Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon

Tom Peterkin: Irish eyes smiled on Sturgeon but life is more complex

Irish politicians may have backed Scottish independence but it is not that simple for the First Minister, writes Tom Peterkin

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Chancellor Philip Hammond will meet Nicola Sturgeon today. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Philip Hammond tells Nicola Sturgeon to use new powers for growth

Philip Hammond will insist the UK Government has delivered on Scotland’s calls for extra cash and tell Nicola Sturgeon to wield her power over “significant areas of policy” to deliver growth for Scotland.

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Nicola Sturgeon addressed a meeting of Irish business leaders in Dublin alongside Danny McCoy, chief executive of business body Ibec. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon gets applause in Dublin for independence stance

Nicola Sturgeon said Scottish independence remains “firmly on the table” as Irish politicians urged her to press ahead with her plans to break up the UK.

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Cathaoirleach of the Seanad Senator Denis O'Donovan (left) greets First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon at Leinster House, Dublin, where she is to address the Seanad as her two-day visit to Ireland comes to a close. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Brexit options published within weeks

Nicola Sturgeon will publish a blueprint on Scotland’s Brexit options within weeks.

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Nicola Sturgeon alongside Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a press conference during a last week's British-Irish Council Summit meeting . Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon visits Dublin to boost Scotland-Ireland links

Nicola Sturgeon wants to expand business, cultural and political links between Scotland and Ireland under plans to strengthen relationships with other countries in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will attend the British-Irish Council meeting with other devolved leaders and the Irish Taoiseach. Picture: John Devlin

Nicola Sturgeon to attend British-Irish Council summit on Brexit

Devolved leaders will stress the need for unfettered access to the European Single Market at a summit meeting today with UK government ministers which is set to be dominated by Brexit.

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Nicola Sturgeon says she’ll consider rail fare freeze

Nicola Sturgeon said she will consider a Labour demand for a rail fare freeze after another morning of delay and disruption on the rail network.

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Nicola Sturgeon has slammed the Chancellor's Autumn statement. Picture Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon: Autumn Statement exposed reality of ‘Brexit con’

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement exposed the reality of the “Brexit con”, the First Minister has said.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

Nicola Sturgeon condemns UK’s ‘not welcome here’ message

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has accused the UK Government of sending out a “not welcome here” message to EU nationals.

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Mr Salmond met with EFTA officials in Geneva. Picture: John Devlin

Alex Salmond holds talks over Scotland adopting Norway model

The European Free Trade Association has confirmed Alex Salmond held talks with representatives to explore post-Brexit options for Scotland.

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

SNP accused of publishing “vanity blinkered puff piece” on EU

The Scottish Government has been accused of “vanity publishing” after the release of a document outlining Scotland’s history with Europe.

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Stewart Hosie says Scotland could make a Norway-style model work. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Hosie indicates SNP likely to pursue Norway-style EU deal

STEWART Hosie has indicated that a Norway-style model for Scotland to remain in the EU could be the preferred choice.

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Alex Salmond said he was advised not to travel alone.

Demand for probe into SNP MPs’ expenses

Labour have called on Nicola Sturgeon to order an audit into the expenses of SNP MPs after it claimed the past year has seen a significant rise in the amount claimed for travel.

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Reservations: Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon to write congratulatory letter to Donald Trump

Nicola Sturgeon is to write a letter to Donald Trump congratulating him on his victory in the US elections.

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Gina Miller was lead campaigner in the legal challenge to expose Brexit terms to parliamentary scrutiny. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

High Court victor Gina Miller backs Sturgeon in battle over Brexit

The Scottish Parliament should get a vote on whether to trigger the UK’s exit from the EU, says the woman who won a crucial victory in the High Court over Brexit.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was speaking at FMQs.  Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon: Trump’s campaign comments ‘deeply abhorrent’

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said many of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign comments were “deeply abhorrent” and vowed “not to maintain a diplomatic silence” in the face of racism or intolerance.

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Nicola Sturgeon has slammed the Chancellor's Autumn statement. Picture Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon on US election: ‘not the outcome I hoped for’

Scotland’s First Minister has said the verdict of the American people must be respected after Donald Trump swept to victory in the US election.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the opposition parties are risking foreign investment in Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Nicola Sturgeon: Opposition risking investment in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon has criticised opposition parties for risking investment in Scotland after a controversial £10 billion agreement between the Scottish Government and Chinese firms apparently collapsed.

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The First Minister hopes Clinto triumphs in Tuesday's US election. Picture: John Devlin/Phil Wilkinson

Sturgeon ‘fervently hopes’ for Clinton US election win

Nicola Sturgeon “fervently hopes” Hillary Clinton will become president, while her predecessor Alex Salmond has said a win for Donald Trump would do the most harm to America’s global reputation since the Vietnam War.

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Nicola Sturgeon may seek to oppose the Tories appeal of the Brexit judgment. Picture; John Devlin

Brexit court ruling: Sturgeon considers ‘actively opposing’ appeal

Nicola Sturgeon is threatening legal action against the UK government’s efforts to overturn a court judgment that has thrown Theresa May’s Brexit plans into disarray.

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