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First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill rejected any suggestion of disunity. File photograph: PA

The North’s First and Deputy First ministers admitted on Monday to a “difference of emphasis” on tackling the coronavirus crisis, but said the Executi(...)

The North’s agriculture minister Edwin Boots said in cases of ‘gross’ breach of the regulations, fines could be increased to £100,000.  File image: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The number of deaths in Northern Ireland from coronavirus has increased to 21 after the North’s Public Health Agency (PHA) on Sunday reported there ha(...)

Some are asking why Garda Commissioner Drew Harris confirmed the 2015 report when asked by a journalist, instead of saying ‘no comment’. His northern counterpart tried that and only made matters worse. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Debate in the Republic on Sinn Féin’s connection to the IRA has centred around a 2015 PSNI and MI5 report. This is darkly ironic, once the provenance(...)

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have called for the 50:50 Catholic:Protestant recruitment model in the PSNI. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

The PSNI campaign to recruit 600 new officers has prompted a marginal increase in the number of Catholics applying to join the force. The number of wo(...)

PSNI constable Peadar Heffron was injured by a booby-trap bomb that exploded under his car in 2010. File photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

The North’s deputy chief constable has condemned as “cruel and disgusting” posters which used an image of a police officer injured in a dissident rep(...)

Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O’Neill with MLA Gerry Kelly speaking in Parliament Buildings in Belfast. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O’Neill has said she will not be deterred after learning of a dissident plot against her. The Deputy First Minister(...)

The North’s Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin had previously led the force’s operations against paramilitary groups Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

The North’s Deputy Chief Constable is to retire at the end of the month. Stephen Martin said he informed the Policing Board on Monday that he would l(...)

Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin (centre) and other members of Irish language group Conradh na Gaeilge.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Business leaders in Northern Ireland have urged the politicians to restore the North’s power-sharing Assembly as soon as possible by backing the draft(...)

On Christmas Day PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne tweeted that it ‘was great to meet the team policing Crossmaglen’. File photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable Simon Byrne has apologised for a controversial social media post in which he posed with heavily armed police office(...)

 Lyra McKee:  was shot dead  during riots in the Creggan area of Derry in April. PSNI/AFP/Getty Images

Less than 24 hours after the murder of the woman she planned to marry, Sara Canning found herself on a platform in the middle of Derry’s Creggan esta(...)

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