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Catholic bishops in the North have said Monday was ‘a tragic day for the unborn child’ after abortion was decriminalised. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

The main Christian churches in Ireland have deplored the events at Stormont on Monday that resulted in the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left) greets EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier during a weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: AP

New proposals from the British government to replace the Northern Ireland backstop were welcomed by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (...)

Simon Zebo during Racing 92’s Heineken Champions Cup clash against Ulster at  Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Simon Zebo says the racist epithet hurled at him from the crowd when his French club Racing 92 played Ulster a few weeks ago in Belfast has been part (...)

The North has been without a devolved government since January 2017, and the Stormont civil servants running departments have limited decision-making powers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Northern Ireland is falling behind on human rights in a broad range of areas according to a new report from the NI Human Rights Commission. Multiple (...)

Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Regular issues such as jobs, health and education will feature in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election campaign but distilled to its essentials(...)

How about power-sharing?

A far-fetched option? A way to get us out of this mess, but “let’s run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes”.... As Fianna Fáil and Fine Gae(...)

‘The DUP’s opposition to gender quotas makes Foster’s rise more intriguing.’ Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Arlene Foster has been appointed Northern Ireland’s first female First Minister. Foster is also the first female to lead the Democratic Unionist Party(...)

The Stormont inquiry is one of a number of ongoing examinations of the Project Eagle sale. Photograph: Getty Images

The Stormont inquiry investigating the £1.2 billion (€1.7bn) sale of Nama’s former loan portfolio in the North plans to write to the agency to seek cl(...)

Scenes Dublin Castle on Saturday for the referendum count. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The historic Yes vote in Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum leaves the North as the last bastion of discrimination against gay people, accordin(...)

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