Arlene Foster said she hopes the first years of Northern Ireland’s second century can be  better than people had dared to hope for. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor The North will hold commemorative events for the Easter Rising and the impact it has had on the creation of Northern (...)

Liam Clarke pictured at his home in Ballymena in June 2014. Photograph: Belfast Telegraph

Tributes have been paid to the journalist Liam Clarke from Ballymena, Co Antrim, who died “suddenly but peacefully” on Saturday night. Clarke as a j(...)

 Francie Molloy MP:  After a House of Commons vote to bomb Isis targets in Syria, he posted a tweet saying, “Brits back to what they do best. Murder.”   Photograph:  Paul Faith /AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin has stood by a comment made by its Mid-Ulster MP Francie Molloy, who posted a tweet saying, “Brits back to what they do best. Murder.” His (...)

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister: deeply critical of unionist rivals throughout conference speech. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister has told his annual party conference he wants voluntary coalition in the North and to “be t(...)

  Same sex marriage campaigners (from left) Patrick Corrigan from Amnesty International, same sex couple Jayne Robinson and Laura McKee, and John O’Doherty from LGBT organisation the Rainbow Project,   celebrate on Monday outside Parliament Buildings in Belfast after a majority of Stormont Assembly members voted to legalise same sex marriage in Northern Ireland.  Photo: David Young/PA Wire

Mike Nesbitt got out of bed on the wrong side of history on Monday. The Ulster Unionist leader had conceded in his speech at his party’s annual confe(...)

The funeral of 39-year-old Declan McGlinchey, son of the late Irish National Liberation Army leader Dominic McGlinchey, who died suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday has taken place in Bellaghy, Co Derry. Photograph: Pacemaker.

The funeral of 39-year-old Declan McGlinchey who died suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday has taken place in Bellaghy, Co Derry. Mr McGlinchey is t(...)

A paramilitary mural is seen on a wall in East Belfast in Northern Ireland. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Another week, another crisis in the peace process which passeth all understanding. Tuesday’s report into the state of the Northern Ireland ceasefires (...)

“It must be difficult for the DUP leader to hold the line.”.  Photo : Niall Carson/PA Wire

One of the first out of the blocks after the report on the IRA and the other paramilitaries was published was Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Al(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has appointed a panel to help assess the status of the IRA and other paramilitaries as talks continue at Storm(...)

Comments by Bobby Storey that the IRA had gone away were ridiculed by the Traditional Unionist Voice party. Photograph: Reuters

Unionist politicians have rounded on Sinn Féin after leading republican Bobby Storey compared the IRA to a “butterfly” that has flown away. Monday’s r(...)