Drew Nelson, grand secretary of the  Orange Lodge: “Whatever the outcome of our deliberations as an institution, I would again underline that any actions must be both lawful and peaceful. Our traditions are dear to us and are only undermined by violence.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron have spoken by telephone about the escalating tensions in the North following the Parad(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Padraig O’Sullivan was elected  in Cobh, Co  Cork.

A hard fought battle in west Cork concluded in losses for Fine Gael with gains for Sinn Féin and Independents after an epic count.The 14th count saw f(...)

Sinn Féin councillors will be obliged to do everything in their power to root out corruption during the next council term, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adam(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson: was planning to seek the removal from office of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and the four senior and junior Sinn Féin Ministers for allegedly being in breach of their ministerial pledge of office. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The DUP would have sought the expulsion of Sinn Féin from the Northern Executive had it not retreated from its position that it would review its su(...)

Gerry Adams: the Sinn Féin president was arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 and technically could be held for up to 28 days. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin claims that Gerry Adams is a victim of “political policing” have been dismissed by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, British prime minister David Ca(...)

 Dr Edward Haughey, founder and owner of veterinary pharmaceuticals giant Norbrook. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eddie Haughey, Northern Ireland’s wealthiest entrepreneur and head of Norbrook Laboratories, is among four victims of a helicopter crash in eas(...)

Putting preventative measures in place to deal with flooding is cheaper than dealing in a reactive way to the extreme weather that is going to become (...)

Sinn Féin frontbench members Mary Lou McDonald, Pearse Doherty (left) and Gerry Adams:  the party is looking to plot its best way forward. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Sometime about 2005, when there was a spike in support for Sinn Féin in opinion polls, the possibility of a coalition arrangement with Fianna Fáil was(...)

A wrecked car near the explosion in Talbot Street, Dublin, in May 1974, a bombing in which Robin “the Jackal” Jackson is believed to have been involved. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton|Archive

The Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire is investigating complaints from 24 families over how the RUC inquired into more than 70 loya(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore’s declaration that the Republic needs to acknowledge Unionist charges that it did not do enough to combat t(...)