Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Peter Robinson (right) and deputy leader Nigel Dodds pose for a photograph at the party’s policy conference in the village of Templepatrick, Co Antrim. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Democratic Unionist Party leader Peter Robinson has said his party would work with the Conservatives or Labour in the event of a hung parliament follo(...)

File photo dated January 5th, 1976 of the bullet riddled minibus where 10 Protestant textile workers were shot shot dead in an IRA attack near the Co Armagh village of Kingsmill in 1976. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is on Thursday meeting with relatives of the families of the ten Protestants who were killed by the IRA in the 1976 Kingsmill mas(...)

It’s not the electoral pact between the unionist parties in four of the North’s Westminster constituencies that is undemocratic, but the wretched firs(...)

SDLP MLA Alban Maginness has branded a UUP and DUP election the pact as “predictable and narrow minded” and said his party would not enter into a similar deal with Sinn Féin, to concentrate the nationalist vote.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The SDLP has ruled out an electoral pact with Sinn Féin following an agreement between the North’s two main unionist parties in four Westminster const(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said substantial progress must be made in the talks this week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Talks aimed at ensuring the stability of the Northern Executive and Assembly remain primarily stuck on the issue of a financial package from British p(...)

There is cautious optism that a fragile agreement can be put in place before Christmas. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach and British prime minister will arrive in Belfast for political negotiations on Thursday, but no one in the North is holding their brea(...)

DUP Minister for Finance Simon Hamilton:  claims Sinn Féin “are living on another planet economically and fiscally”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/PA

On British government welfare reform Simon Hamilton, the DUP Minister of Finance, says he has one message for Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin, “It’s a good (...)

Dr
Alasdair McDonnell:
“The situation in Northern Ireland has become volatile and, with threats of a ‘graduated response’ from unionism that will affect government and politics, could get worse.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have briefed Taoiseach Enda Kenny and new Tánaiste Joan Burton on the political and community tensions triggered by next Satur(...)

The  farm in Bessbrook, Co Armagh, near the Border, at which thousands of farm animals perished in a fire. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Police are investigating the cause of a fire that killed thousands of pigs at a farm in Northern Ireland. Carcasses of the sows and pig(...)

 The wreckage of a helicopter at the accident site in Gillingham, Norfolk. Photograph:  EPA/Jason Bye

The Government, along with the heads of the Stormont Executive have paid tribute to Eddie Haughey, who died in a helicopter crash in Britain ye(...)