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‘There is now a decision and what we need to do is tell the public what that decision is and ask the public again to try to work with us.’ Photograph:  Jonathan Porter/PressEye

“You must be depressed today listening to these two,” Alliance Party Assembly member Kellie Armstrong remarked to host William Crawley on BBC Radio Ul(...)

The restrictions  were brought to the Assembly by the First Minister, the DUP leader Arlene Foster.  Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/ PA Wire

Northern Ireland recorded its highest daily total of new Covid-19 cases on Friday ahead of the introduction of new restrictions aimed at limiting the (...)

The family of Helen McCourt, who was murdered in 1988, at Downing Street with a petition to Introduce Helens Law in England, in 2018. File photograph: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The Northern Assembly has endorsed a motion designed to ensure that prisoners convicted of murder and child sex offences are not eligible for release (...)

 A DUP Stormont minister has said the rules apply to everyone after one of her Westminster colleagues was pictured not wearing a mask on a train.  Photo credit should read: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

A DUP Stormont minister has said the rules apply to everyone after one of her Westminster colleagues was pictured not wearing a mask on a train. East(...)

The alarming uptick in Covid-19 outbreaks, after Northern Ireland’s cheering early record, gives figureheads Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill another chance to show unity, a tiring public willing them on. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Pandemic dilemmas have merely blurred the incoherence of the five-party Stormont Executive. The alarming uptick in Covid-19 outbreaks, after Northern (...)

From left to right: SDLP’s Colum Eastwood, Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill, Alliance Party’s Naomi Long and Green Party’s Clare Bailey in the meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

Northern parties opposed to Brexit are looking to the Irish government and the EU to protect the gains of the peace process and the Belfast Agreement,(...)

‘There will be no appeasing of this approach,’ Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney told the Dáil. He is right. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA

The Government reacted cautiously on Monday to reports the UK was going to repudiate aspects of the Northern Ireland border protocol. It sought clarif(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: David Young /PA Wire

The leaders of the North’s pro-Remain parties have written to the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, ins(...)

 Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said while the UK  is ‘fully committed’ to implementing the Withdrawal Agreement and the Northern Ireland protocol, the government   is taking ‘limited and reasonable steps to create a safety net’

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said he expects the UK would “break international law” with its proposals to change how a key agreement w(...)

Naomi Long told the Assembly a number of operational steps needed to be advanced to progress the scheme. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Injured victims of the Troubles potentially face another six-month wait before they can apply for a compensation scheme, the North’s justice minister (...)

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