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First Minister Arlene Foster. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A former senior DUP special adviser has expressed disquiet that a Bill currently going through the Northern Assembly could undermine collective decisi(...)

The North’s Health Minister warned that the service faces considerable strain when coronavirus abates. File photograph: Reuters

A proposal to erect a permanent memorial to all those who died from Covid-19 has elicited a positive response from First Minister Arlene Foster and De(...)

Police in Northern Ireland are witnessing an increase in domestic violence and in domestic murders during the coronavirus pandemic, the Assembly’s justice committee has heard.

Police in Northern Ireland are witnessing an increase in domestic violence and in domestic murders during the coronavirus pandemic, the Assembly’s jus(...)

The PSNI has confirmed it is assessing whether any criminal offences have been identified following the recall of more than 3,000 neurology patients in Northern Ireland.

The PSNI has confirmed it is assessing whether any criminal offences have been identified following the recall of more than 3,000 neurology patients i(...)

West Belfast MP Paul Maskey, left, and Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan point to a mark made by a bullet during an attack on their constituency office. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

West Belfast MP Paul Maskey has said Sinn Féin will not be deterred from constituency work after shots were fired at a party office. Bullet casings w(...)

Senator Frances Black:  will introduce the Occupied Territories Bill and hopes it will win full cross-party support. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Bill that seeks to outlaw the purchase of goods or services produced in places occupied by Israel illegally under international law is to be introd(...)

 Sinn Féin’s Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Pat Sheehan and Caoimhe Archibald launch the party’s health document A National Health Service for a United Ireland. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney joined Northern Secretary James Brokenshire for talks with the DUP and Sinn Féin at Stormont on Monday (...)

Michelle O’Neill Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland with party president Gerry Adams at Belfast count centre yesterday. Photograph Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Just after 7pm, Republican veteran and former prisoner Pat Sheehan was declared elected as a member of the Stormont Assembly. He was surrounded by Si(...)

SDLP member Alex Attwood prepares to make a concession speech after failing to be elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, in Belfast, Co Antrim. Photograph: Paul McErlane/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin reasserted its dominance in Belfast West in the North Assembly elections, in a contest that saw the end of SDLP stalwart Alex Attwood’s tenu(...)

Alex Attwood of the SDLP faces a major test in Belfast West. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

It is a tough brief being a politician. You fight and fret for a seat and then when you reach Stormont you think you have another five years of securi(...)

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