Gallahers has been owned by JTI since 2007.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The recent death of the man most associated with Ballymena, Ian Paisley, ended a political epoch. The impending death of one of the north Antrim town’(...)

Ms Justice Yvonne Murphy: to chair   mother-and-baby home commission of inquiry

MEPs will be lobbied tomorrow in Brussels by groups seeking support for a broader remit in terms of reference for the mother-and-baby home commission(...)

Dr
Alasdair McDonnell:
“The situation in Northern Ireland has become volatile and, with threats of a ‘graduated response’ from unionism that will affect government and politics, could get worse.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have briefed Taoiseach Enda Kenny and new Tánaiste Joan Burton on the political and community tensions triggered by next Satur(...)

Martina Anderson pictured with Gerry Adams at the King’s Hall, Belfast during counting for Northern Ireland’s three seats in the European Parliamentary elections today. Photograph: PA

The outgoing Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson was returned to Brussels this evening when she exceeded the quota on the first count in the Northern Irela(...)

Taking a selfie: Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald with president Gerry Adams and candidates Liadh Ní Riada, Lynn Boylan and Martina Anderson at yesterday’s launch of Sinn Féin’s manifesto in  Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams argued against the “Brussels consensus” and its Irish supporters as the party published its European manifesto.While S(...)

Sinn Féin European election candidate for Dublin Lynn Boylan (second left) said the arrest of party president  Gerry Adams (centre) had not negatively affected her campaign. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times. 1:26

Sinn Féin’s European election candidates have said the arrest and detention of party president Gerry Adams in connection with the abduction and murder(...)

The Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister, said the Bill was designed to “right a great wrong”.

A Bill that prevents people convicted of serious criminal or paramilitary offences from holding special advisory posts for Northern Executive Minister(...)