Ian Paisley preaches to the 12,000 strong congregation at the King’s Hall in Belfast on the 40th anniversary of the free Presbyterian Church. Photograph: Pacemaker

A gifted preacher with a coruscating turn of phrase, Ian Paisley was a compelling religious leader, whose energy, deep faith and passionately-expresse(...)

Once the fiery denouncer of any constitutional accommodation within Northern Ireland, the Rev Ian Paisley became one of the “chuckle brothers”, sharin(...)

Ian Paisley lived up to the many different characterisations of his personality. Photograph: The Irish Times

The death of Ian Paisley marks the end of an era. Here was a Big Man with big boots. Descriptions and characterisations vary greatly: the most divisiv(...)

A man has been arrested in southern England by police investigating three sectarian loyalist murders in Northern Ireland.

A man has been arrested in southern England by police investigating three sectarian loyalist murders in Northern Ireland. The suspect (57) was detaine(...)

Sinn Féin has confirmed that a former senior Stormont special advisor who was taking an alleged discrimination action against the party has now settled the case on “amicable” and “confidential” terms. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has confirmed that a former senior Stormont special advisor who was taking an alleged discrimination action against the party has now settle(...)

Guns being landed at Howth in 1914. The figure on the far right is Erskine Childers. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

One hundred years ago on Saturday last Erskine Childers sailed his expensive gun-laden yacht Asgard towards the east pier at Howth. Unburdened of his (...)

Undated handout photo issued by Peter Moloney of an Ierland Komitee (Dutch support group) calendar for 1984 that forms part of a private collection of memorabilia charting the bloody history of Northern Ireland that retired London-based architect Peter Moloney now wants to hand over to a suitable institution. Photograph: PA

The largest known private collection of memorabilia charting the bloody history of Northern Ireland is being offered free to a good home.Despite spend(...)

The problems currently facing the Orange institution in Northern Ireland are nothing new. Indeed if anything it is a replay of the conflicts of the re(...)

Billy Hutchinson: leader of the Progressive Unionist Party, which is linked to the UVF, said: “We will move on to the next part [of the graduated response]. It will be peaceful . . . as it was today, so I think we’re in a good position.”

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has praised the Orange Order and unionist and nationalist politicians for helping ensure that Saturday’s 12th of(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness: at the weekend he tweeted, “Pleased today’s Orange O parades passed peacefully. Parades Commission determination & those who mainly abided by it delivered.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About an hour after the north Belfast Orangemen dispersed and went home in the rain on Saturday night, local SDLP Assembly member Alban Maginness issu(...)