Mark Farren in action in 2006. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Soccer star Mark Farren has been laid to rest alongside his late triplets after his battle with cancer. The 33-year-old has been remembered as one of(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton. The Coalition argues that there is no alternative majority available to voters.  Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters
Election Lexicon: Tina

What does it usually mean? Tina is an acronym for There Is No Alternative. What does it mean in this election? The two current Government parties(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness: ‘It’s just ludicrous to suggest the Taoiseach isn’t entitled to comment publicly on the repercussions of a British withdrawal from Europe.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was fully entitled to comment on the repercussions of a British exit from the EU for Northern Ireland, according to Northern Ire(...)

Sinn Féin candidate for Fermanagh-South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew: Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Former Stormont minister and MP Michelle Gildernew must wait for a decision by Sinn Féin’s ruling ardchomhairle to learn whether she will be a candida(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has called on the British government to open its files on  the Shankill bombing. Photograph: AP

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has called on the British government to open its files on events such as the Shankill bombing(...)

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has played down reports that eight people, including former Sinn Féin director of publicity Danny Morrison, are to share more than £1.6 million in compensation from the British government. File photograph: Peter Morrison/AP Photo

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has played down the impact of reports that eight people, including leading republican Danny M(...)

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness speaks to party members in Derry, Northern Ireland. File photograph: Peter Morrison/AP Photo

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has insisted that his decision to leave his Mid-Ulster constituency and contest the next Assembly el(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at the Sinn Féin ArdFheis 2015 in Millennium Forum, Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is to contest for a place in Derry for the Northern Ireland Assembly, in a bid by the party to attac(...)

Sinn Féin veteran and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness has been asked by the family of Derry teenager Seamus Bradley to provide a statement to the historic coroner’s investigation into his death. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness is to give evidence to a legacy inquest about IRA activities at the height of the Troubles(...)

 Eugene Reavey at  the graves of his murdered brothers graves in south Armagh.  Photograph: Justin Kernoghan/Photopress

When Sarah Reavey was in her first year at Our Lady’s Grammar School in Newry, Co Down, in 1999, her English teacher asked her class to write a poem. (...)