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23 October 2014 Last updated at 03:31 ET

IRA let down abuse victims - AdamsGerry Adams

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.


Máirtín Ó MuilleoirÓ Muilleoir becomes assembly member

Sinn Féin's Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is co-opted to the assembly as a South Belfast MLA and will also contest the general election in the constituency.

Child in schoolDepartment in redundancies admission

The Department of Education has said it did not manage last year's teacher redundancy scheme as well as it could.

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Mark Devenport Article written by Mark Devenport Mark Devenport Political editor, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Assembly Speaker row: When is a deal not a deal?

Does the Northern Ireland Assembly's failure to elect a new speaker have ramifications for the outcome of new government talks, beginning this week?

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Features & Analysis

  • Stained glassChurch and state

    How much of a role does religious belief play in NI politics?


  • simon hamiltonCaped crusader

    Did Batman rise to Stormont's budget crisis challenge?


  • Young voterAge-old question

    Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote in Northern Ireland?


  • StormontDevolution holiday?

    What would it mean for Northern Ireland if direct rule was to return?


  • chief constable george hamiltonPriority policing

    Chief constable outlines impact of reduced budget


  • Enoch Powell in front of the Union flag in 1969Powell's last stand

    Six years after his 'rivers of blood' speech, why did Enoch Powell enter Northern Ireland politics?


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