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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley said a public consultation on draft legislation had identified a series of key issues related to the redress scheme for abuse victims that needed to be hammered out. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has pledged to legislate to compensate abuse victims in Northern Ireland but only once fundamental questions about th(...)

DUP’s Diane Dodds at the Balmoral Show. Photograph: Brian Little/PressEye

“Calm down and carry on farming,” said the sign on a bag being carried by a young farmer at the Balmoral Show on the outskirts of Lisburn, Co Antrim. (...)

In Belfast, the changes are ‘striking’: the report describes it as a ‘shared city, where the Catholic population is younger and more confident’. Photograph: Getty Images

It says much about Northern Ireland that the continued existence of sectarianism is not in doubt; instead the question, posed in report published toda(...)

The late Seamus Close. Photograph: Kevin Boyes

Former deputy leader of the Alliance Party Seamus Close has died. The 71-year-old had recently been diagnosed with liver cancer. He served as an Ass(...)

Voters at the polling station at Newtownbreda Baptist Church in south Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting votes is under way at 11 centres in Northern Ireland after the electorate cast their ballots on Thursday in the local government elections. (...)

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a 15-year-old girl was stabbed in the neck in Lurgan, Co Armagh at the weekend. A 14-year-ol(...)

Customs officers at Dublin Port. Photograph courtesy of  Revenue

You have to get up very early in the morning to catch Dublin Port’s customs officials on their latest Brexit drive. The first fingers of dawn are ba(...)

Matthieu Seguin of Coca-Cola is chair of Ibec’s Prepared Consumer Foods Council. “We want to partner with NGOs and our customers to reduce waste and increase recovery and recycling rates still further.”

Ireland’s prepared consumer foods (PCF) sector has put sustainability and packaging reduction at the top of its agenda for the year ahead. As well as (...)

Emergency services respond to a fire on Great Victoria Street in Belfast. Photograph: Northern Ireland Ambulance Service via Twitter

All 80 occupants of a premises in Belfast were evacuated in the early hours of Wednesday morning as fire fighters tackled a blaze on Great Victoria St(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale and England’s Henry Slade during the Ireland V England Six Nations Rugby Championship. Photograph:s Tom Honan

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Jacob Stockdale has spoken about the difficulty of being a practicing Christian on a sports field. “It’s a challenge(...)

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