Sinn Féin Minister for Communities Carál Ní Chuilín: “I will revitalise the Housing Executive.” Photograph: Steven McCaffery/PA Wire

A major overhaul of the North’s social housing provision system has been announced by the Sinn Féin Minister for Communities Carál Ní Chuilín. The No(...)

 First Minister Arlene Foster, Minister for the Economy Minister Diane Dodds and junior minister Declan Kearney at a press conference at Parliament Buildings Stormont. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Stormont business will continue as usual notwithstanding that four of the Northern Executive’s 10 full Ministers are self-isolating, First Minister Ar(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill is self-isolating after a contact tested positive for Covid-19; she has tested negative. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Almost 2,000 new cases of coronavirus were identified in Northern Ireland over the weekend. A further 1,066 cases were reported by the North’s Depart(...)

The North’s Minister for Health Robin Swann outside Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

For the fourteenth consecutive day the North’s Department of Health has reported no coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland, leaving the total number o(...)

The government in the North must “step in” and support those in the music industry who are facing financial ruin due to the coronavirus pandemic, the singer and actor Bronagh Gallagher has warned. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The government in the North must “step in” and support those in the music industry who are facing financial ruin due to the coronavirus pandemic, the (...)

Sinn Féin MLA Deirdre Hargey is to undergo surgery. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin Minister for Communities Deirdre Hargey is to stand aside temporarily due to illness, it was announced on Sunday. She will be replaced in t(...)

The New Lodge bonfire in Belfast which police were attempting to help contractors dismantle. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

The decision to abandon a plan to facilitate the removal of a bonfire close to three nationalist tower blocks in north Belfast was taken in the intere(...)

The Prince of Wales with Sinn Féin MLA Caral Ní Chuilín and her colleague Gerry Kelly (left) at Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The first port of call for Prince Charles during a two day visit to Northern Ireland was a landmark church which had faced demolition a few years ago.(...)

Sinn Féin Deputy  Pearse Doherty (left), new president Mary Lou McDonald, new deputy president Michelle O’Neill and Conor Murphy MLA celebrating  at  the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féiners are now getting used to a leadership that is not only chromosomally different to what went before – but a leadership where the top post h(...)

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire: has set Friday as deadline for an agreement to prevent Northern Ireland slipping back to direct rule. Photograph: David Young/PA

The atmosphere during Holy Week at Stormont in 1998 was a lot different to the one now. In the feverish days leading up to Good Friday 1998, the Nor(...)

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