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# stormont - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Unionist parties all walk out of Stormont talks in protest over parade block

They called the talks “fruitless” after a contentious parade in north Belfast was blocked.

# stormont - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From The42 Paul O'Connell swung by Stormont with the Six Nations trophy today Vote For Poc

Paul O'Connell swung by Stormont with the Six Nations trophy today

The Ireland captain was joined by Joe Schmidt and his teammates for the visit to Northern Ireland’s parliament buildings.

# stormont - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Column: Bold gestures are necessary for a genuinely inclusive Northern Ireland

As President Michael D Higgins takes part in an historic trip to the UK, we should reflect on what other valuable gestures could help heal old wounds, writes David McCann.

# stormont - Thursday 16 January, 2014

NI Assembly criticised for 'hostile climate' towards the Irish language

The report from the Council of Europe also looked at the minority languages in use in the UK like Welsh and Scottish Gaelic.

# stormont - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

McGuinness: Unionists have been "dancing to the tune of extremists"

The leaders of the five main Northern Ireland parties held talks yesterday to discuss the fallout from Haass, and have agreed to a further meeting next week.

# stormont - Sunday 29 December, 2013

White House says Northern Ireland talks are at 'critical juncture'

Intensive talks will begin again at 6am tomorrow with a deadline set for 12 noon.

# stormont - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Plans to allow children aged 12 to use guns legally in NI

The changes would mean children could use firearms in “extremely supervised circumstances”.

# stormont - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the final Troika review, another Labour resignation and the testimony of US intelligence officials.

Stormont evacuated after discovery of suspicious object

Army explosive experts are at at the scene of the security alert.

# stormont - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Same-sex adoption in NI has moved closer today after a Supreme Court ruling

The UK Supreme Court rejected an application that was being sought by Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Edwin Poots.

# stormont - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Column: The Celtic Tiger mauled Ireland, so why are NI politicians trying to mimic it?

The fascination some politicians in Northern Ireland have with the Republic’s boom years is creating some strange political bedfellows and confusing policies, writes David McCann.

# stormont - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?

Following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, more than 70 per cent of people turned out to elect the first assembly. Fast forward 15 years and the people seem disenchanted, but why, asks David McCann.

# stormont - Friday 8 February, 2013

Column: To move on from the Troubles we have to face the past with compassion

Behind each death of the Troubles are real, grieving people – many of whom have been waiting for the truth for far too long, writes David McCann.

# stormont - Friday 11 January, 2013

Justice Committee at Stormont grills Marie Stopes representatives

The committee asked representatives if they located the clinic across from a train station to encourage women from the Republic to travel there for abortions.

# stormont - Thursday 10 January, 2013

"No angry words" as Unionist forum meets at Stormont

It was announced that a taskforce and eight working groups have been set up as a result of the meeting.

# stormont - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage

The nationalist parties and three UUP members backed the motion, which was opposed by the two main unionist parties.

# stormont - Saturday 29 September, 2012

PHOTOS: Thousands march in Belfast for anniversary of Ulster Covenant Unionism This post contains images

PHOTOS: Thousands march in Belfast for anniversary of Ulster Covenant

The parades have passed off peacefully so far, despite fears of violence breaking out along part of the route.

# stormont - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

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Third night of disturbances in Belfast

The PSNI has called for “anyone with influence” to help them bring an end to the renewed violence.

# stormont - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Column: Sinn Féin's policies ARE aligned across Ireland

Sinn Féin MLA Phil Flanagan responds to David McCann’s column which claimed there is a gulf between the party’s policies north and south of the border.

# stormont - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Column: Sinn Féin is partitionist when it comes to party policy

Can SF hope to represent voters on a 32-county basis, asks David McCann, when they can’t keep their policies aligned north and south of the border?

# stormont - Saturday 21 July, 2012

From The42 Twenty20: Porterfield laments narrow defeat Fine Margins

Twenty20: Porterfield laments narrow defeat

Despite a one run loss, the batsman vowed that Ireland would come out swinging this afternoon.

