British prime minster David Cameron: he will come face to face with EU leaders for the first time since his party’s decisive victory in the British general election two weeks ago. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron is expected to make his opening salvo in his bid to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union w(...)

 Theresa Villiers, who met senior representatives from the DUP, Sinn Féin, the SDLP, the Ulster Unionist Party and Alliance at Stormont today. Photograph: Hannah McKay

Talks between the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers and the North’s five main parties concluded today without agreement on how to break the deadlo(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and his partner Camilla Parker-Bowles will visit Mullaghmore harbour, where the prince’s great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten died in an IRA bombing almost 36 years ago. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters

Britain’s Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles begin their four-day trip to Ireland on Tuesday with a visit to NUI Galway’s (N(...)

Lord Mayor Christy Burke speaking at the monument to commemorate the Dublin and Monaghan bomb victims on Talbot Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has called for the British Government to open its files on the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings for inspection by a(...)

Geraldine Finucane, widow of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane: rejected findings of QC’s report. Photograph: Alan Betson

The British government was legally entitled to review any commitment by a previous administration to hold a public inquiry into the murder of solicito(...)

Charles’ correspondence with ministers - known as “black spider” memos - will be released following a long-running battle by Guardian newspaper journalist Rob Evans to see the documents following a freedom of information request. The letters will be published with some redactions. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

A series of potentially embarrassing letters written by Britain’s Prince Charles to government ministers in 2004-2005 will be published on Wednesday, (...)

Pat Finucane’s brother Seamus, left, and son John arrive at the High Court in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A murdered Catholic lawyer was the victim of British state engagement in terrorism through loyalist terrorists, the High Court in Belfast heard today.(...)

Northern Secretary, Theresa Villiers said the Stormont House Agreement must be enforced. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Outgoing Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has called on Northern politicians to press forward and implement the Stormont House Agreement. As the No(...)

DUP Leader Peter Robinson celebrates with MPs  Nigel Dodds and Gavin Robinson at the Kings Hall in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

With the Westminster election over the challenge in Northern Ireland is to make politics work. The man of the moment is Peter Robinson. The policies t(...)

The surprise Tory triumph makes one thing virtually certain - a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union is likely to take place within the next two years.  Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg.

In many ways the decisive victory for the Conservative Party represented the worst possible outcome for those concerned about Britain’s future in the (...)