Deirdre Heenan: The Sinn Féin funeral controversy won’t go away, and with good reason
The decision not to prosecute Sinn Féin members who breached Covid-19 restrictions at the funeral of republican Bobby Storey last summer has further fuelled public outrage
Drama is part and parcel of the North’s volatile political landscape. Lurching from one crisis to the next has become the norm most recently: Brexit, the protocol, the spectre of a border poll and allegations of two-tier policing – all of these threaten the viability of the fragile devolved institutions.
Generally, these issues are viewed through a constitutional lens, with responses divided along tribal lines. Those outside the political bubble tend to let...
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Power Sharing in Northern Ireland may be on brink of collapse
DUP will accept ‘no conditions’ for the nomination of first minister as Arlene Foster is poised to officially step down at lunchtime today
Unionism in crisis with ructions over protocol and a divided DUP
The DUP is dialling up the rhetoric over the post-Brexit arrangement as it deals with a growing split within its ranks – and just as Boris Johnson comes under intense pressure from Joe Biden to make the protocol stick
The DUP’s improbable duo may not last too long
Edwin Poots, the new DUP party leader, does not want to be First Minister in the Assembly, and his nominee Paul Givan’s main qualification for the job would appear to be that he is a Poots sidekick of long standing
Givan is named as Northern Ireland’s new first minister
The longtime ally of DUP leader Edwin Poots will take up the role when Arlene Foster steps down later this week