Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers is meeting senior US government officials in Washington. Photograph: PA

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers said she received a “very sympathetic hearing” from Obama administration aides on her views about the Northern Ire(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers flies to Washington today to update politicians and prominent Irish-Americans. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

The public relations battle over who is chiefly responsible for the political deadlock caused by the welfare reform dispute has crossed the Atlantic(...)

Martin McGuinness: wants the US administration to intervene. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is travelling to Washington today to urge the US administration to assist in breaking the deadlock t(...)

The funeral procession of veteran Derry Republican Peggy O’Hara in Derry on Saturday. Mrs O’Hara’s son Patsy O’Hara died in the 1981 hunger strike protest.  Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

A police investigation is under way in Derry into the large-scale paramilitary trappings at the funeral of Peggy O’Hara, a well known republican and m(...)

Police line up in front of Loyalist protesters on the Crumlin Road in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

Violence in north Belfast during Orange Order parades has been condemned on all sides in Northern Ireland. Twenty-four police officers were hurt and (...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said that no one in his family or his party sought to benefit by “one penny” from the purchase of Nama’s Northern Ireland 850-property portfolio.

The North’s First Minister Peter Robinson has said that no one in his family or his party sought to benefit by “one penny” from the purchase of Nama’s(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Confusion surrounds the status of a meeting between investment group Cerberus, First Minister Peter Robinson and others at Stormont just 10 days befor(...)

The PSNI is launching a “criminal inquiry” into the allegations by Mick Wallace that a Northern Ireland politician or party may have been in line to benefit by up to £7 million as a result of a major Nama sale.

The PSNI has confirmed that it is launching a “criminal inquiry” into the allegations by independent TD Mick Wallace that a Northern Ireland politicia(...)

The list of people and businesses the Northern Assembly finance committee wants to hear evidence from about Mick Wallace’s Nama allegations provides its own narrative about this complex case.

The list of people and businesses the Northern Assembly finance committee wants to hear evidence from about Mick Wallace’s Nama allegations provides i(...)

The Parliament Buildings in the Stormont Estate in Belfast. Photograph: PA/Paul Faith.

The North Assembly’s finance committee is due to meet tomorrow in emergenecy session to consider allegations by TD Mick Wallace that £7 million was lo(...)