Northern Ireland Minister or Health Robin Swann with chief nursing officer Charlotte McArdle at the opening of a Nightingale hospital in Whiteabbey, Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Northern Executive Ministers on Thursday night reached consensus on new Covid-19 restrictions that will extend the current ones past the first week in(...)

The highest incidence is in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon area with 243 cases per 100,000. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson and the North’s health Minister Robin Swann have opened up the possibility of Covid-19 mass testing in Northern (...)

A plan by Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann to extend Covid-19 restrictions for two weeks was blocked by the DUP.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA.

The North’s First Minister and Deputy First Minister disagreed in the Assembly on Monday over the DUP’s use of a cross-community veto last week to blo(...)

Hand sanitiser in the reception area at the White Horse Hotel on the outskirts of Derry on November 5th. Photograph: Paul Faith/Bloomberg

The Northern Executive has agreed to a one-week extension of Covid-19 restrictions, following days of bitter division among ministers over whether to (...)

The North’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride has advised that Northern Ireland should go into lockdown. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

Border counties could be moved to Level 4 restrictions if the North goes ahead with introducing a lockdown as advocated by the chief medical officer t(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland said the government was determined that businesses should be able to trade freely in and with Northern Ireland. Photograph: Getty

The British government will press ahead with a plan to introduce a second Bill giving ministers the power to override the Brexit withdrawal agreement,(...)

Jennifer McNern, joined by other victims and supporters from Wave Trauma group outside Belfast High Court. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The North’s justice department will administer a compensation scheme in a major step forward for the worst injured victims of the Troubles. Deputy Fi(...)

Peter Geoghegan contends that the money was channelled to the DUP through the official Vote Leave campaign. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Longford-born journalist Peter Geoghegan was sitting in a train carriage in Newcastle just before the Brexit referendum in 2016 when a quest began to (...)

First Minister Arlene Foster outside Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

First Minister Arlene Foster has insisted there is no threat to her leadership of the DUP after eleven of the party’s 27 MLAs defied her wishes in a v(...)

Arlene Foster insists that no Minister can go on a solo run with a controversial decision under the new legislation. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Eleven of the DUP’s 27 Assembly members have defied party leader Arlene Foster by abstaining on a vote for new legislation chiefly designed to free up(...)

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