Last-gasp Stormont bid to block Brexit set to fail

A final attempt by several Stormont parties to block Brexit is set to fail even before getting past its first hurdle, the News Letter can reveal.

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt at his office in Stormont this week after speaking to the News Letter. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press for the News Letter

Interview: Mike Nesbitt won’t rule out another pact with the DUP

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has not ruled out another electoral pact with the DUP – despite his party now leading Stormont’s Official Opposition to the DUP-led Executive.

Passport control between GB and Northern Ireland would be unacceptable, says the UUP

Resist post-Brexit internal UK passport control with every breath: Nesbitt

Mike Nesbitt has suggested two possible routes out of the seeming choice between a post-Brexit physical border on the island of Ireland or passport control between the Province and the rest of the UK.


Video: Watch Hillary Clinton address friends in Belfast

US Presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton has taken time out of her campaign to give a personal message to a dinner held in her honour in the Europa Hotel in Belfast.


Trump and Clinton Dine Out

Candidates trade barbs at 'good-natured' gala

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood. Picture: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye

SDLP’s Eastwood to address Ulster Unionist conference

Colum Eastwood will become the first serving leader of the SDLP to address an Ulster Unionist Party conference when he makes a keynote speech in Belfast this weekend.

Losing EU subsidies might not be an entirely bad thing

Losing EU subsidies might not be an entirely bad thing

Various recent reports and comments, in sources as wide ranging as the UK broadsheets to leading consultancy reports, have resulted in the suggestion that Northern Ireland will be the “hardest hit” region of the UK after Brexit.

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Image of the proposed York Street Interchange. Yorkgate train station and one of the New Lodge towerblocks are circled here for reference.

SF ‘looking for excuses’ after blaming Brexit for halt to traffic plans

A claim that Brexit is to blame for freezing progress on a huge Belfast road project has sparked claims that the Sinn Fein minister behind the move is simply “looking for excuses” not to proceed.

Peter Sheridan was giving evidence at a parliamentary hearing in Dublin

Brexit could spark renewed violence: former top PSNI officer

Brexit could spark renewed violence in Northern Ireland, a former assistant chief constable for the Province has warned.

The BMA's Tom Black said the situation was 'as bad as we've ever seen it'

BMA tells Stormont: NI has fewer GPs than in 1950s

There are now fewer GPs in Northern Ireland than in the 1950s, the British Medical Association has said.


US ELECTION: Key moments from the final head-to-head between Trump and Clinton

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton squared off at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas for the last time before Americans go to the polls on November 8.

Presenter Paul Clarke on the set of UTV Live Tonight, which has been axed by ITV

Nesbitt alarmed at ‘disturbing’ UTV cuts since £100m takeover

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has expressed concern at the “disturbing” changes to UTV since it was bought over by ITV earlier this year.

The Queen of Ulster with its old Irish name - Banrion Uladh

Irish to English boat name change cost just £302

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs have insisted the cost to rename a controversial fisheries protection boat from Irish to English was just £302.

Independent councillor Patrick Clarke appears at Downpatrick Court. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Convicted councillor withdraws resignation

A former Alliance councillor has withdrawn his resignation from Newry Mourne and Down District Council after being convicted of sexual assault and fraud.

David Ford had been an elder at Second Donegore Presbyterian Church for almost three decades

Ford’s removal as elder ‘doesn’t make Presbyterian Church a cold place’

The removal of David Ford from his position as an elder within his Presbyterian congregation does not make the denomination a cold place for freedom of conscience, a prominent Northern Ireland cleric has insisted.

Simon Hamilton

DUP: unfulfilled waiting list pledge ‘was not electioneering’

The DUP has denied that a pledge of £40m to curb health waiting lists had been a pre-election “stunt”, after it emerged that close to half the money was not spent for that purpose.

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire

Brokenshire 'entirely satisfied' with Brexit committee role

The Northern Ireland Secretary has insisted the region's voice will still be heard at a key Government Brexit committee despite his omission from its core membership.

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The Union flag in Magherafelt town centre

Orange ‘outrage’ at removal of Union flag in Magherafelt

The Orange Order in Magherafelt has broken its silence on the controversial Union flag which is set to come down soon as the town’s £1.9m public realm scheme nears completion.

Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA. Picture: Michael Cooper

A plan to help people with disabilities realise their sporting dreams

I recently launched the ‘Active Living- No Limits’ Action Plan that seeks to bring about positive change to the social, recreational and sporting life of people with disabilities and consequently to our entire community.

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