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From TheJournal.ie The strangest thing about Northern Irish politics? There's a government, but no opposition Power Sharing

The strangest thing about Northern Irish politics? There's a government, but no opposition

Some credit the short-lived opposition for helping to expose the ‘cash for ash’ scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin councillor suspended following comments on Varadkar and women Paddy Holohan

Sinn Féin councillor suspended following comments on Varadkar and women

The Dublin councillor was criticised yesterday for comments he made about Varadkar’s heritage.

From TheJournal.ie 'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole Ge2020

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole

Sinn Fein has pledged to restore the pensionable age to 65

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin councillor apologises after remarks about Taoiseach's 'Indian blood' criticised Paddy Holohan

Sinn Féin councillor apologises after remarks about Taoiseach's 'Indian blood' criticised

Leo Varadkar said this evening Paddy Holohan’s apology was “good enough for him”.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've won the bet': With the election called Gerry Adams can cut his hair, but he's undecided about getting the chop

'I've won the bet': With the election called Gerry Adams can cut his hair, but he's undecided about getting the chop

Adams said the long hair came about because of a bet with Martin Ferris.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ to broadcast Martin/Varadkar showdown but Sinn Féin says its exclusion is 'utter joke' Head To Head

RTÉ to broadcast Martin/Varadkar showdown but Sinn Féin says its exclusion is 'utter joke'

As well as a Prime Time debate for Martin and Varadkar, another Claire Byrne Live debate will feature leaders of multiple parties.

From TheJournal.ie 'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit Stormont

'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit

The UK Prime Minister was urged to follow through on funding commitments to Northern Ireland during his visit today.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster re-appointed First Minister as powersharing returns to Northern Ireland Back To Work

Arlene Foster re-appointed First Minister as powersharing returns to Northern Ireland

A new powersharing deal was agreed by the North’s main parties last night.

From TheJournal.ie Main parties in the North agree to deal paving way for power sharing to be restored 3 Years On

Main parties in the North agree to deal paving way for power sharing to be restored

The Stormont executive will now sit tomorrow after a three-year impasse.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable' Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable'

Three years to the day since the collapse of the Assembly, the Sinn Féin leader in the North said talks are still “a work in progress”.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI chief sorry for Christmas Day photo with armed officers in Crossmaglen Simon Byrne

PSNI chief sorry for Christmas Day photo with armed officers in Crossmaglen

The photo, which Simon Byrne posted on Twitter, attracted considerable criticism.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin's Jonathan O'Brien won't be contesting the next general election Bowing Out

Sinn Féin's Jonathan O'Brien won't be contesting the next general election

The Cork North Central TD said he feels the “time is right to pursue new personal challenges and opportunities”.

From TheJournal.ie Day two of Stormont talks rumble on - but Sinn Féin is confident it will secure Irish language support Northern Ireland

Day two of Stormont talks rumble on - but Sinn Féin is confident it will secure Irish language support

UUP leader Steven Aiken said he was unsure of how close the parties were to a deal.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume Belfast

Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume

A snap election could be called if a deal is not reached by 13 January.

From TheJournal.ie The 'unfortunate' 1989 interview with Northern Ireland secretary Peter Brooke State Papers

The 'unfortunate' 1989 interview with Northern Ireland secretary Peter Brooke

Peter Brooke said that it was “difficult to envisage a military defeat” of the IRA, and compared Ireland to Cyprus.

From TheJournal.ie Why have parties in the North failed to agree a deal to restore Stormont? Another Year Over

Why have parties in the North failed to agree a deal to restore Stormont?

Before Christmas, there had been hopes of a breakthrough in talks.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin accuses Fianna Fáil of trying to 'shut down legitimate conversation' on a United Ireland Border Poll

Sinn Féin accuses Fianna Fáil of trying to 'shut down legitimate conversation' on a United Ireland

MEP Matt Carthy responded today to comments made by Micheál Martin about a United Ireland border poll.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers

Sky-high premiums aren’t covering the cost of a ‘compo-culture’ but servicing the industry’s profits, writes Pearse Doherty.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland powersharing crisis must end, parties told Power Sharing

Northern Ireland powersharing crisis must end, parties told

The fight over the Irish language remains the key stumbling block.

