Peter Robinson: A one-time head of the Northern Ireland civil service described him as “somewhat scary.”Photo : Brian Lawless/PA Wire

During his four decades in Northern Ireland politics, Peter Robinson was seen as a cold fish rather than a people person, a figure who unlike his long(...)

The Stormont inquiry comes after independent TD Mick Wallace raised concerns during leaders’ questions last month.

The Stormont finance committee investigating the £1bn sale of Nama’s Northern Ireland loan book to US company Cerberus is seeking legal advice over wh(...)

Protests had been staged at the Belcoo site amid fears the controversial fracking technique would be used if large reserves of gas were found.

Two Stormont departments could be facing a billion pound lawsuit over thwarted plans to drill for shale gas in Co Fermanagh, it emerged today.Lawyers (...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers  said  she will chair most of the sessions of the talks. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Talks aimed at resolving the political logjam threatening the Stormont institutions are due to begin next week, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villier(...)

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

First Minister Peter Robinson has “very much” welcomed proposals by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness that the size of the Assembly and Norther(...)

The Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities has published a series of proposals and is pressing Stormont ministers to “maximise the realisation of rights for ethnic minorities”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dan KeenanAn independent body which monitors racism and racial inequality is pushing the British government to devolve immigration and asylum powers t(...)

The peloton rides during stage one of the Giro d’Italia in Naples, Italy, last year. Photograph: Getty

Giro d’Italia officials have arrived in Belfast to organise one of the world’s greatest sporting events. The PSNI has also outlined Nort(...)