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Lord Alf Dubs told the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly  that abortion could be passed into law by Northern Ireland’s devolved assembly if party talks restored the power-sharing government in Belfast. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Abortion could be legalised in Northern Ireland if the House of Commons chose to legislate on the matter as a human rights issue, the British-Irish Pa(...)

Former Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster unlawfully stopped the Stormont Executive discussing a funding plan aimed at clearing a backlog of legacy inquests, the High Court in Belfast ruled today. Photograph: EPA/Neil Hall

Alan Erwin Former Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster unlawfully stopped the Stormont Executive discussing a funding plan aimed at clearing(...)

The changes are proposed as part of a wider plan to reduce the number of MPs in the House of Commons from 650 to 600. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland would see its number of parliamentary constituencies slimmed down from 18 to 17 under new proposals from the Boundary Commission in N(...)

Alliance candidate for West Belfast Sorcha Eastwood casts her vote in the 2017 General Election, with her husband, Dale Shirlow, in tow. Photograph: PA

As counting continues to decide the identity of 18 Northern Ireland MPs to be elected to the House of Commons, Dublin and London were monitoring the r(...)

Arlene Foster has urged unionists to rally behind the DUP to demonstrate to Sinn Féin that there is little or no prospect of a referendum on unity succeeding. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

More than 700,000 voters are expected to go to the polls in Northern Ireland on Thursday to decide which 18 MPs will be elected to the next Westminste(...)

There are more than 1.2 million eligible to vote in this week’s general election in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland voters will cast their ballots on Thursday for the seventh time in three years (one council, one EU referendum, one European, two Ass(...)

Election posters for Michelle Gildernew of Sinn Féin and Tom Elliott of the UUP. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May’s decision to call a snap Westminster election was not received too graciously by Tom Elliott, who lives in Ballina(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Unionists should use the Westminster election to remove any possibility of a Border poll on Irish unity for “generations to come”, the DUP leader Arle(...)

Arlene Foster’s comment about Michelle O’Neill’s hair colour was in essence all part of the interminable orange and green squabble. Photograph: Getty

As the Westminster election slips into a faster gear in Northern Ireland, there will be much discussion of Brexit, reinstating Stormont, the colour of(...)

Tom Elliott: in 2015 when the DUP also stood aside, Mr Elliott took the seat from Michelle Gildernew by just over 500 votes. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The DUP has decided not to run a candidate in the Westminster election in Fermanagh-South Tyrone, where the outgoing Ulster Unionist Party MP Tom Ell(...)

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