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Murphy ‘pursuing’ London over funding for victims pension scheme

“Therefore they own it, and it’s my clear view acting on behalf of the Executive, and it’s the clear argument I have been making to Treasury and to the NIO on behalf of the Executive, that they are responsible for paying, whatever,” he said. 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/murphy-pursuing-london-over-funding-victims-pension-scheme-2972689

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Business community being killed off during Covid-19 pandemic, says Steve Aiken

Northern Ireland’s business community is being “killed off” by the lack of leadership during the pandemic, the UUP leader has said. The Stormont assembly has called for a hardship fund for those excluded from existing Covid-19 support packages. Small firms which operate from home are among those at risk of falling through the net of extensive official support provided by the Department of the Economy, a debate heard. Steve Aiken said: “That ecosystem is being killed off. “Many of those people have already gone to the wall.” In another intervention during a Stormont discussion on the plight of struggling businesses it was said they had suffered a “kick in the teeth” from an Economy department whose minister, Diane Dodds, had not displayed any understanding. The UUP leader added: “One of the most disappointing things is the number of times people were told that the computer says no.” Mrs Dodds said … Continue reading

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East Antrim MLA challenges minister over ‘slow progress’ on return of MOT centres

In response, a Department for Infrastructure spokesperson said: “Since the Covid-19 outbreak, the minister has prioritised the safety of the public and staff. As announced at that time, from March 20, in the interest of public safety and to tackle the spread of Covid-19, the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) suspended all driving tests at all DVA testing centres for three months, until June 22. 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.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk/news/people/east-antrim-mla-challenges-minister-over-slow-progress-return-mot-centres-2883421

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20mph speed limit welcomed outside schools

“Locally, I welcome the part-time 20mph speed limits at Upper Ballyboley PS, Islandmagee PS, Carrickfergus Grammar School and Carrickfergus Academy, which adds to the pilot scheme at Model PS, Carrickfergus.” 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.carrickfergustimes.co.uk/education/20mph-speed-limit-welcomed-outside-schools-2964529

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Stormont Live: Urgent Covid question for Health Minister Robin Swann

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