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# stormont - Friday 13 November, 2020

Taoiseach says DUP was 'wrong' to use cross-community veto on public health measures

The DUP had disagreed with other parties in the Stormont Executive on continuing the Covid-19 restrictions after today.

# stormont - Thursday 12 November, 2020

'This is the only way forward': Deadlock broken as ministers agree to extend circuit break in Northern Ireland

A fourth executive meeting in as many days reached a breakthrough in Stormont today.

Fifteen deaths and 548 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The Department of Health has provided an update on case numbers.

# stormont - Monday 9 November, 2020

Ten deaths and 471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The Department of Health has provided an update on case numbers.

# stormont - Monday 2 November, 2020

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been involved in meetings planning the centenary events.

# stormont - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment

Both leaders have faced a difficult few weeks.

# stormont - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished

That’s according to Andrew McCormick, Stormont’s lead official on EU exit.

# stormont - Thursday 10 September, 2020

'Complacency is our enemy': New restrictions to limit social interaction between households in Belfast

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill announced the new measures this evening.

Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance

DUP leader Arlene Foster welcomed the admission, which she said caused “deep hurt and anger”.

# stormont - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Stormont Executive to consider renewed Covid-19 restrictions for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health said that measures may be taken on localised or region-wide scales.

# stormont - Monday 17 August, 2020

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review case against the Northern Ireland Executive.

# stormont - Thursday 23 July, 2020

New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week

There is interoperability with the Republic of Ireland’s Covid-19 contact tracing app.

'It is a mess across the island': NI leaders seek summit to discuss Covid-19 travel restrictions

Michelle O’Neill and Arlene Foster will write to Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson to make the request.

# stormont - Monday 20 July, 2020

Stormont health committee member cancels holiday in Italy following criticism

Paula Bradshaw is going to a resort in Italy with her family next week.

# stormont - Friday 3 July, 2020

NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral

Michelle O’Neill was criticised after attending a service for the former IRA prisoner this week.

# stormont - Friday 12 June, 2020

All shops in Northern Ireland are allowed to re-open today

From Monday, a much broader range of retailers in England will also open their doors.

# stormont - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official

The UK government’s Brexit deal means checks are needed at ports in Northern Ireland.

# stormont - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period

The idea was backed by Sinn Féin and the Alliance Party, but opposed by the DUP and UUP.

# stormont - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Northern Ireland's five-point plan for exiting Covid-19 lockdown published with no firm dates set out

Large outdoor-based retailers such as garden centres will be permitted to reopen in the first step.

# stormont - Thursday 7 May, 2020

NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces

Stormont leaders also confirmed that the North’s Covid-19 infection rate is still too high to ease restrictions.

# stormont - Saturday 18 April, 2020

NI Executive given extra €57.5 million to tackle Covid-19 as further 17 people die in North

A total of 193 deaths relating to Covid-19 now been recorded in Northern Ireland.

# stormont - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Arlene Foster: Developing 'herd immunity' to Covid-19 not a policy adopted by Stormont Executive

The DUP leader said that the North took its own decision to close schools from next week.

# stormont - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Stormont ministers agree measures to delay spread of Covid-19

First Minister Arlene Foster said “these are unprecedented times”.

# stormont - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Catholic Church leader urges Stormont to close NI schools but minister says it's 'not the right time'

Disagreement on the matter is also causing a rift between Sinn Féin and the DUP.

# stormont - Friday 13 March, 2020

Michelle O’Neill calls for NI schools to close over coronavirus

First Minister Arlene Foster has backed the UK-wide strategy to keep public institutions open for now.

The report into the cash-for-ash scandal is to be published today

The report will examine the role of DUP leader Arlene Foster, who presided over the department that introduced the RHI scheme.

# stormont - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies

O’Neill also spoke of the misogyny she has witnessed as a female politician and her dreams of a United Ireland.

# stormont - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns

“We have been told this planned attack could happen anywhere in the north,” deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said.

# stormont - Monday 17 February, 2020

Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell'

Breege Quinn is holding talks with political parties at Stormont today.

# stormont - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger

The leaders of the five main parties said they would seek to have the pay rise deferred.

# stormont - 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.

# stormont - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North

Emma DeSouza says that the UK interprets the right to identify as Irish “as akin to being a GAA supporter or country music fan”.

# stormont - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'

This evening, Conor Murphy said he “cannot and will not” accept the British government’s package.

# stormont - Monday 13 January, 2020

'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit

The UK Prime Minister was urged to follow through on funding commitments to Northern Ireland during his visit today.

# stormont - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Stormont return creates 'beachhead' to move towards united Ireland, says new SF minister

Declan Kearney says there is a landmark opportunity to ‘advance the debate on constitutional change’.

# stormont - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Arlene Foster re-appointed First Minister as powersharing returns to Northern Ireland

A new powersharing deal was agreed by the North’s main parties last night.

# stormont - Friday 10 January, 2020

Main parties in the North agree to deal paving way for power sharing to be restored

The Stormont executive will now sit tomorrow after a three-year impasse.

Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge

The new deal is a balanced approach that can get the parliament up and running, the Tánaiste writes.

# stormont - Thursday 9 January, 2020

UK and Irish governments publish proposed deal to restore powersharing in North

The tánaiste and secretary of state for Northern Ireland were speaking following days of intense talks.

Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable'

Three years to the day since the collapse of the Assembly, the Sinn Féin leader in the North said talks are still “a work in progress”.

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