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#Stormont

# stormont - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Gerry Adams doesn't think power-sharing deal will be reached by Monday
# Looming Deadline
# Looming Deadline

Gerry Adams doesn't think power-sharing deal will be reached by Monday

Jul 1st 2017, 5:55 PM 12,913 Views 79 Comments

Theresa May has called both Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill to outline her government’s desire to see a deal in the North.

# stormont - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Deadline missed: No deal reached in Stormont talks
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Deadline missed: No deal reached in Stormont talks

Jun 29th 2017, 4:15 PM 16,863 Views 160 Comments

The power-sharing assembly has been vacant since January.

# stormont - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

DUP and Sinn Féin have just 24 hours to reach a deal - so what happens if they don't?
# ALL IN A DAY'S WORK
# ALL IN A DAY'S WORK

DUP and Sinn Féin have just 24 hours to reach a deal - so what happens if they don't?

Jun 28th 2017, 3:45 PM 16,134 Views 60 Comments

An Irish Language Act, same-sex marriage and Arlene Foster’s resignation are the main issues that need to be agreed upon.

# stormont - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

No snap election: London will 'consider all options' for the North after Easter
# Easter Deadline
# Easter Deadline

No snap election: London will 'consider all options' for the North after Easter

Mar 28th 2017, 2:11 PM 11,949 Views 38 Comments

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has effectively removed the prospect of a second snap election.

# stormont - Monday 27 March, 2017

The DUP didn't show up, Sinn Féin say they didn't walk out. What happens now?
# Deadline Day
# Deadline Day

The DUP didn't show up, Sinn Féin say they didn't walk out. What happens now?

Mar 27th 2017, 9:23 AM 23,859 Views 117 Comments

The two largest parties in the North are pointing the finger at each other, after talks broke down.

# stormont - Monday 6 March, 2017

'We can’t have another groundhog day at Stormont': Gerry Adams weighs in on Northern election
# Three Week Deadline
# Three Week Deadline

'We can’t have another groundhog day at Stormont': Gerry Adams weighs in on Northern election

Mar 6th 2017, 2:30 PM 17,660 Views 33 Comments

If talks on forming a government collapse, a possible return to direct rule from Westminster is on the table.

# stormont - Saturday 21 January, 2017

DUP MLA admits four family members made use of "cash for ash" scheme
# Jim Wells
# Jim Wells

DUP MLA admits four family members made use of "cash for ash" scheme

Jan 21st 2017, 12:10 PM 15,814 Views 39 Comments

South Down MLA Jim Wells said he wanted to make it clear that he had “no financial interests” in it whatsoever.

# stormont - Friday 20 January, 2017

On dramatic day for politics in the North, a senior DUP figure also stood down
# Cash For Ash
# Cash For Ash

On dramatic day for politics in the North, a senior DUP figure also stood down

Jan 20th 2017, 8:49 AM 14,131 Views 7 Comments

Dr Andrew Crawford has been accused of exerting his influence to keep the “cash for ash” scheme running.

# stormont - Monday 16 January, 2017

The deadline has passed and Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election
# Collapse
# Collapse

The deadline has passed and Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election

Jan 16th 2017, 12:25 PM 13,686 Views 70 Comments

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire will have no choice but name a date for elections later today.

# stormont - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

How the Irish language drove a wedge between Northern Ireland's Assembly
# Stormont Assembly
# Stormont Assembly

How the Irish language drove a wedge between Northern Ireland's Assembly

Jan 11th 2017, 6:35 AM 21,561 Views 67 Comments

A movement has begun to protest against decisions taken by the Assembly ‘against’ the Irish language.

# stormont - Monday 9 January, 2017

Explainer: What is the 'cash for ash' scandal?
# Martin McGuinness
# Martin McGuinness

Explainer: What is the 'cash for ash' scandal?

Jan 9th 2017, 5:27 PM 61,367 Views 47 Comments

The latest twist in the long-running controversy has seen Martin McGuinness resign after Arlene Foster refused to step aside.

# stormont - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

DUP politician admits he didn't know heterosexual people could contract HIV
# Misinformed
# Misinformed

DUP politician admits he didn't know heterosexual people could contract HIV

Nov 30th 2016, 7:46 AM 18,914 Views 58 Comments

Trevor Clarke made the admission in a Stormont debate calling for a new HIV awareness campaign.

