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# stormont - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Stormont return creates 'beachhead' to move towards united Ireland, says new SF minister
# Constitutional Change
# Constitutional Change

Stormont return creates 'beachhead' to move towards united Ireland, says new SF minister

Jan 12th 2020, 5:35 PM 17,101 Views 96 Comments

Declan Kearney says there is a landmark opportunity to ‘advance the debate on constitutional change’.

# stormont - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Arlene Foster re-appointed First Minister as powersharing returns to Northern Ireland
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Arlene Foster re-appointed First Minister as powersharing returns to Northern Ireland

Updated Jan 11th 2020, 5:05 PM 43,366 Views 72 Comments

A new powersharing deal was agreed by the North’s main parties last night.

# stormont - Friday 10 January, 2020

Main parties in the North agree to deal paving way for power sharing to be restored
# 3 Years On
# 3 Years On

Main parties in the North agree to deal paving way for power sharing to be restored

Updated Jan 10th 2020, 7:15 PM 23,144 Views 70 Comments

The Stormont executive will now sit tomorrow after a three-year impasse.

Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge
# Opinion
# Opinion

Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge

Jan 10th 2020, 7:08 AM 7,004 Views 20 Comments

The new deal is a balanced approach that can get the parliament up and running, the Tánaiste writes.

# stormont - Thursday 9 January, 2020

UK and Irish governments publish proposed deal to restore powersharing in North
# New Approach
# New Approach

UK and Irish governments publish proposed deal to restore powersharing in North

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 10:15 PM 17,927 Views 40 Comments

The tánaiste and secretary of state for Northern Ireland were speaking following days of intense talks.

Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable'

Jan 9th 2020, 3:06 PM 11,001 Views 43 Comments

Three years to the day since the collapse of the Assembly, the Sinn Féin leader in the North said talks are still “a work in progress”.

# stormont - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Governments set to make public draft deal to restore powersharing at Stormont
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Governments set to make public draft deal to restore powersharing at Stormont

Jan 7th 2020, 7:47 PM 9,165 Views 10 Comments

The five main parties in Northern Ireland will be urged to sign up to the document tabled by the UK and Irish governments.

# stormont - Friday 3 January, 2020

Day two of Stormont talks rumble on - but Sinn Féin is confident it will secure Irish language support
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Day two of Stormont talks rumble on - but Sinn Féin is confident it will secure Irish language support

Jan 3rd 2020, 4:10 PM 13,118 Views 28 Comments

UUP leader Steven Aiken said he was unsure of how close the parties were to a deal.

# stormont - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume
# Belfast
# Belfast

Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume

Jan 2nd 2020, 8:39 AM 7,622 Views 17 Comments

A snap election could be called if a deal is not reached by 13 January.

# stormont - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

'A grand experiment': Northern Ireland's creation will be commemorated in 2020
# Centenary
# Centenary

'A grand experiment': Northern Ireland's creation will be commemorated in 2020

Jan 1st 2020, 10:00 PM 37,367 Views 40 Comments

The Government of Ireland Act was passed in December 1920.

# stormont - Friday 20 December, 2019

UK Northern Ireland secretary 'confident' about Stormont restoration following DUP meeting
# Positive Talks
# Positive Talks

UK Northern Ireland secretary 'confident' about Stormont restoration following DUP meeting

Dec 20th 2019, 12:39 PM 9,291 Views 7 Comments

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for nearly three years and all previous attempts to restore it have collapsed.

# stormont - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar
# Minimum Pricing
# Minimum Pricing

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar

Dec 18th 2019, 8:19 AM 17,934 Views 62 Comments

The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.

# stormont - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Foster calls for more Stormont talks and says she's 'saddened' by Prince Andrew controversy
# DUP
# DUP

Foster calls for more Stormont talks and says she's 'saddened' by Prince Andrew controversy

Nov 24th 2019, 2:34 PM 39,503 Views 55 Comments

The DUP leader also shared her thoughts on an Irish unity poll.

# stormont - Monday 4 November, 2019

'A stark reality': Paramilitary violence in North being fuelled by Brexit and Stormont uncertainty
# Independent Commission
# Independent Commission

'A stark reality': Paramilitary violence in North being fuelled by Brexit and Stormont uncertainty

Nov 4th 2019, 12:01 PM 12,458 Views 13 Comments

A report was published today by a paramilitary watchdog.

# stormont - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Brother of one of the last missing Disappeared pleads for information to find him
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Brother of one of the last missing Disappeared pleads for information to find him

Nov 2nd 2019, 3:58 PM 12,838 Views 4 Comments

The IRA is deemed responsible for most of the 16 murders and secret burials while the INLA was behind one of the disappearances.

# stormont - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Foster says Taoiseach's recent comments were 'detrimental to unionist-Fine Gael relationships'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Foster says Taoiseach's recent comments were 'detrimental to unionist-Fine Gael relationships'

Oct 27th 2019, 4:17 PM 28,071 Views 52 Comments

The DUP leader said there is a feeling that unionist concerns about the Withdrawal Agreement are being dismissed.

# stormont - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland
# Change
# Change

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:58 AM 39,850 Views 87 Comments

The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

Oct 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 20,424 Views 26 Comments

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

# stormont - Monday 21 October, 2019

Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont
# Abortion
# Abortion

Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont

Oct 21st 2019, 2:46 PM 53,525 Views 55 Comments

Private members’ legislation aimed at thwarting the imposition of abortion reform in Northern Ireland were not accepted.

