Gareth Lee, a gay rights activist, after leaving Laganside Courts after a judge ruled in his favour and against the Christian-run bakery Ashers. Photograph: Getty Images

The battleground – a cake topped with iced replicas of Bert and Ernie – makes it a case ripe for ridicule and bad puns, but the challenge against a Be(...)

All DUP members  present voted against the motion, including First Minister and party leader Peter Robinson. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Northern Assembly has again voted to reject legalising same sex marriage. The Democratic Unionist Party had used its numbers to block the Sinn Féi(...)

The PSNI has confirmed it is investigating complaints against Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells which are believed to have been made by a l(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson speaks at the launch of the Democratic Unionist Party Election Manifesto at Wrightbus, supplier of the London Routemaster buses on April 21, 2015 in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

DUP leader Peter Robinson has called on Northern voters in the Westminster general election to grasp a “once in a lifetime opportunity to put Northern(...)

Sinn Féin party leader Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness during the launch of the party’s General Election manifesto in Dungannon, CoTyrone on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland should be allowed to remain in Europe should Britain vote to exit the European Union, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness said today wh(...)

Sinn Féin’s Arder Carson: Elected as the first Lord Mayor of Northern Ireland’s newest and biggest council

Northern Ireland on Wednesday witnesses the biggest overhaul of local government in more than 40 years with the formal creation of 11 “super” councils(...)

It’s not the electoral pact between the unionist parties in four of the North’s Westminster constituencies that is undemocratic, but the wretched firs(...)

At the Sinn Féin ardfheis in Derry last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness have called for an all-Ireland “sex abuse initiative” in the wake of a second alleged victim comin(...)

Once again, Sinn Féin has plunged the political structures at Stormont into crisis. This time it is because the party leadership was not prepared to a(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Sinn Féin of manufacturing a ‘contrived crisis’ by withdrawing support for a Northern Assembly welfare bill. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Sinn Féin of manufacturing a “contrived crisis” after the party announced it would oppose the passage of(...)