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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 21,468 Views 50 Comments

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

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 20,153 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 14,082 Views 31 Comments

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

'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 26,395 Views 47 Comments

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

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 53,277 Views 64 Comments

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

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 27,599 Views 61 Comments

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

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 20,925 Views 38 Comments

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

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 32,774 Views 18 Comments

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

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 9,820 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”.

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 40,633 Views 41 Comments

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

'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 29,017 Views 34 Comments

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

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’.

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 43,400 Views 72 Comments

A new powersharing deal was agreed by the North’s main parties last night.

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 23,161 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 7,037 Views 20 Comments

The new deal is a balanced approach that can get the parliament up and running, the Tánaiste writes.

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 17,943 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 11,013 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”.

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 9,178 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.

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 13,134 Views 28 Comments

UUP leader Steven Aiken said he was unsure of how close the parties were to a deal.

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 7,642 Views 17 Comments

A snap election could be called if a deal is not reached by 13 January.

'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 37,412 Views 40 Comments

The Government of Ireland Act was passed in December 1920.

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 9,305 Views 7 Comments

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for nearly three years and all previous attempts to restore it have collapsed.

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 17,956 Views 62 Comments

The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.

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 39,523 Views 55 Comments

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

'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 12,477 Views 13 Comments

A report was published today by a paramilitary watchdog.

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 12,868 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.

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 28,090 Views 52 Comments

The DUP leader said there is a feeling that unionist concerns about the Withdrawal Agreement are being dismissed.

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 39,885 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 20,449 Views 26 Comments

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

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 53,555 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 15,475 Views 7 Comments

Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.

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 15,806 Views 13 Comments

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

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster
# Stormont
# Stormont

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster

Oct 15th 2019, 8:59 PM 33,328 Views 51 Comments

The move to decriminalise abortion will only be halted if the Stormont executive is restored by 21 October.

'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party?
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party?

Oct 6th 2019, 10:00 PM 25,924 Views 18 Comments

UUP leader Robin Swann announced that he was stepping down this week.

Lorenzo batters the Azores with 100mph winds
# On Its Way
# On Its Way

Lorenzo batters the Azores with 100mph winds

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:40 PM 63,234 Views 27 Comments

Lorenzo is currently still a post-tropical cyclone over the Atlantic but will have downgraded by the time it reaches Ireland tomorrow.

Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North
# Grave Concerns
# Grave Concerns

Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North

Sep 30th 2019, 7:50 AM 9,293 Views 14 Comments

Abortion will be decriminalised in the North if the collapsed assembly is not restored by 21 October.

DUP calls for pictures of Queen Elizabeth to be reinstated in Stormont following reports they were removed
# Dispute
# Dispute

DUP calls for pictures of Queen Elizabeth to be reinstated in Stormont following reports they were removed

Aug 1st 2019, 4:26 PM 28,352 Views 54 Comments

The DUP said it has raised the issue with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Boris Johnson pledges to do 'everything in his power' to break impasse in Northern Ireland talks
# Stormont Assembly
# Stormont Assembly

Boris Johnson pledges to do 'everything in his power' to break impasse in Northern Ireland talks

Jul 30th 2019, 10:50 PM 13,679 Views 28 Comments

The PM and the new Northern Ireland Secretary are to meet with the five main political parties tomorrow.

New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland

Jun 3rd 2019, 11:23 AM 8,645 Views 23 Comments

Karen Bradley and Simon Coveney said they “believe that there is a genuine but narrow window of opportunity to reach agreement in the immediate period ahead”.