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# stormont - Yesterday’s News

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event

Updated 18 hours ago 35,105 Views 15 Comments

A number of restrictions will also ease on 24 May in Northern Ireland.

# stormont - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job
# DUP LEADERSHIP
# DUP LEADERSHIP

Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job

May 1st 2021, 1:23 PM 18,353 Views 40 Comments

A source close to the Lagan Valley MP told the News Letter that he could contest the election.

# stormont - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure

Apr 28th 2021, 11:52 AM 38,691 Views 60 Comments

Former BBC correspondent Brian Rowan looks at the embattled DUP leader’s position today.

# stormont - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Stormont leaders call on Irish Government to share data on passengers arriving on the island
# Data-sharing Impasse
# Data-sharing Impasse

Stormont leaders call on Irish Government to share data on passengers arriving on the island

Apr 22nd 2021, 8:15 PM 15,715 Views 13 Comments

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill both expressed frustration over the issue.

# stormont - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 7:52 PM 94,705 Views 66 Comments
  • The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
  • Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
  • Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.

# stormont - Friday 9 April, 2021

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder

Apr 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 20,205 Views 21 Comments

Emma DeSouza says the unrest in the North is not a failure of peace but a failure of leadership.

# stormont - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out
# Belfast Violence
# Belfast Violence

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out

Apr 8th 2021, 10:08 AM 23,131 Views 37 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says it’s like a rewind button has been pressed to the past in the North.

# stormont - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so
# Brandon Lewis
# Brandon Lewis

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:21 PM 8,192 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis could have the power to rollout services from London next month.

# stormont - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown
# Stormont
# Stormont

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 7:51 PM 25,354 Views 27 Comments

The plan includes up to six people from two households being able to meet outdoors in a private garden from 1 April.

McDonald says Sinn Féin abstained in abortion bill vote because it was a DUP 'stunt'
# Stormont
# Stormont

McDonald says Sinn Féin abstained in abortion bill vote because it was a DUP 'stunt'

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 4:24 PM 32,669 Views 31 Comments

Sinn Féin abstained from a vote on the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill last night.

# stormont - Friday 12 March, 2021

Boris Johnson unveils Northern Ireland's centenary programme
# Centenary Plans
# Centenary Plans

Boris Johnson unveils Northern Ireland's centenary programme

Mar 12th 2021, 8:49 AM 19,741 Views 52 Comments

It will also pay tribute to those who worked tirelessly to support the region during the pandemic, Boris Johnson added.

# stormont - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:08 AM 4,907 Views 0 Comments

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

# stormont - Monday 1 March, 2021

Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today
# Stormont
# Stormont

Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today

Mar 1st 2021, 7:07 AM 7,878 Views 1 Comment

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

# stormont - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting
# Pigeon Hold
# Pigeon Hold

Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting

Feb 24th 2021, 7:56 PM 15,611 Views 11 Comments

The pigeon was dragged into a video call by an attendee’s cat.

# stormont - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont
# Don’t Screen Us Out
# Don’t Screen Us Out

DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont

Feb 16th 2021, 8:59 AM 20,201 Views 28 Comments

The DUP private member’s bill will attempt to prevent terminations up to birth in cases of non-fatal serious disabilities.

# stormont - Monday 18 January, 2021

No resolution reached between Irish government and Stormont leaders over passenger data sharing
# Cross Border
# Cross Border

No resolution reached between Irish government and Stormont leaders over passenger data sharing

Jan 18th 2021, 3:00 PM 8,124 Views 15 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill described the situation as ‘regrettable’.

# stormont - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Leaders in the North criticise Irish Government for failing to share passenger data
# Sharing Is Caring
# Sharing Is Caring

Leaders in the North criticise Irish Government for failing to share passenger data

Jan 14th 2021, 7:32 PM 34,360 Views 38 Comments

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill said repeated efforts to secure the information had failed.

# stormont - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 2:45 PM 14,063 Views 8 Comments

It comes amid stricter lockdown measures to stop a rise in transmission of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed by new cases.

# stormont - Saturday 26 December, 2020

20 more Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland as six-week lockdown begins
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

20 more Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland as six-week lockdown begins

Dec 26th 2020, 3:29 PM 32,819 Views 13 Comments

There have been almost 1,000 new cases of the virus in the North in the last 48 hours.

# stormont - Monday 21 December, 2020

Late-night NI Executive meeting called to discuss potential travel ban from Britain
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Late-night NI Executive meeting called to discuss potential travel ban from Britain

Dec 21st 2020, 10:15 PM 50,690 Views 49 Comments

Michelle O’Neill said there is “no time to lose in agreeing a travel ban”.

# stormont - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Stormont leaders defend lifting of circuit-breaker lockdown in Northern Ireland
# Reopening
# Reopening

Stormont leaders defend lifting of circuit-breaker lockdown in Northern Ireland

Dec 10th 2020, 7:26 PM 11,466 Views 14 Comments

A two-week circuit-breaker is ending tomorrow.

# stormont - Friday 13 November, 2020

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

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

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 2:00 PM 37,839 Views 36 Comments

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
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

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

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 9:25 PM 66,589 Views 45 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Nov 12th 2020, 4:12 PM 18,046 Views 23 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Nov 9th 2020, 2:12 PM 9,820 Views 2 Comments

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
# Centenary
# Centenary

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

Nov 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 22,281 Views 27 Comments

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
# Stormont
# Stormont

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

Oct 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,171 Views 10 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Oct 21st 2020, 6:57 PM 18,709 Views 6 Comments

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
# Stormont
# Stormont

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

Updated Sep 10th 2020, 9:57 PM 34,240 Views 8 Comments

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
# Sinn Féin NI Leader
# Sinn Féin NI Leader

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

Sep 10th 2020, 9:58 AM 24,591 Views 61 Comments

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
# Local Lockdowns
# Local Lockdowns

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

Aug 18th 2020, 8:14 PM 12,576 Views 3 Comments

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
# Belfast
# Belfast

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

Aug 17th 2020, 12:10 AM 13,759 Views 0 Comments

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
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

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

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:37 PM 7,348 Views 15 Comments

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
# Stormont
# Stormont

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

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:05 PM 19,300 Views 23 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

Stormont health committee member cancels holiday in Italy following criticism

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 12:18 PM 33,252 Views 46 Comments

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
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

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

Jul 3rd 2020, 8:12 AM 12,471 Views 60 Comments

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
# Reopening
# Reopening

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

Jun 12th 2020, 7:11 AM 10,946 Views 6 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Jun 4th 2020, 10:50 PM 10,474 Views 5 Comments

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
# Stormont
# Stormont

NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:41 AM 9,308 Views 20 Comments

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
# Stormont
# Stormont

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

Updated May 12th 2020, 12:13 PM 21,935 Views 28 Comments

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

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