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#Stormont

# 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 10,480 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 9,311 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 21,940 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 10,990 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 13,233 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 31,473 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 76,882 Views 72 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 21,420 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 20,141 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 14,066 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 26,377 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 53,253 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 27,576 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 20,906 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 32,758 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 9,810 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 40,619 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 29,006 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 17,103 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 43,373 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 23,149 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 7,011 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 17,929 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 11,003 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 9,170 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 13,125 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 7,624 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 37,395 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 17,942 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 39,505 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 12,465 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 12,848 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 28,076 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 39,859 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 20,431 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 53,536 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 15,448 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 15,783 Views 13 Comments

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