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Belfast city center and docklands. Photograph: iStock

Senior Stormont officials have raised concerns over whether in the aftermath of Brexit, British legislation could affect how Northern Ireland firms do(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster, Finance Minister Conor Murphy and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at a press conference in Parliament Buildings, Stormont on the latest coronavirus situation. Photograph: PA Wire

A decision on whether to impose a curfew on the hospitality industry in the North to limit the spread of coronavirus has been postponed until next wee(...)

The alarming uptick in Covid-19 outbreaks, after Northern Ireland’s cheering early record, gives figureheads Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill another chance to show unity, a tiring public willing them on. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Pandemic dilemmas have merely blurred the incoherence of the five-party Stormont Executive. The alarming uptick in Covid-19 outbreaks, after Northern (...)

The Stormont scrutiny committee was told that contingency plans needed to be ‘immediately developed and implemented’. Photograph: iStock

New facilities required to check goods arriving at Northern Ireland’s ports from Great Britain will not be ready in time for the end of the Brexit tra(...)

 A man, wearing a protective facemask, passes the window of the Wax Museum, Dublin city centre, which remains closed due to Level 3 restrictions  to tackle the spread of Covid-19 in Co Dublin. Photograph: Collins Photos

There have been no further deaths from Covid-19 in the State but 396 more cases have been confirmed, according to figures released on Sunday by the De(...)

Workers at a drive-through Covid-19 test centre in Leicester. Photograph: Darren Staples/Bloomberg

Almost 10m people in the UK are now banned from mixing with other households after restrictions were imposed on a large part of northeast England beca(...)

First minister Arlene Foster and deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill at Thursday’s media briefing at Stormont. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

It was like old times at Stormont. The first and deputy first ministers were back at their socially-distanced podiums, addressing each other by their (...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald: ‘We can change Ireland. How exciting is that?’ File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“Sinn Féin will have our view and we have our proposals,” says the party’s president Mary Lou McDonald. “But Irish unity is everyone’s business. It’s (...)

Disputes over the status of Irish in Northern Ireland played a significant part in the collapse of the power-sharing executive in Stormont in 2017.

The United Kingdom should adopt a comprehensive law and strategy on the promotion of Irish in Northern Ireland as a “matter of priority”, a council of(...)

The PSNI said there were ‘really, really difficult issues for us to resolve’. File photograph: The Irish Times

The North’s police service does not have the financial resources or the personnel to investigate all outstanding Troubles-related cases, the chief con(...)

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