Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly  speaking   at Stormont Castle  on Tuesday  about the  talks  to restore  the North’s Assembly. Photograph:   Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Any deal between the DUP and the Conservative party to prop up a British government led by Theresa May must not damage the political process in Northe(...)

 Theresa May in a unionist band: The DUP has seen itself  mocked in  tweets, news websites and cartoons

Arlene Foster must be feeling rather like Liberace. Remember when he was derided for his camp flamboyance and his ersatz piano renditions of the class(...)

Patricia Mountbatten and John Knatchbull arriving for their wedding at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire, England, in 1946. Photograph: Eddie Worth/Associated Press

Patricia Knatchbull, a grande dame of Britain’s titled elite, whose life embraced a fabled childhood between two world wars and deep personal tragedy (...)

 Northern Ireland DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds leaves a meeting with  Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

  Why are the DUP meeting Theresa May this week? After calling a snap election to improve her party’s majority, only to see it obliterated, the(...)

The remains of Grenfell Tower, a residential tower block in west London which was gutted by fire. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May on Thursday promised a public inquiry into a fire that gutted a 24-storey apartment block killing at least 17 peopl(...)

Leo Varadkar on his way into talks with Fianna Fáil in 2016 on forming a government, at Trinity College in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leo Varadkar’s election as leader is a first for many reasons, but a less well known one is this – he is the first Trinity College Dublin graduate to (...)

A delighted DUP leader Arlene Foster at the Belfast Count Centre supporting MP Gavin Robinson who was elected in East Belfast. Photograph: Alan Lewis/PhotopressBelfast.co.uk

A hung parliament brings opportunity and this is a time of real opportunity for DUP leader Arlene Foster and the DUP. The question is what will she do(...)

Theresa May and her husband, Philip May, walk back into No 10 Downing Street following her speech on Friday. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Theresa May behaved on Friday like a prime minister who had won a fresh mandate, driving along the Mall to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth fo(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster:  “It may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The DUP is to enter negotiations with the British Tory party to “explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great(...)

A plaque in honour of Paddy Harte and Glen Barr, the founders of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders, will be unveiled to mark the centenary (...)