Maíria Cahill who has alleged she was raped by a suspected IRA member when she was a teenager in 1997. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The North’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory has ordered an independent review into how the Public Prosecution Service handled the case o(...)

Maíria Cahill arrives for her meeting with Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson at Stormont yesterday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Maíria Cahill has said she will meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny tomorrow morning at 10am to discuss her allegations that she and other women were victims(...)

Maíria Cahill  on BBC 
Spotlight
: “There are other victims out there listening to all this and being retraumatised because of Sinn Féin’s refusal to admit what has happened.” Photograph: Pacemaker/BBC Spotlight

First Minister Peter Robinson has expressed support for Maíria Cahill, the west Belfast woman who said she was raped by an IRA member when she was 16(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has a big challenge ahead: to get his party back into the House of Commons, where it is seatless. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers told some 350 Ulster Unionist delegates at the party’s annual conference in Belfast on Saturday that they were co(...)

 An attendee holds the order of service which features a portrait of the late Ian Paisley as guests arrive for thehis  memorial service at the Ulster Hall  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images 2:19

More than 800 people attended a memorial service for the late DUP leader and first minister Ian Paisley in the Ulster Hall in Belfast this afternoon.D(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: warned there could be no unionist MP in Belfast following next May’s general election. File Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has called for an electoral pact with the DUP for next May’s British general election to try to maximise uni(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said progress was made from 2007-2012 but that the last two years had been ‘absolutely appalling’. Photograph: Brian Lawless

Negotiations to avert a crisis that could bring down the Northern Executive and Assembly began at Stormont yesterday amid recrimination, a dispute ove(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan is at the opening talks at Stormont House on the Stormont estate today.  File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Talks at ending the logjam that is threatening the future of the Stormont institutions finally began today amid a background of some acrimony and conf(...)

When the scheme is fully implemented, children’s heart surgery for the whole of the island will take place at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Ministers for Health in the North and South have endorsed proposals to establish an all-Ireland children’s heart surgery centre in Dublin.The current (...)

Simon Hamilton, Minister for Finance, Northern Executive

The North’s finance Minister Simon Hamilton hopes a positive decision on devolving corporation tax powers to the Northern Executive will be made withi(...)