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PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s 18 MPs have been contacted by PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne about their personal security in the wake of the suspected terrorist killin(...)

Afghan evacuees arrive at Pristina International Airport in Kosovo last month: these families and individuals are refugees, not illegal migrants. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

The European Council’s statement last Tuesday on the Afghanistan crisis is shocking. Words like “illegal migration” and “unauthorised entries” dominat(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne did not make any public comment following sharp criticism on Wednesday . File photograph: PA

Northern Ireland Chief Constable Simon Byrne is expected to come under increased pressure from unionist politicians over a review of policing in south(...)

People confront British soldiers on William Street in Derry minutes before paratroopers opened fire, killing 14 civilians on what became known as Bloody Sunday. Photograph: Getty

There are few things as meaningless as a Stormont consensus. The Northern Ireland assembly was recalled this Tuesday for an SDLP motion rejecting UK (...)

SDLP deputy leader Nicola Mallon speaking in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Stormont Assembly members broke from their summer recess on Tuesday to express their united opposition to British government proposals to ban all pros(...)

Minister for  Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney: “Some have sold the British government’s position during the week as a fait accompli. There is no fait accompli.” Photograph:  John Thys/AFP

The leaders of the North’s five main parties held “robust” discussions with the UK government’s northern secretary on Friday over plans to end all Tro(...)

Family members of Ballymurphy massacre victims watch proceedings in the House of Commons. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Assembly is set to be recalled from its summer recess next week to allow MLAs to make clear their opposition to plans by the UK g(...)

A bonfire in the loyalist Craigyhill area of Larne dwarfs local houses in the seaside town. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

The loyalist marching season in Northern Ireland is a “leadership test” for unionism, according to Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald. Concerns ha(...)

Simon Hoare is the head of the  UK’s Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

The chairman of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has apologised “offence” caused by a tweet about loyalist bonfires. Senior Conservative MP Sim(...)

People confront British soldiers on Wlliam Street in Derry minutes before paratroopers opened fire, killing 14 civilians on what became known as Bloody Sunday. Photograph: Getty

The North’s Minister for Justice has called for clarity from the British government over how it plans to address legacy issues following the decision (...)

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