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Stormont: Arlene Foster 'blocked' final budget, says Conor Murphy

Stormont's finance minister has said the First Minister Arlene Foster has blocked him from presenting a final budget for the new financial year. Conor Murphy has written to MLAs, saying it will affect the ability of departments to make financial plans. A DUP spokesperson said it was "a failure of...
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Covid-19: Conor Murphy says Stormont will act collectively in lockdown review

Stormont ministers will take a "collective approach" when reviewing NI's lockdown restrictions next week, Conor Murphy has said. NI re-entered lockdown on 26 December, with the measures due to last until 5 March. But ministers will meet on Thursday to review what should happen beyond that point. First Minister Arlene...
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Northern Ireland's latest draft budget 'difficult' says Conor Murphy

The finance minister has announced a "difficult" draft budget for the next financial year. The amount of money the executive receives was set by the Treasury's Spending Review in November. Conor Murphy said it had not delivered the required level of support "to kick start our economic recovery from Covid-19...