Taoiseach Enda Kenny shakes hands with British prime minister David Cameron after a meeting in London. British MPs have criticised the Taoiseach’s intervention in the EU referendum debate, condemning as ‘scaremongering’ his warning about the potentially negative impact of a Brexit on the peace process in the North. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire.

British MPs have criticised the Taoiseach’s intervention in the EU referendum debate, condemning as “scaremongering” his warning about the potentially(...)

The Whitaker consensus: For my entire lifetime, the three pillars of that consensus have shaped Irish government.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When it comes to Irish elections, the bloody obvious is usually wrong. The most obvious thing about this election is that, on February 26th, the Irish(...)

Gerry Adams:  Described as “ridiculous” the prospect of land frontiers in the event of a Brexit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has warned that if Britain voted to leave the European Union, it would have “very profound implications” for Northern (...)

DUP MP for North Antrim Ian Paisley jnr said: “What part of keep out does he [Taoiseach Enda Kenny] not understand? This is a matter for the people of the UK. His intervention will be counterproductive. A fool would know that. The rush to speak should be tempered by wisdom.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Senior DUP politicians including party leader and First Minister Arlene Foster have rallied behind North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds following his criticis(...)

“There were no beer taps on the makeshift counter, only bottles. Whiskey was measured by hand.”

The village of Drum in Co Monaghan is entirely dry these days, but 20-odd years ago I spent a memorable evening in its last surviving licensed premise(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster  walks past a painting of Ian Paisley at Stormont yesterday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Arlene Foster’s career has moved in quite an upward trajectory considering that, shortly after the 1998 Belfast Agreement, she herself considered that(...)

 Arlene Foster, who will be formally  elected Northern Ireland First Minister today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A leading DUP politician and a senior Free Presbyterian Minister have expressed confidence that Arlene Foster, who is to be elected Northern Ireland (...)

Jerry Maguire (above): ‘It’s not fair that the lives and actions of the older generations are having such an effect on us’ Jerry Maguire, who is fr(...)

Pastor James McConnell leaving  the magistrates court in Belfast on January 5, 2016 after being found not guilty of making ‘grossly offensive’ remarks about Islam. The judge said while he considered the remarks offensive, he did not consider them “grossly” offensive under the law.  AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images

The bizarre trial of elderly Belfast pastor James McConnell has ended with the right verdict: not guilty. His attack on Islam – made from the platform(...)

Composite image of eight of those killed in the Kingsmill massacre. Clockwise from top left:   Robert Chambers, John Bryans, Joseph Lemon, Joseph McWhirter, Reggie Chapman, Kenneth Wharton, John McConville,  Walter Chapman. File photographs: Alan Lewis/PhotopressBelfast.co.uk

The rain fell relentlessly and the sky was dark as relatives and friends of the 10 Protestant workmen murdered at Kingsmill, Co Armagh, stood on Tuesd(...)