Time-limited Bill aims to restore devolution in Northern Ireland

The Bill, introduced by Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley, applies until March 26 next year, but can be extended by a further five months.

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Government’s draft proposals on decision-making at Stormont ‘need more work’

A court ruled that a civil servant acted outside his powers in a planning application for a waste incinerator in County Antrim.

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Beefed-up powers for NI civil servants ‘must not undermine impartiality’

The head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service said he and his colleagues cannot afford to have their integrity called into question.

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Former DUP special adviser made ‘sales pitch’ for NI chicken producer

Dr Andrew Crawford suggested a change to tiered cost controls to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), due to be introduced in autumn 2015.

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Foster – British Government must not subcontract its responsibilities to NI

She said there was a role for independent mediation to help break the 20-month impasse at Stormont.

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Stormont politics a ‘grubby world’, former adviser tells RHI inquiry

Tim Cairns has claimed former enterprise minister Jonathan Bell behaved in a bullying or drunken fashion at times, allegations denied by his ex-boss.

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SF: British Government should release funding to investigate NI killings

Stormont has not sat for around 20 months in a row over a botched green energy scheme and serious differences on the Irish language.

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Arlene Foster ordered me to keep RHI scheme open, claims Jonathan Bell

Former Stormont minister Jonathan Bell claims he wanted to save Northern Ireland hundreds of millions of pounds but he faced opposition in closing it.

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Tánaiste: Karen Bradley has 'really made an effort to understand Northern Ireland'

When appointed as Northern Ireland Secretary, Ms Bradley did not realise the country’s nationalists did not vote for unionist parties or vice-versa.

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The cost of intransigence - Silent Stormont faces a pay cut

That great arbiter, the Guinness Book of World Records, has declined to recognise the record set in Northern Ireland last week.

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NI hasn't had a government for 589 days and people are tweeting what they've done in that time

The North has now equalled a record set by Belgium for the longest period without an operational government in peacetime.

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Latest: DUP hit out at Sinn Féin as powersharing impasse reaches milestone

The DUP leader has unveiled a large banner hitting out at Sinn Féin on the day Northern Ireland matches Belgium's record of the longest time without a functioning government.

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Bernadette McAliskey calls for Stormont to be ‘bulldozed’

Bernadette McAliskey was speaking on the 50th anniversary of the first civil rights march in Co Tyrone over discrimination in housing.

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Donaldson: Sinn Féin blocking change through powersharing impasse

Jeffrey Donaldson said that whilst republicans talked about rights, they denied the right of the public to have Assembly members vote on important matters.

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Leo Varadkar: Talks to restore Stormont powersharing could begin in the autumn

The ministerial executive at Stormont collapsed 18 months ago and repeated rounds of negotiations have failed to restore it.

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Arlene Foster accuses Sinn Féin of rowing back on border poll remarks

The DUP leader insists people in Northern Ireland are more concerned with a lack of powersharing government than with a referendum on a united Ireland.

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Arlene Foster urges end to decision-making ‘limbo’ in Northern Ireland

A Stormont department said it would end its legal battle against curbs to its powers following the collapse of devolution.

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Simon Coveney rejects allegations of ‘meddling’ in Northern Ireland

Simon Coveney said the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference will seek to help restore devolved government at Stormont.

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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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