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Former Foyle MLA Eamonn McCann has been diagnosed with neurological condition which makes it ‘increasingly difficult’ to fulfil his duties. File photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

Veteran activist Eamonn McCann is to step down as a councillor for health reasons. Mr McCann said he had been diagnosed with the neurological condit(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster said that “to paraphrase Winston Churchill, it is not the beginning of the end but rather the end of the beginning”. File photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The prospect of Northern Ireland, along with Britain, formally exiting the European Union around the bewitching hour on New Year’s Eve was a cause for(...)

The scene at Rodney Parade in west Belfast, where the man was dead dead. Photograph: Jim Corr/PA Wire

The man shot dead in west Belfast on Saturday was a well-known dissident republican, according to security, political and local sources. He was named (...)

A mental health awareness mural on the Falls Road in west Belfast. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

As the Covid-19 restrictions were extended for another three weeks in Northern Ireland, Minister for Health Robin Swann said the predicted number of d(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster (left) has rejected Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister (right) Michelle O’Neill’s criticism of the British army being “unilaterally” requested to assist in dealing with the crisis in the North. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire.

Eleven more people have died in Northern Ireland from coronavirus, the Public Health Agency (PHA) reported on Sunday, bringing the total number of con(...)

 Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan: he is talking to his Northern  counterpart Michael McBride five times daily.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Inside the grey and modern building that houses the North-South Ministerial Council on Upper English Street in Armagh, political leaders from both sid(...)

Members of the recently restored North Ireland Assembly are to receive a pay rise of £1,000. Photograph: EPA/Kelvin Boyes/Presseye.

Members of the recently restored North Ireland Assembly are to receive a pay rise of £1,000, with one of the beneficiaries of the raise describing the(...)

Paul Maskey celebrates with Sinn Féin’s Northern Ireland leader, Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The outgoing Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey was easily returned in Belfast West, elected with a sizeable majority of 14,672 votes over his nearest rival, Ge(...)

Members of the LGBT community celebrate in  Belfast, as same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland came a step closer. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA

A teenage LGBT campaigner from Derry says people feeling pessimistic about the future will be more hopeful after the Westminster vote to legislate for(...)

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and the Northern Secretary Karen Bradley will hold talks with the North’s five main parties at Stormont on Thursday to determine if there is any chance of a political breakthrough in the coming weeks. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the British prime minister Theresa May, who are reviewing what progress has been made in the talks aimed at restoring S(...)

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