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People hold up placards and banners as they take part in a pro-choice rally in Belfast’s Writer’s Square on Saturday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Pro-choice and anti-abortion campaigners have held separate protests in Belfast amid the deepening political row over the commissioning of abortion se(...)

Graffiti on the Falls Road, Belfast. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty

Fifty years on, survivors recall the horrors inflicted upon them during the policy of internment in Northern Ireland When the crash of the door (...)

Martin Fraser has been secretary general at the Department of the Taoiseach for a decade. Photograph: GIS

Ireland has very few civil servants that have become household names, even fleetingly. Robert Watt’s recent pay hike on becoming secretary general of(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin (L) and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at the 26th plenary meeting of the North-South Ministerial Council, which took place via video conference. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Britain’s plans for a de facto amnesty for all Troubles-related killings has been roundly condemned at a meeting of the North-South Ministerial Counci(...)

In a  joint statement,  the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Primate of All Ireland Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin (above)  and four other bishops in the North  criticised politicians who have welcomed the ‘unilateral imposition’ of abortion services. File photograph: Tom Honan

Britain’s order for full abortion services to be in operation in Northern Ireland by next spring is “unjust”, “gravely disquieting” and threatens the (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s substantive demands on the Northern Ireland protocol are impossible, not least because they require the EU, which is based on the application of legal order, to accept instead a system based on trust. Photograph: Justin Tallis/ AFP via Getty Images

Less than two years after he negotiated, signed and ratified the Northern Ireland protocol as part of Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European(...)

The North’s Minister for Health Robin Swann: “The lack of discussion on this important issue in the Executive Committee means that I have been left with no choice but to issue the direction”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/PA

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor The Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis has instructed the Northern Executive to make full abortion services available i(...)

The statue of Confederate general Thomas Stonewall Jackson is removed from a park in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 10th. ‘We continue to pay a price for the lack of a common understanding of our own history.’ Photograph:  Ryan M Kelly/AFP via Getty Images

I read with more than a little disappointment the announcement from the British government that they were intending to shortly offer proposals on a bl(...)

British paratroopers take away demonstrators on Bloody Sunday after the paratroopers opened fire on a civil rights march on January 30th, 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, killing 14 civilians. Photograph: Getty

MLAs will return to Stormont on Tuesday to tell the UK government that they will not accept plans to end prosecutions for Troubles crimes. The Assemb(...)

The number in ICU in the North with Covid-19 has jumped to seven. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A further 1,071 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the State. The new cases were confirmed by the Department of Health on Monday evening, after(...)

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