Taoiseach Enda Kenny shakes hands with British prime minister David Cameron after a meeting in London. British MPs have criticised the Taoiseach’s intervention in the EU referendum debate, condemning as ‘scaremongering’ his warning about the potentially negative impact of a Brexit on the peace process in the North. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire.

British MPs have criticised the Taoiseach’s intervention in the EU referendum debate, condemning as “scaremongering” his warning about the potentially(...)

The DUP instead proposed the creation of a working group to look at how the issue of fatal foetal abnormality could be addressed. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

The Northern Assembly has voted to reject proposals to permit abortion in Northern Ireland in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, rape and incest. The(...)

Arlene Foster said she would still work with Mr McGuiness as “the past is the past”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister, Arlene Foster, has spoken of her difficulties with Martin McGuinness because he delivered a graveside oration for the IRA(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness: ‘It’s just ludicrous to suggest the Taoiseach isn’t entitled to comment publicly on the repercussions of a British withdrawal from Europe.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was fully entitled to comment on the repercussions of a British exit from the EU for Northern Ireland, according to Northern Ire(...)

Gerry Adams:  Described as “ridiculous” the prospect of land frontiers in the event of a Brexit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has warned that if Britain voted to leave the European Union, it would have “very profound implications” for Northern (...)

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness speaks to party members in Derry, Northern Ireland. File photograph: Peter Morrison/AP Photo

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has insisted that his decision to leave his Mid-Ulster constituency and contest the next Assembly el(...)

Game of Thrones: Line of interlinking Beech trees known on the show as the Dark Hedges were damaged by Storm Gertrude

A DUP Minister has called a meeting of a special preservation group to try to devise a means of safeguarding a tunnelled avenue of beech trees that fe(...)

First Minister of Northern Ireland  Arlene Foster: “I believe that we are old enough to know that we must never go back to the past but young enough that our ambition and our excitement about the future is not clouded by the experience of the past.” File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she wants to set “a new tone” in Northern Irish politics in her first speech to business people in the region since (...)

Abortion is legal in the North where there is a threat to the life of the woman or where there is a risk of a serious and adverse effect on her physical or mental health which is either long term or permanent.  Photograph: Thinkstock

There were 16 abortions in Northern Ireland from April 2014 to April 2015 which is a reduction of seven on the previous year, according to the latest (...)

DUP MP for North Antrim Ian Paisley jnr said: “What part of keep out does he [Taoiseach Enda Kenny] not understand? This is a matter for the people of the UK. His intervention will be counterproductive. A fool would know that. The rush to speak should be tempered by wisdom.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Senior DUP politicians including party leader and First Minister Arlene Foster have rallied behind North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds following his criticis(...)