SDLP leader Colum Eastwood MP with party colleague and Minister for Infrastructure, Nichola Mallon MLA,  at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Stormont remained deadlocked on Tuesday over the introduction of Irish language legislation ahead of Monday’s deadline for the nomination of the North(...)

 Arlene Foster  said she  also excited about what may lay ahead. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Stormont’s outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster has said she is “sad” at the manner in which she was ousted as she prepares for her final engagements(...)

New DUP leader Edwin Poots speaking at the party’s offices in Stormont Parliament Buildings. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The new DUP leader, Edwin Poots, has said he has “no intention whatsoever” of taking any action that would damage the North’s powersharing institution(...)

 Edwin Poots is a strong opponent of the Northern Ireland protocol. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Edwin Poots was, quite literally, raised in the DUP. After his election as leader on Friday, he reminded reporters that his father had been one of th(...)

Senator Eileen Flynn, the first Traveller to be nominated to the Seanad. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There will be calls to bring about greater representation of women, people from ethnic minorities and the LGBT+ community in politics north and south (...)

Polling in a recent BBC Spotlight documentary marking the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland was referenced in the debate. Photograph: iStock

Consecutive surveys on the future of Northern Ireland have flagged approximately two-thirds support for union with Britain, a debate on the state of u(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen speaks during the debate on EU-UK trade and co-operation agreement during the second day of a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The European Union’s trade deal with the United Kingdom has “real teeth” and Brussels will not hesitate to use its enforcement measures if needed to h(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster described as ‘misplaced’ and “’quite mischievous’ claims of an unspoken campaign to scupper North/South Ministerial Council meetings by not putting forward unionist Ministers. File photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster has denied unionists are boycotting meetings with the Irish Government as part of a plan to overthrow the Northe(...)

 Northern secretary Brandon Lewis: Belfast High Court granted the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission leave to take action against him and the North’s Department of Health for failing to fully implement the new legislation. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Northern secretary Brandon Lewis’s plan to introduce regulations to implement abortion services in Northern Ireland next week is likely to trigger a r(...)

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The Irish CNN reporter, who shot to fame during the US Capitol riots, on how important it is to get help for mental health issues, and urges o(...)

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