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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

'Much of the funding for Northern Ireland was already planned before the Tory-DUP deal', says Iain Duncan Smith - talkRADIO (press release)

Much of the funding for Northern Ireland was already planned before the Tory-DUP deal, according to former leader of the Conservatives Iain Duncan Smith. The Conservatives have struck a £1 billion deal with the DUP to support Theresa May's minority ...and more »

GCSE: Northern Ireland School League Table 2017 - Belfast Telegraph

The Belfast Telegraph can reveal in our exclusive school league table how every secondary school in Northern Ireland performed in the annual GCSE examinations sat in 2015/16 academic year. Our percentage scores refer to how many students at each school ...and more »

UK government to give Northern Irish women access to abortion on NHS - Irish Times

The UK government has announced a major concession to give Northern Irish women access to terminations on the NHS in Great Britain, in an attempt to head off a damaging Tory rebellion at a vote on the Queen's speech. Dozens of Conservative MPs were ...and more »