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#Stormont

# stormont - Yesterday’s News

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”.

# stormont - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Governments set to make public draft deal to restore powersharing at Stormont

The five main parties in Northern Ireland will be urged to sign up to the document tabled by the UK and Irish governments.

# stormont - Friday 3 January, 2020

Day two of Stormont talks rumble on - but Sinn Féin is confident it will secure Irish language support

UUP leader Steven Aiken said he was unsure of how close the parties were to a deal.

# stormont - Thursday 2 January, 2020

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume

A snap election could be called if a deal is not reached by 13 January.

# stormont - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

'A grand experiment': Northern Ireland's creation will be commemorated in 2020

The Government of Ireland Act was passed in December 1920.

# stormont - Friday 20 December, 2019

UK Northern Ireland secretary 'confident' about Stormont restoration following DUP meeting

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for nearly three years and all previous attempts to restore it have collapsed.

# stormont - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar

The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.

# stormont - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Foster calls for more Stormont talks and says she's 'saddened' by Prince Andrew controversy DUP

Foster calls for more Stormont talks and says she's 'saddened' by Prince Andrew controversy

The DUP leader also shared her thoughts on an Irish unity poll.

# stormont - Monday 4 November, 2019

'A stark reality': Paramilitary violence in North being fuelled by Brexit and Stormont uncertainty

A report was published today by a paramilitary watchdog.

# stormont - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Brother of one of the last missing Disappeared pleads for information to find him

The IRA is deemed responsible for most of the 16 murders and secret burials while the INLA was behind one of the disappearances.

# stormont - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Foster says Taoiseach's recent comments were 'detrimental to unionist-Fine Gael relationships'

The DUP leader said there is a feeling that unionist concerns about the Withdrawal Agreement are being dismissed.

# stormont - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland

The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

# stormont - Monday 21 October, 2019

Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont

Private members’ legislation aimed at thwarting the imposition of abortion reform in Northern Ireland were not accepted.

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?

Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.

# stormont - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work

How and when will elected reps get to cast their vote and why is it a thorny issue for the DUP?

# stormont - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster

The move to decriminalise abortion will only be halted if the Stormont executive is restored by 21 October.

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