Former Democratic Unionist leader Dr Ian Paisley: second part of documentary drew an audience of 258,000, which is 50 per cent of the Northern Ireland television viewership in the 10.35pm-11.35pm slot. Photograph: PA.

The Democratic Unionist Party has emphatically denied a critical element of a BBC documentary on Ian Paisley in which the former First Minister said t(...)

 Eamonn Mallie with Ian Paisley and his wife Eileen Paisley. Dr Paisley (now Lord Bannside) disclosed how neither he nor his family attend the Free Presbyterian Church anymore.

The Rev Ian Paisley has spoken of his deep hurt at how he felt forced out as moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church which he founded in Northern Ir(...)

The Rev Ian Paisley:  When asked could he now enjoy that previous relationship with Peter Robinson, replied, “No, I don’t think so, his ways are not my ways. He has to answer for how he works.” He also quoted Scripture to state, “People, so-called friends, are probably secret enemies.”

The Rev Ian Paisley has alleged that senior DUP figures such as Peter Robinson and Nigel Dodds acted together behind his back to force him from his po(...)

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley has been admitted to hospital for tests.

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley has been admitted to hospital for tests.The party stalwart was treated for a heart condition last year and has been take(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  shares a joke with Ian Paisley, former First Minister of Northern Ireland, during a reception at Belfast City Hall to mark St Columbanus Day. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

History can be an instrument of reconciliation rather than of division, the President Michael D Higgins said on a visit to Belfast yesterday.President(...)

Late British prime minister  Margaret Thatcher photographed in September 2008. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described Margaret Thatcher as one of the “most conviction-driven British prime ministers who drew on a scholar(...)