Unionist graduated response revealed
Unionist leaders contemplated bringing down Stormont as part of their so-called graduated response.
Human trafficking bill passes last stage
Published: Tuesday, 09 December 2014
A private members bill on human trafficking has passed its final stage at Stormont.
SF defends Adams over O’Connor attack
Published: Tuesday, 09 December 2014
Sinn Féin has defended its leader Gerry Adams after an attack from one of its newest members, the singer Sinead O’Connor.
Benefits fraud and error cost £90m
Published: Tuesday, 09 December 2014
Fraud and error resulted in excess of £90m worth of benefits being overpaid in Northern Ireland, auditors have found.
TUV, UKIP, PUP exit Ardoyne grouping
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
The TUV, UKIP and PUP have announced their withdrawal from the unionist group set up to support Orangemen in north Belfast.
'Deadline this week' for talks - leaders
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have said the end of the week is effectively the deadline for a deal in the talks.

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Equality reform call over 'gay cake'
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
The DUP has launched a bid to create a "conscience clause" in Northern Ireland's equality laws in the wake of the 'gay cake' controversy.
Dublin Lord Mayor builds on Belfast link
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke has been welcomed to Belfast by his counterpart Nichola Mallon, as part of an ongoing drive to build on the relationship between the two cities.
NI councils send 'rare' religious cards
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
Co Down residents will receive cards from their councils that make a rare reference to the birth of Christ this festive season, according to the Christian Institute.
Proposed changes to crime pay-outs
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
People who sustain minor injuries as a result of crime will not be compensated by the taxpayer if new reforms are given the go ahead.
Cameron and Kenny set to join NI talks
Published: Friday, 05 December 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron and Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny are set to "clear their diaries" to participate in crunch political talks in Northern Ireland next week.
Gerry Adams barred from Gaza
Published: Friday, 05 December 2014
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has been refused entry into Gaza by Israeli authorities.
DSD could shed over 800 jobs
Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014
The Department of Social Development has warned that over 800 people could lose their jobs because of cuts to its budget.
'Tax powers depend on talks' - Osborne
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced that corporation tax setting powers will be devolved to Northern Ireland if the Executive shows it can manage the financial implications.
SF councillor 'disappointed' with arrest
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014
Sinn Féin Councillor Sean McGlinchey said he was "disappointed" over how police handled his arrest.
Learn lessons from flag protests - QUB
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014
A Queen's University study has said lessons need to be learned from mistakes made during the loyalist flag protest and called into question the ability of politicians to resolve issues by democratic means.
Plans for NI minimum alcohol pricing
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells has announced his proposals for minimum unit pricing on alcohol in Northern Ireland.
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