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# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Scottish Finance Secretary quits over reports he messaged 16-year-old boy hundreds of times

Derek Mackay allegedly sent 270 social media messages to a 16-year-old.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

'Scotland will decide': Nicola Sturgeon bites back as Boris Johnson rejects independence vote

The two leaders of their respective governments traded statements online today.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 19 December, 2019

'Democracy will prevail': Nicola Sturgeon demands second Scottish independence referendum

'Democracy will prevail': Nicola Sturgeon demands second Scottish independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon has formally requested the power for Holyrood to hold a second independence vote.

# nicola-sturgeon - Sunday 15 December, 2019

'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote

The Conservatives have said they will “absolutely” not hold another independence referendum in Scotland.

# nicola-sturgeon - Friday 13 December, 2019

Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon wants Boris Johnson to transfer the power to hold this referendum to the Scottish parliament.

# nicola-sturgeon - Monday 25 November, 2019

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon has already said she wants a fresh ballot on independence to take place in the second half of 2020.

# nicola-sturgeon - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Tánaste in Edinburgh today to help build ties with Scotland post-Brexit

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will meet with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during the visit.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote

The First Minister said work was being done to update the “independence prospectus”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Friday 28 June, 2019

Rockall: Irish and Scottish ministers to hold 'intensive process' in bid to solve dispute

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discussed the matter with Nicola Sturgeon today in Manchester.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Rockall is an uninhabitable rock and is not something Ireland and Scotland should fight over'

The Irish and Scottish governments are in dispute over the Atlantic sea island.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Alex Salmond charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and two counts of attempted rape

Salmond was the First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014.

# nicola-sturgeon - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon refers herself to ministerial watchdog over talks with Alex Salmond

Salmond resigned from the SNP last year after sexual harassment allegations, which he denies, were made public.

# nicola-sturgeon - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Indyref 2? The Brexit deal has put Scottish independence on the agenda again

The SNP is using the chaos in Downing Street to advance the case for another vote.

# nicola-sturgeon - Monday 8 October, 2018

Scotland should have its own backstop deal, says Nicola Sturgeon

The Scottish First Minister has said that Glasgow and Belfast could end up competing for investment post-Brexit.

# nicola-sturgeon - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

International politicians pay tribute to 'strong leader' and 'good friend' Kenny

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Kenny was “a strong leader for Ireland”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'

Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Theresa May's to lose? Here's how the main parties measure up ahead of the UK election

The Conservatives will hope to win another majority over Labour, the Lib Dems and the SNP.

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Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the election is a chance for the UK “to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

May and Sturgeon discuss future of UK - 'moronic' Daily Mail headline focuses on their legs

“The 1950s called and asked for the headline back,” said former Labour leader Ed Miliband.

# nicola-sturgeon - Monday 27 March, 2017

Theresa May is heading north for a Scottish independence showdown with Nicola Sturgeon

It comes as the British PM prepares to rigger Article 50.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Tomorrow's UK newspapers may spoil the Scottish independence party

New polls show that Scots aren’t yet sold on independence.

'A full gestation and still no delivery': When will Article 50 be triggered?

Article 50 was expected to be triggered today, but Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement yesterday has muddied the waters.

# nicola-sturgeon - Monday 13 March, 2017

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Poll: Should Scotland hold another referendum on independence from the UK?

Has Brexit changed the game that much?

Nicola Sturgeon announces plans for a second Scottish independence referendum

The last referendum on Scottish independence saw voters choose to remain as part of the UK by a small margin.

# nicola-sturgeon - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'The clock is ticking' for Scotland to call a second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says that Scotland is now in “uncharted waters”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Scotland first minister 'not bluffing' about second independence referendum

Sturgeon said a second referendum could be on the cards if Scotland is “driven off a hard Brexit cliff”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon urges Ireland and Scotland to 'send a powerful signal' around the world

Scotland’s First Minister is on a two-day visit to Dublin, but is not meeting Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'It should be available in a safe way': Scotland could help Northern Irish women obtain abortions

The country’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she is happy to explore options which would help women access free abortions.

# nicola-sturgeon - Friday 11 November, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon to address the Seanad during visit to Dublin

Sturgeon will become the first serving head of Government to address the Seanad.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 13 October, 2016

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Scotland is planning another vote on independence before Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon says the SNP will publish details next week

# nicola-sturgeon - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A murder investigation in Kildare, Mother Teresa’s sainthood and a stunning win for Tipperary had everyone talking…

Nicola Sturgeon opens up about miscarriage in hope of 'breaking taboo'

The Scottish First Minister said she wanted to challenge assumptions and judgements that are made about women who don’t have children.

# nicola-sturgeon - Friday 2 September, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon launches new drive for Scottish independence

A new poll found 46% of people are now in favour of Scottish independence.

# nicola-sturgeon - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon on way to Brussels to defend Scotland's place in the EU

David Cameron will not attend a meeting of EU leaders as they discuss the Brexit fallout.

# nicola-sturgeon - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Scotland could block the UK's exit from the EU, says Nicola Sturgeon

The Scottish first minister reckons Holyrood may have a veto on the referendum.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 3 September, 2015

The EU's top court has punched a hole in Leo's plan for higher alcohol prices

The laws could breach European free-trade rules.

# nicola-sturgeon - Monday 15 June, 2015

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English historian under fire for comparing the SNP with the Nazis

“I’m not saying they’re about to set up concentration camps,” David Starkey said defending his views.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

The 'most dangerous woman in Britain' was compared to Saddam Hussein last night

It was all for fun on The Daily Show though.

# nicola-sturgeon - Saturday 9 May, 2015

How Nicola Sturgeon emerged as a star of the UK election

The Scottish first minister has criticised austerity and advocated the SNP as a “progressive force”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Four men and a lady: Political deadlock could means days of fraught talks

Forming coalition governments comes natural to Irish politicians, but the same is not true across the water.

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