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(...)

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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 (...)

SDLP leader and MP for South Belfast Alasdair McDonnell is congratulated by Ukip candidate Bob Stoker and DUP candidate Jonathan Bell after their General Election result was called at the Kings Hall in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell saw off a robust challenge from both nationalist and unionist competitors to retain his Westminster seat in South Be(...)

UUP candidate for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Tom Elliott arrives at the polling station in his home town of Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh, as voting continues across the UK in the most uncertain general election for decades. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s political leaders have cast their votes in an election that could hand some of them a role in shaping the next government.Democrati(...)

Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison was viewed as an assertive figure in the area and would not have been universally popular. Photograph: Daily Ireland

The PSNI has ruled out dissident involvement or a sectarian motive for the murder of former IRA commander Gerard Davison (47) who was shot on Tuesday (...)