Under the Stormont House Agreement, £700 million is being set aside to pay for the cost of the 20,000 public sector redundancies  in Northern Ireland, with £200 million made available in each of the coming three years and £100 million provided in 2018/2019. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Photo

Stormont House Agreement to see 20,000 civil and public sector jobs shed over four years

The reduction in the number of departments was suggested during the Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Executive to be reduced in size from 12 to nine departments

Peter Robinson addressed a business breakfast in west Belfast on Friday in what the Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey described as a “historic” visit.Above,Peter Robinson  with Bishop Noel Treanor in the Great Hall at Stormont, Belfast..  Photo: Jonathan Porter

Peter Robinson says he wants ‘more jobs for everyone’ in Northern Ireland

The threat from dissident republicans remains severe in Northern Ireland but moderate in Britain, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has informed Westminster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

PSNI investigating booby-trap bomb incident in Armagh which left Sinn Féin supporter injured

Former Progressive Unionist Party leader Ms Purvis said the Northern Assembly “forces” any woman who is pregnant as a result of rape or incest, and wants an abortion, to continue with that pregnancy against her will. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Legislation in North breaches Britain’s ‘international human rights obligations’

The injured man was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for specialised face and eye treatment.

Sinn Féin accuses ‘gangs masquerading as republicans’ of attempted murder

A body has been found by police investigating the disappearance of a woman in Co Antrim.

Two men being questioned by PSNI in connection with case of Pauline Carmichael (61)

A diesel laundry discovered near Inniskeen last November. It has the capacity to launder 20 million litres a year. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

Criminal gangs operating out of south Armagh and along Border difficult to tackle

File photograph of former SDLP deputy first minister Seamus Mallon with David Trimble, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair at Stormont. A dinner in honour of Mr Mallon was attended by hundreds in Armagh. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former SDLP deputy first minister praised for showing ‘disdain for sectarian politics’

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