# stormont - Friday 20 July, 2012

From The42 We do things the hard way: Ireland vow to bounce back from Bangladesh disappointment Back In Town

We do things the hard way: Ireland vow to bounce back from Bangladesh disappointment

“We love losing the first game of a series and then clawing it back somehow,” says Gary Wilson.

# stormont - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

From The42 Sunny shines as Bangladesh thrash Ireland Match Report

Sunny shines as Bangladesh thrash Ireland

The Irish team were beaten comprehensively in a Twenty20 international at Stormont this evening.

# stormont - Monday 11 June, 2012

From The42 Phil Simmons names 13-man squad to take on the Aussies in Belfast ODI

Phil Simmons names 13-man squad to take on the Aussies in Belfast

Coach Phil Simmons has named Niall O’Brien in the panel, but says he has to work hard to displace Gary Wilson.

# stormont - Friday 27 April, 2012

Column: ‘Listening to a dull speech in Stormont was the happiest day of my life’

Senator George Mitchell, who oversaw the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement, recounts his experiences planting the first seeds of peace.

# stormont - Thursday 5 April, 2012

SF politician runs up £16k bill on printer toner cartridges (yes, again)

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Doherty ran up a bill of almost €20,000 on printer toner cartridges in two and a half years at Stormont.

# stormont - Friday 9 March, 2012

Ulster Unionist leader Tom Elliott resigns amid party tensions

Elliott accused party colleagues of briefing journalists against him and said hostility to his leadership had been “relentless”.

# stormont - Saturday 28 January, 2012

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Hard man: Ian Paisley's career in pictures

The firebrand loyalist leader stepped down as a minister last night after six decades of controversy. Check out these highlights – and not-so-highlights – of his career…

# stormont - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Peter Robinson threatens to resign over emblem row

Northern Ireland’s First Minister said today that he would resign rather than see the crown or other British symbols removed from the uniforms of prison officers.

# stormont - Monday 19 September, 2011

O'Dowd named as McGuinness replacement

The Stormont Education Minister will be nominated as temporary deputy first minister today.

# stormont - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Northern Ireland to lose 2 MPs as new electoral boundaries revealed

The number of constituencies in Northern Ireland will fall from 18 to 16 by 2015, according to the Boundary Commission’s new proposals.

# stormont - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

From The42 Backlash after DUP representative's criticism of GAA Controversy

Backlash after DUP representative's criticism of GAA

Future Stormont minister Jim Wells’ criticism of the GAA for sanctioning misleading and inappropriate charitable collections has provoked a spirited response from the Alliance Party.

# stormont - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Ronan Kerr probe: Men released as McGuinness attacks PSNI

The Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister said one man was arrested in a “blaze of publicity” and suggested it was “bad policing”.

# stormont - Thursday 30 June, 2011

From The42 Ireland's games with Namibia to go ahead as planned Howzat?

Ireland's games with Namibia to go ahead as planned

Visitors should land in Belfast on Saturday despite visa concerns.

# stormont - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Cameron makes historic address to Stormont assembly

David Cameron meets Northern Irish political leaders in Stormont, becoming the second PM since devolution to address the House.

# stormont - Monday 16 May, 2011

Northern Ireland's new ministers confirmed in Stormont

Six of the ministries in the Northern Ireland Executive change party hands, as the DUP and Sinn Féin retain the prize positions.

# stormont - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

New Assembly convenes to reappoint Robinson and McGuinness

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness are reappointed at the first meeting of the new Stormont Assembly.

# stormont - Friday 6 May, 2011

Counting underway in fourth elections to Stormont Assembly

The DUP and Sinn Féin are expected to remain the biggest parties in Stormont – with a minor chance of Sinn Féin coming out on top.

# stormont - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Stormont Assembly completes first full term of office

Members from all sides pay tribute as the Northern Ireland Assembly ends its first full term without suspension.