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Newly appointed Northern Ireland First Minister Michelle O'Neill made history Feb. 3, 2024, by becoming the first Catholic and first Irish nationalist to lead the country’s government in its 103 years of existence.

Catholic to lead Northern Ireland’s government for first time in history

Feb 5, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

First Minister Michelle O'Neill is a member of Sinn Féin and officially supports the reunification of the Republic of Ireland... Read more

Parliament Buildings in Belfast, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

N Irish bishops encourage legislators to debate abortion law

Apr 23, 2020

The bishops of Northern Ireland wrote to members of the region's legislature Wednesday urging them to debate the abortion regulations... Read more

Mary Lou McDonald, Leader of Sinn Fein (L) and Michelle O'Neill, Vice President of Sinn Fein (R) speak after a meeting of the Stormont Assembly, Oct. 21, 2019.

Priest in N Ireland urges pro-choice politicians not to receive Holy Communion

Oct 25, 2019

A priest in Northern Ireland has exhorted pro-choice politicians not to receive Holy Communion, and Catholic voters not to vote... Read more

Pro-life campaigners gather with placards at Parliament buildings on the Stormont Estate in Belfast, Oct. 21, 2019.

Abortion legalized in N Ireland, after deadlock in devolved legislature

Oct 21, 2019

Northern Ireland's devolved legislature failed Monday to block a change to the region's law imposed by the British parliament. As... Read more

Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP, leaves Downing Street following talks with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Sept. 10, 2019, in London, England.

N Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party reiterates its prolife stance

Sep 23, 2019

Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, wrote Saturday that the party is 'resolute' in its opposition... Read more

Irish flag.

Will Ireland’s abortion vote launch a new pro-life party?

Nov 24, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Peadar Toibin, an Irish lawmaker who was suspended from the Sinn Fein political party for voting against legalizing abortion, is... Read more

In Northern Ireland, anti-abortion graffiti hits Catholic churches

Apr 25, 2018

Two Catholic churches in Northern Ireland have been targeted with graffiti bearing a message opposed to abortion, ahead of a... Read more