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Tributes have been paid following the death of MLA Christopher Stalford (39). Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The DUP Assembly member Christopher Stalford has died suddenly aged 39. Mr Stalford represented South Belfast at Stormont since 2016 and had been the(...)

 SDLP leader Colum Eastwood: ‘I am very comfortable and confident that we’re going to do well.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

In the North, it is election season. With less than 80 days to go until the May 5th polling day, the SDLP bids to absorb the magic of Seamus Heaney wh(...)

President Michael D Higgins said integrated education was both needed and ‘overwhelmingly wanted’ in North. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The President has condemned as shameful the segregation of education in the North during a speech in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. Michael D Higgins sai(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has played down expectations of a breakthrough in talks between the EU and UK on the Northern Ireland protocol when the two sides meet next Monday.  Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has played down expectations of a breakthrough in talks between the EU and UK on the Northern Ireland proto(...)

Sinn Féin Minister for Finance Conor Murphy said the DUP was to blame. File photograph: The Irish Times

A draft three-year budget which prioritised health spending in Northern Ireland cannot proceed due to the political crisis at Stormont, the North’s Mi(...)

Robin Swann, the North’s minister for health,  said he intended to make an order on Tuesday revoking the remaining Covid-19  restrictions and updating the relevant advice. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

All remaining Covid-19 restrictions are to be lifted in Northern Ireland from Tuesday. In a written ministerial statement to the Stormont Assembly (...)

Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/EPA

The Taoiseach on Friday night strongly criticised the DUP’s decision to resign from the post of First Minister in Northern Ireland, which he said was (...)

Fiona Ryan, who is the North’s Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse, called on the Northern Executive “to see and understand that the apology to victims and survivors goes beyond politics”.

An official apology which was to be delivered to the victims of institutional abuse “hangs in the balance” due to the DUP’s withdrawal of the First Mi(...)

DUP Leader Jeffrey Donaldson MP speaking to the media in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

The DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson warned on Friday that his party may not go back into government after an election if issues around the Northern Irela(...)

Northern Ireland’s  First Minister Paul Givan: His resignation leaves the North’s power-sharing institutions in crisis. Photograph: Paul Faith

The North’s power-sharing institutions were in crisis on Thursday following the resignation of First Minister Paul Givan in the latest move in the DUP(...)

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