Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister during a previous campaign: the hardline party is “very confident”, his running mate says. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

If the Northern Irish bible belt had a buckle, it would be Ballymena. Church spires denoting a variety of denominations punctate the Co Antrim mark(...)

Then British ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott lays a wreath, at the State event marking the deaths of British soldiers in the Easter Rising, at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin in May. Photograph: Eric Luke

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has praised the commemorations for the Easter Rising saying they “struck exactly the right note”. Mr Johnson(...)

Rev Bill Mullally: “Northern Ireland politics will be the poorer.”

One of the main Protestant churches in Ireland has warmly praised former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness for “his unstinting(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Dr Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In 2016, Ireland took back the Somme “into our self–understanding and identity”, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. Ho(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were among those  at the  Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in Enniskillen. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Enniskillen stood silent at 11am as hundreds congregated at the Cenotaph on Belmore Street to mark Remembrance Sunday with a sombre ceremony. Norther(...)

Agnes and Thomas Collins from Phillip Street in Waterford city had eight boys. Six of them, Stephen, Michael, John, Joseph, Patrick and William, enlisted in the British army during the Great War.

The Royal British Legion and the Irish Defence Force marched together in Waterford city on Saturday to commemorate six brothers from one family who fo(...)

Glasnevin Cemetery: The France-Ireland Memorial intends to recall, honour and pay tribute to the contribution of Irish men and women to the defence and freedom of France

The day after the terrorist attack which struck the city of Nice on July 14th, 2016, Ireland immediately expressed its solidarity with my country, Fra(...)

Former UK ambassador Dominick Chilcott laying a wreath at the State event marking the deaths of British soldiers in the Easter Rising at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

This year’s State commemoration of the Easter Rising has been criticised for not achieving the stated goal of inclusivity. But its critics, including (...)

British prime minister Theresa May (left) at the European Summit in Brussels: she believes the 27 remaining EU states have as much to lose as the UK from its exit. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The time has come for Irish policy makers to stop dreaming of a soft Brexit and prepare for the reality that the United Kingdom is likely to crash out(...)

Irish soldiers during the opening hours of the Battle of the Somme,  July 1st 1916. Photograph:  IWM/Getty

One of the saddest stories to emerge from Easter Week 1916 was the death of husband and wife John and Margaret Naylor. They were both fatally injured (...)