UUP leader Mike Nesbitt (centre left) leaving a meeting on whether the party should withdraw from the North’s Executive.

The ruling executive of the Ulster Unionist Party has unanimously endorsed the recommendation of its leader Mike Nesbitt to withdraw its single Minist(...)

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Sinn Féin’s Falls Road office was paint-bombed and graffiti scrawled on the century-old facade of the the Car(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt at Stormont  spoke about his party’s intent to resign from Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

After the IRA came to shoot our (Catholic) neighbour, his dignified family members closed their door and grieved. Us youngsters on the street in Derr(...)

Noirín O’Sullivan: did she consult with officers serving in the Border region, a senior garda wondered.

There was widespread surprise within the Garda at the content of a letter about the IRA that Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan sent to Sinn Féin TD(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson MP said the word of the Sinn Féin leadership could not be relied on.

A Democratic Unionist Party MP has said an independent mechanism to assess whether the IRA still existed could help to solve the current crisis. Jeff(...)

Bad old days: IRA graffiti in Belfast in 2002. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Getty

Why all this talk about the IRA? I thought they’d gone away, you know? There was a pretty widespread perception that IRA members became ex-IRA members(...)

Unionist parties are threatening to collapse the powersharing Stormont government over the alleged IRA activity.

A former member of the defunct Northern Ireland watchdog that monitored whether paramilitaries adhered to the peace process has said it is “not unrea(...)

The rapidity with which the Northern Ireland Executive has descended into a full-blown crisis reflects not just a loss of trust between the various pa(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister Conor Lenihan: clearly doesn’t feel his political past is anything to be embarrassed about. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s a story that won’t go away. For all Fianna Fáil’s rebranding efforts, the troublesome past always comes back to haunt it. Tuesday’s edition of(...)

Gerard ‘Jock’ Davidson, who was shot dead in the Markets area of Belfast in May.

A man (25) arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a former IRA commander in Belfast has been released without charge. Gerard ‘Jock’ Daviso(...)