Peter Robinson underwent a procedure for a heart condition on Monday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson is reportdedly in stable condition in hopsital following an operation for a heart condition, but will(...)

Leila Dube from Galway marching with asylum seekers, refugees and supporters  on Universal Children’s Day last November, protesting about the system of direct provision. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s the details that shock: children growing up in State-sanctioned poverty without enough toys or clothes; parents buckling under the strain of ment(...)

Royal County Down golf club. More than 80,000 golf fans will gathering to see some of the world’s top golfers compete. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Matt Mackey

The Irish Open is expected to be a sell-out this week, with more than 80,000 golf fans gathering in Co Down to see some of the world’s top golfers com(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson  and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  together in St Patrick’s Church in Belfast on May 21st, 2015, days before Mr Robinson was taken ill. They made the church visit during the recent trip to Ireland  by the Prince of Wales. Photograph: Adam Gerrard/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

With a reputation as an unforgiving negotiator with ice in his veins, Peter Robinson is viewed as a hardline leader of the DUP.The former estate agent(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has been admitted to hospital with a suspected heart condition. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson could be facing a night in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack.Mr Robinson (66), underw(...)

 Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: “We can all rightfully be proud to be Irish and part of an increasingly tolerant, pluralist and outward-looking Ireland. Politicians, particularly in the North, need to reflect on this progress.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Yes vote in Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum leaves the North as the last bastion of discrimination against gay people, according to Amnes(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams:   Micheál Martin said:  “It’s time for Gerry Adams to own up and come clean on the scale of cover-ups and kangaroo courts.”    Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The independent review into how sex-abuse cases had been prosecuted in the North of Ireland has raised serious questions for Gerry Adams and the Sinn(...)

The woman with 40 names: Cecilia McKitterick faced financial ruin, public exposure and likely imprisonment.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Tom Ruttle is to be buried in his family’s plot in Boolaglass, the townland near Askeaton, in Co Limerick, where he was brought up. His body was disco(...)

Prince Charles  and  the Duchess of Cornwall  at the  Corrymeela Centre in Ballycastle, Co Antrim. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

The Prince of Wales has said Northern Ireland should not be imprisoned by its history.Prince Charles visited Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and recon(...)

In Ireland, a traditionally Roman Catholic country that has long been known for a seeming conservative streak, the lack of a strong backlash during the referendum campaign has been notable, even as opponents of the measure have mobilised.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Here’s a take from the New York Times on the significance of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum being decided on Friday in Ireland. In 1993, Ireland was(...)