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#Stormont

# stormont - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

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 39 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.

# stormont - Thursday 16 January, 2014

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 5,677 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.

# stormont - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

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 5,281 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.

# stormont - Sunday 29 December, 2013

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 6,436 Views 46 Comments

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

# stormont - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

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 10,003 Views 80 Comments

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

# stormont - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Oct 29th 2013, 11:00 PM 14,673 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 5,319 Views 22 Comments

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

# stormont - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

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 5,379 Views 61 Comments

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

# stormont - Sunday 20 October, 2013

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 179 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.

# stormont - Saturday 27 April, 2013

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 59 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.

# stormont - Friday 8 February, 2013

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 134 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.

# stormont - Friday 11 January, 2013

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

Justice Committee at Stormont grills Marie Stopes representatives

Jan 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,426 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.

# stormont - Thursday 10 January, 2013

"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 5,100 Views 22 Comments

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

# stormont - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:21 AM 3,968 Views 51 Comments

The nationalist parties and three UUP members backed the motion, which was opposed by the two main unionist parties.

# stormont - Saturday 29 September, 2012

PHOTOS: Thousands march in Belfast for anniversary of Ulster Covenant
# Unionism
# Unionism

PHOTOS: Thousands march in Belfast for anniversary of Ulster Covenant

Sep 29th 2012, 2:27 PM 7,914 Views 85 Comments

The parades have passed off peacefully so far, despite fears of violence breaking out along part of the route.

# stormont - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Third night of disturbances in Belfast
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Third night of disturbances in Belfast

Sep 5th 2012, 10:55 AM 4,284 Views 12 Comments

The PSNI has called for “anyone with influence” to help them bring an end to the renewed violence.

# stormont - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Column: Sinn Féin's policies ARE aligned across Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Sinn Féin's policies ARE aligned across Ireland

Aug 22nd 2012, 12:58 PM 111 Views 87 Comments

Sinn Féin MLA Phil Flanagan responds to David McCann’s column which claimed there is a gulf between the party’s policies north and south of the border.

# stormont - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Column: Sinn Féin is partitionist when it comes to party policy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Sinn Féin is partitionist when it comes to party policy

Aug 7th 2012, 8:15 PM 311 Views 124 Comments

Can SF hope to represent voters on a 32-county basis, asks David McCann, when they can’t keep their policies aligned north and south of the border?

# stormont - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Twenty20: Porterfield laments narrow defeat
# Fine Margins
From The42
# Fine Margins

Twenty20: Porterfield laments narrow defeat

Jul 21st 2012, 9:39 AM 213 Views 0 Comments

Despite a one run loss, the batsman vowed that Ireland would come out swinging this afternoon.

# stormont - Friday 20 July, 2012

We do things the hard way: Ireland vow to bounce back from Bangladesh disappointment
# Back In Town
From The42
# Back In Town

We do things the hard way: Ireland vow to bounce back from Bangladesh disappointment

Jul 20th 2012, 12:19 PM 275 Views 0 Comments

“We love losing the first game of a series and then clawing it back somehow,” says Gary Wilson.

# stormont - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Sunny shines as Bangladesh thrash Ireland
# Match Report
From The42
# Match Report

Sunny shines as Bangladesh thrash Ireland

Jul 18th 2012, 10:51 PM 3,947 Views 3 Comments

The Irish team were beaten comprehensively in a Twenty20 international at Stormont this evening.

# stormont - Monday 11 June, 2012

Phil Simmons names 13-man squad to take on the Aussies in Belfast
# ODI
From The42
# ODI

Phil Simmons names 13-man squad to take on the Aussies in Belfast

Jun 11th 2012, 4:58 PM 221 Views 0 Comments

Coach Phil Simmons has named Niall O’Brien in the panel, but says he has to work hard to displace Gary Wilson.

# stormont - Friday 27 April, 2012

Column: ‘Listening to a dull speech in Stormont was the happiest day of my life’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Listening to a dull speech in Stormont was the happiest day of my life’

Apr 27th 2012, 7:30 PM 110 Views 14 Comments

Senator George Mitchell, who oversaw the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement, recounts his experiences planting the first seeds of peace.

# stormont - Thursday 5 April, 2012

SF politician runs up £16k bill on printer toner cartridges (yes, again)
# Inkgate 2
# Inkgate 2

SF politician runs up £16k bill on printer toner cartridges (yes, again)

Apr 5th 2012, 3:52 PM 6,314 Views 100 Comments

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Doherty ran up a bill of almost €20,000 on printer toner cartridges in two and a half years at Stormont.

# stormont - Friday 9 March, 2012

Ulster Unionist leader Tom Elliott resigns amid party tensions
# Ulster Unionists
# Ulster Unionists

Ulster Unionist leader Tom Elliott resigns amid party tensions

Mar 9th 2012, 10:16 AM 1,094 Views 8 Comments

Elliott accused party colleagues of briefing journalists against him and said hostility to his leadership had been “relentless”.

