Stormont House Agreement widely welcomed by all sides

People taking part in a water charges protest in O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Coalition hopes number registered will be well over million by February deadline

Politicians  at Stormont after agreement on a range of disputes that had undermined powersharing in Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Biggest compromises were UK on £2bn fund, nationalists on welfare and unionists on parades

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan (left) with Northern Ireland Secretary  Theresa Villiers, Taoiseach Enda Kenny,  Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister of State Sean Sherlock at Stormont House in Belfast. Mr Flanagan was involved in more than 100 hours of meetings during 12 weeks of talks on a cross-party agreement. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Minister for Foreign Affairs involved in about 100 hours of talks over 12 weeks ahead of deal

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers at Stormont: agreement ‘offers us a new start, and a far more hopeful future.’ Photograph: PA Wire

Parties conclude Stormont House Agreement after 26 hours of continuous talks

Senator Mark Daly: told by his party to support the Government motion. Photograph by Cyril Byrne

Controversial Bill expected to complete its passage tomorrow paving the way for lower water charges

Water charge protests stirred up political change.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Water was the hot political issue of 2014, but though the law for the new charge is about to be passed, the Coalition are far from(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe who compiled a dossier with allegations of Garda malpractice and failures within his own division of Cavan-Monaghan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Sgt McCabe went to Micheál Martin with his dossier after rejection by complaints office

Sean Guerin investigated claims from Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe (above)  that serious crimes were not properly investigated by gardai.

Claims of inefficiency and malpractice between 2007 and 2010 including murder case

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