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(...)

LGBT activists at one of today’s protests in Northern Ireland over a proposed ‘conscience clause’ Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Equality activists have taken to the streets of Belfast, Derry and Newry in Northern Ireland to demonstrate against the DUP’s proposed conscience clau(...)

A man is in a critical condition following shooting in a fast food restaurant on the Oldpark Road in Belfast. File photograph: Trevor McBride

A man is in a critical condition after he was shot in the head at a fast food restaurant in Northern Ireland. The attack took place on the Oldpark Roa(...)

A new Conservative Party  poster showing Labour leader Ed Miliband, Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond of the SNP and  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams which claims together they will bring chaos to Britain. Image: Conservative Party/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, the Democratic Unionist Party leader, has condemned the BBC’s refusal to review its decision to exclud(...)

 Former chief medical officer of England, Sir Liam Donaldson (right) with the  North’s Health Minister Jim Wells.       Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

A new report on transforming the North’s health service has found that it has too many hospitals. The review, by former chief medical officer of Engl(...)