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A spirit of compromise is needed in Stormont

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A spirit of compromise is needed in abundance at today’s talks.

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Parties clash on Northern Ireland budget

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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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Police reject Sinn Fein ‘dark side’ allegations

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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.

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Northern Ireland needs to deal with its past

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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.

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UK government threatening Northern Ireland on welfare, claims Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein has accused the UK government of threatening Northern Ireland for its reluctance to implement its welfare reforms.

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Gerry Adams ‘no longer has the power’ in Sinn Fein, says Paisley

A new book by BBC Northern Ireland broadcaster Mark Carruthers includes a fascinating interview with the former DUP leader Dr Ian Paisley.

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Tensions rise again in Northern Ireland

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.

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Northern Ireland Assembly passes special advisers bill

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.

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Sinn Fein to oppose vote to restrict abortions

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.

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Sinn Fein retain Mid Ulster on record low turnout

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.

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