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First Minister Arlene Foster sat Stormont. File photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

Northern Ireland recorded three more deaths and 877 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday as Stormont Executive Ministers consider whether six-week lockdown(...)

June 2013: Sammy Wilson, then Northern Ireland minister of finance and personnel tells Michael Noonan that parties interested in buying Nama’s norther(...)

Retail NI and the Belfast Chamber of Commerce have asked the authorities not to make the wearing of face coverings in shops in Northern Ireland compulsory. File photograph: Andy Rain/EPA.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has recorded no deaths from Covid-19 for a ninth consecutive day. Nine new cases of the disease, which has (...)

Belfast Chamber chief executive Simon Hamilton said companies currently have to be in receipt of ‘small business rate relief’ in the North to qualify for one of the main Covid-19 schemes.

Business leaders in the North, including a former DUP economy minister, have warned the Northern Ireland Executive that small enterprises and start-u(...)

Simon Hamilton is a former minister for finance and personnel for Northern Ireland’s government. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

A former DUP economy minister who swapped politics for business in the North has warned people in positions of “power and influence” in Belfast, Londo(...)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister Boris Johnson during a press conference in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Business groups have given a cautious welcome to the new Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the EU on Thursday, but remain concerned about the prop(...)

Simon Hamilton was among  DUP politicians and advisers who gave evidence last year to a judicial inquiry established to examine the renewable heat incentive scandal that led to the collapse of the Executive. Photograph: Michael Cooper

High-profile Northern Ireland Executive minister Simon Hamilton is turning his back on politics to take over at the head of the Belfast Chamber for Tr(...)

A laptop in Stormont shows a live feed of DUP leader Arlene Foster giving evidence to the RHI inquiry on the “cash for ash” scandal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two years ago, following days of political fever, a tiny group of journalists was called hurriedly to Martin McGuinness’s office in Stormont. There th(...)

The atmosphere in Westminster fuels the DUP sense of paranoia and its conviction that Northern Ireland is being treated differently from the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland is changing, and quickly. Despite the presence of several seats of learning here I continue to be surprised at the absence of any ser(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “I fully appreciate the risks of a ‘no deal’ but the dangers of a bad deal are worse.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Arlene Foster is playing the Orange card as the Brexit negotiations may or may not be reaching endgame, amplifying the threat posed by the frequently (...)

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