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First Minister Paul Givan has been told he will be expected to resign as part of the DUP leadership transition. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Newly appointed Stormont First Minister Paul Givan has been told he will be expected to resign as part of the DUP leadership transition. DUP party of(...)

Britain’s Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Sinn Féin has held talks with the UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in a bid to avert a fresh political crisis at Stormont. Brandon Lewis f(...)

Deputy leader of the DUP Nigel Dodds has said that winning the Conservative party leadership contest is a ‘totally emphatic victory’ for Boris Johnson. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The DUP has welcomed the victory of “committed Unionist” Boris Johnson in the race to become the next prime minister. However, other political partie(...)

Former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: “could never bring himself to use the term ‘Northern Ireland’, even though it appears about 150 times in the Belfast Agreement”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Why, after almost 20 years in business, is the Northern Ireland Assembly in disarray? Do we blame the politicians, the people or perhaps the blueprint(...)

A car on fire in North Street as loyalists counter-protest against the republican march  in Belfast city centre this evening. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Violence erupted on Belfast’s main shopping thoroughfare last night as police tried to contain loyalist protesters demonstrating against an internment(...)