The minister  said  engagement between the PSNI and An Garda Síochána was happening quickly and in most cases significantly faster than the minimum standard required between EU states. Photograph: iStock

Brexit has had “no impact” on cross-Border co-operation on law enforcement, a UK government minister has said. Northern Ireland Office (NIO) Ministe(...)

Northern Ireland Human Rights Chief Commissioner Les Allamby and Máiría Cahill outside the High Court in Belfast. File photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has settled a case against the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) on behalf of former SDLP councillor Máiría C(...)

Taoiseach John Bruton speaks at a Fine Gael dinner in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, in April 1997. File photograph: David Sleator

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) voiced its “pleasure” in March 1997 at the tone of recent speeches made by taoiseach John Bruton, this year’s newly (...)

Poet and Nobel laureate  Seamus Heaney’s portrait by Tai Shan Schierenberg that is being used by the Northern Ireland Office to commemorate Northern Ireland’s centenary.

It is tempting to wonder what Seamus Heaney would have made of the controversy over the use of his portrait to promote the centenary of Northern Irela(...)

DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson who called on the UK government to “withdraw these regulations, respect the fact that devolution has been restored”. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The UK government has said it remains legally obliged to introduce abortion services in Northern Ireland regardless of a motion passed in the North’s (...)

A file photo of an abortion rights rally staged outside  Belfast City Hall in May 2018. Abortion services will be available without restriction in Northern Ireland until the 12th week of pregnancy from March 31st.  Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

Abortion services will be available without restriction in Northern Ireland until the 12th week of pregnancy from March 31st. The service will also (...)

Pro-choice supporters in Belfast stage a demonstration to highlight the 21 women a week on average who are forced to travel for an abortion. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Doctors in Northern Ireland must be given clarification about the rules now governing abortion laws following the decriminalisation of abortion this w(...)

 East Antrim MP Sammy  Wilson (DUP) has questioned the worth of resuming the Northern Ireland powersharing talks process, claiming Sinn Féin was making unrealistic demands. File photograph:  Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The British government has said talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland remain a priority, despite scepticism from a senior Democratic Union(...)

Masked  youths rioting in North Belfast in November 2005. “If you don’t give people who were involved in the conflict the chance to avail of the services that are available to the general public, then it makes it more difficult for these groups to civilianise.” File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

A panel of experts is scheduled to present a report on disbanding paramilitary groups after the Stormont Assembly election on May 5th. The Fresh Star(...)

Peter Barry minister for foreign affairs and  Tom King the northern ireland secretary in 1986. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

The response by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) to mounting pressure from the government under the Anglo-Irish Agreement for greater recognition of (...)

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