The Scottish referendum result has “neatly set the scene” for St Andrews Mark II talks aimed at resolving the political problems and divisions that are threatening the Northern Executive and Assembly. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

ANALYSIS: result opportunity for Stormont but only if politicians have wit to grasp it

Deputy First Minister  Martin McGuinness:  said he would support reducing the number of MLAs  from 108 to 90 by moving from 18 six-seat to 18 five-seat constituencies. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Peter Robinson welcomes what he says are long-standing DUP proposals

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and  First Minister Peter Robinson.  One of the reasons relations between the two are so bad is because of Sinn Féin opposition to welfare reform. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Northern Ireland businesspeople have mixed views on what impact of Scottish independence would be

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams TD, signing  the book of condolences for the late Dr Ian Paisley in Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Aidan O’Reilly/Pacemaker Press

Tributes paid in Northern Assembly to former first minister and DUP leader

Prof John Brewer of Queen’s University, Belfast

A No could help the party woo middle-class voters, says Queen’s professor

First Minister Peter Robinson, a former party colleague of the late Ian Paisley pauses for a moment at the portrait of the former first minister which hangs at Stormont. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

A family-only affair that wasn’t quite Irish

The coffin of Ian Paisley, the former Democratic Unionist Party leader and first minister of Northern Ireland, is carried to his grave at the Ballygowan Free Presbyterian Church in Ballygowan, Northern Ireland  today. Photograph: Reuters

Tributes paid in Northern Assembly to former First Minister and DUP leader

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness signs the book of condolence for Ian Paisley at Derry’s Guildhall. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

Analysis: no whitewash from commentators in appraisals of former DUP leader’s record

Members of the Orange Order march in Edinburgh on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters/Russell Cheyne

Northern politicians weigh potential impact of Thursday’s vote on independence

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