The republican Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Sinn Féin’s Mitchel McLaughlin,  has said it is his “absolute duty” to lead a Commonwealth group at Stormont. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The republican Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly has said it is his “absolute duty” to lead a Commonwealth group at Stormont.Sinn Féin’s Mitche(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton with former SDLP leader John Hume and Mr Hume’s wife, Pat, as they walk the Peace Bridge in Derry yesterday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Northern Ireland politicians and people must “finish the job” of resolving (...)

A family spokesman said Anthony Tohill  above) was comfortable “and has made a positive start to his recovery”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The former Derry footballer Anthony Tohill has undergone eye and facial surgery after suffering facial injuries as a result of an accident whi(...)