Northern Ireland Assembly

The Northern Ireland Assembly has been suspended since October 2002
Hain optimistic despite DUP delay calls

Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain will attempt to restore power to Stormont before tomorrow’s deadline despite requests to delay the cut-off date from the Democratic Unionist party (DUP). Yesterday 90 per cent of the DUP’s ruling executive members voted in favour of a resolution requesting to push back the existing power-sharing agreement deadline at the… Read more »

Answer NRW’s call for evidence on wild bird licensing says BASC
Improvements to livestock worrying legislation welcome news for gamekeepers, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed the announcement that enclosed gamebirds are to be included within enhanced livestock worrying legislation in England and Wales. Listing enclosed gamebirds and increasing police powers for dealing with incidents of livestock worrying are just two parts of a wider Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill introduced… Read more »

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Paisley pushing for more investment
Northern Ireland funding ‘not enough’ says Paisley

Ian Paisley is in further talks with Tony Blair, as the prime minister presses for a decision on Northern Ireland’s future ahead of Monday’s deadline. The DUP leader met with senior party members last night to discuss power sharing, but failed to reach an agreement. Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain has warned Mr Paisley devolution… Read more »