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Pro-abortion protesters hold placards during a demonstration calling for abortion to be legalised in Northern Ireland, outside Belfast city hall in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A great quote has been unearthed by campaigners for abortion reform in Northern Ireland, showing that in 1992 future DUP leader Arlene Foster (then Ke(...)

Leaders of the Pro-Remain parties in Northern Ireland, (left to right) Naomi Long from the Alliance Party, Colm Eastwood from the SDLP, Michelle O’Neill from Sinn Féin and Steven Agnew from the Green Party, hold a joint press conference urging the UK to keep aligned with EU customs arrangements post-Brexit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The joint statement by four of the parties at Stormont calling for Northern Ireland to remain in the EU single market and customs union is a positive (...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley in Armagh meeting businesses about Brexit. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA

Four Stormont parties which backed remain in the EU membership referendum have issued a joint statement on Brexit ahead of the bloc’s upcoming talks a(...)

Comments attributed to British prime minister Theresa May’s about a Border poll are an admission that a referendum on Irish unity should be called, Sinn Féin has said. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Pool/EPA..

Comments attributed to British prime minister Theresa May’s about a Border poll are an admission that it is time for a referendum on Irish unity, Sinn(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood was coy on suggestions of a future relationship with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Since the SDLP played a pivotal role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland they have suffered at the polls. The then leader John Hume knew by opening(...)

As SDLP leader Colum Eastwood told his party’s annual conference at the weekend,  political vacuums don’t end well in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The claim by former Ulster Unionist party leader David Trimble’s that the Irish Government’s Brexit strategy risks provoking loyalist paramilitaries h(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood: 20 years after the Belfast Agreement, ‘our politics finds itself in a very bad way’.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The SDLP is focused on a return to the spirit of the Belfast Agreement and tackling the challenges of Brexit, leader Colum Eastwood has told delegates(...)

Oranmore Street, Clonard, Belfast. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Commemorations of the past in Northern Ireland are often centred on public space; stories and identities are stamped into the landscape through murals(...)

British ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a Belfast  Agreement 20th anniversary event at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It snowed in Washington the night before Leo arrived. Unfortunately it wasn’t Situation Room weather. The snow didn’t stick. Which is a pity, because (...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster has welcomed British prime minister Teresa May’s speech. File photograph: Eric Luke

DUP leader Arlene Foster said Theresa May’s speech has “set forward the basis upon which it would be possible to move forward”. Ms Foster welcomed th(...)

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