The Leaders’ Debate on BBC One Northern Ireland with UUP leader Mike Nesbitt, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, DUP leader Arlene Foster, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and Alliance Party leader David Ford. Photograph: Press Eye

“I love Arlene” were the first three words uttered on the DUP’s final Northern Assembly election broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster yesterday morning. The(...)

Migrants and refugees  arrive on the islan of Kos, Greece. A second group of Syrian refugees is being flown  into Northern Ireland as part of the British government’s vulnerable persons’ relocation scheme. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor A second group of Syrian refugees is flying into Northern Ireland on Thursday as part of the British government’s vul(...)

 Carrie Twomey and her husband Anthony McIntyre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The British government has lodged a subpoena with Boston College seeking access to taped interviews given by former IRA prisoner Dr Anthony McIntyre, (...)

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(...)

Martina Anderson: “Republicans are planning for and preparing for reunification. We are organising our constituencies across Ireland to plan, to strategise and to shape the new Ireland that will emerge.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin MEP and former IRA prisoner Martina Anderson has told the party ardfheis in Dublin that republicans fought an “incredible war against the Br(...)

Northern Ireland Green Party leader Steven Agnew pledged at the party’s election manifesto launch to ‘bring about an end to the waste of money, time and opportunity at Stormont’. Photograph: Green Party NI website.

The Green Party, launching its manifesto for the Northern Assembly elections, has called for a “zero waste strategy” for Northern Ireland. The Green(...)

Family and friends attend the funeral of Michael McGibbon at  the Holy Cross church in Belfast today. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

No one has the right to act as “judge, jury and executioner” in a civilised society, mourners were told on Thursday at the north Belfast funeral of Mi(...)

David Ford of the Alliance Party said he had no plans to stand down as leader. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Alliance Party leader David Ford has indicated that either Naomi Long or Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry will be the Minister o(...)

Michael McGibbon was shot in an alleyway at Butler Place close to Elmfield Street, near the Crumlin Road in north Belfast. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Michael McGibbon, the 33-year-old who was murdered in a suspected dissident so-called punishment shooting in north Belfast on Friday night, went to f(...)

It is estimated that more than 1,000 people died during the Belfast Blitz. Photograph: Belfast Telegraph

There is no doubt that a number of the German bombers that carried out raids on Northern Ireland 75 years ago, in which more than 1,000 people died, u(...)