Naomi Long

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Ministers stand for a minute’s silence in the Northern Ireland Assembly chamber at Stormont before the delivery of the long-awaited public apology to the victims of historical institutional abuse. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Victims of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland have been told they were failed by the state during a long-awaited public apology at Sto(...)

Naomi Long leader of the Alliance Party, says new members want ‘to be part of a movement that is about something other than the constitutional question’. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

With a consistent showing in the polls and three strong performances the last time Northern Ireland voted in 2019, all indications are that the Allian(...)

Michelle McIlveen of the DUP, Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy, Nichola Mallon of SDLP, Robin Swann from the UUP and Alliance’s Naomi Long will make the apology on behalf of government.

Ministers from each of the North’s five main parties have confirmed they will jointly deliver a public apology to the victims of historical institutio(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has played down expectations of a breakthrough in talks between the EU and UK on the Northern Ireland protocol when the two sides meet next Monday.  Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has played down expectations of a breakthrough in talks between the EU and UK on the Northern Ireland proto(...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Health Robin Swann has tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Health Robin Swann has tested positive for Covid-19, he said in a post on Twitter. Mr Swann shared an image of a posit(...)

Report found that the facilities in Northern Ireland prisons were inadequate and there were insufficient professional healthcare staff to care for and treat prisoners. Photograph: iStock

Some prisoners in Northern Ireland are being subjected to effective solitary confinement which does not meet the expected United Nations Standard Mini(...)

 British PM Boris Johnson has announced the withdrawal of a controversial amendment. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK parliament/AFP via Getty Images

The British prime minister has said a controversial UK government amendment which would have reintroduced so-called double-jobbing for politicians in (...)

MLAs and MPs take part in a silent vigil on the steps of Parliament Buildings, Stormont, for Ashling Murphy. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Politicians in Northern Ireland have paid tribute to murdered primary school teacher Ashling Murphy. Assembly members from across the political spec(...)

 DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has been consistent about the threat posed by the Northern Ireland protocol:  ‘The protocol threatens, not me.’  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Another week, another set of threats by the Democratic Unionist Party to collapse the Stormont Assembly and Executive, one that could leave Northern I(...)

  Jeffrey Donaldson: the DUP leader  was scarcely believed when he first threatened to walk out over the protocol last September, and the threat has only become less plausible since. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Paul Givan, the DUP First Minister, has been widely condemned for saying it is “inevitable” Stormont will collapse if the Northern Ireland protocol do(...)

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