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31 October 2014 Last updated at 10:44 ET

DUP to 'bring welfare issue to head'Purse and cash

The DUP says it intends to bring the controversial welfare reform issue 'to a head" before Christmas if it is not resolved in the current talks process.


British poundsNI budget deal agreed by two parties

The Northern Ireland Executive agrees next year's draft budget but of the five parties, only the DUP and Sinn Féin voted to support the deal.

Gary Hart Hart: US 'wants to help' in NI talks

US envoy says America remains "disproportionately interested" in Northern Ireland and compares the complexity of the Belfast talks to previous nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union.

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

Northern Ireland talks process: On the road to nowhere?

After the first two weeks of Stormont talks, are we anywhere nearer to avoiding the collapse of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Executive?

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    Stormont 'lads' club' accused of putting women off entering politics


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


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    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


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