Mary Lou McDonald: ““Unionism no longer dominates. If it wishes to be in power it will be only on the basis of powersharing and equality”

Brexit has created a constitutional earthquake and its aftershocks have exposed the fault lines of partition in Ireland, Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mar(...)

Martin McGuinness: his personal willingness to seek agreement “played a very positive role on many occasions”, according to the former DUP minister Edwin Poots. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

It was difficult to disagree with the argument that were Martin McGuinness still alive Northern Ireland would not be locked in political stalemate, th(...)

Gerry Adams was among hundreds of republicans held without trial in Northern Ireland during the height of the Troubles. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has launched a legal bid to overturn two historical convictions for attempting to escape from prison. Mr Adams has start(...)

Martin McGuinness. “I could never see how it was right, even in a war situation, to slip out of your bed at night to go and put a bomb under somebody else’s car,” says Peter Sheridan. Photograph: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images

Northern Ireland is a complicated place, Peter Sheridan says. He liked Martin McGuinness and they became friends. Over the years they discussed, rathe(...)

'Vincent Browne on TV3 showed a genuine commitment to diversity.’ Photograph: Brian McEvoy

It is kind of hard to believe that Vincent Browne is set to finish up his late night television show at the end of this month. The programme had lost(...)

Orangemen and women make their way past the nationalist Ardoyne area in Belfast. Photograph: Getty Images

The normally contentious Orange Order parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast took place on Wednesday without incident or protest. As tens of (...)

An effigy of former Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness on a bonfire on Clonduff Road in east Belfast. Photograph: PA

A son of the late Martin McGuinness has called for an end to “displays of hate” at loyalist bonfires after a coffin bearing a picture of his father wa(...)

A reveller drinks in front of a bonfire in the Sandy Row area after it is lit by petrol bombs. Photograph: Reuters

Huge bonfires have burned in loyalist areas across Northern Ireland to usher in the main date in the loyal order marching season – the Twelfth of July(...)

Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams and Michelle O’Neill of Sinn Féin at Stormont last January. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It was a tremendous achievement to sustain the Northern Ireland Executive for nearly 10 years without interruption. I was glad to have the opportunity(...)

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster and Simon Hamilton address media as talks wound up at Stormont Castle, Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Intensive efforts to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly came crashing down at lunchtime on Tuesday when it was acknowledged the latest round (...)