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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 »

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

Labour's Stella Creasy, whose amendment on abortion was winning the support of Tory MPs. Photograph: Linda Nylind/for the Guardian. A decades-long struggle to give Northern Irish women access to terminations on the NHS in mainland Britain was ...and more »

DUP ridicules Sinn Féin call for Theresa May and Leo Varadkar to intervene in Stormont talks - the Irish News

DUP ridicules Sinn Féin call for Theresa May and Leo Varadkar to intervene in Stormont talks. DUP's Edwin Poots (right) and Christopher Stalford speaking to the media at Stormont Castle, Belfast. Picture by David Young, PA Wire. David Young, Press ...and more »

New Belfast Court Ruling on Abortion – A Step Backwards? - RightsInfo

On 29 June, Belfast's Court of Appeal ruled that abortion law in Northern Ireland should be decided by Stormont, and not by the courts or local government. Why is this case so important, and how are human rights involved? Northern Ireland has very ...and more »

Government U-turns on NHS abortions for Northern Ireland women - The Independent

The English NHS will provide free abortions for women visiting from Northern Ireland, the Government has announced. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the policy change in the House of Commons after Labour proposed an amendment to the Queen's Speech ...and more »

NI talks: DUP mock Sinn Fein over call to UK and Irish PMs - Sky News

Talks on restoring a power-sharing government at Stormont are stalled after a deadline set by Westminster came and went. 20:40, UK, Friday 30 June 2017. Theresa May and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar held talks at Downing Street earlier this month. Image ...and more »

Northern Ireland women to get free abortions in England - BBC News

Women from Northern Ireland will be able to get free abortions in England, the government has said. More than 50 MPs from the major parties had backed a Labour-led call for the women to have access to NHS abortions in England. They currently have to ...and more »

Northern Ireland's power-sharing deadline: 5 key questions - Financial Times

Northern Ireland's political leaders have until 4pm on Thursday to reach an agreement that will restore the province's devolved government. The negotiations are going down to the wire — late-night talks continued until 2am on Thursday and are set to ...and more »

Government will pay for Northern Irish women to have abortions in England - Metro

Chancellor Philip Hammond told the Commons that the issue of abortion was 'a matter of great importance'. He added that the Minister for Women and Equalities would be making an announcement 'by way of a letter to members of this House explaining that ...and more »

Why You Should Care About Irish Abortion Law -

Ireland's government has announced that a referendum will take place in 2018 over the country's ban on abortion - and, since earlier this year, Northern-Irish women have access to NHS-funded abortions in England - but as Irish journalist Laura Kennedy ...and more »