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#Stormont

# stormont - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance
# Sinn Féin NI Leader
# Sinn Féin NI Leader

Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance

Sep 10th 2020, 9:58 AM 24,614 Views 61 Comments

DUP leader Arlene Foster welcomed the admission, which she said caused “deep hurt and anger”.

# stormont - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Stormont Executive to consider renewed Covid-19 restrictions for Northern Ireland
# Local Lockdowns
# Local Lockdowns

Stormont Executive to consider renewed Covid-19 restrictions for Northern Ireland

Aug 18th 2020, 8:14 PM 12,587 Views 3 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health said that measures may be taken on localised or region-wide scales.

# stormont - Monday 17 August, 2020

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions
# Belfast
# Belfast

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions

Aug 17th 2020, 12:10 AM 13,810 Views 0 Comments

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review case against the Northern Ireland Executive.

# stormont - Thursday 23 July, 2020

New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:37 PM 7,365 Views 15 Comments

There is interoperability with the Republic of Ireland’s Covid-19 contact tracing app.

'It is a mess across the island': NI leaders seek summit to discuss Covid-19 travel restrictions
# Stormont
# Stormont

'It is a mess across the island': NI leaders seek summit to discuss Covid-19 travel restrictions

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:05 PM 19,314 Views 23 Comments

Michelle O’Neill and Arlene Foster will write to Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson to make the request.

# stormont - Monday 20 July, 2020

Stormont health committee member cancels holiday in Italy following criticism
# Covid19
# Covid19

Stormont health committee member cancels holiday in Italy following criticism

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 12:18 PM 33,266 Views 46 Comments

Paula Bradshaw is going to a resort in Italy with her family next week.

# stormont - Friday 3 July, 2020

NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral

Jul 3rd 2020, 8:12 AM 12,484 Views 60 Comments

Michelle O’Neill was criticised after attending a service for the former IRA prisoner this week.

# stormont - Friday 12 June, 2020

All shops in Northern Ireland are allowed to re-open today
# Reopening
# Reopening

All shops in Northern Ireland are allowed to re-open today

Jun 12th 2020, 7:11 AM 10,977 Views 6 Comments

From Monday, a much broader range of retailers in England will also open their doors.

# stormont - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official

Jun 4th 2020, 10:50 PM 10,486 Views 5 Comments

The UK government’s Brexit deal means checks are needed at ports in Northern Ireland.

# stormont - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period
# Stormont
# Stormont

NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:41 AM 9,318 Views 20 Comments

The idea was backed by Sinn Féin and the Alliance Party, but opposed by the DUP and UUP.

# stormont - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Northern Ireland's five-point plan for exiting Covid-19 lockdown published with no firm dates set out
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland's five-point plan for exiting Covid-19 lockdown published with no firm dates set out

Updated May 12th 2020, 12:13 PM 21,951 Views 28 Comments

Large outdoor-based retailers such as garden centres will be permitted to reopen in the first step.

# stormont - Thursday 7 May, 2020

NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces

May 7th 2020, 8:02 PM 11,000 Views 46 Comments

Stormont leaders also confirmed that the North’s Covid-19 infection rate is still too high to ease restrictions.

# stormont - Saturday 18 April, 2020

NI Executive given extra €57.5 million to tackle Covid-19 as further 17 people die in North
# Stormont
# Stormont

NI Executive given extra €57.5 million to tackle Covid-19 as further 17 people die in North

Apr 18th 2020, 5:42 PM 13,238 Views 15 Comments

A total of 193 deaths relating to Covid-19 now been recorded in Northern Ireland.

# stormont - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Arlene Foster: Developing 'herd immunity' to Covid-19 not a policy adopted by Stormont Executive
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster: Developing 'herd immunity' to Covid-19 not a policy adopted by Stormont Executive

Mar 19th 2020, 10:15 AM 31,481 Views 69 Comments

The DUP leader said that the North took its own decision to close schools from next week.

# stormont - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Stormont ministers agree measures to delay spread of Covid-19
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers agree measures to delay spread of Covid-19

Mar 17th 2020, 10:20 AM 76,891 Views 73 Comments

First Minister Arlene Foster said “these are unprecedented times”.

# stormont - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Catholic Church leader urges Stormont to close NI schools but minister says it's 'not the right time'
# Eamon Martin
# Eamon Martin

Catholic Church leader urges Stormont to close NI schools but minister says it's 'not the right time'

Mar 14th 2020, 12:52 PM 21,454 Views 50 Comments

Disagreement on the matter is also causing a rift between Sinn Féin and the DUP.

# stormont - Friday 13 March, 2020

Michelle O’Neill calls for NI schools to close over coronavirus
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O’Neill calls for NI schools to close over coronavirus

Mar 13th 2020, 12:36 PM 20,148 Views 43 Comments

First Minister Arlene Foster has backed the UK-wide strategy to keep public institutions open for now.

The report into the cash-for-ash scandal is to be published today
# Renewable Heat Incentive
# Renewable Heat Incentive

The report into the cash-for-ash scandal is to be published today

Mar 13th 2020, 9:32 AM 14,073 Views 31 Comments

The report will examine the role of DUP leader Arlene Foster, who presided over the department that introduced the RHI scheme.

# stormont - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies
# Sinn Féin Surge
# Sinn Féin Surge

'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies

Mar 3rd 2020, 6:30 PM 26,390 Views 47 Comments

O’Neill also spoke of the misogyny she has witnessed as a female politician and her dreams of a United Ireland.

# stormont - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns
# Terror Threat
# Terror Threat

New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns

Feb 18th 2020, 7:16 AM 53,268 Views 64 Comments

“We have been told this planned attack could happen anywhere in the north,” deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said.

# stormont - Monday 17 February, 2020

Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell'
# Stormont
# Stormont

Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell'

Feb 17th 2020, 12:41 PM 27,589 Views 61 Comments

Breege Quinn is holding talks with political parties at Stormont today.

# stormont - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger
# Money Message
# Money Message

Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger

Jan 22nd 2020, 6:27 PM 20,915 Views 38 Comments

The leaders of the five main parties said they would seek to have the pay rise deferred.

# stormont - Monday 20 January, 2020

It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal
# No Consent
# No Consent

It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Jan 20th 2020, 3:48 PM 32,766 Views 18 Comments

The voted was about whether to refuse legislative consent to the Brexit agreement.

# stormont - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North
# Emma DeSouza
# Emma DeSouza

Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North

Jan 18th 2020, 6:30 AM 9,815 Views 27 Comments

Emma DeSouza says that the UK interprets the right to identify as Irish “as akin to being a GAA supporter or country music fan”.

# stormont - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'
# Conor Murphy
# Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'

Jan 15th 2020, 10:45 PM 40,631 Views 41 Comments

This evening, Conor Murphy said he “cannot and will not” accept the British government’s package.

# stormont - Monday 13 January, 2020

'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit
# Stormont
# Stormont

'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit

Updated Jan 13th 2020, 6:56 PM 29,014 Views 34 Comments

The UK Prime Minister was urged to follow through on funding commitments to Northern Ireland during his visit today.

# 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 17,108 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 43,393 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 23,158 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 7,028 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 17,939 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 11,011 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 9,177 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 13,133 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 7,639 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 37,409 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 9,301 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 17,955 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 39,515 Views 55 Comments

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