The Royal Navy’s 16,000 ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard. File photograph: PA Wire

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has said he has no intention of withdrawing an offer to base the British nuclear deterrent Trident in Northern Ireland. The (...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson (centre) with Nigel Dodds (left) and Arlene Foste, at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Nigel Dodds The 57-year-old MP for North Belfast is viewed as the most likely successor to Peter Robinson as DUP leader. Born in Derry and educated i(...)

In the long series of difficult, often tortuous political/constitutional negotiations through the last half century of the North’s troubles, one stand(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson: the Democratic Unionist Party MP  is facilitating  the Families for Justice delegation in London. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A group campaigning for the truth about unsolved killings and other crimes is going to Westminster to raise concerns about the Garda and Department of(...)

Pearse Doherty: “We will stop water charges and abolish the family home tax.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has claimed that Taoiseach Enda Kenny is trying to distract politicians and media by toying with the idea of a November election. The party (...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Roundtable talks involving the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main parties are scheduled to begin today notwithstanding that DUP l(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson MP said the word of the Sinn Féin leadership could not be relied on.

A Democratic Unionist Party MP has said an independent mechanism to assess whether the IRA still existed could help to solve the current crisis. Jeff(...)

Mike Nesbitt’s decision to pull a UUP Minister  out of the Executive exacerbated the sense of crisis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

After the political maelstrom of the past week and the sense that the powersharing bodies could be blown apart in the tumult, Northern Ireland’s po(...)

 Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers will meet Government Ministers to determine if the collapse of the Stormont powersharing institutions can be prevented. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers will meet Government Ministers in Dublin next week to determine if the collapse of the Stormo(...)

DUP MP  Jeffrey Donaldson. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Unionist politicians have warned there must be no “fudging” of the response to alleged IRA involvement in the killing of republican Kevin McGuigan i(...)