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# stormont - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Northern Ireland budget to include £410 million from DUP deal with Conservatives
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland budget to include £410 million from DUP deal with Conservatives

Mar 8th 2018, 5:28 PM 12,311 Views 42 Comments

The budget also sets out £80 million in support of immediate health and education pressure.

# stormont - Saturday 17 February, 2018

'A standstill is completely unacceptable': Sinn Féin to meet Varadkar and May over Stormont deadlock
# Stormont
# Stormont

'A standstill is completely unacceptable': Sinn Féin to meet Varadkar and May over Stormont deadlock

Feb 17th 2018, 1:49 PM 11,214 Views 81 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said there is “no question of a return to direct rule” from Westminister in the North.

# stormont - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Vacant Seanad seat should be filled by someone with a unionist background, says senator
# Vacancy
# Vacancy

Vacant Seanad seat should be filled by someone with a unionist background, says senator

Feb 14th 2018, 3:57 PM 16,774 Views 113 Comments

Leo Varadkar previously said he would like to see people from both nationalist and unionist communities take seats.

# stormont - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

DUP will not sign off on stand-alone Irish Language Act, Arlene Foster says
# Roadblock
# Roadblock

DUP will not sign off on stand-alone Irish Language Act, Arlene Foster says

Feb 13th 2018, 8:03 PM 19,869 Views 139 Comments

Yesterday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said there is a “basis for an agreement” at Stormont and the Executive could be running soon.

# stormont - Monday 5 February, 2018

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly says he has spoken to police after being filmed removing a clamp
# Bolt Cutter
# Bolt Cutter

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly says he has spoken to police after being filmed removing a clamp

Feb 5th 2018, 7:05 AM 23,859 Views 145 Comments

Kelly, who has been an MLA since 1998, is the party’s policing spokesman.

# stormont - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'The hamster wheel of talks': There isn't a lot of optimism that the Stormont Assembly will be restored
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'The hamster wheel of talks': There isn't a lot of optimism that the Stormont Assembly will be restored

Jan 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 6,236 Views 40 Comments

As we creep towards direct rule, time is running out for politicians on both sides to strike a deal.

# stormont - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Stormont speaker rejects allegations he misled assembly over role with UDA-linked group
# Robin Newton
# Robin Newton

Stormont speaker rejects allegations he misled assembly over role with UDA-linked group

Oct 11th 2017, 11:37 AM 6,960 Views 7 Comments

The allegations were made in a BBC Spotlight programme last night.

# stormont - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal
# Power Sharing
# Power Sharing

Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal

Aug 31st 2017, 10:34 PM 26,855 Views 93 Comments

Michelle O’Neill said the DUP has not acknowledged the reasons for Martin McGuinness’ resignation.

Adams says young people will be radicalised by the DUP’s refusal to embrace their rights
# At Odds
# At Odds

Adams says young people will be radicalised by the DUP’s refusal to embrace their rights

Aug 31st 2017, 9:39 AM 8,733 Views 134 Comments

Unlikely to reach a deal anytime soon, the Northern Ireland Assembly has remained empty since January.

# stormont - Friday 4 August, 2017

With young people in 'Repeal' jumpers beside him, Leo Varadkar was asked about the Eighth in Belfast today
# Referendum
# Referendum

With young people in 'Repeal' jumpers beside him, Leo Varadkar was asked about the Eighth in Belfast today

Aug 4th 2017, 11:06 AM 35,097 Views 141 Comments

Varadkar will also give a speech at Queen’s University as part of his first trip to Northern Ireland as Taoiseach.

# stormont - Sunday 30 July, 2017

DUP accuses Varadkar of sending 'mixed messages' and 'going backwards'
# Nigel Dodds
# Nigel Dodds

DUP accuses Varadkar of sending 'mixed messages' and 'going backwards'

Jul 30th 2017, 5:00 PM 22,555 Views 91 Comments

“Just what is going on in Dublin?” DUP deputy Nigel Dodds has asked provocatively.

# stormont - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

DUP hits out at the Irish government for 'sticking its nose in' Stormont talks
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP hits out at the Irish government for 'sticking its nose in' Stormont talks

Jul 5th 2017, 8:40 AM 21,140 Views 147 Comments

The DUP have said that they are all “miles from agreement”.

# stormont - Monday 3 July, 2017

'What's wrong with someone who wants to live through Irish?' - Sinn Féin hits back at DUP
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

'What's wrong with someone who wants to live through Irish?' - Sinn Féin hits back at DUP

Jul 3rd 2017, 7:49 PM 33,611 Views 161 Comments

Earlier, Arlene Foster said that Sinn Féin’s ‘shopping list’ is holding up a deal in the North.

