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Talk of a bridge or tunnel being built between Britain and Northern Ireland ‘is ultimately a road to nowhere’, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir said. File image: iStock.

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to drive forward with the idea of a bridge or tunnel between Northern Ireland and Britain has provoked(...)

A count supervisor sorts voting papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast. ‘A lot of us were fairly bemused at the Sinn Féin reaction to the Electoral Office’s legal duty to refresh the register,’ said SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

In the North, the significance of a vote runs deep. Sinn Féin has criticised the proposed updating of the electoral register as “a mass purge of vote(...)

Failure to quickly repay Covid-19 grants paid in error led to the resignation of Sinn Féin senator Elisha McCallion. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

All money paid out to ineligible firms through an emergency Covid-19 business grant scheme in Northern Ireland will be recovered, the Minister in char(...)

Politicians in the Stormont Assembly gave a mixed response to new abortion laws coming into force in Northern Ireland today. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

Unionists have called for an opportunity to debate and change Northern Ireland’s new abortion laws, which came into force on Tuesday. DUP MLA Paul G(...)

Inquiry chairman Sir Patrick Coghlin and Dame Una O’Brien, statutory inquiry panel member, and Dr Keith MacLean, technical assessor to the inquiry, present their findings in Parliament Buildings on Friday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Arlene Foster has again apologised for her failings over the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme but has insisted she has no cause to consider her p(...)

Novosco’s Patrick McAliskey said the company’s latest contract win adds to a fast-growing client list which  includes Swan Housing, Northwards Housing in England and Radius

Novosco, the Belfast-headquartered managed cloud provider, has signed a deal estimated to be worth more than £10 million with the Notting Hill Housing(...)

Located on the Ards Peninsula, bordering the southern shores of Belfast Lough, the affluent area takes in towns such as Bangor, where the count is taking place, Holywood and Donaghadee.

It was very much as case of “as you were” in the staunchly unionist constituency of North Down where Alan Chambers of the UUP Peter Weir of the DUP an(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including North Down – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

North Down is a predominantly unionist constituency – one which has never elected a nationalist MLA. Located on the Ards Peninsula, bordering the s(...)

Scenes Dublin Castle on Saturday for the referendum count. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The historic Yes vote in Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum leaves the North as the last bastion of discrimination against gay people, accordin(...)

An election count in Northern Ireland. Independent Lady Sylvia Hermon has won the North Down constituency seat by a comfortable margin. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Independent Lady Sylvia Hermon has won the North Down constituency seat by a comfortable margin. There were 10 candidates for North Down, with only th(...)

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