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Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon: her party could get a referendum through Holyrood even if all the unionist parties were opposed. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

The UK referendum vote was decisively won, but for Scotland and Northern Ireland it raises a multitude of questions. It may also be a legal struggle. (...)

Co Fermanagh farmer Barry Read said he is  surprised at how ‘shocked and unprepared everyone has been since the result came out’.

Farmer Barry Read from Maguiresbridge in Co Fermanagh is one of 19,958 people in the county who voted for the United Kingdom’s departure from the Euro(...)

 A man accompanied by his dog waves as he makes his way into a polling station to vote in the EU referendum on Thursday.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The impact Brexit could have on the economy, trade and the Irish border were among the areas of concern for voters in South Belfast, which is one of t(...)

Secretary of the Felons Club Gerry Scullion:  “My first instinct was not to vote at all, but I’ll probably be voting stay.” Photograph: Arthur Allison

Sipping an afternoon pint in the Felons Club on the Falls Road in west Belfast, Brian Gray is in no doubt about why the DUP is in favour of Brexit. (...)

Terminations are only legal in Northern Ireland to protect a woman’s life, or if there is a risk of serious damage to her well-being.

A woman who travelled to England to terminate a pregnancy with a fatal defect is a victim of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws, the Court of Appeal was(...)

Pro-choice activists deliver abortion pills to women in Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic using a drone, at Narrow Water Castle near Warrenpoint in County Down. Photograph: PA

Police kept a close eye as pro-choice activists delivered abortion pills to women in Northern Ireland using a drone. The stunt, described as an act o(...)

A conservation charity in Poleglass in west Belfast dismissed the former IRA convict from his job as a grass-cutter (Stock photograph).

The dismissal of a former IRA man convicted of a murder committed when he was 16 from a grass-cutting job in west Belfast has been quashed by the High(...)

A speech by Matt Carthy over the weekend is seen as breaking fresh ground. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What does Matt Carthy have to do to get attention? Last Saturday the Sinn Féin MEP suggested “continued devolution to Belfast within an all-Ireland st(...)

Craig Fulton will use the same 27-man panel for this series with this tournament marking the last set of fixtures before a reduction to 20 players takes place in the next 10 days or so. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s men face Rio group opponents Canada at Stormont Thursday evening in the first of four matches. Craig Fulton will use the same 27-man panel(...)

Interior of O’Toole’s bar in Loughinisland the morning after the UVF shot dead six people in 1994. Photograph: Pacemaker

Castle Street in Belfast is only minutes from Royal Avenue and City Hall, but it is a street in which the poverty which has outlasted the Troubles is (...)

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