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First Minister Arlene Foster at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast on Monday night. Photograph:  PA

Northern Ireland is escalating its response to the coronavirus emergency in light of British prime minister Boris Johnson’s call for “drastic action” (...)

Staff  at MacNean House and Restaurant in Blacklion, Co Cavan.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In Blacklion, Co Cavan, Neven Maguire has closed his restaurant because of coronavirus; in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, “30 seconds over the Border, the pubs(...)

INorthern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) (L) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill of republican party Sinn Fein/ Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/ Northern Ireland Executive/AFP/ Getty Images

The new Northern Executive met for the first time on Tuesday while the new Northern Assembly also got down to normal business with the first major ann(...)

Alliance party leader Naomi Long talks to the media in Stormont on Saturday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Northern Ireland finally had a fully functioning local administration after the new Northern Executive was selected on Saturday afternoon. The Minist(...)

George MacKay in 1917, directed by Sam Mendes.

As the centenary recedes, it becomes clear that film-makers – and novelists and poets and songwriters – can no longer count on mere mention of the fir(...)

Emma DeSouza and her US born husband Jake arrive for a press conference in  Belfast on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The assertion that Irish citizens born in Northern Ireland are British makes a mockery of the Belfast Agreement’s equal citizenship and identity right(...)

Natalie Dormer’s Mrs Appleyard has a sexy, contemporary air with John Lennon shades and a screw-you attitude

It is 43 years since Peter Weir bolstered the emerging Australian new wave with the extraordinary Picnic at Hanging Rock. His cinematic adaptation of (...)

Picnic at Hanging Rock: this six-part adaptation will set out to find the answers to what really happened

Puppy Love Monday, BBC1, 7.30pm Some mutts would much rather roll around in something smelly or run through a muddy puddle than subject themselves to (...)

 Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care Board said on Thursday that between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, 15,626 patients were treated at hospital accident and emergency departments. File photograph: Getty Images

As with the Republic, local newspapers, radio and television news in Northern Ireland have been filled with reports of terrible pressures on accident (...)

 Colin Farrell at the UK premiere of Killing of a Sacred Deer:  “I’ve been lucky from the start.” Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

“I am so ready to not talk about films, to not see a camera, to not have any idea that things such as fame and acting exist,” Colin Farrell says. “I a(...)

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