Martin McGuinness: wants the US administration to intervene. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is travelling to Washington today to urge the US administration to assist in breaking the deadlock t(...)

 A road sign on the A6 in Northern Ireland where the ‘London’ of ‘Londonderry’ marked out. Derry City and Strabane District Council has voted in favour of changing the official name of Londonderry to Derry. Photograph: Getty Images

Unionists in Northern Ireland have accused Derry City and Strabane District Council of “sectarian” behaviour after it voted in favour of changing the (...)

Stormont’s finance committee chairman Daithí McKay is interviewed about the sale of Nama’s Northern Ireland portfolio. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Members of a Stormont scrutiny committee examining allegations of financial corruption in relation to a Nama deal have expressed frustration with the (...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers made her comments against a backdrop of concern that a £600 million budget deficit that the Northern Executive is likely to face this autumn could lead to its suspension. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has called for continued engagement between the Northern parties while appearing to rule out comprehensive Br(...)

(Left - right) Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, former MP Michelle Gildernew, vice president Mary Lou McDonald and Deputy First Minister  Martin McGuinness outside the Palace of Westminster in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness have urged British prime minister David Cameron to provide Stormont with a “workable” budget in or(...)

The funeral procession of veteran Derry Republican Peggy O’Hara in Derry on Saturday. Mrs O’Hara’s son Patsy O’Hara died in the 1981 hunger strike protest.  Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

A police investigation is under way in Derry into the large-scale paramilitary trappings at the funeral of Peggy O’Hara, a well known republican and m(...)

Police line up in front of Loyalist protesters on the Crumlin Road in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

Violence in north Belfast during Orange Order parades has been condemned on all sides in Northern Ireland. Twenty-four police officers were hurt and (...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said that no one in his family or his party sought to benefit by “one penny” from the purchase of Nama’s Northern Ireland 850-property portfolio.

The North’s First Minister Peter Robinson has said that no one in his family or his party sought to benefit by “one penny” from the purchase of Nama’s(...)

The PSNI does not believe the attack was motivated by loyalist infighting or that there was paramilitary involvement

Police believe that a personal dispute rather than a loyalist feud or sectarian paramilitary attack was at the heart of the murder of a senior Ulster (...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Sport Carál Ní Chuilín said: “Rather than hiding from challenges or denying that the challenges exist, I am dealing with the challenges,” she said. “It’s called leadership.” File photograph: Steven McCaffery/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Sport has said her department is not dysfunctional and that she is still mystified by the resignation of nine Sport NI(...)