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Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Edwin Poots. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Edwin Poots (DUP) has stated he had no intention of offending his Catholic friends and neighbours, in a bi(...)

Edwin Poots. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Perhaps it is only in Northern Ireland that tribalism could be injected into the Covid-19 crisis. Insinuating that nationalists are some sort of Covi(...)

Socially distanced queuing outside a cafe in Belfast. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Northern Ireland, which has the highest rate of Covid-19 infection on these islands, is beginning to see a slowing down in the rate of increase of the(...)

Chamber leaders around the country have called on the Government to introduce supports for  businesses by Covid-19 restrictions quickly. Photograph: iStock

Business groups have called for added supports for companies forced to close once again under the Government’s measures to try to suppress Covid-19 in(...)

‘You need to enforce the rules.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Too many contacts. That is why Level 3 did not work, experts say, and why more severe public restrictions being set by the Government will not work ei(...)

There is just one veterinary faculty on the island of Ireland, offering 82 places each year. Photograph: iStock

My dream has always been to work as a vet with small animals. I’m in sixth year and aiming for UCD, but the CAO points have jumped from 567 last year (...)

People queue socially distanced outside a cafe in Belfast on October 16th. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

A quarter of all Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland have occurred in the past week, the latest figures from the North’s Department of Health disclose.(...)

New uniforms for the PSNI. Photograph: PSNI

Police in Northern Ireland are to trial a proposed a new “fit for purpose” uniform, the PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne has announced. Mr Byrne said(...)

Church of Ireland Primate Archbishop John McDowell is one of four church leaders who have signed the letter, which is published in Monday’s Financial Times

The UK Internal Market Bill will have “enormous moral, as well as political and legal, consequences” if passed into law, the four Anglican primates of(...)

 Britain’s chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks during an appearance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show in London. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/AFP via Getty Images

British and European Union chief Brexit negotiators David Frost and Michel Barnier will speak by phone on Monday to discuss the structure of negotiati(...)

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