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Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The High Court has ordered the BBC to provide more information to lawyers for former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams for his pending defamation action ag(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness and Bobby Storey address supporters at a protest on the Falls Road over the arrest of Gerry Adams in 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Veteran Republican masterminded Northern Bank Robbery and Maze prison escape before playing key role in Sinn Féin’s road to peace Nearly 1,800 men(...)

Northern Ireland’s Victims’ Commissioner Judith Thompson told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee that victims and survivors of the Troubles are now faced with legislation ‘driven through Westminster that does little for them’.   File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The “unpicking” of the agreement to deal with Northern Ireland Troubles’ legacy issues has led to a “severe dilution” of what was proposed, a member o(...)

Jennifer McNern  said she has felt compelled to take a judicial review to try to force payment of the pension. Photograph: Liam McBurney/ PA

A woman who was badly injured in a bombing 48 years ago is taking legal action to try to pressurise the Northern Executive and British government to p(...)

Sinn Féin deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill. Her party  and some victims’ groups have argued that the terms of the scheme could be used to block people from a republican background who were injured during the conflict getting pensions.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/PA Wire

A British MP has written to Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill describing the failure to begin paying out a pension to those badly injur(...)

DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson who called on the UK government to “withdraw these regulations, respect the fact that devolution has been restored”. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The UK government has said it remains legally obliged to introduce abortion services in Northern Ireland regardless of a motion passed in the North’s (...)

Belfast mural depicting Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill (L) and the DUP’s Arlene Foster as the unlikely bedfellow characters from the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

How is it that Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill seem to be getting on so well? In the past couple of weeks the DUP First Minister and Sinn Féin Depu(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster said that the DUP had been “consistently pro-life”.  Photgraph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The Northern Assembly has passed a DUP motion calling for the rejection of abortion law enacted at Westminster and more specifically rejecting termina(...)

Both the DUP in its motion and Sinn Féin in its amendment to new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland cite the work of Heidi Crowter (above), who has Down syndrome, and who has been campaigning for a change in the British law which allows for abortion up to full term in cases of Down syndrome. File photograph: Guardian

Sinn Féin has indicated a willingness to see some alteration of the new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland that was enacted at Westminster and (...)

Medical staff in the respiratory emergency department at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two further coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Northern Ireland on Wednesday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the North to 516. (...)

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