DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the British government was illustrating that the ‘protocol is not working’. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The British government’s demands for a new deal on the Northern Ireland protocol prompted different political responses in the North. The DUP describe(...)

Family members of Ballymurphy massacre victims Eileen McKeown (left), daughter of Joseph Corr, and Mary Corr, daughter in law of Joseph Corr, at Springhill Community House in Belfast, watching Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis announcing the UK Government’s plans to introduce legislation to end all prosecutions related to the Northern Ireland Troubles before 1998. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis’s proposals to end all Troubles-related prosecutions have triggered a wave of criticism from victims’ groups and poli(...)

TUV leader Jim Allister, former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib and Baroness Hoey with solicitor Colin Dougan outside Belfast High Court. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Traditional Unionist Voice leader and Assembly member (MLA) Jim Allister, who was one of those who took a legal challenge against the lawfulness o(...)

Paul Givan was appointed First Minister of Northern Ireland on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has failed to comment on reports that Northern Ireland’s First Minister Paul Givan was told by party officers he w(...)

Jim Allister: he  “frightens” the DUP not because of the TUV’s potential to win elections but because of his power to disrupt the electoral landscape. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

As Edwin Poots found himself without a party on the tumultuous Thursday which ended in his resignation as DUP leader, one political opponent wasted no(...)

DUP leader Edwin Poots at a press conference at Stormont  where he met with the party’s assembly members. Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Northern Correspondent The new DUP leader Edwin Poots has denied a delay in making ministerial appointments and said he will announce his new team (...)

DUP leader Edwin Poots. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The new DUP leader Edwin Poots could announce his ministerial team as early as Tuesday, in a move that may trigger a crisis at Stormont. There has be(...)

 A nurse holds defective breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese, in Nice, southern France. File photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP Photo

An estimated 600 Irish women who were given faulty breast implants are set to be compensated after a French court found negligence was involved. Thou(...)

The case was brought by 2,700 women who said they suffered long-term physical and mental health problems after receiving implants filled with cheap, industrial-grade silicone not cleared for human use. File photograph: BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty

Thousands of victims of defective breast implants manufactured in France should receive compensation, a Paris appeals court ruled on Thursday, after d(...)

Doug Beattie, the UUP’s fifth leader in nine years, has a daunting task ahead of him, though the UUP’s decline in recent years has at least adjusted expectations. File photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The two parties that have dominated unionism in Northern Ireland for decades have replaced their leaders in the past week. The new figureheads embody (...)

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