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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.

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 15,924 Views 56 Comments

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

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 11,860 Views 39 Comments

Those two words are still causing problems.

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 15,513 Views 142 Comments

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

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 43,789 Views 315 Comments

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

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 15,482 Views 93 Comments

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

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.

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 3 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.

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 19,496 Views 193 Comments

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

'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.

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.

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

Police investigate after Irish tricolour raised over Stormont

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:48 PM 32,258 Views 161 Comments

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

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.

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.

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?

'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 37,681 Views 110 Comments

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

"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.

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 23,676 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.

'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 16,723 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 10,433 Views 11 Comments

The SDLP are laying down a motion in Stormont.

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 5,758 Views 34 Comments

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

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.

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 7,908 Views 95 Comments

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

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 6,049 Views 84 Comments

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

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 18,117 Views 169 Comments

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

Paul O'Connell swung by Stormont with the Six Nations trophy today
# Vote For Poc
From The42
# Vote For Poc

Paul O'Connell swung by Stormont with the Six Nations trophy today

May 21st 2014, 8:11 PM 6,754 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland captain was joined by Joe Schmidt and his teammates for the visit to Northern Ireland’s parliament buildings.

Column: Bold gestures are necessary for a genuinely inclusive Northern Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Bold gestures are necessary for a genuinely inclusive Northern Ireland

Apr 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 44 Views 41 Comments

As President Michael D Higgins takes part in an historic trip to the UK, we should reflect on what other valuable gestures could help heal old wounds, writes David McCann.

NI Assembly criticised for 'hostile climate' towards the Irish language
# Minority Languages
# Minority Languages

NI Assembly criticised for 'hostile climate' towards the Irish language

Jan 16th 2014, 11:57 AM 5,678 Views 39 Comments

The report from the Council of Europe also looked at the minority languages in use in the UK like Welsh and Scottish Gaelic.

McGuinness: Unionists have been "dancing to the tune of extremists"
# Haass Talks
# Haass Talks

McGuinness: Unionists have been "dancing to the tune of extremists"

Jan 15th 2014, 8:24 AM 5,288 Views 76 Comments

The leaders of the five main Northern Ireland parties held talks yesterday to discuss the fallout from Haass, and have agreed to a further meeting next week.

White House says Northern Ireland talks are at 'critical juncture'
# Fragile Negotiation
# Fragile Negotiation

White House says Northern Ireland talks are at 'critical juncture'

Dec 29th 2013, 7:21 PM 6,442 Views 46 Comments

Intensive talks will begin again at 6am tomorrow with a deadline set for 12 noon.

Plans to allow children aged 12 to use guns legally in NI
# Stormont
# Stormont

Plans to allow children aged 12 to use guns legally in NI

Nov 12th 2013, 8:53 AM 10,016 Views 80 Comments

The changes would mean children could use firearms in “extremely supervised circumstances”.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Oct 29th 2013, 11:00 PM 14,680 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the final Troika review, another Labour resignation and the testimony of US intelligence officials.

Stormont evacuated after discovery of suspicious object
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont evacuated after discovery of suspicious object

Oct 29th 2013, 12:32 PM 5,324 Views 22 Comments

Army explosive experts are at at the scene of the security alert.

Same-sex adoption in NI has moved closer today after a Supreme Court ruling
# Same-sex Adoption
# Same-sex Adoption

Same-sex adoption in NI has moved closer today after a Supreme Court ruling

Oct 22nd 2013, 6:49 PM 5,384 Views 61 Comments

The UK Supreme Court rejected an application that was being sought by Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Edwin Poots.

Column: The Celtic Tiger mauled Ireland, so why are NI politicians trying to mimic it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Celtic Tiger mauled Ireland, so why are NI politicians trying to mimic it?

Oct 20th 2013, 12:00 PM 186 Views 85 Comments

The fascination some politicians in Northern Ireland have with the Republic’s boom years is creating some strange political bedfellows and confusing policies, writes David McCann.

Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?

Apr 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 66 Views 26 Comments

Following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, more than 70 per cent of people turned out to elect the first assembly. Fast forward 15 years and the people seem disenchanted, but why, asks David McCann.

Column: To move on from the Troubles we have to face the past with compassion
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: To move on from the Troubles we have to face the past with compassion

Feb 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 159 Views 41 Comments

Behind each death of the Troubles are real, grieving people – many of whom have been waiting for the truth for far too long, writes David McCann.

Justice Committee at Stormont grills Marie Stopes representatives
# Abortion
# Abortion

Justice Committee at Stormont grills Marie Stopes representatives

Jan 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,431 Views 9 Comments

The committee asked representatives if they located the clinic across from a train station to encourage women from the Republic to travel there for abortions.

"No angry words" as Unionist forum meets at Stormont
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

"No angry words" as Unionist forum meets at Stormont

Jan 10th 2013, 3:12 PM 5,110 Views 22 Comments

It was announced that a taskforce and eight working groups have been set up as a result of the meeting.