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Hillary Clinton: The Biden administration will pay attention to the potential implications of Brexit and will be alert to anything that might undermine the Belfast Agreement. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The former US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has emphasised the Biden administration’s commitment to the North’s peace process, saying there wil(...)

Amnesty’s programme director in the North, Patrick Corrigan, was speaking ahead of the launch of a series of online events by Amnesty and Ulster University to help survivors contribute to the design of a forthcoming inquiry.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An investigation into mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland “must not repeat the mistakes of past inquiries”, Amnesty Inte(...)

Poet and Nobel laureate  Seamus Heaney’s portrait by Tai Shan Schierenberg that is being used by the Northern Ireland Office to commemorate Northern Ireland’s centenary.

It is tempting to wonder what Seamus Heaney would have made of the controversy over the use of his portrait to promote the centenary of Northern Irela(...)

Mr Coveney was speaking at online event, Reflections on the Centenary of the Government of Ireland Act, held by Queen’s University, Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The centenary of the foundation of Northern Ireland is an opportunity to strengthen further the relationships enshrined in the Belfast [Good Friday] A(...)

North’s Minister for Education Peter Weir: abandoned the system after widespread controversy over a statistical “anomaly” that downgraded 37 per cent of marks. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A and AS-level students in Northern Ireland will receive their revised grades on Friday, the North’s exam board, the Council for the Curriculum, Exami(...)

The consultation is part of an independent, two-year project being carried out by the Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland

A public consultation on the format of any future Border poll and how it might be carried out is being launched today by academics in Ireland, Britain(...)

The European Commission’s office in Belfast closed at the end of January when the UK left the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU should re-establish a diplomatic “presence” in Northern Ireland post-Brexit, according to a report by the research initiative The UK in a Chang(...)

Jonathan Bardon wrote and presented many radio programmes, including the BBC series, and accompanying book, A History of Ireland in 250 episodes. File photograph: The Irish Times

Jonathan Bardon, the historian who chronicled the development of Ulster from the earliest times to the present day, has died, his family has said. He(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons in December 2019: ‘watch the space between the islands.’ Photograph: PA Wire

At their closest point, only 20km separate Torr Head in Co Antrim from the Mull of Kintyre; on a clear day on the north coast, you can see Scotland. (...)

An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars.  Image: Robin Dienel/The Carnegie Institution for Science via The New York Times

A collision of two neutron stars, 130 million light years away, has opened up “a new window on the Universe”. The spectacular event which occurred on (...)

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