SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell said the so-called ‘Brexit’ possibility transcended traditional divisions on the islands

Uncertainty over Britain’s future membership of the EU is undermining the political stability necessary for prosperity, the annual British-Irish chamb(...)

File photograph of former SDLP deputy first minister Seamus Mallon with David Trimble, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair at Stormont. A dinner in honour of Mr Mallon was attended by hundreds in Armagh. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The former SDLP deputy first minister Seamus Mallon has been hailed as a “great Irishman” and a “genuinely historic figure” who had shown “disdain for(...)

File photo of SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell: A hospital consultant has said that Mr McDonnell’s recent comments about the inability to detect foetal abnormalities undermine the professional integrity of doctors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A senior Belfast hospital consultant who specialises in foetal medicine has accused SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell of undermining her profession after(...)

 Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said some SDLP Assembly members were defying Dr Alasdair McDonnell by tabling  amendments. Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil and the SDLP have accused Sinn Féin of opposing austerity in the South but supporting it in the North, as the consideration stage of the w(...)

SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell: the party has altered its stance on the NCA following concessions gained after “hard negotiation”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The SDLP has reversed a previous party position and decided to support the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), dubbed as Britain’s FBI.The SDLP said it ha(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson was joined by several senior party colleagues in the art deco Strand cinema including some DUP Westminster candidates such as Nigel Dodds and Gregory Campbell for the launch of the party’s election billboard.

The DUP will not be seeking to be part of a formal coalition or asking for seats in cabinet should it hold the balance of power after the British gene(...)

The body of a man, believed to be a member of the Belfast Chinese community, was found on Botanic Avenue on Thursday morning. Photograph: PA

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward following the murder of a man in south Belfast. The PSNI have arrested a man.Detective Chief Inspec(...)

Martin McGuinness: “I have absolutely no doubt that Scotland is now on that inevitable trajectory to freedom. The challenge to us is to put our own struggle onto the same trajectory”

The next three elections – two in the North, one in the Republic – offer the best opportunity to a make a united Ireland inevitable, Deputy First M(...)

Peter Robinson: “We are open to look at further powers but we are not obsessed by this issue of stacking up more powers.” Photograph: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

Northern Ireland’s First Minister, Peter Robinson, has rejected suggestions that political leaders are obsessed with stacking up more powers.Mr Robins(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the Stormont House Agreement, saying the desire had prevailed to give “the promise of a brighter future for all o(...)