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British prime minister Boris Johnson will attend the church service in Armagh on Thursday marking the centenary of partition and Northern Ireland’s fo(...)

DUP Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots did not participate in two planned virtual meetings with Irish ministerial counterparts on environmental issues on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A legal challenge against a DUP boycott of North-South political structures returned to the High Court in Belfast on Friday. Businessman Sean Napier (...)

Pope Francis and President Michael D Higgins   in Rome: The Government is expected to send a Minister as a delegate to the Armagh church service marking a centenary of partition and creation of Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Maxwells/Vatican

President Michael D Higgins had been considering an invitation to a church service in Armagh marking the centenary of partition and creation of Northe(...)

‘The medicines sea border  legally requires a complete political impossibility.’ File photograph: PA Wire

The medicines sea border – which requires separate labelling and testing in Northern Ireland of medicines coming from Britain – is a fascinating subje(...)

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health on Monday said there had been 1,764 new confirmed cases in the last 24-hour reporting period. Photograph: Liam McBurney/ PA Wire

Stormont Ministers have agreed a number of further relaxations of Covid-19 regulations at home and in hospitality settings. During a four-hour Execut(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has said she has contracted Covid-19. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has disclosed that she has contracted Covid-19 and has gone into self-isolation. (...)

Loyalists holding  a protest against the Northern Ireland protocol and the so-called ‘Irish sea border’ in Belfast on  July 3th, 2021. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Twelfth of July and its aftermath, and right up to now, was rather like Sherlock Holmes’s dog that did not bark, or more appositely the Lambeg dru(...)

 DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the British government was illustrating that the ‘protocol is not working’. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The British government’s demands for a new deal on the Northern Ireland protocol prompted different political responses in the North. The DUP describe(...)

TUV leader Jim Allister, former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib and Baroness Hoey with solicitor Colin Dougan outside Belfast High Court. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Traditional Unionist Voice leader and Assembly member (MLA) Jim Allister, who was one of those who took a legal challenge against the lawfulness o(...)

The Northern Executive met  on Tuesday afternoon to discuss imposing further restrictions. Photograph: PA

The Northern Executive on Tuesday night decided to impose further restrictions to try to address what First Minister Arlene Foster has described as a (...)

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