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Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness welcomes talks with Taliban as "the only hope for an end of conflict in Afghanistan".
The new pro-union political party NI21 begins sending out tweets in Irish.
The Northern Ireland Assembly votes to bar anyone with a serious conviction from being a special political adviser at Stormont.
Ulster Unionists suspend Lord Laird from their Westminster team amid accusations that he agreed to carry out parliamentary work for payment.
A former soldier permanently injured in an IRA bomb in 1981 says Paul Kavanagh should lose his job as special adviser to Martin McGuinness at Stormont.
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Why Northern Ireland will watch the Scottish independence vote closely
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MLAs munched through almost £1,000 worth of mints
Comment and expert analysis on the week's political news,
Analysis of the biggest political stories in Northern Ireland
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Conor Bradford reviews the day's events at Stormont
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