Despite civil marriages carried out in the south only being recognised as civil partnerships in the North, gay and lesbian couples are choosing to tie the knot over the Border anyway. Photograph: Getty Images

The North is now the only region in the UK and Ireland not to extend civil marriage rights to same sex couples so many are now choosing to cross the B(...)

Loyalist protestor outside Hillsborough during the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement

1972 Under pressure both from Westminster and nationalists, and in the face of escalating violence, the Conservative British government ended the Stor(...)

US company Cerberus bought the £300 million-plus owed by Paddy Kearney’s Kilmona Holdings from Nama as part of last year’s controversial Project Eagle deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Developer Paddy Kearney’s property business had the interest payments on its loans slashed during the time that State agency Nama held the debt, its a(...)

Senator David Norris: “It is a little ironic that this was stopped by a combination of the Roman Catholic hierarchy and the DUP – strange bedfellows indeed”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Senators have expressed disappointment at the Democratic Unionist Party’s decision to block gay marriage but welcomed the vote by the Northern Ireland(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: called for the sale to be suspended. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nama’s decision to name Cerberus as the preferred bidder for the Project Arrow portfolio was already drawing political flak by the close of business y(...)

Nama’s Project Arrow includes loans secured against 1,906 properties hotograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

US fund Cerberus is poised to buy Nama’s €6.25 billion Project Arrow loans for a reported €800 million after the agency named it as the preferred bid(...)

The Treasury Building, home to Nama, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The key architects of the deal that ultimately became Nama’s sale of its Project Eagle loans to US investor Cerberus last year were accountant David W(...)

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party leader Peter Robinson is scheduled to appear before the Stormont inquiry on Wednesday.  Photograph: Getty Images

Nama’s refusal to come before the Stormont inquiry into the sale of its Northern Ireland loan portfolio is becoming “increasingly untenable”, accordi(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson with Taoiseach Enda Kenny:  Cerberus wrote the letter ahead of a meeting between the company, Mr Robinson, his special adviser and the north’s then Minister of Finance, Simon Hamilton. Photograph: Alan Betson

US investor Cerberus told Northern Ireland’s First Minister, Peter Robinson, that it would write down developers’ €6 billion debts and cancel person(...)

Cerberus, the US firm which purchased the Project Eagle loans from Nama for €1.6 billion, may be set to make several hundred million euro profit on the transaction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The US company that bought the controversial Project Eagle loans from State agency Nama for €1.6 billion could make several hundred million euro prof(...)