Northern Ireland’s politicians have not displayed the will to deal with the legacy left by the Troubles, former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of state, Peter Hain has declared. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

Northern Ireland’s politicians have not displayed the will to deal with the legacy left by the Troubles, former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of s(...)

Reluctance to listen – on all sides – merely strengthens the sectarian divisions that generated the Northern conflict – and that were so sharply deepened by that conflict in its bloodstained turn. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress

Ulster unionists for many years argued that Irish republicans should end their armed struggle, and also that they should treat more seriously the wish(...)

DUP candidate Rev William McCrea says that while not complacent he is confident of being re-elected

On the prospect of the Ulster Unionist Party securing the Westminster seat on Thursday week, the DUP’s Rev William McCrea says Danny Kinahan can “drea(...)

Queen Elizabeth and President Michael D Higgins arrive ina carriage at Windsor Castle. Sinn Féin voted against inviting the any members of the royal family to the 1916 centenary commemorations. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin delegates at the party’s ardfheis voted overwhelming against inviting any member of the British royal family or the British government to an(...)

IAG boss Willie Walsh: has an alley in ITIC. Photograph: Alan Betson

As a number of politicians and a range of interest groups line up against a takeover of Aer Lingus by International Airlines Group, Willie Walsh appea(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said Scandinavian Airlines, Alitalia and Air Berlin are among carriers he expects to shrink or merge, promptin(...)

An Aer Lingus  spokesman said the airline had always been opposed to the section of the Aviation Regulation Act that gives the Minister for Transport the power to issue directions to the Commission for Aviation Regulation. Photograph: Frank Miller

Aer Lingus yesterday called for an end to political interference in aviation regulation, following the decision by Minister for Transport Paschal D(...)

Michael O’Leary: well known for a rambunctious attitude towards Aer Lingus.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Peace, love and harmony – that’s our thing. Honestly. But, oh my, I opened a can of worms last week when I reported some choice comments by Ryanair’s (...)

Aer Lingus has claimed that revised rosters being sought by cabin crew at the airline would see them receive an additional 32 paid days off.

MARTIN WALL, Industry CorrespondentAer Lingus has claimed that revised rosters being sought by cabin crew at the airline would see them receive an add(...)

Pearse Doherty and Mary Lou McDonald, look on as Gerry Adams delivers his keynote speech at the Sinn Féin ardfheis in Wexford. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Revolutionary heroes aside, this was the year Sinn Féin embraced Mark Twain. The theme of its ardfheis strongly echoed the American writer’s famous li(...)