Pat Sheehan

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A peace wall on Divis Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland Minister of Finance Conor  Murphy said the intent was to use the programme money to place a particular focus on supporting groups working on both sides of remaining peace walls in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Peace and reconciliation funding worth almost £1 billion is being put at risk by the DUP boycott of North-South political structures, Sinn Féin has cl(...)

A further 1,748 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland. File photograph: iStock

The North’s Assembly is to be recalled due to “significant concerns” over pupil absences due to Covid-19. More than 3,500 people aged five to 19 have(...)

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health on Monday said there had been 1,764 new confirmed cases in the last 24-hour reporting period. Photograph: Liam McBurney/ PA Wire

Stormont Ministers have agreed a number of further relaxations of Covid-19 regulations at home and in hospitality settings. During a four-hour Execut(...)

Edwin Poots, tipped to succeed Arlene Foster as DUP leader, speaks to the media in the grounds of Stormont Castle, Belfast, in 2017. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Anniversaries tell us far more about the present than the past. So it has already proven in the North, where the controversy over how to mark 10(...)

The proposal to erect the commemorative stone has proved divisive at Stormont, with Sinn Féin reacting to a proposal that it believes to be ‘symbolic of past failures’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has opposed a unionist proposal to erect a stone at Stormont to mark the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland despite all four othe(...)

Northern Ireland Minister for Health Robin Swann said he had previously been clear that a confirmed case of the South African variant was ’inevitable’. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA WireN

The first cases of the South African variant of Covid-19 have been detected in Northern Ireland. The North’s Department of Health said on Tuesday th(...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Health Robin Swann said nobody should be travelling from England to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An emergency meeting of the North’s Executive was underway late on Monday night to discuss travel from Great Britain amid concerns over the new, more (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally said it was a ‘scandal’ that the opportunity to tackle the virus was not properly taken during the summer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Covid-19 death rate in Northern Ireland since the second wave of the virus is running at four times that of the rate in the Republic, according to(...)

Sinn Féin’s Pat Sheehan (C) said the PHA had ‘failed abysmally’ in creating a ‘rigorous and robust’ contact tracing system. File photograph: Jonathan Porter/

A Stormont Assembly member has described Northern Ireland Covid-19 contact tracing system as about as “useful as a chocolate fireguard”. Sinn Féin Me(...)

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(...)

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