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Sinn Féin calls for closure of RHI scheme

Image copyright PacemakerImage caption Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy said the RHI was ‘fundamentally flawed’ Sinn Féin has called for the closure of the RHI scheme claiming it is “fundamentally flawed”. The call came in the party’s response to a public consultation on its future and is likely to further strain relationships with the DUP. Clashes […]

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Calls for Stormont to be restored

Image caption There has been no power-sharing government at Stormont since January 2017 The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) has called on Secretary of State Karen Bradley to restore decision-making at Stormont. The voluntary and community sector umbrella body said Brexit, education, health and public finances are at risk. There has been no […]

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No Salmond complaints before January, says government

Image copyright Getty Images The Scottish government has confirmed there were no recorded complaints about former First Minister Alex Salmond’s behaviour before January. The detail emerged as opposition parties called for “full transparency” over the investigation of sexual harassment claims against him. Two civil servants lodged complaints in January about Mr Salmond’s behaviour in 2013 […]

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New rules could see non-MP lead Lib Dems

Image copyright PA The Liberal Democrat’s Sir Vince Cable is to announce a shake-up of the party’s rules, in a move that could see someone who is not an MP become leader. As well as opening up the role to candidates outside of the party’s 12 MPs, Sir Vince wants to involve more supporters in […]