UUP leader Mike Nesbitt (centre left) leaving a meeting on whether the party should withdraw from the North’s Executive.

The ruling executive of the Ulster Unionist Party has unanimously endorsed the recommendation of its leader Mike Nesbitt to withdraw its single Minist(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt at Stormont  spoke about his party’s intent to resign from Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

After the IRA came to shoot our (Catholic) neighbour, his dignified family members closed their door and grieved. Us youngsters on the street in Derr(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson MP said the word of the Sinn Féin leadership could not be relied on.

A Democratic Unionist Party MP has said an independent mechanism to assess whether the IRA still existed could help to solve the current crisis. Jeff(...)

Unionist parties are threatening to collapse the powersharing Stormont government over the alleged IRA activity.

A former member of the defunct Northern Ireland watchdog that monitored whether paramilitaries adhered to the peace process has said it is “not unrea(...)

The rapidity with which the Northern Ireland Executive has descended into a full-blown crisis reflects not just a loss of trust between the various pa(...)

 Sammy Tweed,  who escaped from court in 1974 when he was charged in connection with an arms haul, was  jailed for two years at Belfast Crown Court.

A former loyalist paramilitary who had been on the run from police for almost 40 years has been jailed in Belfast for 2½ years for having a cache of g(...)

A judge  ruled that  Padraic Wilson and Sean Hughes have a case to answer over alleged IRA activity.  Laganside Crown Court File image: Google Street View Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson was one of a number of DUP politicians who wrote letters to Belfast Court urging the judge not to jail 74-year-old Samuel Tweed. File photograph: Google Street View

A former loyalist paramilitary who had been on the run for almost 40 years was jailed on Friday for two and a half years for having a cache of guns an(...)

Gerard ‘Jock’ Davidson, who was shot dead in the Markets area of Belfast in May.

A man (25) arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a former IRA commander in Belfast has been released without charge. Gerard ‘Jock’ Daviso(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt: his party has   resigned from Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive and is forming an opposition over claims the Provisional IRA still exists. Photograph: PA

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has said trust between political parties in Northern Ireland must been re-established if the current politic(...)

Pearse Doherty also criticised comments by the Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has dismissed the controversy over the IRA’s alleged involvement in the killing of Kevin McGuigan as a “fake crisis” creat(...)