Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly (left), Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. Photograph: Collins/PA Wire

The Government moved the entire country to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions this week, against the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team (N(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill during the daily media broadcast at Stormont. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

It would be a tasteless thing to celebrate but it must be acknowledged: coronavirus has been good for politics in Northern Ireland. Arlene Foster and(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty

The UK Internal Market Bill, which would enable British ministers to break international law by reneging on parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, (...)

 First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill  have been urged to clarify the details of a teleconference with a senior Chinese official. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The Chinese consulate in Belfast has removed a controversial claim on its website that the Northern Ireland Executive “understands and respects” new s(...)

People clap as they watch the funeral cortege of the former SDLP leader John Hume leave St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On first thoughts it all seemed so wrong that so few were in St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry for John Hume’s funeral. Yet on just a little bit more re(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin takes leave of First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at Stormont Castle in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

“I would never advise others on relationships,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said diplomatically after he was asked what was the current state of affairs (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin with First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at Stormont: “I want to work out in practical terms how we share this island together over the next while and beyond.”  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Micheál Martin on his first visit to Northern Ireland as Taoiseach has agreed with the Stormont First Minister and Deputy First Minister to hold a Nor(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin visit to Northern Ireland comes a week later than originally planned. Photograph: Alan Betson

Micheál Martin is to make his first visit to Northern Ireland as Taoiseach later today. He is to meet the First and Deputy First Ministers, Arlene Fo(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill:  Ms O’Neill believes Taoiseach Micheál Martin will visit Northern Ireland “over the course of the next number of days”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The North’s First and Deputy First Ministers have said they look forward to a positive relationship with the new Taoiseach following their first conve(...)

Flowers and tributes for Noah Donohoe placed outside the gates of his school, St Malachy’s College on Belfast’s Antrim Road. Photograph: Photopress

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill led tributes on Monday to Noah Donohoe, the Belfast teenager whose body was found on Saturday, after he had been mi(...)

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