“Theresa May’s government clearly are not interested in the concerns and interests of people here. Otherwise, they would not be imposing a reckless Brexit and austerity agenda on them while also enabling the DUP’s denial of rights to citizens.” … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Theresa May ‘not meeting local parties’ on Northern Ireland visit: Michelle O’Neill
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That was essentially a legal technicality - a majority of judges ruled the organisation that brought the case did not have the authority to do so - and it did little to dampen calls for the Government to intervene and legislate in Northern Ireland amid the absence of devolved ministers due to the powersharing impasse in Belfast. … [Read more...] about Government under pressure over ‘incompatible’ Northern Ireland abortion law
A majority of a seven-strong panel of Supreme Court justices ruled the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) had no legal standing to bring its challenge against the abortion law, and it could only have been brought by a woman impacted by the abortion ban. … [Read more...] about What are the Northern Ireland abortion laws, are abortions illegal and will the law change after the Ireland referendum result?
Sinn Fein said: "There is an overwhelming desire, within the wider public and within the medical profession, to see this addressed in a compassionate and caring manner to ensure that women's access to healthcare is harmonised across the island." … [Read more...] about Opinions split over Republic extending abortion services to Northern Ireland
Repeated rounds of negotiations, led by the British and Irish Governments, have been unable to secure the restoration of the former coalition between Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionists. … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland MLAs’ salaries to be cut by £14k