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From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says DUP was 'wrong' to use cross-community veto on public health measures Dr Tom Black

Taoiseach says DUP was 'wrong' to use cross-community veto on public health measures

The DUP had disagreed with other parties in the Stormont Executive on continuing the Covid-19 restrictions after today.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is the only way forward': Deadlock broken as ministers agree to extend circuit break in Northern Ireland Restrictions

'This is the only way forward': Deadlock broken as ministers agree to extend circuit break in Northern Ireland

A fourth executive meeting in as many days reached a breakthrough in Stormont today.

From TheJournal.ie Fifteen deaths and 548 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland Coronavirus

Fifteen deaths and 548 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The Department of Health has provided an update on case numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Ten deaths and 471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland Coronavirus

Ten deaths and 471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The Department of Health has provided an update on case numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning Centenary

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been involved in meetings planning the centenary events.

From TheJournal.ie Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment Stormont

Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment

Both leaders have faced a difficult few weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished Brexit

Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished

That’s according to Andrew McCormick, Stormont’s lead official on EU exit.

From TheJournal.ie 'Complacency is our enemy': New restrictions to limit social interaction between households in Belfast Stormont

'Complacency is our enemy': New restrictions to limit social interaction between households in Belfast

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill announced the new measures this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance Sinn Féin NI Leader

Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance

DUP leader Arlene Foster welcomed the admission, which she said caused “deep hurt and anger”.

From TheJournal.ie Stormont Executive to consider renewed Covid-19 restrictions for Northern Ireland Local Lockdowns

Stormont Executive to consider renewed Covid-19 restrictions for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health said that measures may be taken on localised or region-wide scales.

From TheJournal.ie Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions Belfast

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review case against the Northern Ireland Executive.

From TheJournal.ie New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week Contact Tracing

New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week

There is interoperability with the Republic of Ireland’s Covid-19 contact tracing app.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is a mess across the island': NI leaders seek summit to discuss Covid-19 travel restrictions Stormont

'It is a mess across the island': NI leaders seek summit to discuss Covid-19 travel restrictions

Michelle O’Neill and Arlene Foster will write to Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson to make the request.

From TheJournal.ie Stormont health committee member cancels holiday in Italy following criticism Covid19

Stormont health committee member cancels holiday in Italy following criticism

Paula Bradshaw is going to a resort in Italy with her family next week.

From TheJournal.ie NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral Sinn Féin

NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral

Michelle O’Neill was criticised after attending a service for the former IRA prisoner this week.

From TheJournal.ie All shops in Northern Ireland are allowed to re-open today Reopening

All shops in Northern Ireland are allowed to re-open today

From Monday, a much broader range of retailers in England will also open their doors.

From TheJournal.ie Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official Northern Ireland

Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official

The UK government’s Brexit deal means checks are needed at ports in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period Stormont

NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period

The idea was backed by Sinn Féin and the Alliance Party, but opposed by the DUP and UUP.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland's five-point plan for exiting Covid-19 lockdown published with no firm dates set out Stormont

Northern Ireland's five-point plan for exiting Covid-19 lockdown published with no firm dates set out

Large outdoor-based retailers such as garden centres will be permitted to reopen in the first step.

From TheJournal.ie NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces Northern Ireland

NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces

Stormont leaders also confirmed that the North’s Covid-19 infection rate is still too high to ease restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie NI Executive given extra €57.5 million to tackle Covid-19 as further 17 people die in North Stormont

NI Executive given extra €57.5 million to tackle Covid-19 as further 17 people die in North

A total of 193 deaths relating to Covid-19 now been recorded in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster: Developing 'herd immunity' to Covid-19 not a policy adopted by Stormont Executive Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster: Developing 'herd immunity' to Covid-19 not a policy adopted by Stormont Executive

The DUP leader said that the North took its own decision to close schools from next week.

From TheJournal.ie Stormont ministers agree measures to delay spread of Covid-19 Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers agree measures to delay spread of Covid-19

First Minister Arlene Foster said “these are unprecedented times”.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Church leader urges Stormont to close NI schools but minister says it's 'not the right time' Eamon Martin

Catholic Church leader urges Stormont to close NI schools but minister says it's 'not the right time'

Disagreement on the matter is also causing a rift between Sinn Féin and the DUP.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O’Neill calls for NI schools to close over coronavirus Northern Ireland

Michelle O’Neill calls for NI schools to close over coronavirus

First Minister Arlene Foster has backed the UK-wide strategy to keep public institutions open for now.

From TheJournal.ie The report into the cash-for-ash scandal is to be published today Renewable Heat Incentive

The report into the cash-for-ash scandal is to be published today

The report will examine the role of DUP leader Arlene Foster, who presided over the department that introduced the RHI scheme.

From TheJournal.ie 'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies Sinn Féin Surge

'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies

O’Neill also spoke of the misogyny she has witnessed as a female politician and her dreams of a United Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns Terror Threat

New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns

“We have been told this planned attack could happen anywhere in the north,” deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said.

From TheJournal.ie Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell' Stormont

Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell'

Breege Quinn is holding talks with political parties at Stormont today.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger Money Message

Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger

The leaders of the five main parties said they would seek to have the pay rise deferred.

From TheJournal.ie It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal 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.

From TheJournal.ie Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North Emma DeSouza

Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North

Emma DeSouza says that the UK interprets the right to identify as Irish “as akin to being a GAA supporter or country music fan”.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate' Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'

This evening, Conor Murphy said he “cannot and will not” accept the British government’s package.

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 Stormont return creates 'beachhead' to move towards united Ireland, says new SF minister Constitutional Change

Stormont return creates 'beachhead' to move towards united Ireland, says new SF minister

Declan Kearney says there is a landmark opportunity to ‘advance the debate on constitutional change’.

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 Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge Opinion

Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge

The new deal is a balanced approach that can get the parliament up and running, the Tánaiste writes.

From TheJournal.ie UK and Irish governments publish proposed deal to restore powersharing in North New Approach

UK and Irish governments publish proposed deal to restore powersharing in North

The tánaiste and secretary of state for Northern Ireland were speaking following days of intense talks.

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”.

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