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Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

At Stormont yesterday, First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness continued to take opposing positions on how Brexit sh(...)

Stormont Assembly: A cross-party group of Stormont MLAs is seeking to judicially review the British government’s move towards leaving the EU.  File photograph: PA Photos

A landmark legal challenge will examine claims that the Belfast Agreement overrides any right by the British government to quit the European Union wit(...)

Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General could be set to become involved in landmark legal bids to stop the UK’s planned departure from the European Union.(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire:  diplomatic push.  Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA

The Stormont Assembly is the “appropriate place” to consider the “very serious allegations” to emerge this week about Nama’s former Northern Ireland (...)

A file image  seen on the Border of Co Armagh and Co Louth. Photograph: Reuters

A landmark legal bid to stop the UK’s planned departure from the European Union will be heard at the High Court in Belfast next month, a judge confirm(...)

Raymond McCord:  his son Raymond was murdered by a UVF gang in north Belfast in 1997. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

An activist has launched the first legal challenge in Northern Ireland to Brexit on the grounds that it could undermine the Belfast Agreement and dama(...)

Senior NI politicians have said they would seek a judicial review if the PM “fails to commit to comply with the UK’s constitutional and legal obligations in deciding whether and when to trigger article 50”. Photograph: The Irish Times

British prime minister Theresa May has been put on notice that she faces a legal challenge from prominent Northern Ireland politicians and interest gr(...)

James Brokenshire, who campaigned for the UK to remain in the EU, replaces Theresa Villiers as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Remain MP James Brokenshire has been appointed as the new secretary of state for Northern Ireland. He replaces Theresa Villiers, who had been one of(...)

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister said the concern over the Nama sale “touches on the credibility” of the finance committee

The North’s Department of Finance is to be asked to provide any additional documentation it has that could facilitate the investigation into the sale(...)

Martin McGuinness: announced four Sinn Féin Assembly members yesterday, including one junior minister, who will join him in the Northern Executive. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye /PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said he is “100 per cent confident” a minister of justice will be appointed today and a ne(...)

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