Caitriona Yeats, granddaughter of WB Yeats with Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Photograph: EPA 1:38

Britain’s Prince Charles has spoken of his “deep anguish” following the killing by the IRA of his “much loved grand uncle” Lord Louis Mountbatten i(...)

Charles with his beloved great uncle Lord Mountbatten in July 1979: when the prince takes a tour of Classiebawn Castle he may recall the many stories Mountbatten told him about the place where he and his extended family holidayed every August. Photograph: Tim Graham/Getty Images 3:51

Visiting Mullaghmore today will be an important and reflective experience for Prince Charles.And for others too, who have memories of August 26th, 197(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt will be putting mental health and wellbeing at the top of his agenda for Monday’s meeting with David Cameron.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt is to focus on mental health and wellbeing issues during a meeting with David Cameron at Downing Street on M(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and his partner Camilla Parker-Bowles will visit Mullaghmore harbour, where the prince’s great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten died in an IRA bombing almost 36 years ago. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters

Britain’s Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles begin their four-day trip to Ireland on Tuesday with a visit to NUI Galway’s (N(...)

Proxopera, by Benedict Kiely, with its echoes of ballads, references to past cycles of violence in Irish history and its faith that the beauty of the landscape (though tainted) will survive, has an universality, the air of a fable, that insists there is an older Ireland that will survive the violence of the present

Benedict Kiely’s memoir Drink to the Bird opens: “Close to Omagh I was born, and on its streets and on the roads around it I grew up.” On August 15(...)

Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.  Mr Clegg announced his resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats after a dismal election performance. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Election enthusiasts and social media users had barely settled into their seats on Thursday night when the arrival of exit poll projections dashed (...)

Five more years: A file image of  Enda Kenny (R)  with British prime minister David Cameron. Many politicians in Dublin were hoping for a Labour victory as that would have put paid to a UK referendum in the short term at least. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.

The most obvious impact for Ireland of David Cameron’s victory is that a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union is now certain to hap(...)

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The Northern Ireland elections concluded at daylight with significant changes in the electoral arithmetic after the DUP regained East Belfast and the (...)

“The most westerly constituency is not only red, white and blue, it’s represented,” said the UUP’s Tom Elliott. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Unionist candidate Tom Elliott criticised Sinn Féin’s abstentionist policy as he claimed victory in the Fermanagh South Tyrone constituency after 5am (...)

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Seats filled: 18         DUP 8. Sinn Fein 4. SDLP 3. UUP 2. Ind 1 FERMANAGH and SOUTH TYRONE (...)