Katie Andrews has your Monday morning headlines for Northern Ireland.
Legislation allowing the government to pass a budget for Northern Irelandis expected to be fast-tracked at Westminster later.
The budget sets out spending allocated to Stormonts nine departments for this financial year.
Departments have been operating without proper budgets due to the collapse of the Executive.
Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris will begin a five day visit to the USto explore investment opportunities for here.
Hes expected to come under pressure from politicians in the US for a resolution to the Stormont stalemate before the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
He will also update them on discussions on Protocol negotiations.
Four red squirrels have been introduced at Castle Wardin a bid to establish a new population in the grounds.
They have been released at the estate with more to follow. They were carefully transported by Belfast Zoo and Ulster Wildlife.
The move is part of a ten-year Conservation Strategy for Northern Ireland to support red squirrel recovery across the country.
Celebrations have been taking place in Belfast to mark the Chinese New Year.
This audience was treated to traditional Chinese dancers welcoming in the year of the rabbit during the first in person event since the pandemic.
The leaders of the main churches have offered to develop a truth recovery processto address the legacy of the Troubles.
At a special service at St Annes Cathedral yesterday, Archbishop Eamon Martin has said peace and reconciliation can only be progressed if truths about the past are brought to light.
In Gaelic Games and it wasnt to be for either of the Ulster sides at Croke Park this weekend. Glen lost one-eleven to one-nine to Kilmacud Croakes in the football final - while in the hurling final, Ulster champions Dunloy lost one-15 to one-22 to Ballyhale Shamrocks.
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