Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said progress was made from 2007-2012 but that the last two years had been ‘absolutely appalling’. Photograph: Brian Lawless

Negotiations to avert a crisis that could bring down the Northern Executive and Assembly began at Stormont yesterday amid recrimination, a dispute ove(...)

Once again our citizens are showing our timorous political class the way forward. Although there are opponents of abortion who have long been clamouri(...)

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne at the Google EMEA  Headquarters in Dublin. The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed to borrow £100 million from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed to borrow £100 million from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer as a stop gap to avert an impending budget cr(...)

More than 1,000 women from Northern Ireland travel abroad each year for abortion. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The North’s Justice Minister David Ford has launched a period of consultation that could see abortion permitted in Northern Ireland in cases of lethal(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers expected to announce a separate mechanism to try to resolve the row over Orange Order parade in north Belfast. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The North’s five main parties appear to be prepared to press ahead with talks aimed at breaking the deadlock that is threatening the Northern Executi(...)

Prince Charles is the patron of National Police Memorial Day. Photograph:  Shirlaine Forrest/WPA Pool /Getty Images

Prince Charles joined several hundred people in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast today to remember police officers who were killed in the line of duty.T(...)

Sammy Wilson  of the DUP: “I congratulate the people of Scotland for recognising the benefits of the union, despite the tartan terror tactics of the SNP during a very contentious referendum campaign.”

GERRY MORIARTYNorthern Editor Sinn Féin is maintaining its push for a Border poll on a united Ireland on the back of the Scottish independence referen(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams TD, signing  the book of condolences for the late Dr Ian Paisley in Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Aidan O’Reilly/Pacemaker Press

The very private funeral of the Rev Ian Paisley took place yesterday in the graveyard of Ballygowan Free Presbyterian Church in Co Down.As the late fi(...)

The coffin of Ian Paisley, the former Democratic Unionist Party leader and first minister of Northern Ireland, is carried to his grave at the Ballygowan Free Presbyterian Church in Ballygowan, Northern Ireland  today. Photograph: Reuters

As the funeral of Ian Paisley was taking place today, political leaders from across the divide paid tribute in the Northern Assembly at Stormont to th(...)

DUP First Minister Peter Robinson described Ian Paisley as a man who left ‘an indelible mark’. Photograph: Will Oliver/AFP

DUP First Minister Peter Robinson described Ian Paisley as a man who left an “indelible mark”, while Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness(...)