Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness complained of ‘political policing’ against Sinn Féin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness again complained “political policing” when he addressed a rally in west Belfast this afternoon in support of S(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson claims that the interests of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland are regarded as subservient to their interests in the Dáil.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has accused Sinn F éin of refusing to move on welfare reform in the North (...)

John Downey: Emergency debate at Stormont  to discuss  fallout from court decision not to press ahead with action against Donegal man in connection with  1982 Hyde Park bombing. Picture: EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

The Northern Ireland Assembly has backed a DUP motion expressing outrage at secret British government deals with republican on-the-runs and calling(...)

Sinn Féin deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and MLA Gerry Kelly pictures at Stormont  after a meeting with secretary of State Teresa Villiers. Photograph: Pacemaker

The judicial inquiry into the decision to tell up to 200 IRA members if they were wanted for prosecution in the UK will not have powers to inve(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams (centre) and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) attend the funeral of Father Alec Reid in  the Clonard Monastery in west Belfast today. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.

Hundreds of mourners from across Belfast have joined politicians and clergy of all denominations for the funeral of Fr Alec Reid, the quiet priest who(...)

The Northern Assembly has endorsed an Ulster Unionist Party motion supporting the families of the Disappeared and noting “with extreme concern” allegations that Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was involved in the murder of Jean McConville.

The Northern Assembly has endorsed an Ulster Unionist Party motion supporting the families of the Disappeared and noting “with extreme concern” allega(...)

A PSNI Police officer in full riot gear is helped by colleagues after being injured in a confrontation with loyalists in north Belfast, after an Orange July 12th parade was stopped from passing a Nationalist area. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire.

The PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott has drafted in an additional 400 officers from Britain to support his force after the Twelfth of July rioting in(...)