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Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: David Young /PA Wire

The leaders of the North’s pro-Remain parties have written to the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, ins(...)

 Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said while the UK  is ‘fully committed’ to implementing the Withdrawal Agreement and the Northern Ireland protocol, the government   is taking ‘limited and reasonable steps to create a safety net’

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said he expects the UK would “break international law” with its proposals to change how a key agreement w(...)

Naomi Long told the Assembly a number of operational steps needed to be advanced to progress the scheme. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Injured victims of the Troubles potentially face another six-month wait before they can apply for a compensation scheme, the North’s justice minister (...)

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane said any move to disregard the withdrawal agreement ‘simply cannot be allowed’ as it would be in contravention of an international agreement, not just an agreement with Ireland and Europe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane has said any UK attempt to override elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol through upcoming legislation would be “an a(...)

Jennifer McNern, joined by other victims and supporters from Wave Trauma group outside Belfast High Court. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The North’s justice department will administer a compensation scheme in a major step forward for the worst injured victims of the Troubles. Deputy Fi(...)

The North’s health minister, Robin Swann: could not rule out a return to a full lockdown. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health (DoH) reported 34 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people who have tested p(...)

The scene in Distillery street, Belfast, where 29 police officers were injured after being attacked as they were involved in removing bonfire materia. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Police are “sick of being a punch bag for the failures of society”, the head of the North’s Police Federation has complained after at least 26 PSNI of(...)

 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, former  leader Gerry Adams, and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at the funeral of senior Irish republican  Bobby Storey in west Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Four of the five parties in government in Northern Ireland will this week call in the Assembly for an apology from the Deputy First Minister following(...)

Michelle O’Neill acknowledged that she was wrong to have had a selfie taken with two of the mourners. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

Once again Stormont is in crisis mode. The leaders of the DUP, the SDLP, the Unionist Party and Alliance want Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Michelle(...)

Sean Kelly:  convicted of the IRA bombing of Frizzell’s fish shop on the Shankill Road in Belfast in 1993, which killed nine people, including two children.

The Shankill bomber Sean Kelly will not be prosecuted over an incident at a shopping centre in Belfast last month. A spokesman for the North’s Publi(...)

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