Leaders of the five main Stormont parties have jointly asked for an assembly members’ pay rise to be deferred.
Political deadlock in Northern Ireland ended yesterday when unionist and nationalist parties restored a power-sharing coalition.
All five of the main parties in Northern Ireland are to come together to form the region’s new powersharing executive.
Stormont’s incoming first minister Arlene Foster has vowed to get Northern Ireland moving again ahead of business resuming at the Assembly.
A former Downing Street and Treasury adviser has been selected as SDLP Assembly member for South Belfast.
“Buoyant” business leaders have predicted a Stormont powersharing deal could be sealed within hours.
Stormont’s smaller parties have expressed frustration at delays accessing UK and Irish government proposals to restore devolution.
Agreement to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland can be reached in the short term, Sinn Fein has insisted, but the DUP has cautioned against “quick fix solutions”.
Ireland’s deputy premier has urged Stormont’s rowing parties to show leadership and generosity when talks to restore powersharing resume.
Concerns over the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland have been dismissed by those “who won’t ever have to live with the consequences”, MPs have heard.
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has protested against swearing allegiance to the Crown in the Commons.