Northern Ireland

Is press freedom under attack?
Julian Assange
In Depth

Is press freedom under attack?

Case of Northern Ireland journalists arrested after reporting on police corruption adds to global fears about media repression
30 May 2019
How new military veterans amnesty law will work
Penny Mordaunt
In Depth

How new military veterans amnesty law will work

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt proposes law to prevent war crime prosecutions against British soldiers - with one controversial exception
15 May 2019
Johnny Mercer: the Tory MP going on strike
Johnny Mercer
In Depth

Johnny Mercer: the Tory MP going on strike

Former Army officer tells Theresa May he’s withdrawing support in protest against probes into military veterans
9 May 2019
Bombardier: is Northern Ireland sale linked to Brexit?
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In Depth

Bombardier: is Northern Ireland sale linked to Brexit?

Canadian aerospace firm’s sudden decision comes at a sensitive time for UK and Northern Irish politics
3 May 2019
What is the New IRA and how much danger does it pose?
Northern Ireland IRA police
In Depth

What is the New IRA and how much danger does it pose?

Brexit and the suspension of Stormont have ‘given oxygen’ to dissident Republican groups
23 Apr 2019
Lyra McKee: New IRA apologises for shooting of journalist
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In Brief

Lyra McKee: New IRA apologises for shooting of journalist

Dissident republicans admit responsibility for Derry killing and vows 'utmost care' in future
23 Apr 2019
What is the Good Friday Agreement - and is it at risk?
Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern, the Irish PM
In Depth

What is the Good Friday Agreement - and is it at risk?

Landmark peace accord could be in danger if a no-deal Brexit brings a hard border back to Ireland
5 Apr 2019
St Patrick’s day deaths: what happened at Cookstown hotel
Cookstown hotel
In Brief

St Patrick’s day deaths: what happened at Cookstown hotel

Two boys and a girl killed in suspected stampede at disco in Northern Ireland
18 Mar 2019
What happened on Bloody Sunday?
Coffins of the victims after Bloody Sunday
In Depth

What happened on Bloody Sunday?

Former British paratrooper faces murder charges over two killings in Londonderry in 1972
14 Mar 2019
What is the Brexit Alternative Arrangements Working Group?
Brexit posters at the border crossing between Northern Ireland and the Republic
In Depth

What is the Brexit Alternative Arrangements Working Group?

Government to flesh out details of ‘Malthouse compromise’ in attempt to secure different Irish border deal
4 Feb 2019
New IRA blamed for Londonderry car bomb
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In Brief

New IRA blamed for Londonderry car bomb

Fears latest terror attack could be prelude to renewed violence in the event of a hard border post-Brexit
20 Jan 2019
Belfast police arrest two men after school gate shooting
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In Brief

Belfast police arrest two men after school gate shooting

Jim Donegan was shot dead on Tuesday while waiting to pick his son up from school
6 Dec 2018
How the DUP could make Theresa May’s job impossible
Theresa May and Arlene Foster
In Depth

How the DUP could make Theresa May’s job impossible

Northern Irish party is abstaining from votes on crucial legislation in protest at Irish backstop plans
20 Nov 2018
Northern Ireland minister admits ignorance of its politics
Northern Ireland Karen Bradley
In Depth

Northern Ireland minister admits ignorance of its politics

Minister reveals she was unaware nationalists did not vote for unionists and vice versa before getting the brief
7 Sep 2018
Will cutting MPs’ pay break Northern Ireland deadlock?
Stormont national assembly
In Brief

Will cutting MPs’ pay break Northern Ireland deadlock?

Stormont’s 600-day impasse sets world record for longest peacetime period without a government
7 Sep 2018
Legal jobs bolster Northern Ireland economy
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In Brief

Legal jobs bolster Northern Ireland economy

Two law firms expand presence in Belfast, creating hundreds of jobs
23 Aug 2018
Brexit: why ministers are trying to hide no-deal plans
UK and EU flags
In Depth

Brexit: why ministers are trying to hide no-deal plans

Impact assessments of ‘no-deal’ scenario due to be published on Thursday will not contain ‘contentious’ notes
22 Aug 2018
Heatwave sees 220 treated for sunburn in NI hospitals
sunburn
In Depth

Heatwave sees 220 treated for sunburn in NI hospitals

The Week looks at the best tips to beat the heatwave and cut the cancer risk
20 Jul 2018
Is Northern Ireland violence a sign of things to come?
Orangemen are stopped by a PSNI officer during a parade in Portadown this week
In Brief

Is Northern Ireland violence a sign of things to come?

