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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 »

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 »

British and Irish sources reject Sinn Féin's Stormont demands - Irish Times

Demands by Sinn Féin for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May to intervene in the Stormont talks on restoring the North's powersharing institutions have met with a cool reception from Dublin and London. With the talks on ...and more »

Northern Irish women win access to free abortions as May averts rebellion - The Guardian

A decades-long struggle to give Northern Irish women access to terminations on the NHS in mainland Britain was unexpectedly won in the space of 24 hours on Thursday, as the UK government dramatically changed its policy in an attempt to head off 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 »

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 »

Cash-for-ash scandal returns to haunt Stormont talks and Arlene Foster - The Times

Northern Ireland's chances of forming a coalition government faced a significant setback yesterday with the publication of a damning report into a green-energy scandal. The report by Seamus McCarthy, the Northern Ireland comptroller and auditor general ...and more »