# stormont - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Gerry Adams asks UK to not restore direct rule from Westminster in North
# Looming Deadline
# Looming Deadline

Gerry Adams asks UK to not restore direct rule from Westminster in North

Jul 2nd 2017, 2:01 PM 16,682 Views 99 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader doesn’t expect a power-sharing deal to be reached in Northern Ireland by tomorrow.

# stormont - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Gerry Adams doesn't think power-sharing deal will be reached by Monday
# Looming Deadline
# Looming Deadline

Gerry Adams doesn't think power-sharing deal will be reached by Monday

Jul 1st 2017, 5:55 PM 12,875 Views 79 Comments

Theresa May has called both Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill to outline her government’s desire to see a deal in the North.

# stormont - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Deadline missed: No deal reached in Stormont talks
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Deadline missed: No deal reached in Stormont talks

Jun 29th 2017, 4:15 PM 16,839 Views 160 Comments

The power-sharing assembly has been vacant since January.

# stormont - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

DUP and Sinn Féin have just 24 hours to reach a deal - so what happens if they don't?
# ALL IN A DAY'S WORK
# ALL IN A DAY'S WORK

DUP and Sinn Féin have just 24 hours to reach a deal - so what happens if they don't?

Jun 28th 2017, 3:45 PM 16,103 Views 60 Comments

An Irish Language Act, same-sex marriage and Arlene Foster’s resignation are the main issues that need to be agreed upon.

# stormont - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

No snap election: London will 'consider all options' for the North after Easter
# Easter Deadline
# Easter Deadline

No snap election: London will 'consider all options' for the North after Easter

Mar 28th 2017, 2:11 PM 11,835 Views 38 Comments

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has effectively removed the prospect of a second snap election.

# stormont - Monday 27 March, 2017

The DUP didn't show up, Sinn Féin say they didn't walk out. What happens now?
# Deadline Day
# Deadline Day

The DUP didn't show up, Sinn Féin say they didn't walk out. What happens now?

Mar 27th 2017, 9:23 AM 23,762 Views 117 Comments

The two largest parties in the North are pointing the finger at each other, after talks broke down.

# stormont - Monday 6 March, 2017

'We can’t have another groundhog day at Stormont': Gerry Adams weighs in on Northern election
# Three Week Deadline
# Three Week Deadline

'We can’t have another groundhog day at Stormont': Gerry Adams weighs in on Northern election

Mar 6th 2017, 2:30 PM 17,624 Views 33 Comments

If talks on forming a government collapse, a possible return to direct rule from Westminster is on the table.

# stormont - Saturday 21 January, 2017

DUP MLA admits four family members made use of "cash for ash" scheme
# Jim Wells
# Jim Wells

DUP MLA admits four family members made use of "cash for ash" scheme

Jan 21st 2017, 12:10 PM 15,786 Views 39 Comments

South Down MLA Jim Wells said he wanted to make it clear that he had “no financial interests” in it whatsoever.

# stormont - Friday 20 January, 2017

On dramatic day for politics in the North, a senior DUP figure also stood down
# Cash For Ash
# Cash For Ash

On dramatic day for politics in the North, a senior DUP figure also stood down

Jan 20th 2017, 8:49 AM 14,114 Views 7 Comments

Dr Andrew Crawford has been accused of exerting his influence to keep the “cash for ash” scheme running.

# stormont - Monday 16 January, 2017

The deadline has passed and Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election
# Collapse
# Collapse

The deadline has passed and Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election

Jan 16th 2017, 12:25 PM 13,629 Views 70 Comments

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire will have no choice but name a date for elections later today.

# stormont - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

How the Irish language drove a wedge between Northern Ireland's Assembly
# Stormont Assembly
# Stormont Assembly

How the Irish language drove a wedge between Northern Ireland's Assembly

Jan 11th 2017, 6:35 AM 21,451 Views 67 Comments

A movement has begun to protest against decisions taken by the Assembly ‘against’ the Irish language.

# stormont - Monday 9 January, 2017

Explainer: What is the 'cash for ash' scandal?
# Martin McGuinness
# Martin McGuinness

Explainer: What is the 'cash for ash' scandal?

Jan 9th 2017, 5:27 PM 60,751 Views 47 Comments

The latest twist in the long-running controversy has seen Martin McGuinness resign after Arlene Foster refused to step aside.

# stormont - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

DUP politician admits he didn't know heterosexual people could contract HIV
# Misinformed
# Misinformed

DUP politician admits he didn't know heterosexual people could contract HIV

Nov 30th 2016, 7:46 AM 18,874 Views 58 Comments

Trevor Clarke made the admission in a Stormont debate calling for a new HIV awareness campaign.

