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Parties to meet Theresa May in London over deadlock

Sinn Féin and DUP delegations are in London this morning for separate talks with Prime Minister Theresa May over the political deadlock in Belfast. Gerry Adams and Arlene Foster have both travelled to England for the talks where Sinn Féin will press the prime minister to legislate for an Irish language act and same sex […]

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RHI inquiry begins at Stormont

An inquiry ordered by former Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir into the RHI scheme gets underway this morning at Stormont. The inquiry’s chairman, retired judge Patrick Coghlin, will commence proceedings with a short opening address which will be followed with an opening statement from David Scoffield QC, Senior Counsel to the Inquiry. He will […]

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Ophelia: Clean-up begins after night of storm damage

Schools across Ireland have closed for a second day in a row as the clean-up operation following ex-Hurricane Ophelia swung into action. As the record-breaking storm hit Ireland, offices and businesses closed and staff were sent home early yesterday to avoid the worst of the weather which moved through Belfast between 3pm and 10pm last […]

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Proposal to cancel St Patrick’s Day concert will be opposed, says Sinn Féin

The leader of the largest party on Belfast City Council says he will oppose plans to cut funding for the annual St Patrick’s Day concert at Custom House Square. Sinn Féin’s Jim McVeigh said the proposal to be heard at the council’s Growth and Regeneration Committee would harm the city and they should in fact […]

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Sinn Féin cancels meeting with Israeli politicians

Sinn Féin has announced it is pulling out of a planned meeting with representatives of an Israeli political party in the wake of recent killings in Jerusalem. Members of the Likud party – headed by current Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu – are in Belfast this week for talks with political parties. But West Belfast […]

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Gerry Adams cautious over DUP Tory deal

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said the future of the north remains best served by a working Assembly after the DUP announced a £1.5 billion ‘confidence and supply’ deal with the Tory party. The unionists have cut a deal at Westminster to ensure Theresa May’s government survives critical votes in parliament, in return for […]

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