View From Stormont

View From Stormont - Episode 51

On the day the British and Irish Prime Ministers visit Stormont to try and get a deal to restore devolution, we have the latest reaction and analysis. Plus we have an in-depth interview with shadow Secretary of State Owen Smith.

View From Stormont- Episode 50

With little sign of optimism after the first of round table talks at Stormont, Paul Clark is joined by some of the parties and pundits to discuss what lies ahead. There is also analysis of Michel Barnier's tough line on trade post Brexit from the Business Commentator Jamie Delargy. And on the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, we've a special report examining what more needs to be done to achieve parity in politics.

View From Stormont-Episode 49

As the Republic's government formally agreed to hold a referendum on abortion, this week's programme went to Dublin to gauge the views of senior figures from some of the main political parties. With hundreds of manufacturing jobs at risk, our panel of experts examines what the future holds for the industry. After meeting border traders and party leaders at Stormont the Shadow Brexit Secretary joins our Deputy Political Editor Tracey Magee for a chat and in a rare interview the former Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon describes the past 20 years in Ireland as the most significant for the whole island.

View From Stormont- Episode 48

This week's programme explores the generational change at the top of Sinn Féin following the announcement that Mary Lou McDonald is to take over as president of the party and Michelle O'Neill declaring her intention to become vice president. With a new talks process set to begin at Stormont, we ask whether it will actually lead to the restoration of the devolved institutions? Four people whose loved ones were murdered during the Troubles describe what they want to see from the negotiations.

View From Stormont- Episode 47

On the first programme of 2018, we examine the shock resignation of the Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Barry McElduff after the outrage caused by the Kingsmill video. Four of the five main political parties discuss the fallout from the controversy and the likelihood of talks restarting to restore the Executive. In a special report, key players in sectors including health and education speak of the impact of a stalled Stormont on their daily lives and we have the view from London and Dublin on the challenge facing the new Secretary of State.

View From Stormont - Episode 46

On the last programme before Christmas, as the Prime Minister outlines her six point pledge on the future of Northern Ireland after Brexit, we speak to DUP MP Nigel Dodds and Sinn Féin's Máirtín Ó Muilleoir. This is followed by analysis from the commentators Amanda Ferguson, Brian Feeney and the former Irish diplomat Ray Bassett. We also have a special report examining whether a new group dedicated to wiping out the scourge of paramilitarism will make any progress given the lack of political direction at Stormont. Plus, Alex Kane one of our regular contributors takes a look back on the year that was.

View From Stormont - Episode 45

This programme special on Brexit has an in-depth report from the Business commentator Jamie Delargy, which examines how people in various sectors are coping with the uncertainty of the deadlock in the talks. We also speak to the DUP and Sinn Féin MEPs Diane Dodds and Martina Anderson from Brussels on the fallout from the DUP blocking a potential border deal.

View From Stormont- Episode 44

As attempts to resolve the Brexit border issue hit another logjam, Monday night's programme hears from representatives of some of the main parties on the implications of the DUP's role in the twists and turns of securing a deal. Our panel of experts analyse what is likely to happen next in the talks ahead of a crunch EU summit. We also have a special report on a major visit by a high powered delegation from China to Belfast.