Annual Orange Order parade takes place amid first major unrest in years
13 Jul 2018
Supreme Court upholds Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law
Pro-life protesters demonstrate outside the supreme court in London
In Brief

Supreme Court upholds Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law

Majority of judges reject campaigners' challenge, but say the existing legislation is incompatible with human rights law
8 Jun 2018
Ireland’s abortion vote puts pressure on Theresa May
Ireland abortion referendum
In Brief

Ireland’s abortion vote puts pressure on Theresa May

Senior Tories urge the Prime Minister to back reform of Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law
29 May 2018
Will Sinn Fein take up its Commons seats?
Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey is one of seven who refuse to take up their seat at Westminster
In Brief

Will Sinn Fein take up its Commons seats?

Irish party under pressure to drop century-old policy of abstention to help defeat Government on Brexit
28 Feb 2018
Northern Ireland: power games and political players
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In Depth

Northern Ireland: power games and political players

In Depth: Forget Brexit - the 13-month stalemate at Stormont may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back
23 Feb 2018
What direct rule in Northern Ireland means for the UK
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In Brief

What direct rule in Northern Ireland means for the UK

Tensions are high as Stormont talks collapse
15 Feb 2018
O’Neill rejects Scotland: what next for the Tartan Army?
Michael O’Neill Scotland manager Northern Ireland
In Brief

O’Neill rejects Scotland: what next for the Tartan Army?

Northern Ireland chief’s decision has left the Scottish FA in ‘turmoil’
22 Jan 2018
The Week Unwrapped: Bees, Northern Ireland and solar tiles
A bee gets up close to a sunflower to collect pollen
In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Bees, Northern Ireland and solar tiles

Why are bees choosing to eat toxins? What next for Northern Ireland? And could your roof power your home?
12 Jan 2018
Northern Ireland: new faces, old problems
Stormont, the seat of Northern Ireland's devolved assembly
In Depth

Northern Ireland: new faces, old problems

A year without a political executive has left the country’s public services in crisis
11 Jan 2018
Brexit: May must solve century-old border dispute by Sunday
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In Depth

Brexit: May must solve century-old border dispute by Sunday

In Depth: EU stand-off dredges up long history of bloodshed in Ireland
7 Dec 2017
‘Disgraceful’ penalty dents Northern Ireland’s cup dreams
Northern Ireland Switzerland
In Brief

‘Disgraceful’ penalty dents Northern Ireland’s cup dreams

Renewed calls for more technology after referee’s blunder at Windsor Park
10 Nov 2017
World Cup dream burns bright for Northern Ireland
Michael O'Neill
In Brief

World Cup dream burns bright for Northern Ireland

Swiss stand in the way of ending a 31-year wait
9 Nov 2017
Northern Ireland budget bill paves way for direct rule
The Northern Ireland Assembly has not sat at Stormont for almost a year
In Brief

Northern Ireland budget bill paves way for direct rule

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams admits power-sharing talks have failed
2 Nov 2017
What will it take to break the stalemate in Stormont?
Stormont Assembly
In Brief

What will it take to break the stalemate in Stormont?

Political deadlock has left Northern Ireland without a devolved administration for almost a year
1 Nov 2017
Northern Ireland deadlock: UK prepares to set budget
Stormont, the seat of Northern Ireland's devolved assembly
In Brief

Northern Ireland deadlock: UK prepares to set budget

DUP’s £1bn deal with Tories on hold if power-sharing not restored
30 Oct 2017
Senior NI officers investigated over ‘critical’ misconduct
PSNI
In Brief

Senior NI officers investigated over ‘critical’ misconduct

Complaints relate to handling of probe into poIice vehicle contracts
19 Oct 2017
Bill Clinton drafted in to end Northern Ireland impasse
Stormont, the seat of Northern Ireland's devolved assembly
In Brief

Bill Clinton drafted in to end Northern Ireland impasse

Former US president called to broker power-sharing agreement after months of deadlock between Sinn Fein and unionists
17 Oct 2017
Bombardier tax ruling: five things you need to know
Bombardier
In Depth

Bombardier tax ruling: five things you need to know

US threat to slap Bombardier jets with 220% tariff puts 4,000 UK jobs at risk
27 Sep 2017
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