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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson poses for photographers at DUP headquarters in Belfast as he announces his bid to be the next DUP leader. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The election to choose the next leader of the DUP will take place on Friday, May 14th, the party announced on Tuesday. It is the first time the party (...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster reacted angrily to remarks by Fine Gael Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

The North’s First Minister accused the Minister for Foreign Affairs of “ignoring” unionists and called on him to reflect on his language as the politi(...)

A loyalist sign in Lurgan, Co Armagh, about the Belfast Agreement amid tensions over the Northern Ireland protocol. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The withdrawal of loyalist paramilitary support for the Belfast Agreement does not signal an intent to return to violence, a DUP MP has insisted. Sir(...)

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(...)

Checks on agri-food shipments arriving into Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been in place at the North’s ports since the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1st. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The North’s Minister for Agriculture has ordered his officials to halt the construction of permanent inspection facilities for post-Brexit checks on a(...)

A  sign in Gilford in Co Down, about the Irish Sea border. Post-Brexit checks at all Northern Ireland’s ports will resume from Wednesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Physical post-Brexit checks on products of animal origin are to resume at the North’s ports from Wednesday. The checks were suspended from February (...)

Graffiti on a building reads “No Irish Sea border” in the Sandy Row area in Belfast. Photographer: Paul Faith/Bloomberg

Department of Agriculture staff at the ports of Larne and Belfast were stood down from duty on the order of Minister for Agriculture Edwin Poots who w(...)

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 (...)

Fears of food shortages will result in panic buying in the North as there had been because of Covid, Doug Beattie told Stormont committee. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty

Northern Ireland faces “civil unrest” if panic breaks out over feared food shortages as a result of Brexit, a Stormont committee has heard. Ulster Un(...)

The highest Covid-19 rate is in Northern Ireland is now in Mid-Ulster which over the past week experienced 353 cases per 100,000. File photograph: Alan Betson

The North’s Department of Health has recorded 10 new deaths related to Covid-19 in its daily bulletin issued on Wednesday afternoon, taking the pandem(...)

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