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June 2013: Sammy Wilson, then Northern Ireland minister of finance and personnel tells Michael Noonan that parties interested in buying Nama’s norther(...)

A mural in Derry’s Bogside depicting John Hume, Martin Luther King jnr, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Derry likes to come out for its own, and look out for its own. But because of Covid it can’t really come out for John Hume, and that’s proving hard fo(...)

John Hume was the inspiration behind the Sunningdale Agreement, the Anglo-Irish Agreement  and the Belfast Agreement.

John Hume was a towering political figure who helped to redefine Irish nationalism. In the process, he changed Irish politics, North and South, as wel(...)

Richard Bruton: Dishy Dickie gets the Washboard of the Season award

We begin with a very happy birthday to Micheál Martin who is 60 today. What’s the star sign for August 1st? The Taoiseach is a Leo. Oh. Sure never (...)

 A view of the newly launched Stop Covid NI contact, track and trace app displayed on a smart phone. Photograph: Getty Images

The shielding period for around 80,000 vulnerable people in Northern Ireland has come to an end. Those with serious medical conditions are able to ve(...)

A health worker shows a swab sample for a Covid-19 test, in Merida, Yucatan state. Photograph: Hugo Borges/AFP via Getty Images

No new deaths from Covid-19 and 12 new cases of the disease have been confirmed in the State. The latest figures were reported on Sunday evening. T(...)

A health worker wearing PPE sits at a primary school in Secunderabad, India. Leo Varadkar has said the reopening of schools in the State will see PPE put in place. Photograph: Noah Seelam/AFP via Getty Images

The plan to reopen schools will see extra teachers, extensive cleaning regimes and personal protective equipment put in place, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar h(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A former senior DUP special adviser has expressed disquiet that a Bill currently going through the Northern Assembly could undermine collective decisi(...)

The DUP Lagan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson indicated on Tuesday that if Sinn Féin pressed for such a move his party would reciprocate by seeking to demand that travellers from the Republic also would have to quarantine when entering Northern Ireland. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

The DUP has stated that the Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill stood on a “political landmine” by suggesting that due to Covid-19 people(...)

Paula Bradshaw: “I love Italy, and look forward to travelling there again when it is safe to do so!” File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The health spokesperson of Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party has said she will not go on holiday while guidance against non-essential travel remains i(...)

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