Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the 2016 party ardfheis  in Dublin. Mr Adams has been the party’s leader for three decades now - and counting. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The queen reached a landmark birthday during the week when she turned 90. Here, we have our own equivalent of a very long, uninterrupted reign. It’s(...)

Former Sinn Féin TD  Sandra McLellan: accused party colleagues of seeking to undermine her. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is to change its disciplinary rules and establish a new investigation committee to examine internal complaints. The party’s ardfheis will c(...)

The extradition arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic could be undermined in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, Alliance leader David Ford has said.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The extradition arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic could be undermined in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Uni(...)

The Euro 2016 draw for Ireland is widely regarded as being the toughest of all the groups. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The big scramble for tickets for next summer’s European Championships in France begins at 11am on Monday morning. Fans will be asked to register the(...)

The British government will take over responsibility for welfare if the Stormont parties can’t agree on the issue, Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers(...)

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(...)