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# assembly - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly

The motion doesn’t impact or change Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation.

# assembly - Monday 20 January, 2020

It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

The voted was about whether to refuse legislative consent to the Brexit agreement.

# assembly - Thursday 19 December, 2019

DUP has prevented pre-Christmas deal to restore Stormont powersharing, Julian Smith says

Smith said he was “deeply disappointed” and urged the region’s largest party to reflect on its decision.

# assembly - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North

An Irish language act has become one of the main stumbling blocks in talks aimed at relaunching the Stormont government.

# assembly - 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.

# assembly - 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.

# assembly - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election

Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.

# assembly - 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”.

# assembly - Sunday 23 April, 2017

After huge vote to push for change to Ireland's abortion laws, the Assembly is deciding what they should look like

The Citizens’ Assembly voted by 87% against maintaining the status quo.

# assembly - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Citizens' Assembly told repealing the Eighth doesn't necessarily mean a right to abortion

This weekend’s two-day session has been lengthened to accommodate a hefty work programme.

# assembly - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'When the blood flows from abortion, Satan has his day' - Citizens' Assembly letters go online

Some 8,000 submissions were made to the assembly online and about 5,500 by post

# assembly - Monday 19 December, 2016

Arlene Foster survives no confidence vote - but Sinn Féin plan another for New Year

Arlene Foster has repeatedly refused to resign – saying that the scheme was not her responsibility.

# assembly - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Poll: Are you confident the Citizens' Assembly will resolve the issue of abortion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you confident the Citizens' Assembly will resolve the issue of abortion?

A recommendation will likely be made before the end of March.

# assembly - Monday 21 November, 2016

The cost of reunification? Ireland can no longer afford the cost of partition...

Northern Ireland Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir argues that uniting Ireland north and south would be to everyone’s economic benefit.

# assembly - 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?

# assembly - Thursday 14 August, 2014

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Teacher receives lovely email from student after coming out during school assembly

Four years after the teacher’s announcement, the student returned to say thanks.

# assembly - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Crimean assembly to be dissolved after request to join Russia

The decision on whether or not to join the Russia Federation will be put to the people of Crimea on 16 March.

# assembly - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Constitutional Convention meets for first time this afternoon

The group consists of 66 ordinary citizens, 29 members of the Oireachtas and four members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

# assembly - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Ministers may quit Church of Scotland over gay clergy row

The church is the first major Presbyterian church to ordain openly gay and lesbian ministers – but there is a fear this decision may lead to a schism. Rev Scott Rennie (pictured) was ordained in 2009.

# assembly - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Stormont Assembly completes first full term of office

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