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(...)

Arlene Foster has been elected leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, succeeding Peter Robinson, who has led the party since 2008. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

New leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Arlene Foster has said she wants to create a “more harmonious” society in Northern Ireland. She told the(...)

The East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has decided not to contest the leadership of the Democratic Unionist Party.

The East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has decided not to contest the leadership of the Democratic Unionist Party. After giving the matter serious consider(...)

The East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson is considering whether to contest the leadership of the DUP against the firm favourite for the post Arlene Foster, informed sources said on Tuesday.

The East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson is considering whether to contest the leadership of the DUP against the firm favourite for the post Arlene Foster, inf(...)

Retiring DUP leader Peter Robinson (centre) with Nigel Dodds (left) and Arlene Foster. Mr Dodds has ruled himself out as next DUP leader. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has dropped something of a political bombshell by announcing he is not standing for the leadership of the Democratic Uni(...)

 Nigel Dodds of the DUP: “We should stop twisting the United Kingdom parliament into what it is not: a subordinate, occasional, intermittent, part-time, part-staffed, devolved assembly”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The House of Commons has approved a controversial constitutional reform that will exclude MPs from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales from voting on(...)

The DUP says British Labour Party shadow chancellor John McDonnell “still has more to do” following his apology. Photograph: PA

The DUP says British Labour Party shadow chancellor John McDonnell “still has more to do” following his apology for comments he made a over a decade a(...)

SDLP MLA Alban Maginness has branded a UUP and DUP election the pact as “predictable and narrow minded” and said his party would not enter into a similar deal with Sinn Féin, to concentrate the nationalist vote.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The SDLP has ruled out an electoral pact with Sinn Féin following an agreement between the North’s two main unionist parties in four Westminster const(...)

 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(...)

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(...)