SDLP MLA for Foyle
The SDLP has said it will try to introduce emergency legislation in the Assembly today in a last ditch attempt to unlock hundreds of millions of pounds in support for struggling families as the cost of living crisis deepens.
MLAs have voted, seemingly by mistake, to change the law in a way which would cut housing rents for every private renter by 10%, and a Sinn Fein minister is now desperately trying to undo what she allowed to happen.
Former Ulster Unionist leader Jim Molyneaux was “pulling the strings” with Jeffrey Donaldson and other UUP MPs opposed to the Belfast Agreement, David Trimble privately told the government.
From leaks and Vets For Hunting, to coughing fits and a housing letter for Santa, Andrew Madden takes a closer look at some of the more unusual things in the Assembly and further afield this week.
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