The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s call for immediate action on a range of issues including new legislation to allow abortion in cases of rape, incest and lethal foetal abnormality was raised in Stormont. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has called for “immediate action” on a range of issues including new legislation to allow abortion in cas(...)

DUP Minister for Finance Simon Hamilton wants less politicians and civil servants operating at Stormont. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The DUP Minister of Finance Simon Hamilton has proposed a “national reform plan for Northern Ireland” that would see a reduction in both the number of(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with Maíria Cahill at Leinster House, Dublin, last month. Photograph: Gareth Chane/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin met the North’s Minister of Justice, David Ford, yesterday to press his case for a cross-Border inquiry into “child(...)

IThe company involved in running the website refused to say who uploaded the images. Photograph: Getty

The PSNI is investigating how Northern Irish schoolgirls have had their pictures posted on a pornographic website that has paedophile viewers.A total (...)

Police in Northern Ireland are investigating a collision in Co Antrim in which a woman and three children were injured after they were struck by a car.

An eight-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car in Co Antrim this morning. The boy has been named by police as Adam Gilmour.Adam’s mother and (...)

One of Jean McConville’s sons has told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that he was sexually abused while in care by the notorious p(...)

 A photograph of Maria Lynskey who is the  niece of Joe Lynskey, one of  the IRA’s “Disappeared” victims. A search for his remains has started in Co Meath.  Photograph: Kevin Cooper Photoline/PA Wire.

Preliminary investigations to find another of the ‘Disappeared’, Joe Lynskey, have started in Co Meath now that the remains of Brendan Megraw have be(...)

The East Derry DUP MP and Assembly member Gregory Campbell was today denied speaking rights in the Assembly chamber after making mocking remarks about the Irish language. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The East Derry DUP MP and Assembly member Gregory Campbell was today denied speaking rights in the Assembly chamber after making mocking remarks about(...)

Brendan Megraw’s siblings Kieran (left) and Sean Megraw with sister Deirdre Carnegie on the bog in Oristown, Co Meath where their brother’s remains  was recovered. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The remains recovered from Oristown bog near Kells in Co Meath early last month were this evening confirmed as those of IRA victim Brendan Megraw, one(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson caused surprise by a reshuffle of DUP Ministers in the Northern Executive. File Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

First Minister Peter Robinson caused surprise this evening by a reshuffle of DUP Ministers in the Northern Executive. The Minister of Health Ed(...)