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Speaking at the Northern Ireland Executive’s daily media briefing on Friday, Michelle O’Neill said they had “talked about exit and recovery and how we can move at similar times given that the disease is obviously spreading at a similar way across the island.” Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

A co-ordinated approach to exiting lockdown on the island of Ireland has been discussed between the governments in both jurisdictions, the North’s Dep(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis exceeded his powers in introducing abortion regulations, Stormont’s chief legal adviser has said. It is (...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster (left) has rejected Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister (right) Michelle O’Neill’s criticism of the British army being “unilaterally” requested to assist in dealing with the crisis in the North. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire.

Eleven more people have died in Northern Ireland from coronavirus, the Public Health Agency (PHA) reported on Sunday, bringing the total number of con(...)

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said Sinn Féin would “not rule out any measure necessary to save lives”. File photograph: PA

Sinn Féin has criticised Stormont’s health minister Robin Swann for “unilaterally” requesting assistance from the British army to help deal with the C(...)

The  report was written by  Belfast-based civil liberties group, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) and academics from Queen’s University, Belfast.

The authors of a new report into how to deal with the past in Northern Ireland have floated the idea that anyone convicted of Troubles killings would (...)

Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have issued a statement deploring proposals on how to deal with the past published by the Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis, above. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images.

Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have issued a statement deploring proposals on how to deal with the past published by the Northern Secretary. The(...)

Northern Ireland health minister Robin Swann during a visit to a Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) distribution centre in Belfast Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Seven more people in Northern Ireland have died from coronavirus, the North’s Public Health Agency (PHA) reported on Monday evening. This brings the (...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis is proposing to establish a new single body to primarily focus on information recovery and reconciliation rather than investigating Troubles-related killings. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

A new approach to examining killings during the Troubles being proposed by Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis has run into strenuous opposition. Nationa(...)

In a careful but negative response the Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Coveney said the “Stormont House Agreement framework is the way forward” on these issues. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has delivered a chilly response to a new British government plan on how to deal with the past. Northern Secretary Brandon Lew(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson has pledged to end what he has described as ‘vexatious prosecutions’ against former servicemen, who argue they are being unfairly pursued many years later.

A new, independent body is to be created to investigate all “unresolved” Troubles deaths, the UK government has announced. It said this would mean a(...)

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