Northern  Secretary Brandon Lewis  speaking in the House of Commons. He said that in the autumn he proposed to bring in a statute of limitations banning all prosecutions of Troubles-related killings and other crimes. Photograph:  UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis’s plans to introduce what has been characterised as a “de facto amnesty” for those involved in Troubles-related killi(...)

Family members of Ballymurphy massacre victims Eileen McKeown (left), daughter of Joseph Corr, and Mary Corr, daughter in law of Joseph Corr, at Springhill Community House in Belfast, watching Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis announcing the UK Government’s plans to introduce legislation to end all prosecutions related to the Northern Ireland Troubles before 1998. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis’s proposals to end all Troubles-related prosecutions have triggered a wave of criticism from victims’ groups and poli(...)

The huge bonfire in Craigyhill, Larne, is lit on the Eleventh night to usher in the Twelfth commemorations. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Twelfth of July parades which took place across Northern Ireland on Monday passed off “without incident”, the Police Service of Northern Ireland s(...)

The Tigers Bay bonfire is now set to be lit as planned this weekend as part of traditional Eleventh Night events. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Two Stormont ministers have failed in a legal bid to force police in Northern Ireland to assist in removing a contentious loyalist bonfire. Sinn Féin(...)

Michelle O’Neill alongside local resident Terence Sharp during a visit to the interface area in west Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland will “not be following the Boris Johnson model” and is not in a position to remove rules on face masks or social distancing, the Nort(...)

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson (right) with Stormont’s new economy minister, Gordon Lyons. Photograph: DUP/PA Wire

Paul Givan is expected to remain as Northern Ireland’s First Minister until at least the autumn following a minor reshuffle of the DUP’s ministerial t(...)

A bonfire in the loyalist Craigyhill area of Larne dwarfs local houses in the seaside town. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

The loyalist marching season in Northern Ireland is a “leadership test” for unionism, according to Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald. Concerns ha(...)

Micheál Martin: “It really is time to engage and make sure we get a resolution.” Photograph: Getty Images

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said a “window of opportunity” now exists to reach agreement on the Northern Ireland protocol, and has called on the Brit(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson met at Parliament Buildings in Belfast. Photographs: Sinn Féin/PA Wire and Charles McQuillan/Getty

The leaders of Sinn Féin and the DUP have had a “constructive and frank” first face-to-face meeting, Mary-Lou McDonald has said. The parties met at P(...)

Wave Trauma Centre has accused British prime minister Boris Johnson of ditching the Stormont House Agreement – a cross-party deal on how the legacy of the Troubles should be dealt with – in favour of plans for ‘perverting the criminal justice system’. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA/Bloomberg

An amnesty for all Troubles killings will deepen the anguish and bitterness suffered by families and bleed into future generations, survivors have war(...)

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