Belfast’s Titanic museum. The North is now the sixth most affluent part of the UK, according to Barclays. Photograph: Getty

The number of people who technically qualify as millionaires in the North has jumped by 40 per cent in the last 15 years to hit 14,000 according to(...)

Stephen Farry was speaking after an Alliance delegation met Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers at Stormont on Thursday. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) or a new organisation set up to monitor paramilitary activity in the North could help to assess the curre(...)

 Garda Commissioner Noírín O’Sullivan issues statement.  File photograph:Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

An Garda Síochána has been reluctant to comment on matters arising in relation to the investigation by our colleagues in the Police Service in Norther(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern: “People should keep it calm.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said it was envisaged the Provisional IRA would continue to exist as an unarmed group to prevent a vacuum emerging t(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt: The UUP chief’s move has exerted pressure on the DUP to follow suit. Photograph: PressEye

The DUP said it will meet the British prime minister David Cameron soon to try to avert the collapse of Stormont institutions after the Ulster Unionis(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson won’t want to be seen to be dancing to the tune of Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There’s a Vladimir Putin style of macho competitive politics sometimes played within unionism. Which means that Peter Robinson won’t want to be seen t(...)

Former minister for justice Michael McDowell: explained that the Irish, British and US governments agreed in 2005 the survival of an ‘unarmed and withering husk’ of an IRA was vital for the good of the process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In The Irish Times on Wednesday, former minister for justice Michael McDowell gave a clue as to why things have now gone so badly wrong in the Norther(...)

The UUP leader is removing its Minister, Danny Kennedy from the Northern Executive because of its concerns over the Kevin McGuigan murder. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The future of the Stormont power-sharing institutions was cast into further doubt on Wednesday after Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt announc(...)

Toys R Us plans to open  10 outlets in Ireland

The Irish property investment company, Green REIT, yesterday announced that Toys R Us has leased the remaining vacant shops at Westend Retail Park in (...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton said that “some provisional IRA organisational infrastructure continues to exist”. Photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

  The international body set up to monitor paramilitary activity in the North stated in its final report in 2011 that the IRA had “gone ou(...)