Labour party leader Keir Starmer: Scrambled to reshuffle his shadow cabinet a day earlier than planned. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Faced with an enhanced pro-independence majority in the Scottish parliament, Boris Johnson’s government has dropped its overt threat to block any seco(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster said it was a ‘landmark day’ for Northern Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Close-contact services including hairdressers and barbers are to reopen in the North from April 23rd, and all shops from April 30th, after Ministers a(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris participates in a virtual bilateral meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty

The St Patrick’s Day celebrations may have been muted in Washington due to the pandemic, but a little touch of Ireland was still visible at the White (...)

Freshly painted loyalist graffiti in the Shankill area of Belfast. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The European Union and United Kingdom are to hold talks with the North’s First and Deputy First Ministers today to discuss how to manage security conc(...)

Britain’s cabinet office minister Michael Gove: wants to work with the European Commission to resolve  difficulties created by the protocol rather than accede to unionist demands to walk away from it. Photograph: PRU/AFP

British cabinet office minister Michael Gove has called for grace periods for some checks on goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland to be(...)

Good Shepherd Catholic Church on the Ormeau Road in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An investigation into Northern Ireland’s mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries will be independent and put the needs of victims first, Norther(...)

The legal and operational arrangements for mandatory quarantine in a hotel, which will be introduced for arrivals from some countries and those without a negative PCR test on arrival, are still being prepared by the Department of Health. Photograph: iStock

Cabinet has signed off on an extension of current Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions until March 5th, as well as a range of measures designed to curtail tr(...)

Passengers arriving at Dublin Airport from France on Monday. New Covid restrictions are set to be approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

New Covid restrictions, including mandatory quarantine in designated hotels for incoming travellers without a negative test for the virus, increased f(...)

Researchers from Queen’s and Ulster universities examined the workings of homes run by both Catholic and Protestant churches and religious organisations between 1922 and 1999

A report into more than a dozen mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in the North is expected to raise questions around infant mortality rate(...)

Goods entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK, and the rest of the world, will need to meet EU rules on food safety. Photograph: iStock

The UK is proposing a grace period for export declarations for goods moving from Britain to Northern Ireland after the end of the Brexit transition pe(...)

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