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# Assembly

This year
# Belfast
Martin 'very anxious' that power sharing institutions are restored as quickly as possible
The Tánaiste says the meetings with the parties in Northern Ireland were ‘constructive’.
Last year
Brian Rowan: Would it really be progress if the Executive was restored?
The former BBC correspondent asks if voting in another Assembly election would change anything in Northern Ireland.
# Northern Ireland
Jeffrey Donaldson says Irish government 'deluded' to think joint-authority with London is possible
The DUP is set to block an attempt to elect a new Stormont speaker.
# Assembly
Micheál Martin: Failure to form Northern Ireland Executive is 'unacceptable'
Martin was speaking in Oxford earlier today.
# Northern Ireland
SDLP to form new official opposition at Stormont as Northern Ireland Assembly recalled
Elected parties have yet to form an Executive since the election in May.
# Assembly
NI politician Jim Wells resigns from DUP after 46 years
The former NI health minister told the BBC Nolan Show that he could not support the DUP’s Assembly candidate in South Down.
All time
# Northern Ireland
DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly
The motion doesn’t impact or change Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation.
# no consent
It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal
The voted was about whether to refuse legislative consent to the Brexit agreement.
# Powersharing
DUP has prevented pre-Christmas deal to restore Stormont powersharing, Julian Smith says
Smith said he was “deeply disappointed” and urged the region’s largest party to reflect on its decision.
# ceart go leor
Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North
An Irish language act has become one of the main stumbling blocks in talks aimed at relaunching the Stormont government.
# Northern Ireland
'The hamster wheel of talks': There isn't a lot of optimism that the Stormont Assembly will be restored
As we creep towards direct rule, time is running out for politicians on both sides to strike a deal.
# Robin Newton
Stormont speaker rejects allegations he misled assembly over role with UDA-linked group
The allegations were made in a BBC Spotlight programme last night.
# Constituent Assembly
Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election
Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.
# Northern Ireland
DUP hits out at the Irish government for 'sticking its nose in' Stormont talks
The DUP have said that they are all “miles from agreement”.
# What Next?
After huge vote to push for change to Ireland's abortion laws, the Assembly is deciding what they should look like
The Citizens’ Assembly voted by 87% against maintaining the status quo.
# Abortion
Citizens' Assembly told repealing the Eighth doesn't necessarily mean a right to abortion
This weekend’s two-day session has been lengthened to accommodate a hefty work programme.
# mail bag
'When the blood flows from abortion, Satan has his day' - Citizens' Assembly letters go online
Some 8,000 submissions were made to the assembly online and about 5,500 by post
# Northern Ireland
Arlene Foster survives no confidence vote - but Sinn Féin plan another for New Year
Arlene Foster has repeatedly refused to resign – saying that the scheme was not her responsibility.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you confident the Citizens' Assembly will resolve the issue of abortion?
A recommendation will likely be made before the end of March.
The cost of reunification? Ireland can no longer afford the cost of partition...
Northern Ireland Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir argues that uniting Ireland north and south would be to everyone’s economic benefit.
# crisis point
Explainer: What on earth is going on in Northern Ireland?
With the executive on the brink of collapse, what are the likely outcomes?
# Coming Out
Teacher receives lovely email from student after coming out during school assembly
Four years after the teacher’s announcement, the student returned to say thanks.
# Referendum
Crimean assembly to be dissolved after request to join Russia
The decision on whether or not to join the Russia Federation will be put to the people of Crimea on 16 March.
# Changes
Constitutional Convention meets for first time this afternoon
The group consists of 66 ordinary citizens, 29 members of the Oireachtas and four members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
# Scotland
Ministers may quit Church of Scotland over gay clergy row
The church is the first major Presbyterian church to ordain openly gay and lesbian ministers – but there is a fear this decision may lead to a schism. Rev Scott Rennie (pictured) was ordained in 2009.
# Assembly
Stormont Assembly completes first full term of office
Members from all sides pay tribute as the Northern Ireland Assembly ends its first full term without suspension.