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Former Alliance leader David Ford: before the dissolution of Stormont he was planning to introduce a private Bill that would allow abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. Photograph: Arthur Allison

There were 16 abortions carried out in Northern Ireland hospitals in 2015/2016, the same number as the previous year, according to the North’s Depart(...)

Pro-Remain supporters wave EU flags outside the supreme court in London, after  court’s ruling on Brexit vote yesterday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The DUP has made clear it will “battle” to get the Brexit vote put into practice, notwithstanding the London supreme court judgment that Westminster (...)

Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin. Photograph: PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s top law officer has taken an unprecedented step towards having a failed legal challenge to the Brexit process referred directly to (...)

Are we still tied to a single narrative of our history? 1916 commemoration at the GPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Has the 1916 centenary commemoration really been a great success? Were those independent-minded media critics, normally scornful of government and al(...)

Former Alliance leader David Ford in conversation with Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. Mr Ford is considering his role within his Presbyterian congregation after being dismissed as an elder. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Former Alliance leader David Ford is considering whether he can remain within his local Presbyterian congregation after he was ousted as an elder of S(...)

Naomi Long said, “If elected, I will not only be the first woman to lead the party,  I will also be the first leader younger than Alliance itself.”

The East Belfast Assembly member Naomi Long seems certain to become the next leader of the Alliance party in two weeks time after she emerged as the o(...)

Victims’ rights campaigner Raymond McCord, who is challenging the constitutional authority of the British government to take Northern Ireland out of the European Union . File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Executing Brexit would be an “act of profound legal and constitutional as well as political significance” for Northern Ireland, Belfast High Court was(...)

David Ford was the minister of justice from 2010 until earlier this year when Alliance decided not to take up an offer from the DUP and Sinn Féin to hold on to that post. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

David Ford is stepping down as leader of the Alliance Party with his successor to be chosen at a special party conference at the end of the month, he (...)

Campaigners from a group called Border Communities Against Brexit outside Belfast’s High Court where a legal challenge to Brexit is taking place. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

The British prime minister Theresa May acted legally and democratically in announcing that she will take the United Kingdom out of the European Union,(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

At Stormont yesterday, First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness continued to take opposing positions on how Brexit sh(...)

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