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The incoming DUP leader Edwin Poots was answering questions in the Assembly on Tuesday in his capacity as the North’s Minister for Agriculture. Photograph: PA

The incoming DUP leader has claimed in the Stormont Assembly that North-South relations have “never been worse”. Edwin Poots blamed “the Republic of (...)

Pat Finucane, a 39-year-old lawyer, was shot dead in front of his family at their home in north Belfast in 1989 by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) in collusion with British state agents.

The North’s Assembly has narrowly passed a motion calling on the UK government to hold an independent, public inquiry into the murder of Belfast lawye(...)

Meeting of North-South Ministerial Council had to be cancelled at the last minute because DUP First Minister Arlene Foster had not nominated a unionist minister to attend, as power-sharing requires. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

Eamon Ryan experienced Northern Ireland’s politics of the empty chair last Friday at the North-South Ministerial Council, the sole cross-Border instit(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster described as ‘misplaced’ and “’quite mischievous’ claims of an unspoken campaign to scupper North/South Ministerial Council meetings by not putting forward unionist Ministers. File photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster has denied unionists are boycotting meetings with the Irish Government as part of a plan to overthrow the Northe(...)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, presented with a hurl during a visit to Croke Park in 2011. File photograph: Getty Images

Sinn Féin’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill has praised the contribution of the British royal family to peace and reconciliation during a Stormont de(...)

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan says the review will look at how rail can help better connect cities and regions across the island. Photograph: Eric Luke

Government Ministers Eamon Ryan and Nichola Mallon want experts to consider if trains can travel faster on Ireland’s railways in a review of the all-I(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill during the funeral of  former leading IRA figure Bobby Storey at the Republican plot at Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

The North’s Deputy First Minister faced calls for her resignation from unionist politicians on Thursday as the political fallout continued over the de(...)

House in Derrycoole Way, Newtownabbey: The police believe Karen McClean’s son, Kenneth Flanagan (26), fatally stabbed her and Stacey Knell, his girlfriend, in separate properties in Derrycoole Way and Glenville Road and then took his own life. Photograph: PA Wire

Members of the North’s Assembly will debate a motion later today calling for the immediate introduction of a strategy to address violence against wome(...)

The case centres on legislation which enabled the Infrastructure Minister in the North to give the green light to the planning application without taking it to her Executive colleagues. Photograph: iStock

A group of landowners have cleared the first stage in their bid at the High Court in Belfast to block a major cross-Border electricity line. Members(...)

Checks on agri-food shipments arriving into Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been in place at the North’s ports since the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1st. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The North’s Minister for Agriculture has ordered his officials to halt the construction of permanent inspection facilities for post-Brexit checks on a(...)

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