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Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service
Last month, President Michael D Higgins announced he had declined his invitation.
Police in Northern Ireland launch probe into allegations of abuse at mother and baby homes
The announcement comes after an independent panel recommended a public inquiry.
Donaldson tells DUP members he won't shy away from 'difficult decisions' in coming months
Jeffrey Donaldson said the economic and constitutional integrity of the UK was at risk.
Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol
The protocol was agreed by the UK and EU as a way to maintain a free-flowing land border on the island of Ireland after Brexit.
Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres
Ministers did not consider social distancing in the hospitality sector during today’s meeting.
DUP threatens to collapse Stormont ‘before November’ amid NI Protocol row
Jeffrey Donaldson said he feared negotiations over the protocol would drag on for years.
Three border PSNI stations to be sold after Brexit uncertainty halted plans
The police stations are in Castlederg and Aughnacloy in Tyrone and Warrenpoint in Down.
NI police chief vows to listen to unionist concerns over report on South Armagh policing
Controversy arose following the publication of a review of policing the South Armagh area.
Donaldson tells Varadkar NI Protocol is ‘causing damage to political stability’
The Tanaiste met with Jeffrey Donaldson to assess post-Brexit arrangements and Covid recovery.
Varadkar meeting political leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss Brexit and Covid recovery
The Tánaiste is meeting Sinn Féin Finance Minister Conor Murphy and DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson.
Policing report recommends closing station and relocating memorials in south Armagh
Crossmaglen and the wider South Armagh area witnessed widespread republican activity during the Troubles.
‘Historic day’ as major parties sign document to reject Troubles amnesty plans
In July, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis announced plans for a statute of limitations.
Warning of further surgery cancellations in Northern Ireland as Covid ICU pressures mount
There are concerns over the numbers of unvaccinated young people and pregnant women being admitted.
‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve post-Brexit trading issues, says NI First Minister
Paul Givan made the comments following a meeting of the North South Ministerial Council.
NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services
Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has directed ministers to take the steps to establish abortion services.
NI Executive to meet to discuss Covid-19 relaxations and waiting list crisis
Northern Ireland has the worst waiting times for elective care procedures in the UK.
Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'
The Assembly was recalled from its summer recess as anger grows over proposals to deal with legacy in NI.
O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services
The deputy First Minister said women had been failed in a “catastrophic way” by a lack of service provision during the pandemic.
NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans
Stormont is to be recalled on Tuesday to debate plans for a statute of limitations on Troubles crimes.
Man (35) arrested on suspicion of murder after 53-year-old man stabbed to death in Co Down
The incident happened at a property on Beatrice Road in Bangor in the early hours of this morning.
Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions
Foreign Affairs minister Simon Coveney said: “This is not a fait accompli.”
Unionist leaders criticise burning of Irish tricolour flags on Eleventh Night bonfires
More than 230 Eleventh Night bonfires were lit across Northern Ireland between Friday night and last night.
Stormont ministers threaten PSNI with court action over bonfire stance
Police are refusing to support contractors to remove the north Belfast loyalist fire.
'It's hate-fuelled': NI Justice Minister hits out over election posters on loyalist bonfires
Irish and EU flags have also been seen on some bonfires.
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today
The DUP has been rocked by bitter divisions played out in public in recent weeks.
460 Covid-19 cases reported in Northern Ireland, highest daily figure in almost 5 months
To date, a total of 2,054,420 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland.
UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes
David Frost and Brandon Lewis said the current terms risk ‘creating a series of rolling crises’.
Stormont ministers to decide whether to press ahead with further easing of Covid restrictions
The relaxations include the return of live music across the hospitality sector.
EU must back up words with actions on Northern Ireland Protocol, Brandon Lewis says
Lewis blamed the problems attributed to the Protocol on the EU’s “purist” implementation.
Jeffrey Donaldson says Irish Government must 'stop cheerleading for Protocol'
The MP has made clear his intent to return from Westminster to assume the First Minister’s job.
Naomi Long condemns ‘chilling’ warning that Irish ministers ‘not welcome’
The Loyalist Communities Council said Irish Government ministers would not be welcome as difficulties over the Northern Ireland Protocol remain.
Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.
Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster
The call comes as former DUP leader Arlene Foster stepped down as the North’s First Minister this morning.
Ian Paisley insists he does not believe NI Health Minister Robin Swann is dangerous
Paisley made a statement after he was criticised for joining Van Morrison as he made a verbal attack on Swann.
Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster speaks of regrets during time as North's leader
Foster said the coronavirus pandemic changed the administration’s course.
Northern Ireland: Stormont gives green light for indoor dining to resume from Monday
All tourism accommodation will also be able to reopen on 24 May.
European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee
The committee chairman said they’re being asked to give evidence on the impact of Brexit and the NI Protocol.
DUP's Gregory Campbell alleges ‘illegality’ link in departure of two Sinn Féin MLAs
Martina Anderson and Karen Mullan were asked to consider their positions in April after a high level review.
Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call
The former BBC correspondent and author says new DUP leader Edwin Poots’ hands may not be as strong on the big issues.