Theresa May says Stormont must resume as SF describe meeting as 'challenging'

The Prime Minister made the comments in a speech in Belfast to political leaders and the business community.

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Absence of NI government cannot be allowed to continue, says Foster

It comes after a bid by a Northern Ireland government department to have a High Court judgment over the powers of a civil servant overturned failed.

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No decision on whether to cut MLAs’ pay – Northern Ireland Secretary

Karen Bradley told British politicians she was aware of public anger, but pointed out that MLAs are still working for constituents.

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Northern Ireland instability to be discussed at Anglo Irish co-operation forum

The British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference will meet later this month.

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Taoiseach: British-Irish conference could help co-operation after Brexit

The British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference is to meet in London on July 25 amid impasse over devolved government in Belfast.

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Foster attending LGBT event ‘important step towards dialogue’

The PinkNews reception at the seat of Northern Ireland’s suspended devolved parliament at Stormont will be held on June 28.

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Tonnes of Stormont food going to waste every year, data reveals

Almost £300m (€341m) was spent on subsidising the catering contract in 2016/17, TUV leader Jim Allister said.

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Violence in the North possible if political stagnation continues, warns Peter Robinson

Former first minister Peter Robinson has warned of a possible return to violence in the North if the political stagnation continues.

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Department 'failed to comply' with Irish language equality obligations

A Northern Ireland department failed to comply with its equality obligations ahead of a controversial decision on cutting an Irish language bursary, an investigation found.

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Corbyn insists he is not advocating for united Ireland referendum

The UK Labour leader said on a visit to Northern Ireland that he was not advocating or asking for a referendum on Irish unity.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Northern Ireland deadlock could see return to grim days of past

The Labour leader urged the revival of a peace process mechanism to enable the UK and Irish governments to work together to save powersharing.

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Corbyn to call for Irish Government to be given role in powersharing restoration

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to call for the revival of a contentious peace process mechanism to enable the UK and Irish Governments to work together to save powersharing in Northern Ireland.

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UK is rebuffing our plans to break powersharing deadlock, says Leo Varadkar

The Taoiseach said his proposal for a joint initiative to break the deadlock in the North had been rejected.

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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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