# stormont - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Hard man: Ian Paisley's career in pictures
# Ian Paisley
# Ian Paisley

Hard man: Ian Paisley's career in pictures

Jan 28th 2012, 4:08 PM 4,756 Views 19 Comments

The firebrand loyalist leader stepped down as a minister last night after six decades of controversy. Check out these highlights – and not-so-highlights – of his career…

# stormont - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Peter Robinson threatens to resign over emblem row
# Stormont
# Stormont

Peter Robinson threatens to resign over emblem row

Nov 16th 2011, 9:06 PM 5,533 Views 28 Comments

Northern Ireland’s First Minister said today that he would resign rather than see the crown or other British symbols removed from the uniforms of prison officers.

# stormont - Monday 19 September, 2011

O'Dowd named as McGuinness replacement
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

O'Dowd named as McGuinness replacement

Sep 19th 2011, 8:29 AM 458 Views 5 Comments

The Stormont Education Minister will be nominated as temporary deputy first minister today.

# stormont - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Northern Ireland to lose 2 MPs as new electoral boundaries revealed
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland to lose 2 MPs as new electoral boundaries revealed

Sep 13th 2011, 9:30 AM 750 Views 5 Comments

The number of constituencies in Northern Ireland will fall from 18 to 16 by 2015, according to the Boundary Commission’s new proposals.

# stormont - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Backlash after DUP representative's criticism of GAA
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Backlash after DUP representative's criticism of GAA

Aug 24th 2011, 2:29 PM 725 Views 15 Comments

Future Stormont minister Jim Wells’ criticism of the GAA for sanctioning misleading and inappropriate charitable collections has provoked a spirited response from the Alliance Party.

# stormont - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Ronan Kerr probe: Men released as McGuinness attacks PSNI
# Ronan Kerr
# Ronan Kerr

Ronan Kerr probe: Men released as McGuinness attacks PSNI

Jul 28th 2011, 8:40 AM 324 Views 1 Comment

The Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister said one man was arrested in a “blaze of publicity” and suggested it was “bad policing”.

# stormont - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Ireland's games with Namibia to go ahead as planned
# Howzat?
From The42
# Howzat?

Ireland's games with Namibia to go ahead as planned

Jun 30th 2011, 1:28 PM 105 Views 0 Comments

Visitors should land in Belfast on Saturday despite visa concerns.

# stormont - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Cameron makes historic address to Stormont assembly
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Cameron makes historic address to Stormont assembly

Jun 9th 2011, 3:44 PM 532 Views 0 Comments

David Cameron meets Northern Irish political leaders in Stormont, becoming the second PM since devolution to address the House.

# stormont - Monday 16 May, 2011

Northern Ireland's new ministers confirmed in Stormont
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's new ministers confirmed in Stormont

May 16th 2011, 3:57 PM 472 Views 0 Comments

Six of the ministries in the Northern Ireland Executive change party hands, as the DUP and Sinn Féin retain the prize positions.

# stormont - Thursday 12 May, 2011

New Assembly convenes to reappoint Robinson and McGuinness
# Stormont
# Stormont

New Assembly convenes to reappoint Robinson and McGuinness

May 12th 2011, 2:56 PM 263 Views 0 Comments

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness are reappointed at the first meeting of the new Stormont Assembly.

# stormont - Friday 6 May, 2011

Counting underway in fourth elections to Stormont Assembly
# Stormont
# Stormont

Counting underway in fourth elections to Stormont Assembly

May 6th 2011, 12:23 PM 243 Views 0 Comments

The DUP and Sinn Féin are expected to remain the biggest parties in Stormont – with a minor chance of Sinn Féin coming out on top.

# stormont - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Stormont Assembly completes first full term of office
# Assembly
# Assembly

Stormont Assembly completes first full term of office

Mar 23rd 2011, 11:32 AM 323 Views 0 Comments

Members from all sides pay tribute as the Northern Ireland Assembly ends its first full term without suspension.

# stormont - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Sinn Féin names hunger striker as Adams' replacement
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Sinn Féin names hunger striker as Adams' replacement

Nov 17th 2010, 6:18 PM 554 Views 0 Comments

Pat Sheehan – who spent 55 days on hunger strike in 1981 – will replace the Sinn Féin president in Stormont.

# stormont - Monday 25 October, 2010

Stormont recalled from break for emergency debate on cutbacks
# UK Spending Review
# UK Spending Review

Stormont recalled from break for emergency debate on cutbacks

Oct 25th 2010, 2:57 PM 115 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Irish assembly abrupts its mid-term break to discuss George Osborne’s £4bn cut to the Stormont budget.

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