Police stand at the entrance of the Marie Stopes clinic as anti-abortion protestors hold up placards outside the Belfast clinic in October 2012. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

During its five years of life, the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast dealt with thousands of women. The oldest was 52; the youngest was 13 who had become(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was speaking at the launch of his new book in Belfast. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said his personal view is that it should be a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion. The party has fa(...)

Sinn Féin’s president Gerry Adams and leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill will come to a judgment before November 13th on the DUP’s intentions. File photograph: Peter Morrisson/Reuters

Gerry Adams has said Sinn Féin is the “party of dialogue” but as northern leader Michelle O’Neill has made clear “endless talks without conclusion jus(...)

A poster of Savita Halappanavar erected on O’Connell Street, Dublin, during a vigil in her memory today. Photograph: Áine McMahon/The Irish Times

“Never again” was the headline term used at vigils in Dublin and Belfast today to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Ms (...)

Ray Bassett: It is time for the EU to ‘stop the insults’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former senior Irish diplomat Ray Bassett has warned that Ireland is on the “wrong track” in Brexit negotiations and says the European Union should sto(...)

Marie Conlon’s body was found by PSNI officers at her home at Larkspur Rise (general view above) in west Belfast after concerns were raised about her whereabouts. File photograph: Google Street View

A man is due to appear at a Belfast court next month after being charged in connection with the discovery of a woman’s body in an apartment in Belfast(...)

The panel and audience at an event on Northern Ireland’s place in a united Ireland, at the Lighthouse Summer School in Killough, Co Down. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

New SDLP deputy leader Nichola Mallon has warned that rushing to a Border poll where Irish unity is not clearly mapped out is “an absolute recipe for (...)

Mary Lou McDonald speaking at a business breakfast in west Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Micheál Martin of “playing a very cynical game” after the Fianna Fáil leader rejected the idea o(...)

The 23-year-old prison officer was working at  Maghaberry Prison. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A prison officer has been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of an investigation into alleged drugs trafficking into Maghaberry Prison. Detectives (...)

 Alliance party leader Naomi Long: chronic pain and other symptoms of endometriosis have become “increasingly severe and hard to manage over the last few years”. Photograph: William Cherry

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has said she is stepping aside from her role for up to 10 weeks to recover from surgery for endometriosis. In a soc(...)

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