Campaigners pushing for reform of Northern Ireland’s abortion and marriage laws have hailed an “historic day” after MPs approved moves to better monitor equal rights compliance.
Former Tory minister Mike Penning has said he will not support legislation to give civil servants in Northern Ireland the power to make decisions.
Westminster bids to amend abortion laws in Northern Ireland represent a “crucial opportunity” for reform, pro-choice campaigners have said.
The DUP has dragged unionism into the gutter, Robin Swann said.
A survivor of clerical child sex abuse in Northern Ireland has said she felt “interrogated” during her benefits application.
Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley has introduced a new Bill to Parliament which she has described as her plan to restore the region’s devolved government.
Almost two-thirds of people in Northern Ireland want local politicians to make the decisions on the region’s abortion laws, a new poll has suggested.
Any restored devolved executive at Stormont needs to work more collaboratively if struggling public services are to be secured, the former head of the civil service has said.
There were angry scenes as pro-Palestinian protesters confronted the UK’s Israeli ambassador at Queen’s University in Belfast.
The Government’s draft proposals to unlock decision-making paralysis in Northern Ireland do not provide proper accountability and are an invitation for legal challenge, unionists said.
A Conservative MP has urged the Prime Minister to get on and act to reform abortion law in Northern Ireland as a party colleague branded the current regime barbaric, cruel and callous.
Arlene Foster will give evidence on Tuesday to a public inquiry into Northern Ireland’s botched green energy scheme.
The head of Northern Ireland’s publicans’ group has said that a lack of local government is costing the hospitality sector millions of pounds.
Brexit no-deal legislation has been delayed by the Stormont impasse, Northern Ireland’s justice department said.
The Government must “move beyond a sticking plaster approach” to the collapse in powersharing in Northern Ireland, MPs have warned.
A £2.4 million fund to help Northern Ireland prepare for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU was not all spent for that purpose, it has emerged.
Even a “paltry and insulting” proposed pay rise for officers in Northern Ireland cannot be agreed because of the Stormont impasse, the Police Federation said.
The British Government must not “subcontract” its role in restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionists said.
Stormont Assembly members’ pay will be slashed by more than £13,000 as the Government announced renewed efforts to restore devolved power-sharing between the warring political parties.
Stormont Assembly members’ pay will be reduced by more than £13,000 as they are not performing all their functions, Secretary of State Karen Bradley said.