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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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Former UUP MLA resigns as Stormont Assembly deputy speaker

A former UUP MLA has resigned as the Assembly’s deputy speaker amid the ongoing stalemate at Stormont. Roy Beggs, who lost his seat in East Antrim in recent elections, confirmed he has tendered his resignation as deputy speaker “with immediate effect”. Under Assembly rules, the outgoing speaker and deputy speakers can retain their roles until successors are appointed. Read more:No agreement on Stormont Assembly offices plan three weeks after election The speaker role attracts an annual salary of £89,500 while deputy speakers receive a wage of £57,500. But the DUP has blocked the appointment of new speakers to allow the Assembly to start functioning again in protest over Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol. A second attempt by MLAs to restore Stormont on Monday failed after the Sir Jeffrey Donaldson’s party again vetoed the election of a new speaker to chair meetings. The sitting, which followed a recall petition brought by Sinn … Continue reading

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NI election 2022: Who’s in and who’s out at Stormont

“I didn’t have a huge amount of notice, but it was a good thing because it meant I didn’t have time to think about it, I just gave it 110%,” 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.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-61383161

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Beggs condemns Larne sledgehammer attack

In a statement, Mr. Beggs said: “It appears that four masked men attacked a property with sledgehammers but thankfully no-one was inside the house at the time. 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/beggs-condemns-larne-sledgehammer-attack-968655

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Northern Ireland politicians slam P&O and call for urgent government action

Politicians in Northern Ireland have reacted with shock after ferry giant PO sacked 800 seafarers and replaced them with cheaper agency workers. There were calls for the British government to intervene to ensure the “vital” Larne to Cairnryan service continued. DUP representatives said today that a conversation with the chief executive of PO had assured them that there would be no redundancies at Larne Port as a result of the action taken by the company. The move by PO has prompted outrage from politicians and workers, many of whom refused to leave ships, leading to security guards with handcuffs being deployed to remove them. The ferry operator, bought by Dubai-based logistics giant DP World in 2019, has insisted the decision to cut jobs was “very difficult but necessary” as it was “not a viable business” in its current state. But the move has been met with concern in Northern Ireland. … Continue reading

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