A Sinn Féin politician who continued to be paid as a Stormont speaker amid the powersharing crisis, despite not returning as an Assembly member, has quit.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
Wed, 24 Aug, 2016
A Stormont scrutiny committee has called on the North's Finance Minister to stand aside pending the outcome of a probe into a party colleague's backchannel contact with an inquiry witness.
Tue, 23 Aug, 2016
Sinn Féin has been accused of failing to support a senior police appointment because of the arrest of Gerry Adams.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
A legal challenge is likely if Northern Ireland is left as the only part of the UK without marriage rights for same-sex couples, Amnesty International has warned.
Tue, 29 Apr, 2014
Blocking a controversial proposal to ban abortions in private clinics allows Marie Stopes to operate under a cloak of darkness, it was claimed tonight.
Tue, 12 Mar, 2013
A pipe bomb has been discovered at the family home of a press photographer in the North.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012
Eighteen people were treated after a toxic gas leak on a ship docked at a Northern Ireland harbour.
Wed, 05 Dec, 2012
The Noth's political parties appointed their new power-sharing government today – with Sinn Féin replacing its entire ministerial team.
Mon, 16 May, 2011
SINN Féin will take the education portfolio in the next Northern Ireland Executive.
Sat, 14 May, 2011
Most schools in the North are hopeful of re-opening on time after the water leaks crisis, it was claimed today.
Mon, 03 Jan, 2011
More than 150 A-level students were awarded lower grades than they achieved, an exams body admitted today.
Mon, 23 Aug, 2010
Education minister Caitriona Ruane has been asked to explain why she failed to appear in the Stormont chamber today to deliver a scheduled statement.
Tue, 22 Jun, 2010
An official probe should establish whether children in the North were harmed by a teaching website run by a paedophile, the North's education minister said today.
Mon, 15 Feb, 2010
Schoolbags should be searched to try and cut the number of schoolchildren abusing alcohol, a teaching union said today.
Mon, 18 Jan, 2010
Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey is under a death threat from loyalists, it was revealed today.
Wed, 13 Jan, 2010
DUBLIN city councillor Killian Forde will formally join the Labour Party today after resigning from Sinn Féin on Friday.
Mon, 11 Jan, 2010
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has received a death threat from loyalists, it was revealed today.
Sun, 10 Jan, 2010
The North's political leaders Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness clashed in public today as the split at the heart of the power-sharing government was dramatically exposed.
Mon, 14 Dec, 2009
A hardline unionist party was today accused of an embarrassing climbdown after it apologised for branding Irish a "leprechaun language".
Fri, 06 Nov, 2009
Counselling was being offered tonight to the school friends of a 10-year-old boy who was rescued from a river but died later in hospital.
Thu, 25 Jun, 2009
The home of another Romanian family came under attack last night in Belfast, the Police Service of Northern Ireland have said.
Thu, 18 Jun, 2009
Teaching unions in the North today made an impassioned plea for politicians to broker a deal to end the confusion over the future of education.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2009
Changes to university admissions in Ireland should not disadvantage potential students from north of the border, the education minister said today.
Wed, 20 May, 2009
Multimillion-pound funding to extend and renovate an all-Ireland autism centre is not available this year, the education minister maintained today.
Education Minister Batt O'Keeffe is expected to face pressure today to reverse the Government's withdrawal of funding for an autism centre in Co Armagh.
EDUCATION Minister Batt O’Keeffe and his counterpart in the North, Caitríona Ruane, are expected to get into heated exchanges today over her claims that he has jeopardised a cross-border project for children with autism.
The North's Education Minister is under fire for taking her 12-year-old-child out of school for three days to go on an official trip to Cyprus.
Tue, 19 May, 2009
Grammar schools in the North today began registration for unregulated entrance exams to replace the 11-plus.
Mon, 18 May, 2009
Catholic primary teachers in the North must not help pupils prepare for an unregulated test during the normal school day, their employer warned today.
Thu, 14 May, 2009
EDUCATION Minister Batt O’Keeffe braved the anger of primary teachers over education cutbacks and their falling pay packets as he asked them to bear the pain for the sake of Irish children’s future.
Wed, 15 Apr, 2009
A new all-encompassing education authority is being used as a trojan horse to exert more government control over schools, an Assembly member warned today.
Wed, 04 Mar, 2009
The DUP should widen the education debate to reflect the feelings of most schools who are glad to see the end of academic selection, a leading school principal claimed today.
Wed, 18 Feb, 2009
The North's Department of Education faces a potential £2.4m (€2.69m) bill for a legal challenge to its school-building programme, it was revealed today.
Wed, 04 Feb, 2009
Three out of four newly-qualified teachers in the North have failed to secure permanent or significant temporary positions, it was revealed today.
Tue, 03 Feb, 2009
Stormont Education minister Caitriona Ruane will today outline how she intends to push ahead with plans to axe academic selection in the absence of political agreement.
Mon, 02 Feb, 2009
An ill-fated assessment method for schoolchildren in the North was today branded an expensive failure which should never have been introduced.
Wed, 17 Dec, 2008
Four policemen in the North killed in an horrific road crash died trying to make their community a safer place, mourners at three of their funerals heard today.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2008
A new all-encompassing education authority in the North will not subject schools to a 'big brother' regime of controls, government officials insisted today.
A new centralised body to deliver educational services in the North has been restructured to give politicians more input, the Education minister announced today.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2008
Passers-by who tried in vain to rescue four policemen trapped in their burning 4x4 vehicle in the North were commended for their bravery today.
Mon, 24 Nov, 2008
The North's Education Minister Caitriona Ruane today faced calls to retain the 11-plus transfer test until a proven alternative is identified.
Mon, 10 Nov, 2008
The four main churches in the North challenged politicians today to bury their differences over the future of the province’s education system for the sake of children.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2008
The North's schools are being offered a Swedish solution to indiscipline in the classroom – respect for human rights.
Parents and pupils at a school closed for two weeks because of a strike by teachers called today for the North’s Education Minister to step in.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2008
The union at the centre of a dispute forcing the closure of a Co Down school threatened legal action tonight.
Mon, 20 Oct, 2008
Fresh proposals to end a teaching strike were not expected until Wednesday, teachers’ representatives claimed today.
An end to a teaching strike which has left hundreds of Northern Ireland school pupils out of class may be in sight, the Stormont education committee claimed today.
Wed, 15 Oct, 2008
The decision to suspend striking teachers’ pay in Northern Ireland will be reviewed if they agree to seek mediation, the education minister said today.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2008
The North's Education Minster Caitriona Ruane said it would not be safe for her children to wear GAA jerseys in some areas.
Fri, 15 Aug, 2008
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