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First Minister Arlene Foster sat Stormont. File photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

Northern Ireland recorded three more deaths and 877 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday as Stormont Executive Ministers consider whether six-week lockdown(...)

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(...)

 Sir Declan Morgan Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland said the British government’s comments about the Northern Ireland protocol   enable ‘others to take the view that they can choose which laws apply to them’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The UK government’s plans to breach aspects of the EU withdrawal agreement could undermine the rule of law domestically , Lord Chief Justice of Northe(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Prospects of a trade deal between Britain and the European Union dimmed to a flicker last night after London admitted that it plans to break internati(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster welcomed the degree of ‘clarity’ provided by Michael Gove in his House of Commons statement. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

British Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove’s key commitments on the Northern Ireland protocol must be “unmovable foundational positions” for the Bri(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson (left) speaks during his first Cabinet meeting flanked by his new chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Pool/Getty

Concern has been expressed over reports that Boris Johnson has ordered his Brexit team to find ways to “get around” the Northern Ireland protocol. Th(...)

Sinn Fein’s Chris Hazzard after holding his South Down seat. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The outgoing MP Chris Hazzard, who first won this seat from the SDLP two years ago, has regained it for Sinn Féin with a majority of just over 1,600 v(...)

DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds at the Belfast count centre after losing his seat to Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Big changes after the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. So, no surprise there. Voters were annoyed with the DUP over Brexit, and probably oth(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, pictured with party leader Arlene Foster, has been embroiled in a  bitter and brutal battle with Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in North Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

People in Northern Ireland are pretty fired up for this Westminster contest and that is illustrated by the fact that there are more than 50,000 additi(...)

Former SDLP leader Margaret Richie described the House of Lords in 2012 as an ‘anachronistic institution’.  Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Former SDLP leader and now newly elevated member of the House of Lords Margaret Ritchie is sitting on the reputed grave of St Patrick in Downpatrick m(...)

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