Leaders of the five main Stormont parties have jointly asked for an assembly members’ pay rise to be deferred.
Alliance leader Naomi Long is making a return to the Stormont Assembly.
Agreement to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland can be reached in the short term, Sinn Fein has insisted, but the DUP has cautioned against “quick fix solutions”.
Ireland’s deputy premier has urged Stormont’s rowing parties to show leadership and generosity when talks to restore powersharing resume.
There were bruising losses for Northern Ireland’s two big parties in the General Election, resulting in a more diverse representation for the region in the House of Commons going forward.
Northern Ireland’s two main parties have suffered General Election setbacks as some voters urged them to return to devolved powersharing.
DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has lost his seat in a disastrous election for his party.
The truth has become a “disposable commodity” in politics, the Alliance Party leader has claimed.
In a constituency steeped in maritime heritage, the Alliance Party is hoping to ride the crest of its recent wave to repeat its most famous electoral triumph in East Belfast.