Disputes over the status of Irish in Northern Ireland played a significant part in the collapse of the power-sharing executive in Stormont in 2017.

The United Kingdom should adopt a comprehensive law and strategy on the promotion of Irish in Northern Ireland as a “matter of priority”, a council of(...)

 Northern Ireland Minister for Education  Peter Weir:  rejected claims he had followed London, describing an ’inextricable link’ between Northern Ireland and Britain.

The controversy over exam results in Northern Ireland underlines the “absolute necessity” of a full time return to school for all pupils from next wee(...)

Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds: elevated to the House of Lords. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Nigel Dodds has been elevated to the House of Lords. Mr Dodds served as MP for North Belfast for a(...)

Michael Gove: “The UK’s customs territory is not altered as a result of the protocol, and unfettered access is one of the clear provisions within the protocol.” Photograph: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

Michael Gove has promised that businesses in Northern Ireland will not need to complete exit summary declarations when they send goods to the rest of (...)

The Catholic Church’s child protection watchdog says current data protection legislation is a threat to the safety of children.  Photograph: Getty Images

Current data protection legislation is a threat to the safety of children and has made their welfare difficult to guarantee, the Catholic Church’s chi(...)

Brexit supporters: The UK government will  soon publish plans for preparing Britain’s border operations for changes after the post-Brexit transition period. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Britain wants to accelerate the pace of its negotiations with the European Union by changing the format of the talks, a cabinet office minister told M(...)

Medical staff in the respiratory emergency department at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The North’s Department of Health on Tuesday reported no new deaths from coronavirus for the first time since March. It follows no deaths being report(...)

The DUP’s  Jeffrey Donaldson: “We welcome the clarity that this statement brings...”

The British government’s command paper on implementing the Northern Ireland protocol is soaked in the rhetoric of sovereignty that has marked many of (...)

John Dallat (left) with Colum Eastwood, SDLP leader. Photograph: SDLP

Tributes have been paid to the veteran SDLP politician John Dallat, who has died aged 73. The first nationalist mayor of Coleraine, Co Derry, Mr Dall(...)

Draft legislation which would create a new offence of domestic abuse has been introduced in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Image: iStock.

Draft legislation which would create a new offence of domestic abuse has been introduced in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Domestic Abuse and Fa(...)

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