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Designated first minister and DUP MLA for Lagan Valley Paul Givan at Stormont. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The pity of Edwin Poots’s new ministerial team is that the choice nearly works. Designated first minister Paul Givan, education minister Michelle McI(...)

DUP leader Edwin Poots at a press conference at Stormont  where he met with the party’s assembly members. Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Northern Correspondent The new DUP leader Edwin Poots has denied a delay in making ministerial appointments and said he will announce his new team (...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson poses for photographers at DUP headquarters in Belfast as he announces his bid to be the next DUP leader. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The election to choose the next leader of the DUP will take place on Friday, May 14th, the party announced on Tuesday. It is the first time the party (...)

Arlene Foster has played down suggestions her leadership of the DUP is under threat. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Arlene Foster’s position as DUP leader appeared to be hanging by a thread on Tuesday night after at least three-quarters of the party’s Assembly membe(...)

In  Northern  Ireland’s hospitals 84 people are receiving treatment for Covid-19, with eight in intensive care. File photograph: PA

A further, significant easing of Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland is expected to be agreed by ministers on Thursday. It comes after all pupi(...)

Holly Wilson, whose grandmother Ada Wilson died  during the Covid-19 pandemic, is pictured lighting a candle in Belfast Cathedral earlier this week before a remembrance service for those who have died during the pandemic in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland reported no Covid-19 deaths for a third successive day on Friday, with four people having died with the disease in the last seven day(...)

Northern Ireland Education Minister Peter Weir: to collapse Stormont because of  unionist anger over the Northern Ireland protocol would be “counterproductive”.  File photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

The DUP has said it remains committed to the New Decade, New Approach (NDNA) agreement which restored the North’s powersharing Executive after it was (...)

Many people, particularly in Border areas, live in the Republic but work in Northern Ireland and are registered with GPs there. File photograph: Getty

Only a small number of people from the Republic of Ireland who are ineligible for vaccination in the North have attempted to cross the Border for the (...)

Some primary school pupils have been back in class in Northern Ireland since March 8th. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed the easing of some lockdown restrictions and has announced a timetable for the reopening of all schools in (...)

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(...)

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