After the murder of Paul Quinn, Sinn Féin finance minister Conor Murphy (pictured)  claimed that Mr Quinn was involved in criminality. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The Sinn Féin finance minister Conor Murphy has declined an opportunity in the Northern Assembly to state that south Armagh murder victim Paul Quinn w(...)

The Ballykeel area of Ballymena. Photograph: Google maps

A 12-year-old girl has died in a house fire in Co Antrim. The victim was from the Ballykeel area of Ballymena. Paramedics said they was called to (...)

DUP North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has ‘apologised unreservedly’ for failing to register a luxury family holiday to the Maldives in 2016 with a parliamentary watchdog. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

DUP North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has “apologised unreservedly” for failing to register a luxury family holiday to the Maldives in 2016 with a parliamen(...)

 First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill  have been urged to clarify the details of a teleconference with a senior Chinese official. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The Chinese consulate in Belfast has removed a controversial claim on its website that the Northern Ireland Executive “understands and respects” new s(...)

Arlene Foster insists that no Minister can go on a solo run with a controversial decision under the new legislation. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Eleven of the DUP’s 27 Assembly members have defied party leader Arlene Foster by abstaining on a vote for new legislation chiefly designed to free up(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill (right) among those attending the funeral of  former leading IRA figure Bobby Storey in west Belfast. Photograph: PA

The North’s Assembly will debate a motion on Tuesday calling on the Deputy First Minister to apologise for her actions at the funeral of former IRA me(...)

Northern Ireland attorney general John Larkin who during his tenure was embroiled in different degrees of controversy. Photograph:  NewRayPics

Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin, QC, is to stand down at the end of this month after 10 years in the post, it was announced on Monday. (...)

Conor Murphy said: ‘The reason we had to go into lockdown is because the health service has been under-resourced through austerity cuts for many, many years’. Photograph: PA

For the fourth day in succession the North’s Department of Health reported no deaths from coronavirus in Northern Ireland, where the death toll remain(...)

Belfast mural depicting Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill (L) and the DUP’s Arlene Foster as the unlikely bedfellow characters from the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

How is it that Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill seem to be getting on so well? In the past couple of weeks the DUP First Minister and Sinn Féin Depu(...)

Gerry Jones, Neil Blaney and John Kelly (right) during the Arms Trial in Dublin in 1970

A group representing victims and survivors of the Troubles has called on the Irish government to carry out an independent inquiry into the 1970 Arms C(...)

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