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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Stormont

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"Substantial progress" in Northern Ireland talks - but Adams not confident they'll wrap up soon
The talks are on a break, and will resume on Monday.
Enda Kenny: Sinn Féin expenses north of the border 'off the richter scale'
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
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
The SDLP are laying down a motion in Stormont.
Fresh talks on the horizon for Northern Ireland legacy issues
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
Former DUP health minster Edwin Poots made the claim this morning.
Gerry Adams wants Dublin and London to counter "anti-agreement axis within unionism"
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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'
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
The changes would mean children could use firearms in “extremely supervised circumstances”.
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
It was announced that a taskforce and eight working groups have been set up as a result of the meeting.
Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage
The nationalist parties and three UUP members backed the motion, which was opposed by the two main unionist parties.
PHOTOS: Thousands march in Belfast for anniversary of Ulster Covenant
The parades have passed off peacefully so far, despite fears of violence breaking out along part of the route.
Third night of disturbances in Belfast
The PSNI has called for “anyone with influence” to help them bring an end to the renewed violence.
Column: Sinn Féin's policies ARE aligned across Ireland
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.
Column: Sinn Féin is partitionist when it comes to party policy
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?
Twenty20: Porterfield laments narrow defeat
Despite a one run loss, the batsman vowed that Ireland would come out swinging this afternoon.
We do things the hard way: Ireland vow to bounce back from Bangladesh disappointment
“We love losing the first game of a series and then clawing it back somehow,” says Gary Wilson.
Sunny shines as Bangladesh thrash Ireland
The Irish team were beaten comprehensively in a Twenty20 international at Stormont this evening.
Phil Simmons names 13-man squad to take on the Aussies in Belfast
Coach Phil Simmons has named Niall O’Brien in the panel, but says he has to work hard to displace Gary Wilson.
Column: ‘Listening to a dull speech in Stormont was the happiest day of my life’
Senator George Mitchell, who oversaw the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement, recounts his experiences planting the first seeds of peace.
SF politician runs up £16k bill on printer toner cartridges (yes, again)
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.
Ulster Unionist leader Tom Elliott resigns amid party tensions
Elliott accused party colleagues of briefing journalists against him and said hostility to his leadership had been “relentless”.
Hard man: Ian Paisley's career in pictures
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…
Peter Robinson threatens to resign over emblem row
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.
O'Dowd named as McGuinness replacement
The Stormont Education Minister will be nominated as temporary deputy first minister today.
Northern Ireland to lose 2 MPs as new electoral boundaries revealed
The number of constituencies in Northern Ireland will fall from 18 to 16 by 2015, according to the Boundary Commission’s new proposals.
Backlash after DUP representative's criticism of GAA
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.