Mr Justice Michael Peart, who sat with Mr Justice Alan Mahon and Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, said the court would reserve judgment until May 21st

Two convicted murderers who are appealing High Court judgments ordering their extradition must wait to hear whether they will be returned to complete (...)

Both Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) and First Minister Peter Robinson (left) have cancelled plans to travel to Washington for St Patrick’s Day as they attempt to come to an agreement over Welfare Reform. Photograph: John Harrison/Harrison Photography/PA Wire.

The Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said he is hopeful that agreement in the latest impasse at Stormont can be reached by(...)

Once again, Sinn Féin has plunged the political structures at Stormont into crisis. This time it is because the party leadership was not prepared to a(...)

The Stormont House Agreement entailed the British government committing grants and loan-raising powers of £2 billion to allow the Northern Executive to cushion the effects of welfare reform, start a major public sector redundancy scheme, deal with the past, support shared and integrated education, and more besides. File photograph: Paul Faith

A point must come where Northern Ireland politicians and the Northern Ireland public feel the game isn’t worth the candle, that there is no point play(...)

Martin McGuinness said Sinn Féin would not be part of any agenda that punished the most vulnerable. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Stormont was thrust back into potential crisis on Monday after deputy first minister Martin McGuinness said Sinn Féin will now oppose the passage of (...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness delivering an address at the opening of the Sinn Féin Ardfheis 2015 in Millennium Forum, Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin plans to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising by becoming the biggest party in Ireland North and South, the North’s Deputy First Minister(...)

Fianna Fáil councillor Jack Chambers has argued that the application by nine delegates to move back into Dublin West comes “at the eleventh hour” and goes against the party’s principles of one-member one-vote. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photograpy

An internal row has blown up between the two leading contenders to be the Fianna Fáil candidate in Dublin West for the general election. Ahead (...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh told members of the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday that  there are 122 developers in Nama who are currently drawing a salary

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has once again rejected claims that it is too soft on developers who borrowed too much during the boom.Nam(...)

 Ms Cahill was responding to reports the Government is considering a cross-Border inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An investigation to determine the extent of sexual abuse by IRA members should happen ahead of any all-island inquiry into the matter, Maíria Cahill (...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with Maíria Cahill at Leinster House, Dublin, last month. Photograph: Gareth Chane/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin met the North’s Minister of Justice, David Ford, yesterday to press his case for a cross-Border inquiry into “child(...)