DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre) stands with with party colleagues during her party’s election billboard launch outside Titanic Belfast. Photograph: PA

Social and economic concerns have vied for prominence with traditional orange and green issues in a Stormont Assembly election campaign that has been (...)

Deputy First Leader of Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, outside the GPO on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, Sunday, April 24th,  where the party  hosted a pageant leading up to a re-enaction of the reading there of the Proclamation by Patrick Pearse.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has contended his party is the only one committed to achieving Irish unity. Mr McGuinness said the biggest challenge fa(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said the 1998 Good Friday Agreement provided for a border poll to be conducted. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has called on the British government to commit to holding a border poll on the reunification of Ireland in the event of (...)

Martin McGuinness has re-iterated his commitment to Sinn Féin holding a commemoration later this year for the Irishmen who died in the first World War. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has re-iterated his commitment to the party holding a commemoration later this year for the thousands of Irishmen who di(...)

Outgoing Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has said he is not seeking the position again. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

TDs hoping to be elected to the position of ceann comhairle will begin canvassing for the position in the coming days, in advance of the first meetin(...)

Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness upon arrival at the election count on Saturday. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness said that Fine Gael were reaping the price of their arrogance and Labour the price of compromising by going into governm(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: “Everybody has to be very conscious of the great importance of these anniversaries . . . We need to be very dignified and very respectful.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Fein is currently examining how best to commemorate those who died in the First World War and deserve to be remembered for the sacrifice they mad(...)

Prim-Ed Publishing chief executive Seamus McGuinness

Co Wexford-based Prim-Ed Publishing has bought out global partner RIC Publications in a €15 million deal in a move that will see the company double it(...)

HSE director general  Tony O Brien arrives at Leinster House for a Public Accounts Committe meeting at Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The HSE would not contest any claims for damages from families or individuals arising out of the manner in which they were allegedly cared for at a f(...)

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(...)