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Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review against the Executive Office at Belfast High Court over its failure to implement the legislation to create a compensation scheme for people injured during the Troubles. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A woman who was seriously injured in a bombing 48 years ago is to begin legal action against the Northern government today over delays to a compensati(...)

Ireland’s Curtis Campher (left) celebrates with team-mate Harry Tector after taking the wicket of England’s Moeen Ali during the third One-Day International match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Indefatigable Derryman Eamonn McCann was on radio this week discussing the life and times of the late John Hume, who he knew over the years stretching(...)

Former Labour Northern secretary Peter Hain: called for  the British government and the Northern Ireland Executive to move urgently to implement a compensation scheme for victims of violence in the North. File Photograph:   Tim Whitby/PA

Two former Northern secretaries in Labour governments have joined a veteran Conservative adviser in calling for more effective action against paramili(...)

In open letter to Boris Johnson, Commissioner for Victims and Survivors Judith Thompson said the legislation to set up the scheme must be implemented ‘immediately’.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The North’s victims’ commissioner has written to the UK prime minister asking for an end to the “shameful stand-off” which has delayed the introductio(...)

The England team sing God Save the Queen prior to the Six Nations game against Ireland at Croke Park in February 2007. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

I always thought – even at the time – that the whole Ireland-England thing in the 2007 Six Nations at Croke Park was a bit over-wrought. The countries(...)

Peter Hain says Boris Johnson is working on a ‘not me Guv’ basis. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The British government’s Brexit proposals are “unworkable and unenforceable”, the North’s former secretary of state, Peter Hain, has said. Speaking (...)

Sir Hugh Orde, when  he became chief constable of the PSNI in 2002. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

Former Police Service of Northern Ireland chief constable, Sir Hugh Orde is one of the few people who actually made practical progress on dealing w(...)

Peter Heathwood  at the Long Gallery in Stormont’s Parliament Buildings.  Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

What happened to Peter Heathwood – one of the campaigners for a pension for those seriously injured in the Troubles – is almost a “tale of Gothic horr(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May will claim that she made strengthening the Union an explicit government priority. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May will warn on Thursday that a no-deal Brexit could endanger the integrity of the United Kingdom, urging her successor to make protecting th(...)

A garda at a border crossing in Donegal in 1985. Photograph: Getty Images

Life has become pretty normal for most people in Northern Ireland over the past 20 years or so. Like anyone else in the UK, people go to jobs near to (...)

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