Stormont. The Northern Ireland Assembly has adopted a motion criticising the naming of a Newry park after hunger striker Raymond McCreesh. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The Northern Ireland Assembly has adopted a DUP motion criticising Newry and Mourne Council’s decision to name a Newry play park after IRA hunger stri(...)

The republican Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Sinn Féin’s Mitchel McLaughlin,  has said it is his “absolute duty” to lead a Commonwealth group at Stormont. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The republican Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly has said it is his “absolute duty” to lead a Commonwealth group at Stormont.Sinn Féin’s Mitche(...)

Under the Stormont House Agreement, £700 million is being set aside to pay for the cost of the 20,000 public sector redundancies  in Northern Ireland, with £200 million made available in each of the coming three years and £100 million provided in 2018/2019. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Photo

The Northern Ireland Civil Service is to shed 2,400 jobs in the next year in a voluntary exit scheme that was agreed in the Christmas Stormont House A(...)

The reduction in the number of departments was suggested during the Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The DUP First Minister Peter Robinson has formally named the nine new departments that will replace the existing 12 Northern Executive departments in (...)

Peter Robinson addressed a business breakfast in west Belfast on Friday in what the Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey described as a “historic” visit.Above,Peter Robinson  with Bishop Noel Treanor in the Great Hall at Stormont, Belfast..  Photo: Jonathan Porter

First Minister Peter Robinson addressed a business breakfast in west Belfast on Friday in what the Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey described as a “historic” (...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson (second right) with (from left)  Dr Nicola Brady, research co-ordinator, Council For Justice and Peace;  Bishop Noel Treanor; Deirdre O’Rawe, regional director of Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service NI; the DUP’s Paul Givan MLA and the DUP’s Jonathan Bell during a meeting on February 24th, 2015,  to discuss the Freedom of Conscience Amendment Bill. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Press Eye/PA Wire

The Catholic Church in Northern Ireland has met representatives of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Belfast to discuss legislation which will al(...)

The DUP will seek a judicial review of a decision by the BBC to exclude it from a party leaders’ debate ahead of the general election. The DUP leader and Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said the broadcaster’s decision was “unlawful and irrational”. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The Democratic Unionist Party has begun legal proceedings against the BBC over its refusal to include it in a TV party leaders’ debate in the United K(...)

Former DUP minister for social development Nelson McCausland has described a decision by Newry, Mourne and Down district council to put Irish first on its logo and literature as an exercise in “cultural sectarianism”. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Former DUP minister Nelson McCausland has described a decision by one of the North’s new super councils to put Irish first on its logo as an exercise (...)

 Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said some SDLP Assembly members were defying Dr Alasdair McDonnell by tabling  amendments. Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil and the SDLP have accused Sinn Féin of opposing austerity in the South but supporting it in the North, as the consideration stage of the w(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson was joined by several senior party colleagues in the art deco Strand cinema including some DUP Westminster candidates such as Nigel Dodds and Gregory Campbell for the launch of the party’s election billboard.

The DUP will not be seeking to be part of a formal coalition or asking for seats in cabinet should it hold the balance of power after the British gene(...)