Maíria Cahill arriving for talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings last year, Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill is calling for Dublin to appoint a legal expert to investigate the alleged cover up of the sexual abuse of children. Ms Cahill was spea(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers flies to Washington today to update politicians and prominent Irish-Americans. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

The public relations battle over who is chiefly responsible for the political deadlock caused by the welfare reform dispute has crossed the Atlantic(...)

Martin McGuinness: wants the US administration to intervene. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is travelling to Washington today to urge the US administration to assist in breaking the deadlock t(...)

 A road sign on the A6 in Northern Ireland where the ‘London’ of ‘Londonderry’ marked out. Derry City and Strabane District Council has voted in favour of changing the official name of Londonderry to Derry. Photograph: Getty Images

Unionists in Northern Ireland have accused Derry City and Strabane District Council of “sectarian” behaviour after it voted in favour of changing the (...)

‘After the election the parties simply ignored their pre election commitments. The current Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett (above) was chosen by the then Taoiseach elect Enda Kenny and approved by the Dáil without any vote.’  Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

Each year, MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland asks a leading public figure to deliver a keynote address on the opening night in the form of(...)

(Left - right) Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, former MP Michelle Gildernew, vice president Mary Lou McDonald and Deputy First Minister  Martin McGuinness outside the Palace of Westminster in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness have urged British prime minister David Cameron to provide Stormont with a “workable” budget in or(...)

A major bonfire burning on Saturday night, right beside terraced houses at Chobham Street, east Belfast. A large section of the pallets in the fire collapsed as they burned. Photograph:  Justin Kernoghan/Alan Lewis/PhotopressBelfast.co.uk

Fire-fighters had to douse a number of homes with jets of water to protect them from a major “Eleventh Night” bonfire in east Belfast on Saturday nigh(...)

 Nama chairman Frank Daly: told the Dáil Public Accounts Committee he would not give evidence to the Stormont inquiry.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) is to take the lead role in investigating allegations of corruption relating to the sale of the National Asset Man(...)

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy: “This budget will usher in billions of further cuts targeted against the most vulnerable in society.”

The two parties most fiercely opposed to the current welfare arrangements in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein and the SDLP, have issued scathing responses (...)

The Parliament Buildings in the Stormont Estate in Belfast. Photograph: PA/Paul Faith.

The North Assembly’s finance committee is due to meet tomorrow in emergenecy session to consider allegations by TD Mick Wallace that £7 million was lo(...)