BLOG: NI power sharing talks

Coverage of the collapse of power sharing talks in Northern Ireland.

Secretary of State James Brokenshire

Stormont talks: Brokenshire statement in full

Secretary of State James Brokenshire made the following statement outside Stormont House this afternoon.

Poll: Have your say on power-sharing at Stormont

At 4pm today the deadline for restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland runs out.
DUP Leader Arlene Foster

Full statement from Foster on talks collapse

This is the full statement from DUP leader Arlene Foster following Sinn Fein’s announcement that no deal to restore Stormont is possible before the deadline expires on Monday.

Robin Swann pictured outside the Stormont talks yesterday. Photo: Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye

Swann to take over as Ulster Unionist leader without a contest

The Ulster Unionist Party’s new leader is set to be Robin Swann after he submitted his name yesterday (Friday) on the deadline for nominations – and not a single other candidate came forward.

DUP leader, Arlene Foster, at the funeral of Martin McGuinness. (Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press)

Foster attendance at McGuinness funeral provokes praise and outrage

Arlene Foster’s 11th hour decision to attend the funeral of Martin McGuinness has earned the DUP leader widespread praise - but outraged some victims of the IRA.

The Funeral of former Sinn Fein leader and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in the Bogside in Derry this afternoon.
Mr McGuinness dies earlier this week after a short illness.
At his funeral today
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Martin was ‘relentless’ in pursuit of peace

Martin McGuinness undertook a remarkable journey during his life and was “relentless” in his pursuit of peace, mourners at his funeral have been told.

Former US President Bill Clinton touches the coffin of Martin McGuinness during yesterday's funeral Mass at St Columba's Church, Long Tower.

‘You have to finish his work’- Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton has said that it will now be up to everyone to carry on Martin McGuinness’ legacy by finishing the road to peace that he helped create.

Derry skyline.

‘A cloud is hanging over our city’

A dark cloud has descended over Derry unlike anything witnessed since Bloody Sunday, a local Councillor has said following a succession of separate tragic deaths locally.

Clockwise, from top left, candlight vigils in honour of Martin McGuinness in Brussels, West Belfast, Dublin GPO and Carrickmore, Co. Tyrone.

Ireland pays its respects to ‘hero’ Martin McGuinness

Candlelight vigils took place all over Ireland last night in honour of veteran republican, Martin McGuinness, who died on Tuesday.

The proposals for a flats complex at the site.

New Derry flats complex given go ahead

A new social housing flats complex is to be constructed in the Argyle Terrace/ Gander’s Neck area of Derry.

Martin McGuinness ‘was there for all Republican families’

Martin McGuinness ‘was there for all Republican families’

A Derry community activist have spoken of how Martin McGuinness never forgot the community he came from.

Clockwise, from top left, The Daily Telegraph (UK); The Boston Globe (USA); The Guardian (UK) and The Australian (Australia)

How the rest of the world reported the death of Martin McGuinness

News of Martin McGuinness’ death was reported in virtually ever continent in the world.

The Rev David Latimer speaking with Martin McGuinness at the 45th anniversary service at the Rossville Street Bloody Sunday memorial back in January. DER0517GS013

‘A friendship that grew over the years and lasted to this present time’

On paper, it shouldn’t have worked out.


‘He was an international statesman and a peacemaker’

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and the party’s leader in the north, Michelle O’Neill, have paid tribute to their long-standing colleague and friend Martin McGuinness.

Tom McGuinness and his brother Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness pictured in 2013 with the oldest piece of silverware in the history of the GAA in Derry, the 1891 County Championship Cup. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 15.5.13

Derry GAA pay tribute to a ‘supporter and true friend’

Derry GAA have expressed their “deepest sympathy” to the family of Martin McGuinness.

Martin McGuinness shares a joke with Ian Paisley at Stormont in 2007 when the pair were deputy first minister and first minister respectively

Baroness Paisley felt urge to text Martin McGuinness day before his death

Baroness Paisley has revealed that she sent a text to Martin McGuinness the day before he died after she had a “strange feeling” about the man with whom her late husband formed an unlikely bond.

The special edition of The Derry Journal will be printed on Wednesday.

The Derry Journal to publish special edition dedicated to Martin McGuinness

The Derry Journal will dedicate a special 32 page edition of the newspaper on Wednesday to the life of Martin McGuinness who passed away on Tuesday morning.

Deputy first Minister Martin McGuinness with  Catholic Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown at  St Eugene's Cathedral in Derry back in 2014. (Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press)

‘Huge sense of loss’ for those who knew McGuinness - Bishop McKeown

Catholic Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown has said the passing of Martin McGuinness will bring “a huge sense of personal loss” for the many who knew him well.

A book of condolence is being opened at the Guildhall in Derry for the late Martin McGuinness.

Book of Condolence for Martin McGuinness opens at Guildhall

A Book of Condolence has been opened at Guildhall for local people to pay tribute to the late Martin McGuinness.

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