DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly has said she will be lodging a complaint with the SDLP about "deeply offensive and hurtful remarks" made by party representatives about her decision to host a constituency surgery in a loyalist band hall.
THE proposed Irish Language Act which was on the table in political negotiations last week would have created a "central translation hub" in the Civil Service and instant translations for proceedings in the Assembly, it has been reported.
THE Irish government has "made it clear" to British officials that direct rule "is not where we want to be" and will "walk together with the parties" to restore devolution, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said.
FOR months the DUP has been saying that it was ready to restore the institutions without delay yet when it came to the crunch and agreement looked in sight, Arlene Foster effectively pulled the plug on the entire process.
Irish language act: It appears something akin to an idea first floated by Alliance last September could see three separate bills pass through the assembly – one for the Irish language, another for Ulster Scots, and a third for broader culture and heritage matters.