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British soldiers stand behind an armoured water cannon and armoured cars as tensions rise on Bloody Sunday in Derry. Photograph: William L Rukeyser/Getty

In Derry almost everyone has a story about Bloody Sunday. Those who were children at the time remember playing football on the street as the news of t(...)

 The Regina Coeli House in west Belfast for homeless women is due to close by the end of February. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Residents and staff at the North’s only hostel for homeless women have said they are “fearful” of what might happen to vulnerable women if the facilit(...)

First Minister Paul Givan and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill speaking at Ebrington Square in Derry after their Executive meeting. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The requirement for Covid certification to enter some hospitality venues has been dropped and nightclubs are to be allowed to reopen following a revie(...)

The Cabinet has agreed to a €1,000 tax-free ex gratia payment to frontline health workers in clinical settings, but it will not be afforded to all roles. Photograph: iStock

It is now looking like the beginning of the end rather than the end of the beginning. Omicron has swept through the country like a hurricane. With 2.6(...)

 Taoiseach Micheal Martin TD  at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

The UK government has “dragged its feet for too long” on addressing the legacy of the Troubles, the Taoiseach told the Dáil on Wednesday. Micheal Ma(...)

DUP First Minister Paul Givan confirmed on social media that the isolation period for Covid-19 cases in the North is to be reduced. File photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The self-isolation period for people who test positive for Covid-19 in the North is to be reduced from seven days to five, according to Northern Irela(...)

 British PM Boris Johnson has announced the withdrawal of a controversial amendment. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK parliament/AFP via Getty Images

The British prime minister has said a controversial UK government amendment which would have reintroduced so-called double-jobbing for politicians in (...)

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said the double-jobbing plan was to ‘shore up’ the DUP. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The leaders of six of the North’s political parties have written an open letter to the British prime minister warning that plans to reinstate so-calle(...)

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson speaks to the media about the  move to reintroduce dual mandate. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The DUP leader has denied there is any deal between his party and the UK government to bring back so-called double-jobbing for politicians in Northern(...)

The funerals of five of the victims of the UFF massacre at the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel, Co Derry, in 1993. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

Relatives of the victims of a series of loyalist murders carried out between 1989 and 1993 have said they have been “vindicated” by a Police Ombudsman(...)

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