From TheJournal.ie After a dramatic election, the DUP and Sinn Féin are to talk today about reviving Stormont Stormont Executive

After a dramatic election, the DUP and Sinn Féin are to talk today about reviving Stormont

“All the old certainties are gone,” Sinn Féin president mary Lou McDonald said.

From TheJournal.ie Here's a list of MPs elected in Northern Ireland Results

Here's a list of MPs elected in Northern Ireland

The latest results from the 18 constituencies in the North.

From TheJournal.ie Election results bring Irish unity and Scottish independence back to the fore Now What

Election results bring Irish unity and Scottish independence back to the fore

After an SNP surge and a DUP collapse, what happens now?

From TheJournal.ie For the first time, Northern Ireland has more nationalist than unionist MPs Uk Election 19

For the first time, Northern Ireland has more nationalist than unionist MPs

There were gains for the SDLP, Alliance and Sinn Féin during a bad night for the DUP.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze Rent Freeze

Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze

The Rent Freeze (Fair Rent) Bill 2019 was brought forward by Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation Housing Crisis

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support a three-year rent freeze in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a three-year rent freeze in Ireland?

The Dáil is set to debate legislation proposed by Sinn Féin today.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help Housing

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help

“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.

From TheJournal.ie Pacts, alliances and stepping aside: Why this is going to be a very strange election for the North New Rules

Pacts, alliances and stepping aside: Why this is going to be a very strange election for the North

For the first time in years, many races in Northern Ireland are proving difficult to predict.

From TheJournal.ie By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

Fine Gael suffered a blow after failing to win any seats in four contests.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time Unemployment

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time

The two private companies operating JobPath have been paid €207m.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should it be mandatory for dog owners to carry litter bags? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be mandatory for dog owners to carry litter bags?

The Sinn Féin bill would see dog owners face a fine if they couldn’t produce a litter bag.

From TheJournal.ie Foster calls for more Stormont talks and says she's 'saddened' by Prince Andrew controversy DUP

Foster calls for more Stormont talks and says she's 'saddened' by Prince Andrew controversy

The DUP leader also shared her thoughts on an Irish unity poll.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael support drops but it's still the most popular party, according to poll Opinion Poll

Fine Gael support drops but it's still the most popular party, according to poll

The party has been dealing with the aftermath of controversial comments made by by-election candidate Verona Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote Contest

Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote

Michelle O’Neill was re-elected as the party’s vice-president last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions are unsafe, UK Supreme Court hears Maze Prison

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions are unsafe, UK Supreme Court hears

The former Sinn Féin leader claims two convictions he received in the 70s were unlawful.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster challenges Sinn Féin to condemn IRA shooting of her father DUP

Arlene Foster challenges Sinn Féin to condemn IRA shooting of her father

The DUP leader also called on the republican party to condemn a murder attempt on DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin's John Finucane receiving 'sinister and dangerous threats' during election campaign Intimidation

Sinn Féin's John Finucane receiving 'sinister and dangerous threats' during election campaign

A number of banners have been placed in Loyalist areas of Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin MP says unionist farmers will help her keep her seat in general election Brexit

Sinn Féin MP says unionist farmers will help her keep her seat in general election

Michelle Gildernew will be trying to keep her seat against the UUP’s Tom Elliot in the famously closely fought constituency.

From TheJournal.ie Both main parties lose ground as Fine Gael retains slim lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll State Of The Parties

Both main parties lose ground as Fine Gael retains slim lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

The latest Behaviour & Attitudes poll for the Sunday Times was published today.

From TheJournal.ie Standing ovation at SF Ard Fheis in support of Martin Kenny whose car was set alight outside his home Arson Attack

Standing ovation at SF Ard Fheis in support of Martin Kenny whose car was set alight outside his home

The Sligo-Leitrim TD said it has been a very difficult time for his family.

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