Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers and  Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan  at Stormont House in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The British and Irish governments have announced a new agreement has been reached to overcome the various crises over the past two years that have sta(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill  celebrates with two-goal hero Jon Walters.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Well, isn’t life just grand? You know, if Liveline had a poll today on replacing Amhrán na bhFiann with ‘Super Jonny Walters’, it might be the first 1(...)

Robbie Brady celebrates after scoring.

Well, that game raised many questions, like the one about our dodgy concentration levels after taking a hard-earned lead, but the greatest conundrum, (...)

The body of Martin Doherty, who was shot dead in The Widow Scallan’s public house, being removed from his home at Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Martin Doherty’s inquest, which took place 10 years after his death in 1994, heard the Dublin man was shot dead while trying to fend off a loyalist bo(...)

DUP Leader Peter Robinson  has ended his boycott of the Northern Executive which he called in the wake of the murder of Mr McGuigan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson has warned there are only weeks to “save Stormont” following the assessment by a British government-appointed panel that(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny said a report on paramilitaries in the North raised matters of very serious concern. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the report into paramilitaries in Northern Ireland raised matters of very serious concern. Northern Secretary Theresa Vi(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long celebrates with Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan at the end of the game. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Oh. Mein. Gott. A Darren Randolph-Shane Long one-two and Bob’s your Onkel, we had ourselves one of the most impossibly daft and outrageously deliciou(...)

Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard: “lack of discernible unionist political reaction.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has questioned unionists’ response to the declaration by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) that it remains in existence and has no inten(...)

A masked member of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) colour party at a Remembrance Day service  in  north Belfast, in  2004. Photograph: PA

The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) has asserted that it remains in existence and has no intention of disbanding while any republican paramilitary th(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers:  was involved in the negotiations at Stormont with Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern politicians will next week start grappling with how to deal with the fallout from the killing of Belfast republican Kevin McGuigan last mont(...)