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Under Stormont rules, once Arlene  Foster (right) ceased to hold office, the Sinn Féin deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill is also no longer in her post. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty

The DUP and Sinn Féin have seven days to nominate a first and deputy first minister in order to avert a political crisis at Stormont. The countdown (...)

Portrait of Beethoven by Joseph Karl Stieler (1820). His local fame around Emyvale notwithstanding, he is better known elsewhere for his symphonies, all nine of which are being performed at venues across Europe this weekend, including Dublin.

Apart from being musical giants of one kind or another and all beginning with the letter “B”, what do Beethoven, Bob Dylan, and Big Tom have in common(...)

There were long queues outside popular retail outlets such as Primark in Belfast from early on Friday morning as hundreds of shoppers returned to the city centre. Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA

Northern Ireland has taken a major stride out of lockdown as many hospitality and retail outlets reopened their doors after four months of closure. P(...)

Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photograph: iStock

Stormont Ministers have committed to pay for a pension scheme for victims of the North’s Troubles, ending a long-running dispute over whether funding (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill during the funeral of  former leading IRA figure Bobby Storey at the Republican plot at Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

The North’s Deputy First Minister faced calls for her resignation from unionist politicians on Thursday as the political fallout continued over the de(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill were among senior party figures who attended Bobby Storey’s funeral in west Belfast. File photograph: PA

The North’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) is to review its decision not to prosecute 24 Sinn Féin politicians for allegedly breaching Covid-19 rule(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said there was opportunity for further growth and development and also for joint North-South trade missions to promote investment.  Photograph: iStock

Dublin, Belfast and London Ministers have told a conference of the “huge” opportunities of exploiting the “Dublin-Belfast economic corridor” to drive (...)

The proposal to erect the commemorative stone has proved divisive at Stormont, with Sinn Féin reacting to a proposal that it believes to be ‘symbolic of past failures’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has opposed a unionist proposal to erect a stone at Stormont to mark the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland despite all four othe(...)

Gates at a site on Dargan Drive at Belfast Harbour Port, where Stormont’s Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Daera) has plans to build a new permanent Northern Ireland Point of Entry (POE) inspection facility.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s Minister for Agriculture has defended his decision to halt work on permanent border control posts at Northern Ireland’s ports despite chal(...)

A total of 302 patients are receiving hospital treatment for coronavirus in Northern Ireland, with 34 in intensive care.

Northern Ireland’s blueprint for exiting lockdown is expected to be published on Tuesday. The “pathway to recovery” document will set out the stage(...)

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