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.