Marina Litvinenko, the wife of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko who was murdered in London in 2006, wipes away a tear during an interview in London on January 21st. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Thousands of people were put at risk from radioactivity when Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned, a public inquiry has heard.Counsel to the (...)

PSNI Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes, head of the Terrorism Investigation Unit, a specialist police anti-terror unit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

New legislation is needed to give police greater powers to investigate potential terrorist activity online, the head of Northern Ireland’s specialist (...)

Britain’s Labour party leader Ed Miliband (centre) meets with Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (left) and Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Peter Robinson (right) at Stormont Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Getty

The UK exiting the European Union would be bad for Britain but “particularly bad” for Northern Ireland, the British Labour leader Ed Miliband has told(...)

Michael Gallagher, the father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing , has  won the legal right to challenge the government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity. File photograph: Eric Luke

The father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing today won the legal right to challenge the British government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry(...)

Martin McGuinness and Rita O’Hare arriving at Dublin Airport in 2005. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has rejected demands by a Conservative MP to investigate a former Downing Street official’s decision to warn(...)

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 UK Government has today published details of new legislation that will enable corporation tax powers to be devolved to the Northern Ireland Execut(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said after an “informed discussion” the party agreed to endorse the Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin has formally ratified the Stormont House Agreement that was concluded between the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main pa(...)

 Rioters turn a burning lorry into a barricade in the Divis Flats area of Belfast in May 1981 as violence erupted following the death of Irish Republican Army hunger striker Bobby Sands. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

The Irish government’s desire to see the demolition of the high-rise Divis Flats in west Belfast “to reduce the influence of Sinn Féin” is highlighted(...)

Handout file photos issued by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. Photograph: PA

Britain Foreign Office says it is “closely” monitoring the trial of two Burmese men who have been charged in connection with the murder of two British(...)

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(...)