The burnt-out La Mon House hotel near Belfast following an IRA bombing in 1978. Photograph: Pacemaker

Every unionist party has welcomed the decision not to hold a full public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. The reason t(...)

Katherine Finucane, her brother John and mother Geraldine at the office of Finucane Toner in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Finucane family has been here before. In 2001 the UK government agreed that a “judge of international standing” would be appointed to carry out a (...)

Pedestrians walk past Covid-19 informatin signs in Belfast over the weekend.  Photograph: Getty

The Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken has called on Minister of Health Stephen Donnelly not to allow bureaucracy block the vital sharing of Cov(...)

 Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It was important that judges are seen to be able to “speak truth to power”, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland Sir Declan Morgan has told Assembly(...)

Members of the public pass the Pennys shop on Henry Street, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The vast majority of outbreaks or clusters of Covid-19 reported in the past week occurred in private houses, according to new figures. A report from(...)

Fears of food shortages will result in panic buying in the North as there had been because of Covid, Doug Beattie told Stormont committee. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty

Northern Ireland faces “civil unrest” if panic breaks out over feared food shortages as a result of Brexit, a Stormont committee has heard. Ulster Un(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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