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.

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”, (...)

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 (...)

 Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the fact that Stormont talks have finally met in full session, involving all the participa(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers at the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Executive will be unable to reduce corporation taxes unless it agrees cuts to the welfare budget, NI Secretary of State Theres(...)

Reduction in debt seen as a “major win for the Irish taxpayer”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Property investor Derek Quinlan has cut his debts by more than €3 billion through a series of asset sales over the past five years, the Sunday Indepen(...)

The pier at the East End village, Inishbofin island Co Galway, which was destroyed by a storm in October 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller

Last winter in Ireland and Britain was the stormiest since records began more than 140 years ago, according to climatologists at NUI Maynooth. (...)

 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(...)