NI Finance Minister  Arlene Foster.  Her first budget has cross-party support.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s proposed “fantasy budget”, which won cross party support on Wednesday in Stormont, will buy the Executive “a little breathing space(...)

The Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD to give annual Michael Collins oration.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald will deliver the oration at Béal na Bláth this August to mark the death of Gen Michael Collins. Béal na Bláth(...)

Nishi Ward: The planned corporate tax reduction would, he says, allow him to invest more in his already-profitable business and target growth in new international markets

If corporation tax were cool, Eamonn Donaghy of KPMG in Belfast would be the Bono of his world – half quiet tax accountant, half buccaneering campaign(...)

The bomb was left at Glenrandel in the village of Eglinton on the outskirts of Derry city. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Three men have been arrested in the Republic in the wake of an attempted booby trap bomb attack on a car belonging to a couple who are PSNI officers.(...)

 DUP Minister for Finance Arlene Foster has been  given permission to accelerate the passage of the budget Bill through the Northern Assembly so that it could become law by the end of July. File photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown /PA Wire

The Stormont finance committee has given DUP Minister for Finance Arlene Foster the go-ahead to begin rushing her so-called “fantasy” or provisional b(...)

The British Labour Party has made it emphatically clear that neither Sinn Féin nor the SDLP will have it as an ally in their battle to compel the Bri(...)

 DUP finance minister Arlene Foster. Ms Foster is to press ahead with a ‘fantasy budget’ in the North despite the refusal of Sinn Féin and the SDLP to sign up to its welfare reform element. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The North’s finance minister Arlene Foster is to present a budget in the Stormont Assembly next week despite the fact that Sinn Féin and the SDLP are(...)

File photograph: The Irish Coastguard took six people directly to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry by helicopter after an incident during a fundraising event  on the River Foyle on Saturday.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Emergency services responded to a major incident on the River Foyle on Saturday after 26 people became stranded in the water. It is understood two bo(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers: “The situation looks increasingly grim. No resolution was found at this afternoon’s meeting and time is running out.” Photograph: David Young/PA

Talks aimed at breaking the logjam that is threatening the Northern Executive and Assembly concluded at Stormont on Tuesday evening with the British g(...)

 The DUP’s Arlene Foster, leader Peter Robinson and Nigel Dodds hold a press conference outside Stormont Castle on the way into  talks in Belfast on Tuesday, June 2nd,  involving  the UK and Irish governments and leaders of the five Executive parties being convened in a bid to find a way to save the Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The brinkmanship battle over the future of the Stormont institutions was ratcheted up on Tuesday with Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers offering a b(...)