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Socially distanced queuing outside a cafe in Belfast. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Northern Ireland, which has the highest rate of Covid-19 infection on these islands, is beginning to see a slowing down in the rate of increase of the(...)

The family of Helen McCourt, who was murdered in 1988, at Downing Street with a petition to Introduce Helens Law in England, in 2018. File photograph: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The Northern Assembly has endorsed a motion designed to ensure that prisoners convicted of murder and child sex offences are not eligible for release (...)

UUP leader Steve Aiken said that too often in the Brexit debate ‘it sounds like Boris bashing turns into Brit-bashing, and that is not something that I think it conducive or helpful for the people of Northern Ireland’. File photograph:  Niall Carson/PA.

The North’s Assembly has passed a motion rejecting the UK government’s Internal Market Bill and any claim it is necessary to protect the Belfast Agree(...)

Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson said the UK government was ‘driving a coach and horses through strands one, two and three of the Good Friday Agreement’ by attempting to change the Brexit withdrawal agreement. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A motion has been passed in the Northern Ireland Assembly calling on the UK government to “honour its commitments” regarding the Brexit withdrawal agr(...)

Both the DUP in its motion and Sinn Féin in its amendment to new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland cite the work of Heidi Crowter (above), who has Down syndrome, and who has been campaigning for a change in the British law which allows for abortion up to full term in cases of Down syndrome. File photograph: Guardian

Sinn Féin has indicated a willingness to see some alteration of the new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland that was enacted at Westminster and (...)

First Minister Arlene Foster (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill give a Covid-19 press briefing in Stormont on Thursday. File photograph: Colm Lenaghan/PA

A second patient has died of coronavirus in Northern Ireland. The Department of Health (DoH) said the patient was elderly, had an underlying medical (...)

Arlene Foster said the DUP would ‘take every possible legal option open to us’ to prevent the legalisation of abortion in the North. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An attempt to thwart the liberalisation of abortion law in Northern Ireland fell at the first hurdle on Monday when the Northern Assembly, sitting for(...)

The council said the sign which says ‘Gleann na Fuinseoige’ - the Irish placename for Ashdale - had been erected on railings without planning consent. Photograph: Twitter

An woman in her 80s has been told by a local authority in Co Antrim she may face prosecution for erecting an Irish language street sign outside her ho(...)

The cancellation of the scheme was one of the final disputes between the DUP and Sinn Féin that eventually collapsed Stormont in January 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Stormont’s Department for Communities (DfC) failed to carry out necessary equality tests before cutting a £50,000 Irish language bursary scheme for di(...)

His sporting week:  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Sport Ireland’s launch of   ‘Get Ireland Walking’ campaign. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

If an army marches on its stomach, then the Taoiseach’s key troops should be in fine fighting fettle come the next election. Leo is like Hyacinth Buc(...)

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