Fifteen years on and the sight of Northern Irish politicians walking up to the door of 10 Downing Street – once a staple for television bulleti(...)

First Minister Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness smiling after being sworn in as Ministers of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont, in May  2007.  Photograph:  Paul Faith

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness emerged dissatisfied from Downing Street following his most recent visit. He described the meeting he and Peter R(...)

Martin McGuinness: “the only people who can undermine the institutions, who can destroy the peace process are we the politicians – unionist, republican and nationalist”.   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has accused the Irish and British governments of becoming complacent (...)

SDLP leader John Hume taking a break during final deliberations of the Belfast Agreement in April, 1998

Simon Carswell, Washington Correspondent Northern Ireland still requires “urgent work” and faces “more tests to come”, US president Barac(...)

No decision on Northern Ireland’s demand to set its own corporation tax will be made until after the Scottish referendum is held, British prime minister  David Cameron has said. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron said yesterday that no decision on Northern Ireland ’s demand to set its own corporation tax will be made (...)

Labour TD Colm Keaveney tweeted in Latin before voting against the Government and leaving the Labour parliamentary party.

From a TD leaving the Government whip via a latin message to a bogus statment potentially changing the result of the presidential election, Twi(...)

President Barack Obama meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington today. Photograph:
Doug Mills/The New York Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said US president Barack Obama has ’reaffirmed his intention’ to return to Ireland for a second official visit. (...)

St Patrick's Day annual celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London

LORNA O’GARA Mother of Hugh (6), Lily (12) and Grace (11), living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil T(...)

Sinn Fein candidate Francie Molloy makes a speech after being elected MP for Mid Ulster, at the count centre in Cookstown Leisure Centre, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

There was no handshake between the victor, Francie Molloy, and his main unionist unity opponent, Nigel Lutton, after the Mid-Ulster byelection (...)