Northern Ireland’s first minister Arlene Foster, health minister Robin Swann and deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill during the daily media broadcast at Parliament Buildings in Stormont, Belfast. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The Northern Executive has given the go-ahead for the easing of some coronavirus-related restrictions from Monday. Weddings and civil partnerships ca(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster said that the DUP had been “consistently pro-life”.  Photgraph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The Northern Assembly has passed a DUP motion calling for the rejection of abortion law enacted at Westminster and more specifically rejecting termina(...)

There have been  4,732 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, with a total of 53,704 people tested. Stock photograph: David Ramos/Getty

There were calls for people to observe social distancing rules as the latest figures from the Department of Health showed that two more people died in(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster said the DUP motion addressed the “distressing issue” of the abortion of foetuses with Down’s syndrome. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The Northern Catholics bishops have written to Stormont Assembly members calling on them to reject new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland that (...)

Both the DUP in its motion and Sinn Féin in its amendment to new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland cite the work of Heidi Crowter (above), who has Down syndrome, and who has been campaigning for a change in the British law which allows for abortion up to full term in cases of Down syndrome. File photograph: Guardian

Sinn Féin has indicated a willingness to see some alteration of the new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland that was enacted at Westminster and (...)

First Minister Arlene Foster welcomed the degree of ‘clarity’ provided by Michael Gove in his House of Commons statement. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

British Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove’s key commitments on the Northern Ireland protocol must be “unmovable foundational positions” for the Bri(...)

Members of the PSNI Covid-19 unit at Musgrave Street, Belfast. Photograph: PA

Contact tracing has resumed in Northern Ireland and is being carried out on a cross-border basis, the North’s health minister has confirmed. Speakin(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill arrive at Stormont prior to announcing the Executive’s approach to coronavirus decision-making. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland will begin its exit from coronavirus lockdown starting with people being encouraged to return to their workplace and ending with the (...)

The North’s Department of Health reported that 30 more people have tested positive for Covid-19, leaving the total number now confirmed with the disease at 4,149. File photograph: PA

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill are planning to announce a five-stage easing of the coronavirus lockdown in No(...)

Alliance deputy leader Stephen Farry was among the politicians in the North to be threatened. Photograph: File/AFP via Getty Images

Loyalist paramilitaries have issued threats to Assembly members in the SDLP, the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Alliance. Following on threats issue(...)

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