SDLP deputy leader Nicola Mallon speaking in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Stormont Assembly members broke from their summer recess on Tuesday to express their united opposition to British government proposals to ban all pros(...)

Sligo native Tommie Gorman started his journalistic career with the Western People in the late 1970s, moving to RTÉ as its northwest correspondent in 1980. File photograph: Leon Farrell/

RTÉ’s Northern editor Tommie Gorman has said he still believes the island of Ireland is “full of hope” in his final report for the national broadcaste(...)

 Northern secretary Brandon Lewis: Belfast High Court granted the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission leave to take action against him and the North’s Department of Health for failing to fully implement the new legislation. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Northern secretary Brandon Lewis’s plan to introduce regulations to implement abortion services in Northern Ireland next week is likely to trigger a r(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill of Sinn Féin told the Assembly that Sinn Féin would be abstaining in the vote. File photograph: PA Wire

Advocates on both sides of the abortion debate have criticised Sinn Féin after its Assembly members abstained in a vote on a Bill seeking to ban termi(...)

Some primary school pupils have been back in class in Northern Ireland since March 8th. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed the easing of some lockdown restrictions and has announced a timetable for the reopening of all schools in (...)

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’ Neill personally intervene during NI abortion debate. File Photograph: Alan Betson

The North’s First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill intervened from opposite ends of the abortion debate during discus(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster was accused of sitting down with the Loyalist Communities Council and ‘seeking common cause in your opposition against the protocol’. Photograph: PA

Continuing controversy over the Northern Ireland protocol has triggered edgy exchanges in the Northern Assembly between First Minister Arlene Foster a(...)

Good Shepherd Catholic Church on the Ormeau Road in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An investigation into Northern Ireland’s mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries will be independent and put the needs of victims first, Norther(...)

While there is no doubt about empty shelves in some stores, others have downplayed the extent of the problem. Photograph: Alan Betson

The British government is likely to resist increasing pressure from the DUP for it to override the Northern Ireland protocol because of trade disrupti(...)

The Northern Executive met  on Tuesday afternoon to discuss imposing further restrictions. Photograph: PA

The Northern Executive on Tuesday night decided to impose further restrictions to try to address what First Minister Arlene Foster has described as a (...)

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