View From Stormont

View From Stormont-Episode 77

As the Brexit talks enter a critical phase, our team in London examines what the next few days might bring and the likelihood of a deal being secured. In a special report, we talk to EU nationals who've made Northern Ireland their home about their concerns surrounding their futures here. Plus, in an in-depth interview Baroness Shirley Williams discusses her political journey as well as the highs and lows of her time as the first minister for Northern Ireland under Harold Wilson's government in the late 1960s.

View From Stormont- Episode 76

With the possibility of a Brexit breakthrough this week being talked down, the Chair of the Westminster Brexit Select Committee Hilary Benn tells us about his hopes and fears over the current state of negotiations and discusses Labour's six tests for any deal. Our panel of analysts also explore what might happen in the days ahead.

As one thousand high profile nationalists pen a letter to the Taoiseach calling on him to protect the rights of Irish citizens amid the uncertainty being caused by Brexit and Stormont's political crisis, one of the signatories joins us in the studio.

View From Stormont- Episode 75

This week we examine the spending measures announced for Northern Ireland in the Chancellor's budget; the final scheduled one before Brexit. DUP MP Emma Little Pengelly and Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir join us in the studio while political and business experts explain what Philip Hammond's budget statement means for people here. Plus, a special report assesses whether the PSNI needs to re-introduce 50/50 recruitment in order to make the organisation more representative of society in Northern Ireland. And our weekly look at Brexit explores the potential impact of a no deal for border regions.

View From Stormont- Episode 74

As Brexit continues to dominate the headlines, we've comprehensive analysis of Theresa May's latest update to the Commons on the progress of preparations for the UK's withdrawal from the EU. A special report from Dublin examines the Irish Presidential race ahead of polls opening on Friday and we speak to high profile campaigners on what is needed to encourage more women to break into careers in politics and business in Northern Ireland. Plus, the Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann joins us in the studio after his claim to the annual party conference that the union is under threat from the DUP.

View From Stormont - Episode 73

In this special edition of the programme, our team in Brussels have reaction and analysis from the EU summit which failed to deliver any breakthrough in the negotiations.

We hear from Northern Ireland MEPs Diane Dodds and Martina Anderson and representatives of other political parties on the proposal to extend the transition period by up to a year. Plus Tina McKenzie and Jamie Delargy offer their thoughts on the possibility that Brexit could be headed for extra time.

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.