Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer  Michael McBride receives his Covid-19 booster jab from community pharmacist Peter Rice (left) at the Houben Centre in Belfast on November 24th. Phootgraph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Nine out of 10 adults in the North have now been vaccinated against Covid-19. Northern Ireland’s Department of Health announced on Thursday that 90 p(...)

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson. Like the rest of unionism, he is a bystander in negotiations between London and Brussels and will simply have to sell whatever mitigations emerge. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Watching Jeffrey Donaldson turn the DUP back towards accepting the protocol is an absurd and impressive spectacle. Difficult though it may to believe(...)

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson: ‘As UK citizens, we should not be subject to foreign powers whilst all the time Northern Ireland diverges further from the rest of the UK.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has urged a continued focus on efforts to remove the “Irish Sea border”. Talks remain ongoing between the UK governm(...)

Demonstrators take part in a protest against Covid certification in Belfast city centre on Saturday. Photograph: Dominic McGrath/PA Wire

Hundreds of people gathered in Belfast city centre on Saturday to reject the planned introduction of Covid-19 certification. A large crowd gathered o(...)

Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 infection and hospital admission rates are so high that two busy hospitals temporarily closed to emergency arrivals this w(...)

Sinn Féin’s  Declan Kearney  speaks to the media after a meeting with Brexit minister David Frost at Stormont. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Britain’s Brexit minister David Frost has been urged by political parties at Stormont to find agreement with the European Union over the Northern Irel(...)

Intervention by Ulster Unionist Minister Robin Swann has shifted the dynamic within the Executive. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/PA Wire

Covid-19 vaccine passports are to be introduced on a mandatory basis for people accessing certain venues in Northern Ireland from next month after Sto(...)

Charlie Agnew, nephew of John Pat Cunningham, in the field where his uncle was shot dead in Benburb, Co Tyrone, in 1974. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

When Charlie Agnew looks out over the field where his uncle, John Pat Cunningham, died, he thinks of how afraid he must have felt. “I stand here, and(...)

European  Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic speaking at Europe House in Westminster, London after a meeting with Brexit minister David Frost. Photograph: Hollie Adams/PA Wire

Britain and the European Union have agreed to intensify talks over the Northern Ireland protocol after “a change in tone” from Brexit minister David F(...)

Traffic crosses the border into Northern Ireland. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said there has been an easing of tensions in recent days with regard to the Northern Ireland Protocol and there was a “di(...)

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