Northern Ireland

A statue by artist Ross Wilson entitled Mother Daughter Sister, celebrating female identity and culture, in Sandy Row Belfast is adorned with a mask and disposable gloves (Niall Carson/PA)

In Pictures: Northern Ireland’s turbulent 2020


Royal visits, legal firsts, a breakthrough at Stormont, and of course – the pandemic; here are some of the best images from the PA news agency’s Northern Ireland photographers during 2020.


What are the new Christmas rules?


Boris Johnson has cancelled Christmas for millions of people across London and south-east England, who will go up to a new Tier 4 of restrictions.