Northern Ireland’s political parties look set for a head on collision amidst warnings from the Executive’s finance minister of substantial budget cuts to come.
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A senior police officer in Northern Ireland has rejected suggestions that the recent arrest of Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams reflected a ‘dark side’ to policing in the north.
MLAs will meet at Stormont today to consider the previous UK government’s agreement to write to 187 members of the IRA on the run offering them effective immunity from prosecution.
A new book by BBC Northern Ireland broadcaster Mark Carruthers includes a fascinating interview with the former DUP leader Dr Ian Paisley.
In the heat of July, Northern Ireland has once again witnessed violent clashes following the decision by the Parades Commission to ban Orange Order marchers who took part in the twelfth of July parade to return along parts of the nationalist Ardoyne area of Belfast.
Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly yesterday gave final approval for legislation barring those with a serious conviction from taking up any political adviser role.
Sinn Fein have pledged to oppose a vote at Stormont that seeks to restrict access to abortions. The amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill, tabled by the DUP and SDLP, would make illegal abortions that are carried out outside of NHS institutions.
Sinn Fein has won the Mid Ulster by-election with a sharply reduced majority on a record low turnout, with almost half of the electorate not voting at all.
As the political circus continues to analyse to death the results of the Eastleigh by-election, in Northern Ireland the unionist unity candidate for next week’s Mid-Ulster by-election is being accused of running scared.