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#Stormont

# 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 12,474 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 12,859 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 28,085 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 39,878 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 20,442 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 53,548 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 15,469 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 15,800 Views 13 Comments

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

# stormont - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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 33,326 Views 51 Comments

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

# stormont - Sunday 6 October, 2019

'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 25,921 Views 18 Comments

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

# stormont - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

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 63,230 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.

# stormont - Monday 30 September, 2019

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 9,290 Views 14 Comments

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

# stormont - Thursday 1 August, 2019

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 28,346 Views 54 Comments

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

# stormont - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

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 13,674 Views 28 Comments

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

# stormont - Monday 3 June, 2019

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”.

# stormont - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Fresh talks between political leaders in bid to restore power-sharing at Stormont
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Fresh talks between political leaders in bid to restore power-sharing at Stormont

May 7th 2019, 5:55 PM 5,562 Views 30 Comments

The executive dissolved in January 2017.

# stormont - Friday 26 April, 2019

All-party talks could see Stormont up and running by mid-July, says Coveney
# Stormont
# Stormont

All-party talks could see Stormont up and running by mid-July, says Coveney

Apr 26th 2019, 4:40 PM 24,697 Views 72 Comments

The talks are to begin following the Northern Ireland local elections.

Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today

Apr 26th 2019, 7:20 AM 9,234 Views 39 Comments

The talks are expected to begin after Northern Ireland’s local elections.

# stormont - Sunday 20 January, 2019

It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever

Jan 20th 2019, 8:00 AM 10,610 Views 62 Comments

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for around 18,000 hours.

# stormont - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Karen Bradley 'actively considering' external mediator to restore NI powersharing talks
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Karen Bradley 'actively considering' external mediator to restore NI powersharing talks

Oct 31st 2018, 5:13 PM 9,612 Views 30 Comments

Northern Ireland powersharing collapsed in January 2017 following the DUP’s and Sinn Féin’s failure to agree on a number of issues.

# stormont - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about Northern Irish politics?
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

Quiz: How much do you know about Northern Irish politics?

Sep 8th 2018, 8:30 PM 30,623 Views 49 Comments

Karen Bradley admitted she didn’t know much about the divisive political history in the North when she took up her role in January.

# stormont - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Loyalist murderer launches art exhibition while on temporary release - victims' relatives not impressed
# Michael Stone
# Michael Stone

Loyalist murderer launches art exhibition while on temporary release - victims' relatives not impressed

Aug 9th 2018, 9:16 AM 28,747 Views 47 Comments

Michael Stone is coming to the end of a 30-year sentence for murdering six people. He is no stranger to the world of ‘performance art’.

# stormont - Sunday 22 July, 2018

170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws
# The North Is Next
# The North Is Next

170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws

Jul 22nd 2018, 11:10 AM 9,803 Views 33 Comments

Northern Ireland has been without a government for over a year and a half – so Westminster and Dublin are being asked to introduce new abortion laws.

# stormont - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

No hard border and a customs union: Four NI parties' stance on Brexit
# Stormont
# Stormont

No hard border and a customs union: Four NI parties' stance on Brexit

May 22nd 2018, 7:29 AM 23,793 Views 63 Comments

The parties have varying stances on a number of issues, but have released a joint statement on their Brexit stance.

# stormont - Friday 30 March, 2018

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?
# 20 Years On
# 20 Years On

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?

Mar 30th 2018, 10:00 AM 25,223 Views 51 Comments

The 20th anniversary of the landmark deal is being marked – here’s what’s in it.

# stormont - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Northern MLAs could have their pay docked by over €15,000 while Stormont remains down
# No Laughing Matter
# No Laughing Matter

Northern MLAs could have their pay docked by over €15,000 while Stormont remains down

Mar 13th 2018, 9:19 AM 14,065 Views 64 Comments

Secretary of State Karen Bradley ‘is minded’ to reduce their pay.

# 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 12,342 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 11,230 Views 73 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 16,823 Views 112 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 19,900 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 23,900 Views 130 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 6,259 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 6,972 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 26,948 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 8,771 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 35,138 Views 143 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 22,577 Views 90 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 21,171 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 33,711 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 16,770 Views 99 Comments

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