Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson has seen the Tory party lose a 26 point opinion poll lead over Labour in six months. Photograph: Getty

Labour is now level-pegging with the Conservatives, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer, which shows the Tories have lost a massive (...)

Veteran’s Commissioner Danny Kinahan: previously served as MLA for South Antrim and was the MP for the area between 2015 and 2017.

The former Ulster Unionist MP Danny Kinahan has been appointed as Northern Ireland’s first Veterans Commissioner. His appointment was announced by t(...)

Phil Hogan: it would be a mistake to think unionists or the UK government were enjoying his troubles and now his departure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Last September, on the day he was appointed European trade commissioner, Phil Hogan made an ingenious suggestion. A new all-Ireland oversight body co(...)

Jennifer McNern, joined by other victims and supporters from Wave Trauma group outside Belfast High Court. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The North’s justice department will administer a compensation scheme in a major step forward for the worst injured victims of the Troubles. Deputy Fi(...)

Room for one more? Vehicles are parked before being exported in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

Image of the week: Parking only Japanese exports have tumbled by almost a fifth and this is the picture that seems to sum it up: vehicles at a logist(...)

 Northern Ireland Minister for Education  Peter Weir:  rejected claims he had followed London, describing an ’inextricable link’ between Northern Ireland and Britain.

The controversy over exam results in Northern Ireland underlines the “absolute necessity” of a full time return to school for all pupils from next wee(...)

Belfast bomb victim Jennifer McNern, outside Belfast’s High Court, as she begins court bid over Troubles compensation. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A judge has accused Stormont’s Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister of ignoring the rule of law by delaying a compensation scheme for Troubles victims. Mr(...)

Students protest outside 10 Downing Street in London on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Tens of thousands of A-level students in England are set to see their grades increased after a humiliating U-turn by the British government. Followin(...)

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review against the Executive Office at Belfast High Court over its failure to implement the legislation to create a compensation scheme for people injured during the Troubles. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A woman who was seriously injured in a bombing 48 years ago is to begin legal action against the Northern government today over delays to a compensati(...)

Britain’s PM Boris Johnson: ‘Together we will make sure Northern Ireland is ready to take full advantage of the many opportunities that lie ahead, and that no part of Northern Ireland is left behind.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Two new bodies are to be created to mark next year’s centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland, British prime minister Boris Johnson will announce(...)

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