# stormont - Monday 17 October, 2016

Northern Ireland says it doesn’t want 'special status'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland says it doesn’t want 'special status'

Oct 17th 2016, 9:48 PM 20,041 Views 100 Comments

Stormont rejected a motion calling for a special status to be granted.

# stormont - Thursday 18 August, 2016

Sinn Féin accused of "taking out" Peter Robinson after explosive Nama claims
# Twitter Messages
# Twitter Messages

Sinn Féin accused of "taking out" Peter Robinson after explosive Nama claims

Aug 18th 2016, 2:17 PM 20,474 Views 0 Comments

A report has claimed that a party member was involved in ‘coaching’ a witness.

# stormont - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Stormont rejects allowing abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality
# Debate
# Debate

Stormont rejects allowing abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality

Feb 11th 2016, 8:48 AM 6,942 Views 55 Comments

The proposals were discussed during a debate last night.

# stormont - Thursday 19 November, 2015

The political world has been paying tribute to Peter Robinson
# Reaction
# Reaction

The political world has been paying tribute to Peter Robinson

Nov 19th 2015, 11:00 PM 15,921 Views 56 Comments

The Northern Irish First Minister and DUP leader announced his decision to retire before the next election this morning.

# stormont - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

A fresh start? There's a new deal in town but nobody wants to talk about 'the past'
# Handshakes
# Handshakes

A fresh start? There's a new deal in town but nobody wants to talk about 'the past'

Nov 17th 2015, 6:05 PM 11,859 Views 39 Comments

Those two words are still causing problems.

# stormont - Monday 2 November, 2015

Same-sex marriage bill passed (then blocked) in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Same-sex marriage bill passed (then blocked) in Northern Ireland

Nov 2nd 2015, 2:20 PM 15,511 Views 142 Comments

Four previous attempts to introduce same-sex marriage in Stormont were narrowly defeated.

# stormont - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Provisional IRA members leafleting and electioneering for Sinn Féin - report
# Haven't Gone Away
# Haven't Gone Away

Provisional IRA members leafleting and electioneering for Sinn Féin - report

Oct 20th 2015, 11:10 PM 43,729 Views 316 Comments

Two reports into the current status of the Provisional IRA have been published today. Here’s what they say…

# stormont - Friday 11 September, 2015

Explainer: What on earth is going on in Northern Ireland?
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Explainer: What on earth is going on in Northern Ireland?

Sep 11th 2015, 5:08 PM 15,481 Views 93 Comments

With the executive on the brink of collapse, what are the likely outcomes?

# stormont - Friday 28 August, 2015

More rain pain for Ireland but positives to take after running world champions close
# Positive Signs
From The42
# Positive Signs

More rain pain for Ireland but positives to take after running world champions close

Aug 28th 2015, 8:40 PM 4,382 Views 2 Comments

The result may not have gone their way but Ireland once again showed why they belong at the top level.

# stormont - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Ireland miss out on landmark win after falling just short against Australia
# What Might Have Been
From The42
# What Might Have Been

Ireland miss out on landmark win after falling just short against Australia

Aug 27th 2015, 7:50 PM 8,828 Views 4 Comments

A 23-run defeat in Stormont for John Bracewell’s side.

Ireland set for 'Everest scale' challenge as world champions Australia arrive in town
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Ireland set for 'Everest scale' challenge as world champions Australia arrive in town

Aug 27th 2015, 7:25 AM 5,283 Views 0 Comments

John Bracewell’s side will hope to topple Australia when the sides meet in Belfast on Thursday.

# stormont - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

UUP to withdraw from Executive: 'We will not stay while Sinn Féin ignores IRA murders'
# Pulling Out
# Pulling Out

UUP to withdraw from Executive: 'We will not stay while Sinn Féin ignores IRA murders'

Aug 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 19,494 Views 193 Comments

Mike Nesbitt said a vote will be taken by the party executive on Saturday.

# stormont - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

'You have to accept criticism' - Ireland keen to right the wrongs against world champions
# Johnny Be Good
From The42
# Johnny Be Good

'You have to accept criticism' - Ireland keen to right the wrongs against world champions

Aug 25th 2015, 9:30 PM 18,391 Views 3 Comments

Ireland welcome Australia to Stormont on Thursday as the international summer comes to a head.

# stormont - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Ireland's 21-game winning run comes to a shuddering halt at the hands of PNG
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Ireland's 21-game winning run comes to a shuddering halt at the hands of PNG

Jul 15th 2015, 9:33 PM 6,490 Views 2 Comments

That was not part of the plan.

