Abuse survivor Maíria Cahill: “If I am elected, one of the issues I will highlight is abuse in general, including the area of domestic violence.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Maíria Cahill is on course to be elected as a Labour member of the Seanad in a byelection next month. The nomination of the Belfast woman by the Labo(...)

Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland,  gives her reaction to yesterday’s DUP walkout. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

There was great confusion but not much relief, as Bob Dylan more or less said, at Stormont yesterday. But behind the chaos, one of two things w(...)

Making his exit:  DUP leader Peter Robinson leaves after a press conference at Stormont on September 10th, 2015. Mr Robinson is stepping aside as Northern Ireland First Minister. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Democratic Unionist Party leader Peter Robinson has announced he is to step aside as Northern Ireland’s First Minister and that party colleague and Mi(...)

 DUP delegation, including Nigel Dodds, after a meeting  regarding the  row over the Provisional IRA. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Political Staff in Stormont Northern Secretary Teresa Villiers does not believe “business as usual” is possible at Stormont as the row over the Pro(...)

Undated family handout photo issued by PSNI of Kevin McGuigan with a then-hospitalised  grandson  in 2011. File photograph: Family handout/PSNI/PA Wire

Serious crime branch detectives investigating the murder of former Provisional IRA member Kevin McGuigan snr in east Belfast have described his killin(...)

Scenes Dublin Castle on Saturday for the referendum count. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

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

 Theresa Villiers, who met senior representatives from the DUP, Sinn Féin, the SDLP, the Ulster Unionist Party and Alliance at Stormont today. Photograph: Hannah McKay

Talks between the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers and the North’s five main parties concluded today without agreement on how to break the deadlo(...)

File photograph of SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell. Photograph: PA

Dr Alasdair McDonnell, after holding on to his South Belfast seat in the Westminster elections, is now having to battle to hold on to his position as (...)

Northern Secretary, Theresa Villiers said the Stormont House Agreement must be enforced. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Outgoing Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has called on Northern politicians to press forward and implement the Stormont House Agreement. As the No(...)


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