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PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton:  the prioritisation of PSNI funding to tackle paramilitary criminality is among measures in the Executive’s blueprint for tackling paramilitarism. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The PSNI is to strengthen resources dedicated to tackling paramilitary-linked criminality as part of a Stormont plan to eradicate such groups. The st(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said the new British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire, needs to realise that people in the North ‘see their future in Europe’. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has said the new British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire, needs to realise that people in the(...)

James Brokenshire, who campaigned for the UK to remain in the EU, replaces Theresa Villiers as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Remain MP James Brokenshire has been appointed as the new secretary of state for Northern Ireland. He replaces Theresa Villiers, who had been one of(...)

Britain’s  incoming prime minister  and new leader of the Conservative Party Theresa May arrives in Downing Street: At a Brexit campaign event, May warned that 50,000 jobs in the North are linked to EU trade. Photograph:   Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Many British politicians who took the Remain side in the referendum are stepping away from dire warnings they made about the consequences of leaving (...)

 Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams  at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said the appointment of Theresa May as British prime minister will present difficulties to the peace process and Angl(...)

More than £1 billion of public money is to be paid to Northern Ireland-based businesses by 2036 after they installed new appliances under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, which is now closed. File photograph: Getty Images

A Northern Ireland farmer is allegedly in line to receive £1 million (€1.19 million) of public money over the next 20 years for heating an empty shed (...)

“If there is any attempt to construct a hard Border I think the passions are so high that the people will pull it down.” Cars crossing between Co Derry and the Republic. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Denis Bradley made an unusual confession in the Irish News: he voted Remain but hoped for a Leave result. He got his wish. While he does have some con(...)

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s abortion debate paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing positions on the issue. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s emotive abortion debate have paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing (...)

There has not been widespread public disorder over a specifically constitutional development in Northern Ireland since the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement - and that was far from spontaneous. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

As the Brexit vote sank in last Friday, I was invited on air by Today FM and found myself trapped between Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy and former Taoise(...)

Scotland and Northern Ireland will not be able to attain special EU status in the wake of Brexit, Theresa Villiers has insisted. The Northern Ireland(...)

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