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A Stormont official watches proceedings in the Northern Ireland Assembly Chamber on a television in the Great Hall at Stormont Buildings. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to reject the British government’s Brexit withdrawal deal. MLAs had been asked by the UK’s Brexit Secre(...)

INorthern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) (L) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill of republican party Sinn Fein/ Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/ Northern Ireland Executive/AFP/ Getty Images

The new Northern Executive met for the first time on Tuesday while the new Northern Assembly also got down to normal business with the first major ann(...)

DUP deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, DUP First Minister Arlene Foster, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith, with the new Northern Ireland Executive at Stormont House in Belfast. Photograph: PressEye/PA Wire

The British prime minister Boris Johnson on a visit to Stormont to meet the newly instated Northern Executive said following Thursday’s New Decade, Ne(...)

Arlene Foster (left) and Michelle O’Neill  at Parliament Buildings, Stormont.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

If Northern Ireland has been given hope this weekend, it is due, ultimately, to the courage of five individuals – the leaders of the political parties(...)

Following agreement of the New Decade, New Approach pact, politicians on all sides appear ready to tackle outstanding problems.

The next decade will be an incredible time of opportunity for Northern Ireland, British prime minister Boris Johnson has said ahead of a visit to Stor(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster said ‘Lessons have been learned and it is time to get Northern Ireland moving forward again’. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

The re-appointed Northern Ireland First Minister and Deputy First Minister have pledged to seek common ground and to promote reconciliation. DUP lead(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster leads her party MLAs back into the debating chamber in Stormont on Saturday. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Three years after its collapse the Northern Assembly was formally back in business at lunchtime on Saturday following Thursday night’s publication of (...)

Minister for  Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney and Northern Secretary Julian Smith outside Stormont  Buildings with the document New Decade, New Approach. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cartoons played their part in getting Stormont back. Sometimes they reach parts that words could never touch. Snarling dogs, people and whips driving (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, deputy leader Michelle O’Neill  and party colleagues in the Great Hall of Parliament Buildings, Stormont, on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Northern parties, on the back of the British and Irish governments’ New Decade, New Approach proposals, are due at Stormont at lunchtime on Saturd(...)

Members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)  in Waterford in 1917. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was forced to postpone a  commemoration for the RIC and the Dublin Metropolitan Police.   Photograph: A. H. Poole Collection

Before a decade of commemorations began in 2012 of the years around the creation of the State, then taoiseach Enda Kenny was only too well aware that (...)

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