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 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, former  leader Gerry Adams, and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at the funeral of senior Irish republican  Bobby Storey in west Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Four of the five parties in government in Northern Ireland will this week call in the Assembly for an apology from the Deputy First Minister following(...)

Michelle O’Neill acknowledged that she was wrong to have had a selfie taken with two of the mourners. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

Once again Stormont is in crisis mode. The leaders of the DUP, the SDLP, the Unionist Party and Alliance want Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Michelle(...)

Sean Kelly:  convicted of the IRA bombing of Frizzell’s fish shop on the Shankill Road in Belfast in 1993, which killed nine people, including two children.

The Shankill bomber Sean Kelly will not be prosecuted over an incident at a shopping centre in Belfast last month. A spokesman for the North’s Publi(...)

The North’s Minister of Justice, Naomi Long, has said her department is willing to administer the scheme. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The North’s Secretary of State has said the disagreement between the UK government and the Northern Executive over who should pay for a pension scheme(...)

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robert Swann: said co-ordination between the two jurisdictions was being worked on by the Executive office in the North and by the Taoiseach’s office.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA WireN

Discussions are “ongoing” between Dublin and Belfast around sharing information to ensure that anyone who arrives in Ireland and then crosses the Bord(...)

PSNI said they were aware of footage that had emerged on social media over the weekend. Photograph: Stephen Davison/PSNI/PA Wire

A video which appears to show Shankill bomber Sean Kelly being restrained during an incident in a shopping centre in North Belfast is being investigat(...)

Michael Gove wrote to the SDLP, Sinn Féin, Alliance and the Greens saying that an EU office in Belfast was unnecessary. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

The British government has been accused of being “petty”, “provocative” and “unhelpful” after it rejected a request for the European Union to have a p(...)

Photo issued by PSNI showing a PSNI officer on patrol in Belfast city centre during the Coronavirus pandemic restriction period. Photograph: Stephen Davison/PSNI/PA Wire

Twenty more people have died in Northern Ireland from coronavirus, the North’s Department of Health reported on Tuesday afternoon. This brings the to(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill and First Minister Arlene Foster. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Newly back in existence, the Northern Executive is riven with tensions over the battle against Covid-19, with Sinn Féin Ministers accused of ganging u(...)

Draft legislation which would create a new offence of domestic abuse has been introduced in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Image: iStock.

Draft legislation which would create a new offence of domestic abuse has been introduced in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Domestic Abuse and Fa(...)

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