Arlene Foster:  “What we can’t see happening is the Gaelicisation of areas where there is no desire or demand for the Irish language.” Photograph: Getty Images

The British and Irish governments are this week expecting to hear from the DUP and Sinn Féin on whether they can strike a deal to bring back the North(...)

In an interview due to be broadcast on RTÉ’s ‘Late Late Show’ on Friday, Hillary Clinton said she does not want to see peace process progress in Northern Ireland ‘lost’. File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Former US secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said she is “worried” that progress made in Northern Ireland may be lost w(...)

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire: “We can’t see this political impasse continuing much longer.” Photograph: PA Wire

The current political impasse in Northern Ireland cannot continue much longer, Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has warned after meeting the North(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster making proposals for the return of power-sharing. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, at the end of a four-day trip to Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening, was asked if the talks aimed at rein(...)

Sinn Féin’s northern leader Michelle O’Neill outside the party’s  headquarters in Belfast. The party has  rejected a DUP proposal for an an immediate restoration of the assembly in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said DUP leader Arlene Foster has made a “real effort this week” in trying to reconvene formal talks o(...)

Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill holds a press conference at Parliament Buildings, Stormont. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 16, 2017. See PA story POLITICS . Photo credit should read: David Young/PA Wire

The DUP has described the British government’s proposals to manage the North-South border after Brexit as “constructive”. It has also welcomed its co(...)

 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(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with party colleague Simon Hamilton speaking at Stormont Castle following the failure of talks aimed at establishing a new executive. Photograph: Alan Lewis/PhotopressBelfast.co.uk

Northern Ireland’s 90 Assembly members should continue to be paid through the summer despite the collapse of the Stormont talks, the DUP and Sinn Féin(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Conservative leader Theresa May. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Talks aimed at restoring the Northern Executive and Assembly are to resume at Stormont on Monday, notwithstanding the fallout and uncertainty followin(...)

Sinn Féin’s leader at Stormont Michelle O’Neill: the British government needs to “stop pandering to the DUP” and the chief issues for Sinn Féin are around the legacy of the past, a Bill of rights and an Irish language Act. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

The British and Irish governments and the northern parties on Monday embark on a new attempt to reinstate Stormont after the failure to meet last week(...)