The threat from dissident republicans remains severe in Northern Ireland but moderate in Britain, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has informed Westminster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The threat from dissident republicans remains severe in Northern Ireland but moderate in Britain, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has informed(...)

The injured man was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for specialised face and eye treatment.

Sinn Féin has accused dissident republicans in south Armagh of “attempted murder” after the son of a party activist was injured on Wednesday in an app(...)

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(...)

A new Conservative Party  poster showing Labour leader Ed Miliband, Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond of the SNP and  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams which claims together they will bring chaos to Britain. Image: Conservative Party/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, the Democratic Unionist Party leader, has condemned the BBC’s refusal to review its decision to exclud(...)

Ger Cunningham looks on from the stands during Dublin’s Walsh Cup win over Antrim. Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 0-28 Antrim 2-12 Ger Cunningham said he’s undecided about Dublin’s next captain after watching his inherited side cruise to the Walsh Cu(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s response to the request for a £2 billion financial package to seal a Stormont deal is “positive and generous”, Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has said.

Northern Ireland’s political leaders remained locked in negotiations on Monday night as a deadline for reaching a deal on edged closer.Talks between t(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: Advanced a substantial £1.5bn package in an attempt to break the deadlock. Photograph: Reuters

The five Northern parties urged on by the British and Irish governments late last night appeared to be edging closer to a Christmas deal that could st(...)

Win Butler, lead singer with Arcade Fire, has agreed to back a new charity coffee from Haiti having been persuaded by Kerryman Conor Murphy to back the venture

Good morning, The Anglo Irish Bank saga nears an end as Tom Lyons reports that the special liquidators have less than 500 million euro of loans(...)

Win Butler of Arcade Fire: Conor Murphy got to know the singer while he was working in Haiti on business and humanitarian projects. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

A Kerry man has played a key role in convincing the lead singer of rock band Arcade Fire to support a new charity coffee for Haiti. Conor Murphy, who(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron: will hold out the carrot of the Northern Executive having corporation tax-setting powers if a deal is done. Photograph: EPA

The Stormont negotiations designed to reach agreement on a range of issues are now at a “crucial stage”, said British prime minister David Cameron as (...)