The East Derry DUP MP and Assembly member Gregory Campbell was today denied speaking rights in the Assembly chamber after making mocking remarks about the Irish language. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The East Derry DUP MP and Assembly member Gregory Campbell was today denied speaking rights in the Assembly chamber after making mocking remarks about(...)

Linda Ervine: Ian Paisley was “turned upon” by his own people, “but for the wrong reasons”.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Ian Paisley was an old man who did a lot of damage, took credit that was due to others and eventually came to realise the damage he had done, Gaeli(...)

John Hume: the SDLP leader briefed Mr Reynolds, telling him that the broad philosophy of Hume-Adams could only have a chance if the British and Irish governments bought into it. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Albert Reynolds prided himself on having a hard-nosed political philosophy that he successfully brought to Northern Ireland and the peace process. Whe(...)

 DUP Leader Peter Robinson (left) and Councillor Gavin Robinson (right) speaking at the Launch of the DUP Party’s European and local council election manifesto in Belfast earlier this month. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin and the DUP have consolidated their grip on Northern politics in the second day of counting in the local government elections. With more tha(...)

The late Hugh Smyth was a former Progressive Unionist Party leader and a one-time lord mayor of Belfast.

Hugh Smyth, who has died aged 75, was a former Progressive Unionist Party leader and a one-time lord mayor of Belfast. Titles aside, he was perhaps be(...)

The death of former leader of the Progressive Unionist Party Hugh Smyth has prompted cross-party expressions of condolences. Mr Smyth (73), a f(...)

Progressive Unionist Party leader Billy Hutchinson said: “I regret every death in this society, but the point is that I will not in any way diminish or try to take away from what I did in the past.”

Progressive Unionist Party leader Billy Hutchinson has been criticised after he said he h(...)

Development officer Linda Ervine and PUP founder member Sam Evans (left) with teacher Maitiú Ó hEachaidh  at the new Irish language centre ‘Turas’ on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, which opened last night to cope with an increasing number of learners. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.

An Irish language centre has opened its doors, offering a sincere fáilte romhaibh to the people in loyalist east Belfast. It is on the Newtownards Roa(...)

Loyalists in fancy dress march from City Hall in Belfast to mark the first anniversary of the council’s decision to restrict the flying of the Union flag. Photograph: Reuters

In Dervock and Ballybogey, Bushmills and Ballymoney, and all across north Antrim the Union flag still flies. Four hundred years after a Scottish king (...)

Former Sinn Féin director of publicity Danny Morrison, founder of the west Belfast Feile

Just over 25 years ago some of the most shocking images from the Troubles were transmitted across the globe. They showed west Belfast caught in a vort(...)