DUP leader Peter Robinson: is not hyping the prospects of the Haass talks on parades, flags and the past. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

The North’s Attorney General John Larkin was operating within the “terms and conditions of his contract” when he called for a halt to all inquiries in(...)

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly said the bombing was a ’terrible tragedy’ and that the family and friends of Thomas Begley will remember him with dignity and respect. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has defended a decision by north Belfast republicans to hold a commemoration for the Shankill bomber Thomas Begley. Unionists described the (...)

Senior Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly has described the Stormont administration as being “in crisis”.

Senior Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly has described the Stormont administration as being “in crisis”.The North Belfast MLA was speaking on BBC (...)

Dr Richard Haass insisted the Northern Ireland negotiations would finish and recommendations for future action would be published by the end of December. 
Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

The first plenary session of talks involving the main Stormont parties to resolve problems linked to parades, flags and legacy issues have been descri(...)

Dr Richard Haass is to begin the first round of critical talks aimed at resolving some of Northern Ireland’s most divisive issues. The former US diplo(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: said  he hopes to meet Mr Gilmore in the near future to seek elaboration on the comments made by the Tánaiste at the British-Irish Association conference in Cambridge at the weekend

The Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt is to follow up on Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s offer that the Government would address unionist perceptions(...)

Crowds flocked to Guildhall Square for the launch of the world’s largest celebration of Irish culture in Derry – the first time in its 62-year history the Fleadh Cheoil has been held in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Bernard Ward/PA

Nomenclature can be sensitive. So it takes a brave initiative to tackle the Derry/Londonderry split head-on under the banner of the UK City of Cultur(...)

Democratic Unionist councillor Ruth Patterson, with her solicitor Denis Moloney, arriving at Belfast Magistrates Court today in connection with a comment she posted on Facebook. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Democratic Unionist Party councillor has appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged in connection with a comment she posted on Facebook. Ruth Pat(...)

A watchtower and perimeter wall marks the boundary of the former Maze Prison, west of Belfast. The DUP has withdrawn its support for a peace centre on the site. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg.

The Democratic Unionist Party has withdrawn support for a controversial new peace centre at the site of the former Maze prison.First Minister Peter Ro(...)

A car on fire in North Street as loyalists counter-protest against the republican march  in Belfast city centre this evening. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Violence erupted on Belfast’s main shopping thoroughfare last night as police tried to contain loyalist protesters demonstrating against an internment(...)