Handout photo showing snow at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport. Photograph via twitter

Wild and wintry weather has swept the UK, with travellers left stranded as heavy snow covered roads and forced two airports to close.Many motorists si(...)

As important as the detail of the welcome deal done on a whole series of contentious topics, and the close-to £2 billion cash settlement conjured up b(...)

President Ronald Reagan and Ms Nancy Reagan during their visit to Ireland. President Reagan is drinking a pint of Guinness in the Ronald Reagan pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

It was a time when a Labour party in coalition with Fine Gael took a kicking in European elections, two cases involving the deaths of babies shook the(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the Stormont House Agreement, saying the desire had prevailed to give “the promise of a brighter future for all o(...)

Theresa Villiers: agreement “
offers us a new start, and a far more hopeful future
”. Photograph: PA

The Irish and British governments and the five Northern Executive parties have concluded an agreement that Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Fla(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers with Minister for Foreign Affairs Charles Flanagan after the agreement had been concluded. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

After 11 weeks of talks and 26 hours of continuous negotiations from Monday into the eve of Christmas Eve, what the North’s five main parties and the (...)

Politicians  at Stormont after agreement on a range of disputes that had undermined powersharing in Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The Stormont House Agreement, as it has been called, was agreed after a 12-week process, a few setbacks and a marathon continuous final session that (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan (left) with Northern Ireland Secretary  Theresa Villiers, Taoiseach Enda Kenny,  Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister of State Sean Sherlock at Stormont House in Belfast. Mr Flanagan was involved in more than 100 hours of meetings during 12 weeks of talks on a cross-party agreement. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

When the Belfast Agreement was signed on Good Friday 1997, British prime minster Tony Blair was moved to poetry when he said he could “feel the hand o(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s response to the request for a £2 billion financial package to seal a Stormont deal is “positive and generous”, Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has said.

Northern Ireland’s political leaders remained locked in negotiations on Monday night as a deadline for reaching a deal on edged closer.Talks between t(...)

 Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson: noted that the longer the talks went on, the “crankier” politicians became. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Peter Robinson said he felt like a “marathon runner who at the end of 20-odd miles has the stadium in sight”. But, in the same breath, he added: “Whet(...)