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Mourners gather for Martin McGuinness’s funeral on March 23rd, 2017. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

In Derry, the dead keep watch over the living. Perched high on the Creggan hillside, the headstones in the City Cemetery look down over Derry and its (...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the American Ireland Gala Fund dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington DC. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley has said she will not impose a framework deal or a timetable to resume negotiations on Stormont’s deadlocked (...)

Karen Bradley: “The answer is for politicians who were elected by the people of Northern Ireland to get back into Stormont and run the executive.” Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland secretary of state Karen Bradley will be in Twickenham this afternoon cheering on England, arriving just in time after a whirlwind 72(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and deputy leader Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin MPs voting at Westminster is an idea whose time has come. The arguments that Sinn Féin leaders still advance against doing so do not stand u(...)

Former president Mary McAleese addressing the Voices of Faith conference in Rome last week. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

In his speech to the Brookings Institution in Washington on Tuesday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described the impasse in Northern Ireland as “corrosive an(...)

Party leader Mary Lou McDonald leads activists in highlighting the Sinn Féin ‘Trust Women – Repeal the Eighth’ message outside Leinster House last week. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A number of Sinn Féin’s elected representatives are uncomfortable with the party’s policy on abortion but are unwilling to say so publicly, a veteran (...)

Norah Gibbons, the independent chairwoman of Stormont’s Inter-Departmental Working Group, resigned on health grounds. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The process put in place by the Northern Ireland Executive to determine if there should be public inquiries into clerical child abuse, mother and baby(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said a Yes vote in the abortion referendum  would end the absolute Constitutional ban on abortion and allow the Dáil to legislate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The  Irish Times

If the Eighth Amendment is repealed, any legislation introduced that provides for terminations will not mean unrestricted access to abortion in Irelan(...)

Former Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster unlawfully stopped the Stormont Executive discussing a funding plan aimed at clearing a backlog of legacy inquests, the High Court in Belfast ruled today. Photograph: EPA/Neil Hall

Alan Erwin Former Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster unlawfully stopped the Stormont Executive discussing a funding plan aimed at clearing(...)

Clint Massey, a former resident of Kincora Boys’ Home, outside Banbridge Courthouse in May 2016 as a public inquiry  examined allegations of abuse at the notorious facility in east Belfast. File photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

Kincora child abuse survivor Clint Massey has died. Mr Massey spent eight months in the notorious East Belfast residential home at age 16. The facil(...)

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