Theresa May promised on a visit to Belfast in February to review the concerns of Irish citizens in Northern Ireland about how British immigration rules treat their rights to be Irish under the 1998 Belfast Agreement.  Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s chief human rights commissioner has called on the UK to conduct an “open and transparent” examination of the post-Brexit rights of (...)

Les Allamby, chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The UK government is under pressure to clarify immigration rules that human rights activists say undermine the rights of Northern Ireland-born Irish c(...)

Sarah Ewart was granted leave to seek a judicial review, amid claims the near-blanket ban breaches her human rights. Photograph: PA

A Belfast woman has won High Court approval to challenge Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws. Sarah Ewart was granted leave to seek a judicial r(...)

Both sides: Women protest against abortion (left) and in favour of choice (right) in Belfast. File photographs: Getty Images

New opinion polls have found that the majority of people across the United Kingdom want to see abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland. Unlike in(...)

 Bernadette McAliskey  called for Northern Ireland’s suspended parliament to be ‘bulldozed’. Photograph: PA

Stormont should be bulldozed and replaced with an old people’s home, Bernadette McAliskey told a conference in Dungannon on Saturday. The veteran civ(...)

‘People living in Northern Ireland have no desire to go back to the days when two people born on the same street grow up with two different sets of rights.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Brexit has taken up an extraordinary amount of media time and space since the United Kingdom made its decision to withdraw from the European Union in (...)

Charlotte Caldwell, and her son Billy, from Co Tyrone,  stand outside the Home Office during a break in a meeting with officials to discuss how Billy can have his severe epilepsy treated with cannabis oil,  a banned substance in Britain, in London, June 11th, 2018. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

A document sent to outlets on Sunday night about a media opportunity with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley today, contains briefing lines for her to u(...)

Abortion rights campaigner Sarah Ewart  outside the Supreme Court in London. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

A Belfast woman who travelled to Britain for an abortion is to take a case to the High Court in her home city after campaigners lost a UK supreme cour(...)

Anti-abortion demonstrators protest outside the supreme court in London before it ruled  on an appeal against Northern Ireland’s abortion laws. Photograph: Ben Stanstall/AFP/Getty Images

The opinion of a majority on the UK supreme court that Northern Ireland’s ban on abortion, even in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormality,(...)

A garda working on the Border between counties Cavan and Fermanagh. Human rights groups have warned the EU’s draft Brexit treaty risks breaching the  Belfast Agreement by creating a difference in human rights protections on the island of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

People in Northern Ireland should continue to be entitled to EU citizenship and to vote in European elections post-Brexit, a north-south committee on (...)

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