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No First MInister for Northern Ireland at the moment
« on: Tuesday 15 January 19 12:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi I recently sent a request to the PRONI Office regarding admission records to Middletown Convent, I knew I was under the 100yr rule for releasing documents, I have had them waived before when I requested my Grandma's Asylum records. I am 4yrs under the  100yrs.   The records have been found which is great but because we have no First Minister for Ireland and the Dept. Of Communities every request is on hold. This is what Proni replied to me. A search of relevant records held by PRONI has now been completed and I can confirm that we hold certain information in relation to your request.
However, I must inform you that although PRONI does hold the information which you requested, we will be unable to complete your request at the present time, in the absence of the Ďappropriate Northern Ireland Ministerí, which is to say, the Minister for the Department for Communities

PRONI has been notified by the Information Commissionerís Office that the Department for Communities does not have the authority to complete the necessary consultation process with the Responsible Authority for requests for transferred public records in the absence of a Minister, as required under section 15(5) and section 66(2) of the Freedom of Information Act. PRONI will therefore be temporarily suspending FOIA requests until a new Minister has been appointed.

 Hope this will soon be rectified, I am so excited to finally have tracked some documents down which will explain more of my Mum's story.

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Re: No First MInister for Ireland at the moment
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 15:09 GMT (UK) »
That should read, of course, no First Minister for Northern Ireland? ;D

The Republic of Ireland still has a functioning Government, including President and Taoiseach.
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Re: No First MInister for Ireland at the moment
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 16:21 GMT (UK) »
That should read, of course, no First Minister for Northern Ireland? ;D

The Republic of Ireland still has a functioning Government, including President and Taoiseach.

My first thought was it must be breaking news. Radio 4 is on, just heard news and there was no mention of Leo Vradker resigning.   ??? Admittedly I left the room for a minute during news bulletin so might have missed it. Thought for a moment he was another victim of Brexit.


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Re: No First MInister for Ireland at the moment
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 16:37 GMT (UK) »
Has anyone carried out a poll to see what proportion of the population of NI would be in favour of a united Ireland?  It could be a small price to pay to escape from Mrs Maybe's mayhem.
Heretical suggestion, I know!
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Re: No First MInister for Ireland at the moment
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 19:06 GMT (UK) »
Has anyone carried out a poll to see what proportion of the population of NI would be in favour of a united Ireland?  It could be a small price to pay to escape from Mrs Maybe's mayhem.
Heretical suggestion, I know!

The BBC did one a couple of years back, interviewing something like 10,000 people (so hopefully a meaningful sample) and the outcome there was around 62% in favour of staying part of the UK. I canít find a link to that poll but no doubt someone more adept than me may find it.

The curious thing about there being no Government is that, apart from issues like this PRONI problem, the province has run fairly well for 2 years without any government at all. Obviously the Civil Servants are paying the bills etc in the Governmentís absence but it makes you wonder what the MLAs achieve when they are there. But at least they are still getting their salaries. Thatís the important thing.
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Re: No First MInister for Ireland at the moment
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 19:49 GMT (UK) »
Apologies  everyone of course it should read No first Minister for Northern Ireland.  I remember the poll that was done a few years ago and it was  slightly in favour of staying as a member of the United Kingdom. Anne.
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Re: No First MInister for Ireland at the moment
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 19:50 GMT (UK) »
Found this one for 3 years ago
https://www.joe.ie/news/opinion-united-ireland-is-not-just-about-sentiment-and-passions-its-the-economy-stupid-518488
3 years is a long time ago in the present political maelstrom. The past may be a different country.

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Re: No First MInister for Ireland at the moment
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 19:54 GMT (UK) »
Apologies  everyone of course it should read No first Minister for Northern Ireland. 
You should be able to change the title.