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Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has accused the DUP of ‘punishing the public’ and ‘holding society to ransom’:  ‘The DUP have failed on day one.’ Photograph: Paul Faith

The North’s power-sharing institutions were in crisis on Friday after the DUP blocked the appointment of a speaker, leaving the Assembly unable to fun(...)

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson with members of his party at Stormont on Friday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Northern Assembly has failed to elect a speaker and has been adjourned “until a future date”. It means the Assembly is unable to function, a week(...)

Sinn Féin northern leader Michelle O’Neill at the declaration in Magherafelt, Derry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Sinn Féin will nominate Michelle O’Neill as the North’s first minister this week after it won the largest number of seats in the Assembly election. I(...)

 Sinn Féin’s  leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill (centre) and party president Mary Lou McDonald are seen with candidates and activists at the count centre on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s secretary of state for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis has called on the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Jeffrey Donaldson to nominate(...)

The DUP has questioned whether President Michael D Higgins is ‘snubbing’ events marking Northern Ireland’s centenary. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The DUP has questioned whether President Michael D Higgins is “snubbing” events marking Northern Ireland’s centenary after it emerged he declined an i(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne said he wanted to ‘calm some of the rhetoric’  around Policing Board proposals. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s Chief Constable has defended a review of policing in South Armagh at a meeting of the Policing Board, saying he wanted to “calm some of th(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne did not make any public comment following sharp criticism on Wednesday . File photograph: PA

Northern Ireland Chief Constable Simon Byrne is expected to come under increased pressure from unionist politicians over a review of policing in south(...)

People confront British soldiers on William Street in Derry minutes before paratroopers opened fire, killing 14 civilians on what became known as Bloody Sunday. Photograph: Getty

There are few things as meaningless as a Stormont consensus. The Northern Ireland assembly was recalled this Tuesday for an SDLP motion rejecting UK (...)

Former SDLP leader John Hume died in August 2020. Mr Hume pictured in 1996. File photograph: Paul Faith

Former US president Bill Clinton and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi are among those who will pay a virtual tribute to Nobel Laur(...)

Norman Houston joined the civil service at the height of the Troubles. Photograph: Northern Ireland Bureau

Tributes have been paid to Norman Houston, one of Northern Ireland’s most senior civil servants who played a key role in representing Northern Ireland(...)

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