Martin McGuinness: “I have absolutely no doubt that Scotland is now on that inevitable trajectory to freedom. The challenge to us is to put our own struggle onto the same trajectory”

The next three elections – two in the North, one in the Republic – offer the best opportunity to a make a united Ireland inevitable, Deputy First M(...)

David McConaghie: accused of voyeurism

A former church minister and DUP MP advisor accused of voyeurism is to be prosecuted in the Crown Court. A prosecuting lawyer told Craigavon Magistrat(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair, who is to give evidence before a parliamentary investigation into the “on the runs”  scheme for fugitive IRA members. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

Former British prime minister Tony Blair will today face questioning by a House of Commons committee into the role he played in offering letters to(...)

Army bomb disposal experts are examining the suspect device found under a female soldier’s car. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Army bomb disposal experts are examining a suspected explosive device found under a soldier’s car in Northern Ireland. It is understood a controlled e(...)

Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness today promised to reciprocate if the SDLP gave Sinn Féin a free run in three constituencies. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The SDLP has turned down a call from Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness for an electoral pact for May’s Westminster general election(...)

 Ed Joyce in action for Sussex. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

England selector Angus Fraser believes Ed Joyce would have stood a great chance of making his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Lord’s in today’s first(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson who is among those giving evidence to the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs committee which is examining the issue of the on the runs.

British government ministers justified the so-called on the runs scheme for republicans on the basis that they “were trying to bring peace” to Norther(...)

Decisions by the Parades Commission in Northern Ireland during the marching season must be complied with, Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers has said. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Decisions by the Parades Commission in Northern Ireland during the marching season must be complied with, Northern Ireland Secretary of State T(...)

Sinn Fein candidate Francie Molloy makes a speech after being elected MP for Mid Ulster, at the count centre in Cookstown Leisure Centre, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

There was no handshake between the victor, Francie Molloy, and his main unionist unity opponent, Nigel Lutton, after the Mid-Ulster byelection (...)