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Labour’s Northern Ireland spokesman, Ivan Lewis: until now, Labour has been less than enthusiastic about the new powers, consistently raising questions about Northern Ireland’s ability to replace the lost tax income

Legislation to cut Northern Ireland’s corporation tax rate will be supported by the Labour Party, which guarantees that it will become law before the(...)

 Former chief medical officer of England, Sir Liam Donaldson (right) with the  North’s Health Minister Jim Wells.       Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

A new report on transforming the North’s health service has found that it has too many hospitals. The review, by former chief medical officer of Engl(...)

Wayne Liddy is currently serving a 12-year sentence at HMP Maghaberry for a series of sex attacks.  File Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A convicted serial rapist has failed in a legal bid to be allowed out of jail to visit his sister’s south Armagh grave. Wayne Liddy mounted a High Cou(...)

Former garda Adam Leddy leaving the Four Courts after he was awarded  compensation  in the High Court. Photograph: Courts Collins

A 41-year-old former garda, who was assaulted by a “terrorist” 15 years ago while on a night out with his girlfriend, has been awarded €37,700 compens(...)

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly: An Armagh court heard that in 2008 the so-called “on the run” letter was passed from the government to the Sinn Féin Assembly member who then passed it to the individual who has been identified as a suspect in the 2003 killing of Co Armagh man Gareth O’Connor. Photograph: PA

The disclosure that a suspect in the murder and disappearance of Gareth O’Connor mistakenly received an “on the run” letter assuring him he was not be(...)

Queen’s University Belfast: Centre for Secure Information Technologies  in the Northern Ireland Science Park is the UK’s largest university centre for cyber-security research. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Belfast-based start-up which has developed cyber-intelligence monitoring software has won a breakthrough contract with the US government.Details of (...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron: “I am delighted the broadcasters have gone away and thought again . . . although I don’t quite see why Northern Ireland seems to be missing out.” Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron has said that he cannot see why Northern Ireland’s political parties should be excluded from proposed television(...)

In 2008 a so-called “on the run” letter was passed from the Government to Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly (pictured) who then passed it on.

The inquest of a murdered father of two in Northern Ireland has been halted after it emerged that a suspect has been wrongly issued with a Government (...)

The witness  said children were washed in cold water and Jeyes fluid, and that carbolic soap was also used. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

A man who was put into a Belfast care home when he was six has alleged at the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that he suffered physical abuse f(...)

Colm O Gorman, Mary Murphy, Tom Arnold  and Michael Mc Dowell at the Convention on the Constitution in February 2014. Photogaph: Cyril Byrne

Only two of 18 recommendations for constitutional change made by the Convention on the Constitution are to be put to referendum. The Government(...)

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