The DUP's Westminster leader will chair a parliament briefing with a church minister who claimed education on LGBT issues in schools was "state-sponsored abuse" and compared the push to introduce topics into the classroom to Nazism.
After almost 100 years, Irish parliamentary democracy faces an unprecedented existential challenge with the imminent danger of Sinn Fein being part of the new Dublin government.
News that the number of Ambulance Service shifts which were not covered have almost doubled in the last three years is another indication of the strain being felt by public services, especially in the area of health. Staff shortages are being blamed and the result is that large amounts of money have to be given to private providers in a bid to plug the holes. As well the overtime bill reached £18m over the last three years.
Deirdre Heenan is a woman of substance. A former pro-vice-chancellor - and current professor of social policy - at Ulster University, she has, among many other roles, worked as an adviser to the First and Deputy First Ministers, as well as serving for six years on the Irish President's council of state.
A former Presbyterian Moderator has hit out strongly at the lack of "ethical conduct" at the heart of government exposed by the inquiry into a botched energy scheme, and has challenged the current Stormont Executive not to "merely serve tribal or sectarian interests".
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