View From Stormont

View From Stormont - Episode 72

With no sign of a Brexit solution in sight and amid increasing pressure being piled on the Prime Minister, we talk to DUP MP Gavin Robinson and Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir.

As the EU demands new proposals on how to end the deadlock in the talks, Professor of European politics David Phinnemore explains the options on the table alongside Derry Chamber's Jennifer McKeever.

Plus Lord Robin Eames and Denis Bradley tell us what they think needs to happen to address the legacy of the past after an open letter calling for compensation to be given priority over investigations was sent to the Secretary of State.

View From Stormont- Episode 71

As the bitter Brexit debate continues, Paul Clark speaks to the DUP' Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds and Sinn Féin Vice-President Michelle O'Neill about the likelihood of a deal and the chances of Stormont being restored following meetings between the Secretary of State and the main political parties. We also hear from End the Chaos remain campaigner Gina Miller and the TUV leader Jim Allister about the border dilemma. Plus Ken Reid, Amanda Ferguson and Sam McBride join us to digest the week's political headlines .

View From Stormont- Episode 70

This week we're at the Conservative conference speaking to key party members as Theresa May tells the programme that the Chequers Brexit deal is the best one for Northern Ireland. Also, as the consultation on government proposals to deal with legacy comes to an end, we talk to many of the key players including Assistant Chief Constable George Clarke, the Victims' Commissioner Judith Thompson and former DPP Barra McGrory. Loyalist Winston Irvine and Sinn Féin's Linda Dillon discuss whether they think the proposals will work in reality.

View From Stormont-Episode 69

In his first in-depth interview after almost losing his Parliamentary seat, Ian Paisley tells the programme that he's learned his lesson and wants to move on. With a Brexit agreement seemingly as far away as ever, ITV News Europe Editor James Mates offers the latest analysis from London whilst an Armagh potato producer says he's lost all faith in the process and wants to see another referendum. Our panel of Brexperts also discuss the impact of the continuing uncertainty over the the withdrawal process on the wider business community in Northern Ireland and ahead of the Labour conference party leader we speak to Jeremy Corbyn about the possibility of voting down a potential Brexit deal.

View From Stormont- Episode 68

In the first programme from our new studio, we speak to representatives of the five main parties about the continuing stalemate at Stormont and sound them out on reports that the EU is considering the use of technology to avoid a hard border. Business broadcaster Jamie Delargy and the President of the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce analyse how the continuing Brexit uncertainty is affecting business and society generally and Fine Gael Senator Neal Richmond gives his view from Dublin. Also, our Political Editor Ken Reid is back to give his take on the political headlines along side Allison Morris and Sam McBride.

View From Stormont - Episode 67

As another crunch EU summit looms, the last programme of the season hears from Northern Ireland's MEPs in Brussels as well as ITV's Europe Editor James Mates. We discuss the prospect of a breakthrough on the border question almost two years on since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Also, ahead of the DUP leader's attendance at an LGBT event in Stormont, our panel of commentators debate whether Arlene Foster's reaching out gestures are reaping rewards. Plus, the former Alliance leader David Ford
opens up about the highs and lows of his long career as he gets ready to leave the political stage.

View From Stormont - Episode 66

This week's programme features a sit-down interview with Sinn Féin's vice-president Michelle O'Neill following the party's meeting with the Prime Minister in Westminster. Tracey Magee reports from London on the significance of the talks with Theresa May which focused on the powersharing impasse and the issue of the border in Brexit negotiations. Also, we examine how the DUP leader's recent gestures of outreach are being received by members of the LGBT and Irish language communities. Plus ahead of next week's crunch EU summit in Brussels the business broadcaster Jamie Delargy and the former senior Irish diplomat Ray Bassett discuss the continuing battles over the UK's exit from the EU.

View From Stormont - Episode 65

Ahead of a big week in Parliament for Brexit, we hear from representatives from five of the main parties in Northern Ireland on the proposed backstop solution, plus ITV Europe Editor James Mates analyses the growing pressures facing Theresa May. Also, in a wide-ranging interview, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar talks at length to our Deputy Political Editor Tracey Magee about Brexit, a border poll and the need for a joint initiative from the British and Irish governments to restore Stormont. And following another round of quiet talks involving senior republicans and loyalists, we ask what a successful outcome might look like.