill will attempt to prevent terminations up to birth in cases of non-fatal serious disabilities.

# stormont - Monday 18 January, 2021

No resolution reached between Irish government and Stormont leaders over passenger data sharing
# Cross Border
# Cross Border

No resolution reached between Irish government and Stormont leaders over passenger data sharing

Jan 18th 2021, 3:00 PM 8,126 Views 15 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill described the situation as ‘regrettable’.

# stormont - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Leaders in the North criticise Irish Government for failing to share passenger data
# Sharing Is Caring
# Sharing Is Caring

Leaders in the North criticise Irish Government for failing to share passenger data

Jan 14th 2021, 7:32 PM 34,362 Views 38 Comments

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill said repeated efforts to secure the information had failed.

# stormont - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 2:45 PM 14,063 Views 8 Comments

It comes amid stricter lockdown measures to stop a rise in transmission of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed by new cases.

# stormont - Saturday 26 December, 2020

20 more Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland as six-week lockdown begins
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

20 more Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland as six-week lockdown begins

Dec 26th 2020, 3:29 PM 32,819 Views 13 Comments

There have been almost 1,000 new cases of the virus in the North in the last 48 hours.

# stormont - Monday 21 December, 2020

Late-night NI Executive meeting called to discuss potential travel ban from Britain
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Late-night NI Executive meeting called to discuss potential travel ban from Britain

Dec 21st 2020, 10:15 PM 50,695 Views 49 Comments

Michelle O’Neill said there is “no time to lose in agreeing a travel ban”.

# stormont - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Stormont leaders defend lifting of circuit-breaker lockdown in Northern Ireland
# Reopening
# Reopening

Stormont leaders defend lifting of circuit-breaker lockdown in Northern Ireland

Dec 10th 2020, 7:26 PM 11,475 Views 14 Comments

A two-week circuit-breaker is ending tomorrow.

# stormont - Friday 13 November, 2020

Taoiseach says DUP was 'wrong' to use cross-community veto on public health measures
# Dr Tom Black
# Dr Tom Black

Taoiseach says DUP was 'wrong' to use cross-community veto on public health measures

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 2:00 PM 37,845 Views 36 Comments

The DUP had disagreed with other parties in the Stormont Executive on continuing the Covid-19 restrictions after today.

# stormont - Thursday 12 November, 2020

'This is the only way forward': Deadlock broken as ministers agree to extend circuit break in Northern Ireland
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'This is the only way forward': Deadlock broken as ministers agree to extend circuit break in Northern Ireland

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 9:25 PM 66,591 Views 45 Comments

A fourth executive meeting in as many days reached a breakthrough in Stormont today.

Fifteen deaths and 548 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Fifteen deaths and 548 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Nov 12th 2020, 4:12 PM 18,052 Views 23 Comments

The Department of Health has provided an update on case numbers.

# stormont - Monday 9 November, 2020

Ten deaths and 471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ten deaths and 471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Nov 9th 2020, 2:12 PM 9,820 Views 2 Comments

The Department of Health has provided an update on case numbers.

# stormont - Monday 2 November, 2020

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning
# Centenary
# Centenary

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning

Nov 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 22,305 Views 27 Comments

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been involved in meetings planning the centenary events.

# stormont - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment
# Stormont
# Stormont

Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment

Oct 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,180 Views 10 Comments

Both leaders have faced a difficult few weeks.

# stormont - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished
# Brexit
# Brexit

Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished

Oct 21st 2020, 6:57 PM 18,712 Views 6 Comments

That’s according to Andrew McCormick, Stormont’s lead official on EU exit.

# stormont - Thursday 10 September, 2020

'Complacency is our enemy': New restrictions to limit social interaction between households in Belfast
# Stormont
# Stormont

'Complacency is our enemy': New restrictions to limit social interaction between households in Belfast

Updated Sep 10th 2020, 9:57 PM 34,240 Views 8 Comments

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill announced the new measures this evening.

Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance
# Sinn Féin NI Leader
# Sinn Féin NI Leader

Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance

Sep 10th 2020, 9:58 AM 24,595 Views 61 Comments

DUP leader Arlene Foster welcomed the admission, which she said caused “deep hurt and anger”.

# stormont - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Stormont Executive to consider renewed Covid-19 restrictions for Northern Ireland
# Local Lockdowns
# Local Lockdowns

Stormont Executive to consider renewed Covid-19 restrictions for Northern Ireland

Aug 18th 2020, 8:14 PM 12,577 Views 3 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health said that measures may be taken on localised or region-wide scales.

# stormont - Monday 17 August, 2020

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions
# Belfast
# Belfast

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions

Aug 17th 2020, 12:10 AM 13,771 Views 0 Comments

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review case against the Northern Ireland Executive.

# stormont - Thursday 23 July, 2020

New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:37 PM 7,351 Views 15 Comments

There is interoperability with the Republic of Ireland’s Covid-19 contact tracing app.

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