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Sara Canning (front centre left), partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee, marching with protesters through Belfast city centre demanding same sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A few thousand people have protested in Belfast city centre to demand the North’s LGBT community have the same-sex civil marriage provision available (...)

Flags are flown during the Saoradh Easter commemoration at Milltown Cemetery in Belfast in April. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Dissident republican group Saoradh has been condemned for attempting to “intimidate” journalists covering raids by the Police Service of Northern Irel(...)

 Sara Canning, partner of Lyra McKee speaks at a rally for the murdered journalist on  April 19th, in  Derry. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee has called for the British government to legislate for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Sara Can(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and party colleague Nicola Mallon: the party formed a partnership with Fianna Fáil earlier this year. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

For decades John Hume represented the SDLP in the European Parliament. Even 15 years since he departed the job, the SDLP still sees Northern Ireland’s(...)

Alliance candidate Naomi Long during the party’s manifesto launch for the European Election 2019 at CIYMS in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party has seen false dawns before, moments when it believed that long-rigid tectonic plates could finally be beginning to (...)

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey speaks at the trade union’s policy conference in Malahide, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Cancy.

The UK’s “bungled Brexit” has hit all parts of the Irish economy with the North in particular reeling from its effects, the head of the Unite trade un(...)

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson  said: ‘We need to get to a place where we agree that there were things that went wrong and should never have happened and we move on’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Relationships on the island face “real challenges” if the legacy of the Troubles is not dealt with as people commemorate “very difficult centenaries” (...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC television. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

Some of the most insightful reporting into Britain’s Brexit contortions is found in the non-UK press. A German news magazine reported that Jacob Rees-(...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson  lays a wreath at the annual Daniel O’Connell Commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery which was followed by a forum on  Ireland post-Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish and British governments were already planning a new initiative to restart all-party talks in Northern Ireland before the murder of journalis(...)

A newly painted mural featuring murdered journalist Lyra McKee in central Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Four men have been arrested by police investigating the death of Lyra McKee. The journalist (29) was shot dead while watching disturbances in Derry l(...)

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