Gerry Adams:  Described as “ridiculous” the prospect of land frontiers in the event of a Brexit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has warned that if Britain voted to leave the European Union, it would have “very profound implications” for Northern (...)

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has played down reports that eight people, including former Sinn Féin director of publicity Danny Morrison, are to share more than £1.6 million in compensation from the British government. File photograph: Peter Morrison/AP Photo

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has played down the impact of reports that eight people, including leading republican Danny M(...)

First Minister of Northern Ireland  Arlene Foster: “I believe that we are old enough to know that we must never go back to the past but young enough that our ambition and our excitement about the future is not clouded by the experience of the past.” File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she wants to set “a new tone” in Northern Irish politics in her first speech to business people in the region since (...)

DUP MP for North Antrim Ian Paisley jnr said: “What part of keep out does he [Taoiseach Enda Kenny] not understand? This is a matter for the people of the UK. His intervention will be counterproductive. A fool would know that. The rush to speak should be tempered by wisdom.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Senior DUP politicians including party leader and First Minister Arlene Foster have rallied behind North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds following his criticis(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘It is important to note that there are significant numbers of Irish citizens living in Britain.’ Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is “very much aware” that the referendum on a British exit from the EU [ Brexit] is “one for the British electorate(...)

  Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan held his first meeting yesterday with  Arlene Foster since she was elected Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is committed to making the Easter 1916 commemorations inclusive for all of the people on the island of Ireland, Minister for Foreign A(...)

Edwin Poots: His remarks on Arlene Foster would not have gone down well in Sierra Leone. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

If Edwin Poots had said in the parliament of Sierra Leone what he said at Stormont on Monday, somebody, quite likely Isatu Kabia, would have bitten hi(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “We are fortunate that we have a lot of talented and able people. There will be other hats in the ring. Ultimately it is for the membership of Sinn Féin to make [the leadership] call.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said Gerry Adams acknowledges “nobody goes on forever” in a firm indication this may be his last electio(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster: moved Mervyn Storey from the Department of Social Development to finance with DUP chairman Lord (Maurice) Morrow taking over social development.

The North’s new First Minister, Arlene Foster, used her first full day in office to appoint North Antrim Assembly member Mervyn Storey to fill her fo(...)

At the launch in Google’s offices of its interactive street tour of 1916 was Lieut Gearoid O’Briain, a great-grandson of Cathal Brugha.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Taoiseach has suggested that Northern Ireland’s new First Minister Arlene Foster should speak about her own views on the Easter Rising even if sh(...)