Foster should have told DUP to 'back me or sack me', says Adams

Unionism needs leadership of the kind it had two decades ago which brought the movement into peace talks with Sinn Fein, leading to the Good Friday Agreement, Gerry Adams has said.

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Michelle O'Neill calls for Irish unity referendum within five years

Michelle O'Neill has called for an Irish unity referendum within five years.

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Sinn Féin leader seeking to sow division, says Foster

DUP leader Arlene Foster has accused Sinn Féin of trying to render Northern Ireland dysfunctional.

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British government must inject momentum into powersharing efforts, Alliance leader says

The British government must drop its care and maintenance approach to Northern Ireland and inject momentum into efforts to restore powersharing, Alliance leader Naomi Long has said.

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Special US envoy to Northern Ireland could restore Stormont Executive - Mary Lou

A special US envoy to Northern Ireland could help to restore the Stormont Executive, according to the new Sinn Féin leader.

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Arlene Foster condemns Taoiseach over Stormont interventions

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster has warned the Taoiseach that it is not appropriate for him to chart the future of negotiations to restore Stormont powersharing.

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Mary Lou denies White House snub

Mary-Lou McDonald has denied she has been snubbed by the White House after not being invited to the annual St Patrick's Day events.

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DUP and Sinn Féin told to come clean over 'scandalous' levels of secrecy

The DUP and Sinn Féin are facing calls to come clean over the "scandalous" level of secrecy in devolved government.

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Stormont crisis 'corrosive and damaging' to the North, Taoiseach says

"The task (of restoring the powersharing institutions) could not be more urgent."

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More credence should have been given to RHI concerns, says the North’s Civil Service chief

The overspending RHI led to the collapse of powersharing at Stormont 13 months ago after former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness resigned over the DUP's handling of the affair.

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Powersharing impasse unlikely to be resolved this year, says senior DUP member

The powersharing impasse in the North is likely to extend throughout the year and potentially beyond, a senior Democratic Unionist has said.

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DUP 'unaware' of money for legacy inquests

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said it would be "astonishing" if the Government granted funding for legacy inquests without an overall agreement.

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Sinn Féin warns against drift in Northern Ireland powersharing talks

Sinn Féin has accused the British Government of having no viable plan for restoring Northern Ireland powersharing.

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Varadkar defends Good Friday Agreement from 'undermining' attempts

The Taoiseach has said he is trying to defend the Good Friday Agreement from some Brexiteers who are seeking to undermine it.

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SDLP leader warns against 'fundamental change' to Good Friday Agreement

Abandoning mandatory coalition between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland would fundamentally change the Good Friday Agreement, the SDLP warned.

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Karen Bradley to provide 'budget clarity' on Northern Ireland

Karen Bradley has committed to provide budget clarity for Northern Ireland's public services.

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Sinn Féin delegation to discuss Stormont fallout with Theresa May

Sinn Féin members are to travel to London this week to discuss the fallout at Stormont with Theresa May.

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Latest: Sinn Féin to meet with Varadkar and Theresa May following Stormont talks collapse

Sinn Féin is to hold meetings with the Taoiseach and British Prime Minister in the wake of the collapse of Stormont talks.

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'Nothing is off the table' - Karen Bradley believes an Executive can still be formed at Stormont

The UK's Northern Ireland Secretary believes an Executive can still be formed at Stormont.

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Theresa May was absolutely right to visit North, says Karen Bradley

The Northern Ireland Secretary has defended the British Prime Minister's intervention in ill-fated talks to save powersharing after criticism that her arrival proved a distraction.

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Sinn Féin reveals details of 'draft agreement' with DUP to dispel 'mistruths'

Sinn Féin has outlined details of a draft agreement it insists it struck with the Democratic Unionists before negotiations to restore Stormont powersharing collapsed.

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Sinn Féin: DUP move has 'evaporated good faith' built up during Stormont talks

Sinn Féin and the DUP have held out the possibility of powersharing talks being resurrected in the future after yesterday's acrimonious collapse of negotiations.

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Arlene Foster says ‘not now’ to powersharing deal: North in limbo

ONLY the most optimistic political pundits expected a deal to be done to secure the return of the Northern Ireland Executive on Monday, when British prime minister, Theresa May, and Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, were in Belfast.

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Powersharing 'only way forward' for North, says Taoiseach

Latest: The Tánaiste says the collapse of talks in the North is deeply disappointing.

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Latest: Efforts intensifying in Belfast to finalise power-sharing deal at Stormont

Latest: Efforts are intensifying in Belfast to finalise a power-sharing deal.

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Stormont powershare deal unlikely to be reached today

Latest: It is unlikely a power-sharing deal for Northern Ireland will be decided today.

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Theresa May tours Bombardier plant following US tariffs court fight

The British Prime Minister has met aircraft workers at Bombardier's Belfast factory in the wake of the company's trade battle victory in the United States.

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A timeline of the 13 month political impasse in the North

Devolved government at Stormont has now been suspended for 400 days. With hopes for a breakthrough high this week here is a timeline of some of the key events in the impasse.

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Taoiseach and Theresa May to travel to Stormont amid power-sharing return speculation

The British Prime Minister and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will travel to Northern Ireland later amid growing speculation that a deal to restore the power-sharing government is imminent.

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