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Jonathan Bell (left) is to run as an Independent in the Assembly elections, he has announced.

Jonathan Bell, whose cash for ash allegations helped trigger the political crisis in Northern Ireland, is to stand as an Independent in the Northern A(...)

Teachers in Northern Ireland have urged parents to   “ask their local MLA why Stormont does not put a value on education”.  Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

Hundreds of teachers have taken part in protests at schools across Northern Ireland over an “insulting” offer of a 1 per cent pay rise. Thirteen mon(...)

Ben Robinson died as a result of second impact syndrome suffered in a match for Carrickfergus Grammar School in Januray 2011.

This will be the third occasion Karen Walton and Peter Robinson enter a courtroom on behalf of their son Benjamin. By issuing civil proceedings again(...)

Northern Ireland’s Education Minister has given his support for the testing of children for grammar school places. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Northern Ireland’s Education Minister has given his support for the testing of children for grammar school places. DUP MLA Peter Weir has reversed a (...)

Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin (left): said schools merger decision was made after  discussions and consultations over a number of years, which started before his appointment as bishop  in 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Catholic Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has been criticised by a campaigner over how the proposed amalgamation of two Athlone schools has been hand(...)

Sarah Kidd (left) celebrates her GCSE results with her mother Fiona at Methodist College in Belfast. Photograph: Niall carson/PA Wire

The proportion of Northern Ireland pupils achieving top GCSE grades has increased by half a percent. Almost a tenth of entries were awarded an A*. (...)

Peter Robinson: rejected claim at the time as a “scripted performance”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has called for a PSNI and Stormont investigation into allegations that a senior Sinn Féin Assembly member coached (...)

Students at Dominican College in Belfast after receiving their A level results. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Mathematics has grown in popularity in Northern Ireland as more students gear up for the jobs market, A-level results showed. The gap between the to(...)

The chair of the Northern Ireland finance committee, Sinn Féin’s Daithi McKay

Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has stood down as an Assembly member and been suspended from the party following allegation he coached a loyalist blogger (...)

Saoirse Ronan in The Lovely Bones.

Saoirse Ronan ascends yet another rung on the ladder of fame as she appears on the international cover of this week’s Time magazine. The Irish actor(...)

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