It is unclear when parents will see changes to the rules that allow links between religion and school enrolment, despite Education Minister Richard Bruton’s plans to deal with the issue.
The UK secretary for Northern Ireland has said the gains of the past must not be derailed.
The Citizens’ Assembly has been given extra time to consider the issue of the eighth amendment.
Nurses are also being told to submit statement of concern forms to management in their hospitals.
The Housing Committee is meeting today to discuss the progress of the Government's strategy for the sector.
In this moving reflection on the Christmas season Irish expatriate Anna Marie O'Rourke reveals how she was rescued from a period of depression while living abroad through her involvement with Gaelic games.