# stormont - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Police investigate after Irish tricolour raised over Stormont
# Flag
# Flag

Police investigate after Irish tricolour raised over Stormont

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:48 PM 32,257 Views 161 Comments

Construction work is currently taking place on the roof of the building.

# stormont - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Stormont transformed as 40,000 fans flock to Belfast's staging of Crashed Ice
# Crashed Ice
From The42
# Crashed Ice

Stormont transformed as 40,000 fans flock to Belfast's staging of Crashed Ice

Feb 22nd 2015, 9:46 AM 5,748 Views 2 Comments

Parliament Buildings as you’ve never seen them before.

# stormont - Thursday 19 February, 2015

One of our journalists will race this terrifying Belfast ice track on Friday
# Crashed Ice
From The42
# Crashed Ice

One of our journalists will race this terrifying Belfast ice track on Friday

Feb 19th 2015, 3:00 PM 15,178 Views 9 Comments

Hello, ice.

# stormont - Thursday 15 January, 2015

We're training for Red Bull's 'Crashed Ice' event so you don't have to
# Ice Cool
From The42
# Ice Cool

We're training for Red Bull's 'Crashed Ice' event so you don't have to

Jan 15th 2015, 6:45 PM 3,258 Views 0 Comments

Who knew skating downhill really, really fast could be so scary?

# stormont - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

'Broad agreement' reached in Stormont talks as politicians take selfies and listen to Serial
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Broad agreement' reached in Stormont talks as politicians take selfies and listen to Serial

Dec 23rd 2014, 9:35 PM 37,679 Views 110 Comments

Talks on welfare reform, flags, parades and the past continued through the night.

# stormont - Saturday 20 December, 2014

"Substantial progress" in Northern Ireland talks - but Adams not confident they'll wrap up soon
# Stormont
# Stormont

"Substantial progress" in Northern Ireland talks - but Adams not confident they'll wrap up soon

Dec 20th 2014, 12:30 PM 5,636 Views 60 Comments

The talks are on a break, and will resume on Monday.

# stormont - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Enda Kenny: Sinn Féin expenses north of the border 'off the richter scale'
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Enda Kenny: Sinn Féin expenses north of the border 'off the richter scale'

Nov 26th 2014, 6:25 PM 23,674 Views 408 Comments

His comments came after BBC Spotlight revealed that Sinn Féin MLAs claimed almost £700,000 for research purposes in the last decade.

# stormont - Monday 24 November, 2014

'Curry my yoghurt' DUP MP receives death threat
# Gregory Campbell
# Gregory Campbell

'Curry my yoghurt' DUP MP receives death threat

Nov 24th 2014, 3:23 PM 16,720 Views 149 Comments

Over the weekend, Gregory Campbell said he’d treat an Irish Language Act as “toilet paper.”

Family of 21-year-old beaten to death in a Monaghan barn ask politicians for help
# Tullycora
# Tullycora

Family of 21-year-old beaten to death in a Monaghan barn ask politicians for help

Nov 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,430 Views 11 Comments

The SDLP are laying down a motion in Stormont.

# stormont - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Fresh talks on the horizon for Northern Ireland legacy issues
# Stormont
# Stormont

Fresh talks on the horizon for Northern Ireland legacy issues

Sep 28th 2014, 6:25 PM 5,757 Views 34 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said that he believes “it is now time” for the talks to begin.

# stormont - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

DUP war of words as Peter Robinson forced to deny he's leaving
# Division
# Division

DUP war of words as Peter Robinson forced to deny he's leaving

Sep 24th 2014, 11:05 AM 6,400 Views 30 Comments

Former DUP health minster Edwin Poots made the claim this morning.

# stormont - Monday 1 September, 2014

Gerry Adams wants Dublin and London to counter "anti-agreement axis within unionism"
# Dropping Slow
# Dropping Slow

Gerry Adams wants Dublin and London to counter "anti-agreement axis within unionism"

Sep 1st 2014, 2:31 PM 7,907 Views 95 Comments

Adams was in The Guardian to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 IRA ceasefire.

# stormont - Friday 4 July, 2014

Peace process should not be put at risk over parades - Adams
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Peace process should not be put at risk over parades - Adams

Jul 4th 2014, 1:29 PM 6,047 Views 84 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader was speaking in the wake of yesterday’s negotiation walk-out by Unionist parties.

# stormont - Thursday 3 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:15 PM 18,116 Views 169 Comments

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