Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed contacted British prime minister Boris Johnson urging him to accede to the request for an inquiry into the killing of Pat Finucane (pictured). File photograph: Pacemaker

The Finucane family are due to hear on Monday whether the British government will authorise an independent public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Belf(...)

Undated handout file photo of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. File photograph: PA/PA Wire

Four of the North’s six largest political parties have written a joint letter to the British government demanding a public inquiry into the murder of (...)

Arlene Foster said while Ministers did not want to introduce further restrictions   ‘it was necessary, unfortunately, to protect our health service’.  File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister has defended the decision to introduce tough new lockdown measures to limit the spread of coronavirus only a week after les(...)

Under a compromise  proposal agreed in the Northern Executive, cafes and close contact businesses such as hairdressers and beauticians can open on this coming Friday, while the rest of the hospitality sector will reopen on the following Friday, November 27th. File photograph: Getty

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann has warned that additional Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are likely to be imposed in Northern Irel(...)

Dr Tom Black, pictured in Derry, said the decision by politicians to relax restrictions gave a message to health workers: ‘we are abandoning you’. File photograph: Trevor McBride

The North’s Minister for Health has warned that lifting Covid-19 restrictions is a “gamble” and further measures will be needed “probably” before Chri(...)

‘There is now a decision and what we need to do is tell the public what that decision is and ask the public again to try to work with us.’ Photograph:  Jonathan Porter/PressEye

“You must be depressed today listening to these two,” Alliance Party Assembly member Kellie Armstrong remarked to host William Crawley on BBC Radio Ul(...)

As Brexit barrels into sight, DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Féin’s leader in the North, Michelle O’Neill, last week co-signed a letter to the EU pleading for special consideration of NI’s supply lines. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The wonder is that it survives. Northern Ireland’s mandatory five-party executive is buffeted by Covid-19 and laces fundamentally opposed parties toge(...)

Socially distance markings on a shop wall in Derry on November 5th. Photograph: Paul Faith/Bloomberg

Talks are due to resume on Thursday between Northern Ireland’s ministers after they again failed to reach agreement over whether or not to extend the (...)

Conservative Party peer Michael Howard: backed amendments that would remove treaty-breaking clauses from the Bill. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Boris Johnson suffered an overwhelming defeat in the House of Lords late on Monday over the Internal Market Bill, which would allow ministers to brea(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said Ministers would discuss  restrictions further over the weekend. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Pressure is mounting for an extension of the current four-week Covid-19 lockdown in Northern Ireland beyond its scheduled end on Friday week, November(...)

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