Pat Finucane, a 39-year-old lawyer, was shot dead in front of his family at their home in north Belfast in 1989 by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) in collusion with British state agents.

The North’s Assembly has narrowly passed a motion calling on the UK government to hold an independent, public inquiry into the murder of Belfast lawye(...)

Ulster Unionist Party MLA Doug Beattie (left) during a press conference at Stormont thanking Steve Aiken (right) for his service, after Mr Aiken resigned as leader of the party. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Doug Beattie, a decorated British army veteran and MLA for Upper Bann, has been elected as the new leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP). As nomi(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party leader Edwin Poots said the Northern Ireland protocol is not working, ‘it  cannot work and therefore we have to go back to the drawing board’. Photograph: Getty

Newly-elected Democratic Unionist Party leader Edwin Poots has accused an “aggressive” Irish government of hugely damaging cross-Border relations in i(...)

A judicial review of  the protocol, part of the Brexit deal that creates a trade border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, has begun in Belfast’s high court.

The operation of the Northern Ireland protocol has been likened to the Vichy regime, which co-operated with the Nazis in France during the second Wor(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster’s name is among the list of applicants in the review. Photograph: Reuters

The operation of the Northern Ireland protocol has been likened to the Vichy regime during a court challenge to its legality. A judicial review on th(...)

Steve Aiken (centre) with party colleagues Robbie Butler (left), and Doug Beattie (right) at Stormont after  Mr Aiken’s  resigning as leader of the UUP.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former firefighter Robbie Butler has announced he will not stand for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party. The decision by the Lagan Valley (...)

Steve Aiken with party colleagues Robbie Butler (left) and Doug Beattie (right) at Stormont during Mr Aiken’s first media appearance after resigning as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Stormont Assembly member Doug Beattie, a decorated British army veteran, has confirmed he will stand for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party. (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘The Secretary of State of the time has to make an adjudication if a referendum is merited or not and a majority then is provided for in the Good Friday Agreement.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has acknowledged that the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) provides for a 50 per cent plus one majority as sufficient in any poll (...)

Ulster Unionist Party MLA Doug Beattie:

A decorated British army veteran being widely tipped as the next Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) leader faces an existential battle to push the party as a(...)

 Steve Aiken is to resign as leader of the UUP. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist leader Steve Aiken has announced his resignation. Mr Aiken will remain in the position until a successor is chosen. The announcement(...)

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