Gerry Adams:  Described as “ridiculous” the prospect of land frontiers in the event of a Brexit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has warned that if Britain voted to leave the European Union, it would have “very profound implications” for Northern (...)

DUP MP for North Antrim Ian Paisley jnr said: “What part of keep out does he [Taoiseach Enda Kenny] not understand? This is a matter for the people of the UK. His intervention will be counterproductive. A fool would know that. The rush to speak should be tempered by wisdom.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Senior DUP politicians including party leader and First Minister Arlene Foster have rallied behind North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds following his criticis(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘It is important to note that there are significant numbers of Irish citizens living in Britain.’ Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is “very much aware” that the referendum on a British exit from the EU [ Brexit] is “one for the British electorate(...)

 Arlene Foster,  who  succeeds Peter Robinson, at a hotel in Belfast before being elected leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Photograph: Getty Images

The first part of a two-stage drama unfolded in East Belfast on Thursday night when Peter Robinson stepped down and Arlene Foster stepped in as the th(...)

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(...)

Arlene Foster, who is expected to become the Democratic Unionist Party leader today, represents an important transition in unionist politics as a new (...)

Arlene Foster:  positions expected to be ratified by party and Assembly next Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Fermanagh Assembly member Arlene Foster is set to become Northern Ireland’s next First Minister and DUP leader after she emerged as the only candidate(...)

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(...)

 Arlene Foster is favourite to replace Peter Robinson as First Minister. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The North’s Minister for Finance, Arlene Foster, will learn tonight whether anyone else within the DUP will challenge her for the leadership of the p(...)

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(...)