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Northern talks to continue until Monday as deadline is missed - Irish Times

The UK Government has announced negotiations to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland will be allowed to extend until Monday, despite Stormont parties missing today's statutory deadline to reach agreement. A Downing Street spokeswoman said the ...and more »

Varadkar and May must engage in Stormont talks, says Sinn Féin - Irish Times

Sinn Féin has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the British prime minister Theresa May to directly engage in the Stormont talks aimed at re-establishing the Northern Executive and Assembly. The parties and the British and Irish governments were ...and more »

Deal to restore North powersharing unlikely by Monday, says Adams - Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said he does not believe there will be a deal done with the DUP to restore powersharing government in the North by Monday. Speaking to reporters during a March for Marriage event in Belfast on Saturday – where ...and more »

North's elastic deadlines stretched as parties fail to agree - Irish Times

Another day, another deadline stretched in Northern Ireland. No surprise there. In the North, deadlines are notoriously elastic creations, even if they have Westminster legislative status. There was a big build-up to Thursday's 4pm target for an ...and more »

Stormont talks deadlocked over Irish language Act - Irish Times

Intensive efforts were continuing at Stormont late on Wednesday night to break the political deadlock between Sinn Féin and the DUP ahead of Thursday's 4pm deadline for an agreement to reinstate the Northern Executive and Assembly. There was a ...and more »

Deadline on power-sharing talks extended to Monday - RTE.ie

Negotiations to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland will be allowed to extend until Monday, despite Stormont parties missing today's statutory deadline to reach agreement. Downing Street said Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire will make ...and more »

Belfast demonstrators urge end to same-sex marriage ban - Irish Times

Thousands of people from across Ireland have taken part in a “March for Marriage” in Belfast calling for the immediate introduction of civil marriage rights for the LGBT community in the North. Men, women, children and their pets paraded through the ...and more »

Northern Ireland's Appeal Court overturns landmark abortion verdict - Irish Times

The Court of Appeal has overturned a landmark verdict that Northern Ireland's near-blanket ban on abortions is incompatible with human rights legislation. Senior judges in Belfast held on Monday that the socially and morally divisive issue of ...and more »

Ministers give Northern Irish women access to free abortions - Financial Times

The government announced on Thursday that it will fund abortions in England for Northern Ireland women, in a move highlighting fallout from the Conservatives' pact with the Democratic Unionist party at Westminster. The move was outlined by chancellor ...and more »

Sinn Féin seeks intervention from Varadkar and May - RTE.ie

Sinn Féin has called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Theresa May to become directly involved in talks to save power-sharing in Northern Ireland. It said the leaders had to engage as a "matter of urgency" to inject the "step change ...and more »