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#Stormont

# stormont - March 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 26,639 Views 50 Comments

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

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 12,352 Views 14 Comments

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

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 6,180 Views 0 Comments

Abuse survivors will watch the apology in the Assembly chamber.

Growing pressure on DUP to renominate a first minister to release £300m budget funds
# Stormont
# Stormont

Growing pressure on DUP to renominate a first minister to release £300m budget funds

Mar 10th 2022, 4:55 PM 13,555 Views 5 Comments

Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill described ‘a very forthright and very robust exchange’ at a meeting of party leaders on Thursday.

Assembly passes climate bill committing Northern Ireland to net zero by 2050
# Climate Change Bill
# Climate Change Bill

Assembly passes climate bill committing Northern Ireland to net zero by 2050

Mar 9th 2022, 8:28 PM 4,295 Views 2 Comments

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots said the ‘net zero’ target was just a “headline” and was unlikely to be achieved.

# stormont - February February 2022

Protocol has cast ‘long shadow’ over politics and life in Northern Ireland, Donaldson says
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Protocol has cast ‘long shadow’ over politics and life in Northern Ireland, Donaldson says

Feb 28th 2022, 4:37 PM 18,139 Views 27 Comments

A Bipa meeting was told that the Stormont Executive would only be restored when issues surrounding the NI Protocol were resolved.

Politicians gather for funeral of DUP NI Assembly member Christopher Stalford
# Stormont
# Stormont

Politicians gather for funeral of DUP NI Assembly member Christopher Stalford

Feb 26th 2022, 4:35 PM 19,937 Views 5 Comments

The 39-year-old father of four died suddenly last weekend.

Michelle O'Neill says Stormont politicians must salvage what they can following DUP 'chaos'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill says Stormont politicians must salvage what they can following DUP 'chaos'

Feb 7th 2022, 3:24 PM 14,015 Views 14 Comments

Sinn Fein’s Stormont leader said parties met earlier to discuss how they can fast-track remaining legislation including on climate change.

DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections

Updated Feb 4th 2022, 6:13 PM 37,532 Views 38 Comments

The foreign affairs minister said it’s “enormously frustrating” for Northern Ireland’s other parties.

Brian Rowan: The DUP's move this week is ultimately an act of self-harm
# Stormont
# Stormont

Brian Rowan: The DUP's move this week is ultimately an act of self-harm

Feb 4th 2022, 2:26 PM 23,013 Views 24 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says recent political unrest in Northern Ireland follows a well-worn pattern.

As it happened: Paul Givan resigns as First Minister of Northern Ireland
Live Feb 3rd 2022, 5:20 PM

As it happened: Paul Givan resigns as First Minister of Northern Ireland

  • Givan's resignation has also triggered Michelle O'Neill's as Deputy First Minister, leading Sinn Féin to call for a snap election.
  • The Taoiseach called the resignation a "very damaging move", while the UK's Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis urged the DUP to “reinstate their First Minister immediately”.

# stormont - January January 2022

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics
# UUP
# UUP

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics

Updated Jan 27th 2022, 8:30 AM 21,980 Views 38 Comments

In order to tackle toxic masculinity in everyday life, we need political leaders to take ownership of their own actions, writes Emma DeSouza.

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 5:11 PM 15,090 Views 8 Comments

They include ending the legal requirement for Covid certification to enter some hospitality venues and the reopening of nightclubs.

Solution on Northern Ireland Protocol needed before Assembly elections, McGuinness says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Solution on Northern Ireland Protocol needed before Assembly elections, McGuinness says

Jan 11th 2022, 12:45 PM 9,506 Views 9 Comments

The EU commissioner said she hopes the appointment of Liz Truss as chief Brexit negotiator brings some ‘pragmatism’ to talks.

Threats and abuse over Covid have taken toll on my family – NI Health Minister
# Robin Swann
# Robin Swann

Threats and abuse over Covid have taken toll on my family – NI Health Minister

Jan 11th 2022, 7:42 AM 17,206 Views 7 Comments

Robin Swann said the biggest challenge has been explaining to his children why their home has had to be fortified.

DUP warn Liz Truss of ‘major implications’ unless Protocol progress made
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP warn Liz Truss of ‘major implications’ unless Protocol progress made

Jan 2nd 2022, 9:15 AM 37,241 Views 32 Comments

Boris Johnson has vowed to ‘maximise the benefits of Brexit’ in 2022.

# stormont - Last year 2021

Northern Ireland’s Covid cert scheme set to become legally enforceable today
# Covid Certs
# Covid Certs

Northern Ireland’s Covid cert scheme set to become legally enforceable today

Dec 13th 2021, 8:56 AM 15,608 Views 25 Comments

Assembly members will debate the regulations at Stormont later this afternoon.

Stormont urges public ‘reset’ on Covid rules as work from home advice renewed
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont urges public ‘reset’ on Covid rules as work from home advice renewed

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 7:30 PM 19,571 Views 12 Comments

Stormont ministers met this morning to agree new measures to tackle the virus.

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war
# Article 16
# Article 16

Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 5:09 PM 26,881 Views 20 Comments

Varadkar said triggering Article 16 would mean the EU would have to respond.

Judges says First Minister cannot use joint office as ‘shield’ to hide from court challenge
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Judges says First Minister cannot use joint office as ‘shield’ to hide from court challenge

Nov 5th 2021, 4:24 PM 24,139 Views 5 Comments

The First Minister is not legally represented in the case taken by a Belfast businessman against the DUP’s boycott of north-south meetings.

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 14,187 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.

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 17,726 Views 38 Comments

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

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 8,415 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 8,154 Views 1 Comment

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

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 16,771 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 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 17,778 Views 17 Comments

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

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 13,064 Views 22 Comments

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

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 13,105 Views 20 Comments

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

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 11,051 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 8,731 Views 4 Comments

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

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 12,099 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

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 47,146 Views 74 Comments

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

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 30,550 Views 54 Comments

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

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 9,307 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 15,161 Views 35 Comments

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

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 27,207 Views 29 Comments

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

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 42,065 Views 108 Comments

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

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 7,365 Views 5 Comments

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

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 37,164 Views 15 Comments

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

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 18,453 Views 40 Comments

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