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(...)

Failure to quickly repay Covid-19 grants paid in error led to the resignation of Sinn Féin senator Elisha McCallion. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

All money paid out to ineligible firms through an emergency Covid-19 business grant scheme in Northern Ireland will be recovered, the Minister in char(...)

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee  has described the proposals as ‘unilateral and unhelpful’. Above, Boris Johnson. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/PA Wire

MPs at Westminster have strongly criticised new proposals by the UK government to address the legacy of the Troubles, which they described as “unilate(...)

UUP leader Steve Aiken said that too often in the Brexit debate ‘it sounds like Boris bashing turns into Brit-bashing, and that is not something that I think it conducive or helpful for the people of Northern Ireland’. File photograph:  Niall Carson/PA.

The North’s Assembly has passed a motion rejecting the UK government’s Internal Market Bill and any claim it is necessary to protect the Belfast Agree(...)

A-level student Ruben Hughes protests in Belfast on Monday over the handling of this year’s final grades. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland school leavers who received a final mark lower than that predicted by their teachers are to have their grades reinstated, the North’s(...)

Deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill (left) and first minister Arlene Foster are pictured at Stormont. Their parties, Sinn Féin and the DUP, are seeking to reject a £1,000 pay rise given to Assembly members. File photograph: EPA.

The leaders of the North’s five main parties have asked that a controversial pay rise which was awarded to MLAs be deferred. In a joint statement is(...)

The DUP’s Gregory Campbell celebrates his re-election in East Derry with his wife. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Going into this UK general election, East Derry was one of the DUP’s safest seats, and so it has remained. The outspoken MP Gregory Campbell, who has (...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood is elected MP for Foyle at the count in Magherafelt. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In Foyle, the expectation was that it would be a close-run thing; in the end, Colum Eastwood ran away with it. The SDLP leader defeated the outgoing (...)

Emma Gallen, Danielle Roberts and Elaine Crory, all volunteers with Alliance for Choice. Photograph: Freya McClements

Two years ago, a Belfast woman told Danielle Roberts what she had told no one else – that she had had an abortion. “She closed the kitchen door in he(...)

East Antrim lost its only nationalist seat in the North’s Assembly election. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

East Antrim lost its only nationalist seat in the North’s Assembly election, with the UUP ousting Sinn Féin stalwart Oliver McMullan. The veteran rep(...)

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