Staff  at MacNean House and Restaurant in Blacklion, Co Cavan.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In Blacklion, Co Cavan, Neven Maguire has closed his restaurant because of coronavirus; in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, “30 seconds over the Border, the pubs(...)

Abortion in the North is permitted only if a woman’s life is at risk or there is long-term  risk to mental or physical health. Rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities are not qualifying grounds.

Sinn Féin abstentionist MP for Mid-Ulster Francie Molloy,  who represents a rural constituency straddling south Derry and east Tyrone, has b(...)

The Derry Model is based on an agreement reached over local parades in the 1990s, which successfully brought together  the Apprentice Boys of Derry, local residents and business representatives, and put an end to the unrest over parades.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

They’ve been negotiating for more than a year without a breakthrough, but now politicians seeking to restore powersharing in the North could have some(...)

Pundit Paul McFadden, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and People Before Profit’s  Eamonn McCann share a joke at the Foyle Arena in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Four weeks before this week’s Northern Ireland Assembly election Eamon McCann was an eleven to one outsider with the bookies to win one of the six sea(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness said the party  remained committed to reducing corporate tax to 12.5 per cent by 2018. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sinn Féin has pledged to create 50,000 jobs and invest an extra £1 billion in the North’s health service at its manifesto launch in Derry. Earlier th(...)

File photograph: The Irish Coastguard took six people directly to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry by helicopter after an incident during a fundraising event  on the River Foyle on Saturday.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Emergency services responded to a major incident on the River Foyle on Saturday after 26 people became stranded in the water. It is understood two bo(...)

Minister for Health Jim Wells: level of  abuse that occurred in the North is not like that in Rotherham and Rochdale in England.

Northern Ireland has a problem of child sexual exploitation, a new inquiry has found, but it’s not in the realm of the abuse of young people that took(...)