‘There is now a decision and what we need to do is tell the public what that decision is and ask the public again to try to work with us.’ Photograph:  Jonathan Porter/PressEye

“You must be depressed today listening to these two,” Alliance Party Assembly member Kellie Armstrong remarked to host William Crawley on BBC Radio Ul(...)

The family of Helen McCourt, who was murdered in 1988, at Downing Street with a petition to Introduce Helens Law in England, in 2018. File photograph: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The Northern Assembly has endorsed a motion designed to ensure that prisoners convicted of murder and child sex offences are not eligible for release (...)

 Michelle O’Neill: “Let me state very clearly, at no stage did I seek to give offence to anyone, including this chamber, nor would I ever seek to do so.” Photograph: PA

The North’s Deputy First Minister has told the Stormont Assembly she “did act responsibly” and did not break either the law or social distancing guide(...)

A Stormont official watches proceedings in the Northern Ireland Assembly Chamber on a television in the Great Hall at Stormont Buildings. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to reject the British government’s Brexit withdrawal deal. MLAs had been asked by the UK’s Brexit Secre(...)

Tanáiste Simon Coveney (left) and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith, issue a statement outside Stormont Parliament buildings in Belfast on Thursday night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Northern parties, on the back of the British and Irish governments’ New Decade, New Approach proposals, are due at Stormont at lunchtime on Saturd(...)

Handout photo issued by Sinn Féin of deputy leader Michelle O’Neill speaking to the media at Stormont House in Belfast. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

Differences over the Irish language between the DUP and Sinn Féin continue to be a feature of the Stormont negotiations as Dublin and London maintain (...)

Northern Secretary Julian Smith has given the parties until Monday, January 13th to reach an agreement. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The British and Irish governments are to make a concerted effort at the start of the new year to convince the North’s five main parties to quickly str(...)

Jim Shannon of the DUP celebrates topping the Strangford poll. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, has “degraded” the union, the DUP MP Jim Shannon told his supporters after comfortably retaining his seat i(...)

The panel and audience at an event on Northern Ireland’s place in a united Ireland, at the Lighthouse Summer School in Killough, Co Down. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

New SDLP deputy leader Nichola Mallon has warned that rushing to a Border poll where Irish unity is not clearly mapped out is “an absolute recipe for (...)

Michelle O’Neill has written to the British and Irish governments and the NI parties proposing that talks aimed at reinstating the powersharing institutions restart next Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The British and Irish Governments are trying to create a “different dynamic” to the Stormont talks as they step up planning for the resumption of nego(...)

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