Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has laid a wreath in Dublin to commemorate the Battle of the Somme.It is the first time the Sinn Fein politician has attended a Royal British Legion wreath-laying ceremony.She laid the wreath commemorating the 105-year anniversary alongside First Minister Paul Givan at the Irish National War Memorial at Islandbridge.
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Political leaders need to “dial down the tension” to help ensure a calm summer, Michelle O’Neill has said.The Sinn Fein deputy First Minister visited residents in the Clonard and New Lodge areas of Belfast on Tuesday ahead of the July 11 loyalist bonfires, which precede the traditional day of parades on July 12.
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Quotes from Stormont leaders Paul Givan, Michelle O'Neill and Robin Swann on a long-awaited law on opt-out organ donation in Northern Ireland.It was announced the legislation had been given approval to proceed by the Executive on Thursday by way of urgent procedure to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
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Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill has urged the DUP to "get their act together" to ensure effective governance at Stormont.The deputy First Minister said her partners in government were at a “crossroads” and faced a choice of continuing to be “rights deniers” or joining the other four executive parties in delivering a “modern and progressive” agenda.
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Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill have accepted their nominations as First and deputy First Ministers of Northern Ireland.DUP leader Edwin Poots formally nominated Lagan Valley MLA Mr Givan at a special sitting of the Stormont Assembly on Thursday.Sinn Fein’s Conor Murphy nominated his party colleague Ms O’Neill to take up the role of deputy First Minister.
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Victims from across the community in Northern Ireland have met Government officials to make clear their opposition to plans to ban prosecutions for Troubles murdersSeveral victims' groups held meetings with Northern Ireland Office officials at Stormont House on Thursday.One group walked out of their meeting after only 10 minutes in protest while another staged a demonstration outside Parliament Buildings.
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Lord Frost admits the Northern Ireland Protocol is "undermining the Good Friday Agreement".The Protocol was put in place to ensure there would be no hard border with Ireland, but it has instead effectively placed a trade barrier in the Irish Sea.
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Brexit minister Lord Frost tells peers “we cannot go on as we are” with the current application of the Northern Ireland Protocol.The Protocol, part of the Brexit divorce deal signed by Boris Johnson and negotiated by Lord Frost, effectively keeps Northern Ireland in the European Union’s single market for goods.
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Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Louise Haigh accuses the government of "brinkmanship" and "political gameplaying" over proposed changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol. Report by Blairm. Like us on..