Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: a spokesman from her department said said no decision had been made on where  in Ireland the 2,450 refugees would be resettled. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish officials are expected to travel to Italy later this month to help select the first intake of almost 2,500 people due to arrive in the State un(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The chairman of the National Asset Management Agency has expressed concern that there may be an agenda to stop the organisation in its tracks. (...)

 Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has been called on to clarify his position. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

DUP leader Peter Robinson, who has been accused of benefiting from the sale of Nama’s Northern Ireland portfolio, is to appear before the Stormont inq(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: said he hoped 2,000 Syrian refugees could be accommodated. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Almost 500 refugees from around the world are seeking asylum in Northern Ireland. The fate of the 497 asylum seekers, who are awaiting a decision on t(...)

 Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is the first senior politician who has agreed to appear at the committee. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is scheduled to give evidence to the Stormont inquiry into Nama’s sale of its northern port(...)

(Left to right) Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness, Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams arrive to speak to the media at Stormont in Belfast, as talks involving Northern Ireland’s five main political parties begin.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has demanded that politicians who sought to link Sinn Féin to criminality should “put up or(...)

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(...)

A man walks past a mural in east Belfast. Britain has said that all parties in Northern Ireland will begin talks on Monday, led by the British and Irish governments. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Multiparty talks are expected to begin at Stormont on Monday after the Northern Secretary of State Theresa Villiers said the British government had co(...)

 DUP party leader Peter Robinson: “I am an optimist by nature. I believe that there is a way through . . . I still believe that the direction of travel is right.” Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

DUP leader Peter Robinson says he wants round-table talks to begin on Monday but he needs commitments from the British government for that to happen. (...)

Cerberus say it had contact with Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (above) and former minister of finance Simon Hamilton before the acquisition of Nama’s North portfolio. Photograph:   Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Cerberus, the New York investment firm that bought Nama’s portfolio in the North for £1.2 billion (€1.6bn), has said for the first time that it held(...)