Bookmark and Share

Stormont Deadline Moved To 29 June

Emergency legislation being presented to Westminster today, 21 April, will set a new deadline for the conclusion of Stormont talks.

The new deadline for the establishment of a power-sharing executive will now be 29 June, following the conclusion of the just announced UK snap election.
News Image
The legislation is due to be debated at Westminster on Monday and is expected to become law within weeks.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

17 November 2016
Software Firm To Create 15 New Jobs In Belfast
Software firm Anaeko has announced it is to create 15 news jobs in Belfast. The new posts will be a combination of engineers, developers, systems architects and senior managers with average salaries of £44,000. Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA welcomed the announcement.
18 May 2017
US Cyber Security Firm To Create 120 Jobs In Belfast
A US based cyber security firm has announced it is to create 120 new jobs in Belfast. Anomali, based in the US, is to open its new European Research and Development Labs in the city. The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) will generate investment of £38.
17 May 2017
Plans Approved For One Bankmore Square
Planning permission has been given for the redevelopment of the Movie House Cinema on Belfast's Dublin Road. The Planning Committee has approved plans for "the single biggest office block ever to be built in the city centre".
17 May 2017
Belfast Giants Appoint New Head Coach
Mr Adam Keefe has been appointed the new Head Coach of the Belfast Giants. He captained the Giants from 2012/13 until the most recent season, 2016/17, and during his six seasons in Belfast played in 352 games and posted 56 goals, 78 assists, 134 points as well as 1,082 penalty minutes.
08 May 2017
Pearson To Create 300 New Jobs In Belfast
Pearson Finance Services has revealed plans to create 300 new jobs in Belfast. The company has opened a new Finance Services centre in the city as part of its plans to unify its global finance business.
24 November 2016
PSNI Launch New Legislation To Carry Out Random Breath Tests On Drivers
Police have launched new legislation which enables officers to carry out random breath tests at vehicle checkpoints throughout Northern Ireland. The winter drink drive operation will come into effect on Friday, 25 November.
30 September 2016
NI Housing Associations To Be Reclassified As Public Bodies
Housing Associations in Northern Ireland are to be reclassified as public bodies. The decision was made by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA said: "Housing Associations make an invaluable contribution to the social housing sector in Northern Ireland and it is vital that they continue to do so.
21 January 2010
'Orange Card' Slammed
Political manoeuvring by the Tory party has been criticised by the man bidding to become his party's new leader.
17 November 2006
Secretary of State positive over political process
Northern Ireland Secretary of State Peter Hain, has today said that the Programme for Government Committee in Northern Ireland will be able to resolve differences over policing and justice. The announcement followed yesterday's meeting in London, when MPs studied the St Andrew's Agreement.
15 May 2017
Steel Manufacturer To Create Over 60 New Jobs
A steel manufacturer in L'Derry is to create over 60 new jobs over the next three years. Global Equipment Spares Limited (GES) is aiming to grow its export sales six-fold. With support from Invest Northern Ireland, GES, which is located at Campsie Industrial Estate, is investing £1.
04 November 2016
New Mental Health Resource Centre Opens
A new mental health resource centre has officially opened in north Belfast. The centre, Old See House, brings a number of community mental health services to one site, thereby increasing service accessibility and modernising the mode of service delivery.
03 November 2016
New Sports Hub Opens In Co Antrim
A new sports hub in Co Antrim has officially opened following a £4.5 million investment. Following a major redevelopment scheme, the Allen Park Sports Hub now features a full size sports hall suitable for a range of indoor activities such as basketball, five-a-side football, badminton, netball and martial arts.
03 November 2016
Sean Reidy Signs New Ulster Rugby Extension
Ulster Rugby player Sean Reidy has agreed a new contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2020. The 27-year-old, who is from New Zealand, has been with the club since 2014. He is Irish-qualified through his grandmother and made his international debut for Ireland during their summer tour of South Africa earlier this year.
01 November 2016
Queens' University Names New Facility After Wrights Group Founder
Queen's University in Belfast is to name a new engineering facility after the founder of Wrights Group, William Wright. The William Wright Technology Centre will be built at Queen's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Wright's Group has invested £300,000 in the centre, a figure which is being matched by the University.
31 October 2016
New Ski Route From Belfast To Salzburg Launched
A new ski route to Salzburg in Austria has been launched by George Best Belfast City Airport. The launch is in conjunction with ski holiday operators Topflight and Crystal Ski Holidays.