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Katherine Finucane, her brother John and mother Geraldine at the office of Finucane Toner in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Finucane family has been here before. In 2001 the UK government agreed that a “judge of international standing” would be appointed to carry out a (...)

People walk past The Kitchen Bar at Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland enters a two-week circuit-breaker lockdown on Friday designed to arrest the spread of coronavirus. From Friday, pubs, restaurants, n(...)

Members of the public pass the Pennys shop on Henry Street, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The vast majority of outbreaks or clusters of Covid-19 reported in the past week occurred in private houses, according to new figures. A report from(...)

Fears of food shortages will result in panic buying in the North as there had been because of Covid, Doug Beattie told Stormont committee. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty

Northern Ireland faces “civil unrest” if panic breaks out over feared food shortages as a result of Brexit, a Stormont committee has heard. Ulster Un(...)

Northern Ireland Minister or Health Robin Swann with chief nursing officer Charlotte McArdle at the opening of a Nightingale hospital in Whiteabbey, Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Northern Executive Ministers on Thursday night reached consensus on new Covid-19 restrictions that will extend the current ones past the first week in(...)

 Police attend the scene of the fatal shooting of journalist Lyra McKee in  Derry on April 19th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Republican and loyalist paramilitaries remain a “clear and present danger” in Northern Ireland, the Independent Reporting Commission (IRC) has stated (...)

A plan by Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann to extend Covid-19 restrictions for two weeks was blocked by the DUP.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA.

The North’s First Minister and Deputy First Minister disagreed in the Assembly on Monday over the DUP’s use of a cross-community veto last week to blo(...)

A mural supporting the NHS near the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald, Belfast. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A further 10 people with Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland, the department of health there has said. The death toll recorded by the department n(...)

‘There is now a decision and what we need to do is tell the public what that decision is and ask the public again to try to work with us.’ Photograph:  Jonathan Porter/PressEye

“You must be depressed today listening to these two,” Alliance Party Assembly member Kellie Armstrong remarked to host William Crawley on BBC Radio Ul(...)

Hand sanitiser in the reception area at the White Horse Hotel on the outskirts of Derry on November 5th. Photograph: Paul Faith/Bloomberg

The Northern Executive has agreed to a one-week extension of Covid-19 restrictions, following days of bitter division among ministers over whether to (...)

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