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 (...)