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Despite Givan’s resignation, other Executive ministers remain in place and the Assembly is continuing to sit with a number of pieces of legislation being progressed. Photograph: Liam McBurney/EPA

The UK secretary of state for Northern Ireland has appeared to rule out calling an early Stormont Assembly election. Brandon Lewis was speaking after(...)

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(...)

DUP First Minister Paul Givan talks to the media at Stormont in Belfast after meeting  foreign secretary Liz Truss. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister has set February 21st as a potential deadline for progress to be made in negotiations between the EU and the UK on the Nort(...)

 DUP Assembly member  Gary Middleton, said the Parachute Regiment flags were ‘designed to be offensive’ and should be removed. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Taoiseach is to lay a wreath at the memorial to those killed on Bloody Sunday during a service in Derry to mark the 50th anniversary of the atroci(...)

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said the double-jobbing plan was to ‘shore up’ the DUP. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The leaders of six of the North’s political parties have written an open letter to the British prime minister warning that plans to reinstate so-calle(...)

British foreign secretary Liz Truss: ‘The EU has a clear responsibility to help fix the myriad problems caused by the protocol.’ File photograph: Getty

Britain’s foreign secretary Liz Truss will host European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic on Thursday for two days of talks aimed at breaking (...)

First Minister Paul Givan and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill. Over 50 organisations  have written to the First and Deputy First Ministers to express concerns over the failure to progress a Bill of Rights. Photograph: Jonathan McCambridge/PA Wire

More than 50 organisations representing civil society in the North have written to the First and Deputy First Ministers to express their “grave concer(...)

Kevin Winters: ‘This draconian proposal is an amnesty for everything and that means effectively a shut-down of the courts’

The UK government’s proposals for an end to legal cases relating to Northern Ireland’s Troubles are offensive “morally, constitutionally and legally”,(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said there had been progress in the negotiations, although it had been difficult. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has played down the prospects of deal on the Northern Ireland protocol before Christmas, describing it as “(...)

Representatives of Irish language groups that signed an open letter to Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis  gathered at Belfast’s Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich to highlight their concerns.

A failure by the British government to introduce Irish language legislation before Christmas raises the risk of it becoming an issue in next year’s St(...)

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