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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”.

From TheJournal.ie Governments set to make public draft deal to restore powersharing at Stormont Northern Ireland

Governments set to make public draft deal to restore powersharing at Stormont

The five main parties in Northern Ireland will be urged to sign up to the document tabled by the UK and Irish governments.

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 The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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 'A grand experiment': Northern Ireland's creation will be commemorated in 2020 Centenary

'A grand experiment': Northern Ireland's creation will be commemorated in 2020

The Government of Ireland Act was passed in December 1920.

From TheJournal.ie UK Northern Ireland secretary 'confident' about Stormont restoration following DUP meeting Positive Talks

UK Northern Ireland secretary 'confident' about Stormont restoration following DUP meeting

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for nearly three years and all previous attempts to restore it have collapsed.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar Minimum Pricing

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar

The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.

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 'A stark reality': Paramilitary violence in North being fuelled by Brexit and Stormont uncertainty Independent Commission

'A stark reality': Paramilitary violence in North being fuelled by Brexit and Stormont uncertainty

A report was published today by a paramilitary watchdog.

From TheJournal.ie Brother of one of the last missing Disappeared pleads for information to find him The Disappeared

Brother of one of the last missing Disappeared pleads for information to find him

The IRA is deemed responsible for most of the 16 murders and secret burials while the INLA was behind one of the disappearances.

From TheJournal.ie Foster says Taoiseach's recent comments were 'detrimental to unionist-Fine Gael relationships' Brexit

Foster says Taoiseach's recent comments were 'detrimental to unionist-Fine Gael relationships'

The DUP leader said there is a feeling that unionist concerns about the Withdrawal Agreement are being dismissed.

From TheJournal.ie Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland Change

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland

The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year? Explainer

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont Abortion

Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont

Private members’ legislation aimed at thwarting the imposition of abortion reform in Northern Ireland were not accepted.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont? NI Assembly

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?

Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work Brexit

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work

How and when will elected reps get to cast their vote and why is it a thorny issue for the DUP?

From TheJournal.ie Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster Stormont

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster

The move to decriminalise abortion will only be halted if the Stormont executive is restored by 21 October.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party? Northern Ireland

'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party?

UUP leader Robin Swann announced that he was stepping down this week.

From TheJournal.ie Lorenzo batters the Azores with 100mph winds On Its Way

Lorenzo batters the Azores with 100mph winds

Lorenzo is currently still a post-tropical cyclone over the Atlantic but will have downgraded by the time it reaches Ireland tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North Grave Concerns

Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North

Abortion will be decriminalised in the North if the collapsed assembly is not restored by 21 October.

From TheJournal.ie DUP calls for pictures of Queen Elizabeth to be reinstated in Stormont following reports they were removed Dispute

DUP calls for pictures of Queen Elizabeth to be reinstated in Stormont following reports they were removed

The DUP said it has raised the issue with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson pledges to do 'everything in his power' to break impasse in Northern Ireland talks Stormont Assembly

Boris Johnson pledges to do 'everything in his power' to break impasse in Northern Ireland talks

The PM and the new Northern Ireland Secretary are to meet with the five main political parties tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland Stormont

New phase of power-sharing talks to begin in Northern Ireland

Karen Bradley and Simon Coveney said they “believe that there is a genuine but narrow window of opportunity to reach agreement in the immediate period ahead”.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh talks between political leaders in bid to restore power-sharing at Stormont Northern Ireland

Fresh talks between political leaders in bid to restore power-sharing at Stormont

The executive dissolved in January 2017.

From TheJournal.ie All-party talks could see Stormont up and running by mid-July, says Coveney Stormont

All-party talks could see Stormont up and running by mid-July, says Coveney

The talks are to begin following the Northern Ireland local elections.

From TheJournal.ie Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today Crunch Time

Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today

The talks are expected to begin after Northern Ireland’s local elections.

From TheJournal.ie It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever Deadlock

It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for around 18,000 hours.

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