# stormont - Monday 17 October, 2016

Northern Ireland says it doesn’t want 'special status'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland says it doesn’t want 'special status'

Oct 17th 2016, 9:48 PM 20,021 Views 100 Comments

Stormont rejected a motion calling for a special status to be granted.

# stormont - Thursday 18 August, 2016

Sinn Féin accused of "taking out" Peter Robinson after explosive Nama claims
# Twitter Messages
# Twitter Messages

Sinn Féin accused of "taking out" Peter Robinson after explosive Nama claims

Aug 18th 2016, 2:17 PM 20,363 Views 0 Comments

A report has claimed that a party member was involved in ‘coaching’ a witness.

# stormont - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Stormont rejects allowing abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality
# Debate
# Debate

Stormont rejects allowing abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality

Feb 11th 2016, 8:48 AM 6,912 Views 55 Comments

The proposals were discussed during a debate last night.

# stormont - Thursday 19 November, 2015

The political world has been paying tribute to Peter Robinson
# Reaction
# Reaction

The political world has been paying tribute to Peter Robinson

Nov 19th 2015, 11:00 PM 15,854 Views 56 Comments

The Northern Irish First Minister and DUP leader announced his decision to retire before the next election this morning.

# stormont - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

A fresh start? There's a new deal in town but nobody wants to talk about 'the past'
# Handshakes
# Handshakes

A fresh start? There's a new deal in town but nobody wants to talk about 'the past'

Nov 17th 2015, 6:05 PM 11,840 Views 39 Comments

Those two words are still causing problems.

# stormont - Monday 2 November, 2015

Same-sex marriage bill passed (then blocked) in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Same-sex marriage bill passed (then blocked) in Northern Ireland

Nov 2nd 2015, 2:20 PM 15,489 Views 142 Comments

Four previous attempts to introduce same-sex marriage in Stormont were narrowly defeated.

# stormont - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Provisional IRA members leafleting and electioneering for Sinn Féin - report
# Haven't Gone Away
# Haven't Gone Away

Provisional IRA members leafleting and electioneering for Sinn Féin - report

Oct 20th 2015, 11:10 PM 43,050 Views 316 Comments

Two reports into the current status of the Provisional IRA have been published today. Here’s what they say…

# stormont - Friday 11 September, 2015

Explainer: What on earth is going on in Northern Ireland?
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Explainer: What on earth is going on in Northern Ireland?

Sep 11th 2015, 5:08 PM 15,455 Views 93 Comments

With the executive on the brink of collapse, what are the likely outcomes?

# stormont - Friday 28 August, 2015

More rain pain for Ireland but positives to take after running world champions close
# Positive Signs
From The42
# Positive Signs

More rain pain for Ireland but positives to take after running world champions close

Aug 28th 2015, 8:40 PM 4,359 Views 2 Comments

The result may not have gone their way but Ireland once again showed why they belong at the top level.

# stormont - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Ireland miss out on landmark win after falling just short against Australia
# What Might Have Been
From The42
# What Might Have Been

Ireland miss out on landmark win after falling just short against Australia

Aug 27th 2015, 7:50 PM 8,801 Views 3 Comments

A 23-run defeat in Stormont for John Bracewell’s side.

Ireland set for 'Everest scale' challenge as world champions Australia arrive in town
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Ireland set for 'Everest scale' challenge as world champions Australia arrive in town

Aug 27th 2015, 7:25 AM 5,261 Views 0 Comments

John Bracewell’s side will hope to topple Australia when the sides meet in Belfast on Thursday.

# stormont - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

UUP to withdraw from Executive: 'We will not stay while Sinn Féin ignores IRA murders'
# Pulling Out
# Pulling Out

UUP to withdraw from Executive: 'We will not stay while Sinn Féin ignores IRA murders'

Aug 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 19,459 Views 193 Comments

Mike Nesbitt said a vote will be taken by the party executive on Saturday.

# stormont - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

'You have to accept criticism' - Ireland keen to right the wrongs against world champions
# Johnny Be Good
From The42
# Johnny Be Good

'You have to accept criticism' - Ireland keen to right the wrongs against world champions

Aug 25th 2015, 9:30 PM 18,373 Views 3 Comments

Ireland welcome Australia to Stormont on Thursday as the international summer comes to a head.

# stormont - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Ireland's 21-game winning run comes to a shuddering halt at the hands of PNG
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Ireland's 21-game winning run comes to a shuddering halt at the hands of PNG

Jul 15th 2015, 9:33 PM 6,476 Views 2 Comments

That was not part of the plan.