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?
# NI Assembly
# NI Assembly

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?

Oct 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 15,439 Views 7 Comments

Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.

# stormont - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work
# Brexit
# Brexit

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work

Oct 17th 2019, 8:30 PM 15,769 Views 13 Comments

How and when will elected reps get to cast their vote and why is it a thorny issue for the DUP?

# stormont - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster
# Stormont
# Stormont

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster

Oct 15th 2019, 8:59 PM 33,311 Views 51 Comments

The move to decriminalise abortion will only be halted if the Stormont executive is restored by 21 October.

# stormont - Sunday 6 October, 2019

'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party?
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party?

Oct 6th 2019, 10:00 PM 25,874 Views 18 Comments

UUP leader Robin Swann announced that he was stepping down this week.

# stormont - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Lorenzo batters the Azores with 100mph winds
# On Its Way
# On Its Way

Lorenzo batters the Azores with 100mph winds

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:40 PM 63,194 Views 27 Comments

Lorenzo is currently still a post-tropical cyclone over the Atlantic but will have downgraded by the time it reaches Ireland tomorrow.

# stormont - Monday 30 September, 2019

Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North
# Grave Concerns
# Grave Concerns

Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North

Sep 30th 2019, 7:50 AM 9,278 Views 14 Comments

Abortion will be decriminalised in the North if the collapsed assembly is not restored by 21 October.

# stormont - Thursday 1 August, 2019

DUP calls for pictures of Queen Elizabeth to be reinstated in Stormont following reports they were removed
# Dispute
# Dispute

DUP calls for pictures of Queen Elizabeth to be reinstated in Stormont following reports they were removed

Aug 1st 2019, 4:26 PM 28,327 Views 54 Comments

The DUP said it has raised the issue with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

# stormont - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Boris Johnson pledges to do 'everything in his power' to break impasse in Northern Ireland talks
# Stormont Assembly
# Stormont Assembly

Boris Johnson pledges to do 'everything in his power' to break impasse in Northern Ireland talks

Jul 30th 2019, 10:50 PM 13,663 Views 28 Comments

The PM and the new Northern Ireland Secretary are to meet with the five main political parties tomorrow.

# stormont - Monday 3 June, 2019

New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland

Jun 3rd 2019, 11:23 AM 8,633 Views 23 Comments

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”.

# stormont - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Fresh talks between political leaders in bid to restore power-sharing at Stormont
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Fresh talks between political leaders in bid to restore power-sharing at Stormont

May 7th 2019, 5:55 PM 5,556 Views 30 Comments

The executive dissolved in January 2017.

# stormont - Friday 26 April, 2019

All-party talks could see Stormont up and running by mid-July, says Coveney
# Stormont
# Stormont

All-party talks could see Stormont up and running by mid-July, says Coveney

Apr 26th 2019, 4:40 PM 24,691 Views 73 Comments

The talks are to begin following the Northern Ireland local elections.

Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today

Apr 26th 2019, 7:20 AM 9,216 Views 39 Comments

The talks are expected to begin after Northern Ireland’s local elections.

# stormont - Sunday 20 January, 2019

It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever

Jan 20th 2019, 8:00 AM 10,594 Views 62 Comments

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for around 18,000 hours.

# stormont - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Karen Bradley 'actively considering' external mediator to restore NI powersharing talks
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Karen Bradley 'actively considering' external mediator to restore NI powersharing talks

Oct 31st 2018, 5:13 PM 9,594 Views 30 Comments

Northern Ireland powersharing collapsed in January 2017 following the DUP’s and Sinn Féin’s failure to agree on a number of issues.

# stormont - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about Northern Irish politics?
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

Quiz: How much do you know about Northern Irish politics?

Sep 8th 2018, 8:30 PM 30,508 Views 49 Comments

Karen Bradley admitted she didn’t know much about the divisive political history in the North when she took up her role in January.

# stormont - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Loyalist murderer launches art exhibition while on temporary release - victims' relatives not impressed
# Michael Stone
# Michael Stone

Loyalist murderer launches art exhibition while on temporary release - victims' relatives not impressed

Aug 9th 2018, 9:16 AM 28,659 Views 50 Comments

Michael Stone is coming to the end of a 30-year sentence for murdering six people. He is no stranger to the world of ‘performance art’.

# stormont - Sunday 22 July, 2018

170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws
# The North Is Next
# The North Is Next

170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws

Jul 22nd 2018, 11:10 AM 9,785 Views 33 Comments

Northern Ireland has been without a government for over a year and a half – so Westminster and Dublin are being asked to introduce new abortion laws.

# stormont - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

No hard border and a customs union: Four NI parties' stance on Brexit
# Stormont
# Stormont

No hard border and a customs union: Four NI parties' stance on Brexit

May 22nd 2018, 7:29 AM 23,786 Views 63 Comments

The parties have varying stances on a number of issues, but have released a joint statement on their Brexit stance.

# stormont - Friday 30 March, 2018

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?
# 20 Years On
# 20 Years On

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?

Mar 30th 2018, 10:00 AM 25,027 Views 51 Comments

The 20th anniversary of the landmark deal is being marked – here’s what’s in it.

# stormont - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Northern MLAs could have their pay docked by over €15,000 while Stormont remains down
# No Laughing Matter
# No Laughing Matter

Northern MLAs could have their pay docked by over €15,000 while Stormont remains down

Mar 13th 2018, 9:19 AM 14,053 Views 64 Comments

Secretary of State Karen Bradley ‘is minded’ to reduce their pay.