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Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill and First Minister Arlene Foster. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Newly back in existence, the Northern Executive is riven with tensions over the battle against Covid-19, with Sinn Féin Ministers accused of ganging u(...)

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 (...)

The five teachers unions said there was ‘increasing concern around the safety of pupils and school staff’. File photograph: The Irish Times

All schools in Northern Ireland are to close from Monday, the DUP First Minister Arlene Foster said on Wednesday evening. She was delivering a joint (...)

Minister for Education Peter Weir said previously that the time was not yet right to close schools. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

A primary school in Northern Ireland with a suspected case of coronavirus in one of its pupils has been denied permission to close by the North’s Depa(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast on Monday night. Photograph:  PA

Northern Ireland is escalating its response to the coronavirus emergency in light of British prime minister Boris Johnson’s call for “drastic action” (...)

Staff  at MacNean House and Restaurant in Blacklion, Co Cavan.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In Blacklion, Co Cavan, Neven Maguire has closed his restaurant because of coronavirus; in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, “30 seconds over the Border, the pubs(...)

INorthern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) (L) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill of republican party Sinn Fein/ Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/ Northern Ireland Executive/AFP/ Getty Images

The new Northern Executive met for the first time on Tuesday while the new Northern Assembly also got down to normal business with the first major ann(...)

Alliance party leader Naomi Long talks to the media in Stormont on Saturday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Northern Ireland finally had a fully functioning local administration after the new Northern Executive was selected on Saturday afternoon. The Minist(...)

George MacKay in 1917, directed by Sam Mendes.

As the centenary recedes, it becomes clear that film-makers – and novelists and poets and songwriters – can no longer count on mere mention of the fir(...)

Emma DeSouza and her US born husband Jake arrive for a press conference in  Belfast on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The assertion that Irish citizens born in Northern Ireland are British makes a mockery of the Belfast Agreement’s equal citizenship and identity right(...)

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