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Former first minister Arlene Foster leaving Stormont Castle in Belfast. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Former DUP leader Arlene Foster called on members of the Northern Ireland Assembly to be “good neighbours” and to respect each other’s identities as s(...)

The proposal to erect the commemorative stone has proved divisive at Stormont, with Sinn Féin reacting to a proposal that it believes to be ‘symbolic of past failures’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has opposed a unionist proposal to erect a stone at Stormont to mark the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland despite all four othe(...)

A view of the port of Larne on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Faith/Bloomberg

Some of the officials withdrawn from post-Brexit inspections at Larne port amid safety concerns are returning to work. Mid and East Antrim Borough Co(...)

The DUP’s eight MPs have said they will vote against the  deal when it is debated in the House of Commons on Wednesday. File photograph:  Justin Tallis / AFP via Getty Images

The speaker of the North’s Assembly is to be asked to recall MLAs from Christmas recess to debate the post-Brexit trade deal agreed between the EU and(...)

North’s  First Minister Arlene Foster: “We recognise Easter is a time when many families would usually get together, but it is essential that everyone continues to follow the social distancing instructions.” Photograph: Kelvin Boyes

There are some tentative signs that social distancing measures are having an effect in tackling Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, the North’s chief medica(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald, vice-president Michelle O’Neill and Coiste Seasta member Ken O’Connell  arrive in the Dublin election count centre at the RDS during the recent election. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Not a normal democratic party, says Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin – Correct, says the party’s OWN finance director. SO here IS HOW THE PARTY WO(...)

 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Tánaiste  Simon Coveney  at the Museum of Literature Ireland. Photograph: Phil Noble – WPA Pool/Getty Images

The UK and EU’s changing relationship will require people to “work together” to ensure relations between Ireland and the UK remain “just as strong”, B(...)

Northern Ireland’s MLAs have agreed a process to return a controversial £1,000 pay rise. On Thursday the Assembly Commission determined that it was (...)

UK  prime minister Boris Johnson and secretary of state for Northern Ireland Julian Smith  are greeted by First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill  at Stormont on Monday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

There was a pleasing symmetry at Stormont on Monday when new Sinn Féin Assembly speaker Alex Maskey welcomed British prime minister Boris Johnson. Ma(...)

‘On Thursday the public told the DUP and Sinn Féin to get on with it. They now have a chance to do just that.’ File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

It must be difficult after such a long and bruising election campaign, particularly for the like of DUP leader Arlene Foster, for politicians to feel (...)

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