Northern Ireland Health of Minister Robin Swann said the concerns about clinical practice of the urologist were ‘of the gravest concern’. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye/PA Wire

The North’s Minister of Health Robin Swann has ordered a statutory public inquiry in relation to “serious concerns” about the work of a consultant uro(...)

 Police attend the scene of the fatal shooting of journalist Lyra McKee in  Derry on April 19th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Republican and loyalist paramilitaries remain a “clear and present danger” in Northern Ireland, the Independent Reporting Commission (IRC) has stated (...)

First Minister Arlene Foster whose party blocked a proposal from health minister Robin Swann to extend the circuit break measures for two more weeks. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Stormont ministers have again failed to agree fresh coronavirus restrictions for Northern Ireland amid fraying relations at the top of the powersharin(...)

Sinn Féin Minister for Communities Carál Ní Chuilín: “I will revitalise the Housing Executive.” Photograph: Steven McCaffery/PA Wire

A major overhaul of the North’s social housing provision system has been announced by the Sinn Féin Minister for Communities Carál Ní Chuilín. The No(...)

After the murder of Paul Quinn, Sinn Féin finance minister Conor Murphy (pictured)  claimed that Mr Quinn was involved in criminality. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The Sinn Féin finance minister Conor Murphy has declined an opportunity in the Northern Assembly to state that south Armagh murder victim Paul Quinn w(...)

 Belfast city centre. The retail sector will remain open under the North’s new restrictions. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland is going into an intensive period of restrictions for four weeks, the North’s First Minister Arlene Foster confirmed in the Stormont (...)

A woman cycles across the Peace Bridge over the River Foyle in Derry. The highest incidence of the disease is in the Derry and Strabane council area which over the past week saw 970 cases per 100,000 of the population. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There have been 1,217 new Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland in the last 24-hour reporting period, the Department of Health there has announced. It i(...)

Fiona Ryan, head of the Irish domestic abuse charity Sonas, has been appointed the first permanent Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childho(...)

Belfast city center and docklands. Photograph: iStock

Senior Stormont officials have raised concerns over whether in the aftermath of Brexit, British legislation could affect how Northern Ireland firms do(...)

The decision to close pubs at 11pm has been taken in the context of the rise in the incidence of coronavirus cases, First Minister Arlene Foster said. Photograph: iStock.

There is a risk of Northern Ireland recording 1,000 Covid-19 cases a day within a month if the current pattern continues, the North’s chief scientific(...)

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