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Pedestrians walk past Covid-19 informatin signs in Belfast over the weekend.  Photograph: Getty

The Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken has called on Minister of Health Stephen Donnelly not to allow bureaucracy block the vital sharing of Cov(...)

Edwin Poots. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Perhaps it is only in Northern Ireland that tribalism could be injected into the Covid-19 crisis. Insinuating that nationalists are some sort of Covi(...)

The restrictions  were brought to the Assembly by the First Minister, the DUP leader Arlene Foster.  Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/ PA Wire

Northern Ireland recorded its highest daily total of new Covid-19 cases on Friday ahead of the introduction of new restrictions aimed at limiting the (...)

UUP leader Steve Aiken said that too often in the Brexit debate ‘it sounds like Boris bashing turns into Brit-bashing, and that is not something that I think it conducive or helpful for the people of Northern Ireland’. File photograph:  Niall Carson/PA.

The North’s Assembly has passed a motion rejecting the UK government’s Internal Market Bill and any claim it is necessary to protect the Belfast Agree(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken said thousands of sole traders and micro-businesses had been affected by the pandemic. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s business community is being “killed off” by the lack of leadership during the pandemic, the Ulster Unionist Party leader has said. (...)

If a hard or no-deal Brexit pushes Scotland towards independence unionists, nationalists and others on this island need to prepare for a potentially closer future together, sooner than they may expect or want. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/ The New York Times

During a period of rapid change and deep uncertainty in Ireland’s relations with neighbours and international partners it makes real sense to encourag(...)

 Sir Declan Morgan Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland said the British government’s comments about the Northern Ireland protocol   enable ‘others to take the view that they can choose which laws apply to them’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The UK government’s plans to breach aspects of the EU withdrawal agreement could undermine the rule of law domestically , Lord Chief Justice of Northe(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: David Young /PA Wire

The leaders of the North’s pro-Remain parties have written to the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, ins(...)

Sammy Wilson: “I am pleased that the government is open to changes, but we will judge the legislation on its impact rather than the headlines and speculation”

Pro-Remain parties in Northern Ireland emphasised on Tuesday that they would oppose any attempt to undermine the Brexit withdrawal agreement following(...)

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane said any move to disregard the withdrawal agreement ‘simply cannot be allowed’ as it would be in contravention of an international agreement, not just an agreement with Ireland and Europe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane has said any UK attempt to override elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol through upcoming legislation would be “an a(...)

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