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Two ex-MLAs still paid for senior Stormont roles while Assembly not functioning

Two former MLAs are still receiving wages for holding senior Stormont positions while the Assembly is not functioning. Sinn Fein’s Alex Maskey did not seek re-election in May but has remained as Speaker, a role which attracts an annual salary of £89,500. The SDLP’s Dolores Kelly, who lost her seat in Upper Bann, is still a member of the Assembly Commission – a body which handles the running of Parliament Buildings. Read more: One in seven MLAs employ family members in their offices Members of the commission, which is made up of representatives from Stormont’s main parties and is chaired by the Speaker, earn £6,000 more than MLAs with a wage of £57,500. The Assembly said the Speaker and commission members continue to exercise some responsibilities while the power-sharing institutions are not fully operating. Stormont has been in limbo since February when the DUP withdrew its First Minister from the … Continue reading

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Armistice Day: Events held across Ireland

First Minister Paul Givan, accompanied by DUP deputy leader Paula Bradley and MLA Christopher Stalford, laid a wreath, as did UUP assembly member and veteran Andy Allen, accompanied by MLAs John Stewart and Roy Beggs. Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-59254451

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East Belfast bin collections missed due to ‘uneven road’

Bin collections in East Belfast are being missed due to “uneven road surfaces” causing health and safety issues for collection crews. Belfast City Council is writing to those living in 20 different streets in the area to warn them about presenting their bins properly for collection after they were unable to be collected. The majority of the streets are off Ravenscroft Avenue, close to Connswater Shopping Centre. Read more: Former UUP MLA Roy Beggs resigns as Assembly deputy speaker amid Stormont stalemate Residents have also been warned about failing to take their bins away after they have been collected, saying that they are causing a health and safety issue and could be removed. DUP East Belfast councillor George Dorrian said the state of alleyways and bin collection issues are something that is raised with him “time and again” and that solutions need to be found in order to help residents. … Continue reading

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Election 2022: Unionists face off against Alliance in East Antrim

At that time, the party’s candidate Daniel O’Connor pulled in 1,769 first preference votes (5.9% of the total) – only just behind UUP man Ken Robinson, who scored 1,881 (6.3%). Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/politics/election-2022-unionists-face-off-against-alliance-and-each-other-as-they-seek-to-deny-sf-a-win-in-east-antrim-3670139

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NI election results 2022: Sinn Féin wins most seats in historic election

“Critical and immediate challenges concerning the economy, health, and education are best addressed through the collective efforts of a devolved government chosen by, and accountable to, its people,” said Ned Price. Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-61355419

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