Fry backs 'conscience clause' petition
Comedian, presenter and writer Stephen Fry has taken to Twitter to speak out against a bid to introduce a conscience clause to existing equality legislation in Northern Ireland.
NI parties urged to do deal this week
Published: Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has urged the Northern Ireland parties to secure a deal in the talks this week.
SF delivers bottom line on welfare reform
Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Sinn Féin has delivered its bottom line on welfare reform as all-party talks on the budget and other long-standing political issues resumed on Tuesday.
Foster seeks Belfast area plan review
Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster is to seek the suspension of a planning blueprint for greater Belfast as part of her legal challenge to its approval by an Executive colleague, the High Court has heard.
Cameron 'flexible' on deal - Robinson
Published: Monday, 15 December 2014
First Minister Peter Robinson has said he believes Prime Minister David Cameron will offer some flexibility in terms of a financial deal for Northern Ireland.
Cuts 'will leave NI schools inoperable'
Published: Monday, 15 December 2014
Northern Ireland will face an "unprecedented classroom crisis" if budget cuts are put in place, teachers have warned.

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Limbo babies inquiry call 'unanswered'
Published: Monday, 15 December 2014
A request made 18 months ago to NI's leaders to establish an inquiry into Mother and Baby homes in the region has not been answered, according to campaigners.
'I was abused by SF member' - O'Connor
Published: Sunday, 14 December 2014
Singer Sinead O'Connor has claimed she was sexually abused by a Sinn Féin member as a child in the 1970s.
Event brings interface families together
Published: Saturday, 13 December 2014
Around 200 people from both sides of the community in north Belfast came together for a family fun day on Saturday in the first cross community event of its kind in the area.
Corporation tax 'hanging by a thread'
Published: Friday, 12 December 2014
The DUP and Sinn Féin's partners in government have said the premiers' departure from Northern Ireland without agreement has left the Executive in a "very difficult position" with the devolution of corporation tax "hanging by a thread".
Deal not yet possible - Cameron
Published: Friday, 12 December 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron has said progress has been made on the all-party talks, but a deal has not yet been possible.
Cameron and Kenny in NI for talks
Published: Thursday, 11 December 2014
The leaders of the UK and Ireland are involved in crucial negotiations with Northern Ireland's parties to try and get agreement on budgetary matters and so called legacy issues.
Consultation over MLA staff costs
Published: Thursday, 11 December 2014
The public has been asked to submit its views on how MLAs employ staff.
SF condemn 'cowardly' arson attack
Published: Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Sinn Féin has condemned as cowardly an arson attack on one of its councillors.
Tens of thousands march over water bills
Published: Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of central Dublin on Wednesday to protest at imminent water charges, the latest austerity levy imposed in the Republic.
Blair summoned to give OTRs evidence
Published: Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has been summoned to give evidence about the letters sent to 'on-the-run' terror suspects, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has confirmed.
UUP concerned about 'parallel talks'
Published: Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has said he's concerned there is a "parallel process" going on in talks over the Northern Ireland budget.
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