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# stormont - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Changes to self-isolation rules agreed for Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Changes to self-isolation rules agreed for Northern Ireland

Aug 12th 2021, 2:21 PM 14,140 Views 4 Comments

Close contacts will no longer have to quarantine for 10 days as long as they test negative and have had both Covid-19 vaccine jabs.

# stormont - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Van Morrison drops legal challenge to live music ban in Northern Ireland
# Belfast High Court
# Belfast High Court

Van Morrison drops legal challenge to live music ban in Northern Ireland

Aug 3rd 2021, 9:51 PM 17,651 Views 38 Comments

It comes after a relaxation of coronavirus regulations by the Stormont Executive to allow live music to resume.

# stormont - Monday 26 July, 2021

Northern Ireland theatres to reopen as ministers agree further Covid relaxations
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland theatres to reopen as ministers agree further Covid relaxations

Jul 26th 2021, 6:50 PM 8,372 Views 8 Comments

The rules will change at 6pm on Tuesday.

NI Executive to meet to discuss Covid-19 relaxations and waiting list crisis
# Stormont
# Stormont

NI Executive to meet to discuss Covid-19 relaxations and waiting list crisis

Jul 26th 2021, 9:50 AM 8,116 Views 1 Comment

Northern Ireland has the worst waiting times for elective care procedures in the UK.

# stormont - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:14 PM 16,715 Views 30 Comments

The North’s abortion laws were liberalised in 2019 but full services have not been commissioned due to disagreements between the Executive parties.

# stormont - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'
# The North
# The North

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 5:26 PM 17,689 Views 17 Comments

The Assembly was recalled from its summer recess as anger grows over proposals to deal with legacy in NI.

# stormont - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow
# Nothern Ireland
# Nothern Ireland

Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow

Jul 15th 2021, 6:49 PM 13,000 Views 22 Comments

A former chief constable said the plans for a statute of limitations did not sit comfortably with him.

# stormont - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today

Jul 6th 2021, 8:12 AM 13,057 Views 20 Comments

The DUP has been rocked by bitter divisions played out in public in recent weeks.

# stormont - Thursday 1 July, 2021

NI Protocol - not DUP - threatens Stormont stability, Jeffrey Donaldson says
# DUP
# DUP

NI Protocol - not DUP - threatens Stormont stability, Jeffrey Donaldson says

Jul 1st 2021, 4:34 PM 10,980 Views 24 Comments

The new DUP leader today issued his first keynote speech to party members.

Stormont ministers to decide whether to press ahead with further easing of Covid restrictions
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers to decide whether to press ahead with further easing of Covid restrictions

Jul 1st 2021, 7:09 AM 8,687 Views 4 Comments

The relaxations include the return of live music across the hospitality sector.

# stormont - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:41 PM 12,024 Views 20 Comments

McDonald claimed that a DUP “failure to accept rights and equality” was a factor in the “political storm” that has hit unionism

# stormont - Friday 18 June, 2021

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 Jun 18th 2021, 4:43 PM 47,111 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

Jun 17th 2021, 8:42 AM 30,492 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

Jun 16th 2021, 8:32 PM 9,275 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

Jun 16th 2021, 4:33 PM 15,098 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 27,144 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 42,008 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 7,335 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 37,094 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 18,404 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 39,126 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 16,027 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 96,736 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 20,315 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 23,323 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 8,202 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 25,367 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 32,839 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 19,795 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 7,881 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 15,630 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 20,240 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 8,128 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 34,366 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 14,071 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 32,823 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 50,711 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 11,476 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 37,855 Views 36 Comments

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

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