Marie Conlon’s body was found by PSNI officers at her home at Larkspur Rise (general view above) in west Belfast after concerns were raised about her whereabouts. File photograph: Google Street View

A man is due to appear at a Belfast court next month after being charged in connection with the discovery of a woman’s body in an apartment in Belfast(...)

The panel and audience at an event on Northern Ireland’s place in a united Ireland, at the Lighthouse Summer School in Killough, Co Down. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

New SDLP deputy leader Nichola Mallon has warned that rushing to a Border poll where Irish unity is not clearly mapped out is “an absolute recipe for (...)

Mary Lou McDonald speaking at a business breakfast in west Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Micheál Martin of “playing a very cynical game” after the Fianna Fáil leader rejected the idea o(...)

The 23-year-old prison officer was working at  Maghaberry Prison. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A prison officer has been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of an investigation into alleged drugs trafficking into Maghaberry Prison. Detectives (...)

 Alliance party leader Naomi Long: chronic pain and other symptoms of endometriosis have become “increasingly severe and hard to manage over the last few years”. Photograph: William Cherry

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has said she is stepping aside from her role for up to 10 weeks to recover from surgery for endometriosis. In a soc(...)

A former Border post between the Republic and Northern Ireland, in Carrickarnon. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

If the UK leaves the EU a “hard” Border is inevitable. The key question is where? The Democratic Unionist Party objects to it being “in the Irish Sea”(...)

The discovery is not being treating as suspicious for the time being

Police in south Belfast are appealing for help identifying the body of a man found close to the Shaw’s Bridge area of the city on Friday afternoon. (...)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: Celtic opted against taking its 3,000-strong ticket allocation for the game against Linfield. Photograph: Kelvin Boyles/ Inpho/Presseye

Northern Ireland-born Glasgow Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed sadness that the Scottish club’s fans will not be present for Friday night’(...)

Sinn Féin leaders   Michelle O’Neill,  Mary Lou McDonald and  Gerry Adams all spoke at a Belfast conference, An Agreed Future, at the Waterfront Hall. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has told a conference in Belfast a new approach is needed to convince unionists of the merits of Irish unity. At a S(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  he is due to meet British prime minister Theresa May in London on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will meet British prime minister Theresa May in London this afternoon and tell her Brexit must not adversely affect the “rights(...)