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#Stormont

# stormont - Saturday 8 September, 2018

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

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 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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

“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

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

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

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

# stormont - Saturday 1 July, 2017

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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'

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

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

The proposals were discussed during a debate last night.

# stormont - Thursday 19 November, 2015

The political world has been paying tribute to Peter Robinson

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'

Those two words are still causing problems.

# stormont - Monday 2 November, 2015

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

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

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?

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

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