Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill and First Minister Arlene Foster. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan/Photopress

Eight more coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Northern Ireland on Monday. The North’s Department of Health said seven of the deaths had occ(...)

 Northern Ireland Minister for Education  Peter Weir:  rejected claims he had followed London, describing an ’inextricable link’ between Northern Ireland and Britain.

The controversy over exam results in Northern Ireland underlines the “absolute necessity” of a full time return to school for all pupils from next wee(...)

A-level student Ruben Hughes protests in Belfast on Monday over the handling of this year’s final grades. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland school leavers who received a final mark lower than that predicted by their teachers are to have their grades reinstated, the North’s(...)

Peter Weir insisted that if teacher predictions were used without standardisation, the results would not have “any level of credibility”

Solely using teacher estimates to allocate A-level grades in Northern Ireland would lack any level of credibility, the North’s education minister has (...)

 Michelle O’Neill: “Let me state very clearly, at no stage did I seek to give offence to anyone, including this chamber, nor would I ever seek to do so.” Photograph: PA

The North’s Deputy First Minister has told the Stormont Assembly she “did act responsibly” and did not break either the law or social distancing guide(...)

Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds (DUP) leave Downing Street last week. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

“Space is available” for the UK and the EU to reach a Brexit deal provided there is the will to do so, the deputy leader of the DUP has said. Nigel (...)

The scene of the security operation at Church View in Strabane on Saturday. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

The bomb found in Strabane, Co Tyrone, on Saturday was a “viable mortar type device” which was intended to kill police officers, the Police Service of(...)

A new mural of Lyra McKee in Belfast city centre. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Voters in Northern Ireland have signalled their desire for alternatives to traditional orange and green politics, the leader of the Alliance Party has(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster:  “I will be relaying the frustration amongst people . . . about a lack of devolution.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she will use her visit to Washington for St Patrick’s week events to brief people there that her party was seeki(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood will address the Fianna Fáil ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor West Belfast SDLP local representative Tim Attwood, who opposed the SDLP-Fianna Fáil partnership, has announced that (...)

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