UK foreign secretary Liz Truss and  European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic.  Almost two-thirds of respondents to a survey said  they saw the UK and EU’s failure to reach a solution to the outstanding issues regarding the Northern Ireland protocol as putting peace and stability at risk.   Photograph: Rob Pinney/PA Wire

There has been a “notable shift” in the North towards greater acceptance of the Northern Ireland protocol, according to a study published on Thursday.(...)

City Hall in Belfast. Photograph: iStock

A majority of people in the North now view the Northern Ireland protocol as positive, according to a poll conducted for a research project at Queen’s (...)

Ian Marshall: says it is  ‘now time to be proud of who we are’ and to build ‘an inclusive, prosperous Northern Ireland for all’. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall is to stand as the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) candidate in West Tyrone in the forthcoming Assembly election in Northern I(...)

 A mural in  Derry, Northern Ireland. File photograph: iStock

The UK government’s new proposals to deal with the legacy of the Troubles represent “one of the most sweeping amnesties introduced in any jurisdiction(...)

The Lifford Bridge spans the river Foyle and connects Strabane to Lifford across the Border between the Republic and the UK. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Fans of Derry City FC had been looking forward to getting back in the stands for the first time since Christmas. A successful test event at the Irish(...)

Hillary Clinton: The Biden administration will pay attention to the potential implications of Brexit and will be alert to anything that might undermine the Belfast Agreement. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The former US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has emphasised the Biden administration’s commitment to the North’s peace process, saying there wil(...)

Amnesty’s programme director in the North, Patrick Corrigan, was speaking ahead of the launch of a series of online events by Amnesty and Ulster University to help survivors contribute to the design of a forthcoming inquiry.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An investigation into mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland “must not repeat the mistakes of past inquiries”, Amnesty Inte(...)

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(...)

Mr Coveney was speaking at online event, Reflections on the Centenary of the Government of Ireland Act, held by Queen’s University, Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The centenary of the foundation of Northern Ireland is an opportunity to strengthen further the relationships enshrined in the Belfast [Good Friday] A(...)

North’s Minister for Education Peter Weir: abandoned the system after widespread controversy over a statistical “anomaly” that downgraded 37 per cent of marks. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A and AS-level students in Northern Ireland will receive their revised grades on Friday, the North’s exam board, the Council for the Curriculum, Exami(...)

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