Former Royal Irish Regiment soldier Andy Allen: A “huge honour” to join the party’s Assembly team. Photograph: PA

An Afghanistan veteran who lost both legs and was partially blinded in a Taliban bomb has become the latest member of the Stormont Assembly. Andy All(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness with party colleagues at Stormont yesterday. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton

British prime minister David Cameron has expressed grave concern over the crisis engulfing Stormont, but ruled out suspending the Assembly in a conver(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson warned on Wednesday afternoon that the DUP will collapse the Northern Executive and Assembly if the Stormont Assembly is not adjourned or suspended. Photograph: PA

First Minister Peter Robinson warned on Wednesday afternoon that the DUP will collapse the Northern Executive and Assembly if the Stormont Assembly is(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. 	File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour leader Joan Burton of being “irresponsible” and “cr(...)

Soprano Aoife Gibney from Dublin singing at the launch of the Culture Night announced in Merrion Square on Tuesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

A record 40 locations throughout the country will be taking part in the 10th annual Culture Night next month when special events and late-night openin(...)

 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(...)

Theresa  Villiers said there was still  time to try to break  political deadlock in Stormont while indicating that ultimately she may take over control of welfare.   File photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has refused to rule out the British government taking over responsibility for welfare from the Northern Executive (...)

DUP Leader Peter Robinson celebrates with MPs (left to right) Sammy Wilson, Nigel Dodds, Gavin Robinson and Jeffrey Donaldson their General Election results at the Kings Hall in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Jeffrey Donaldson has increased his stranglehold in the Lagan Valley constituency he has held since 1997. The DUP politican’s majority rose by 2,500 t(...)

A group of families whose loved ones have died in violent or unsolved circumstances has travelled to Brussels to raise their cases with MEPs after lo(...)

Northern Ireland justice minister David Ford condemned the attack and said it put the lives of local people at risk. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Probation offices in Derry have been damaged in an overnight explosion.British army bomb disposal experts are examining a second device near the scen(...)