Colum Eastwood, leader of the SDLP, delivering the annual Parnell Commemoration Lecture and graveside oration,  at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politicians must demonstrate the same level of courage as the leaders of the civil rights movement half a century ago to ensure that powersharing gove(...)

Sinn Féin Northern Ireland leader Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Efforts to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly are coming to a “critical” stage, Sinn Féin’s Northern Ireland leader Michelle O’Neill said at (...)

Sinn Féin’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster at the Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Sinn Féin Northern leader Michelle O’Neill has warned the British government against trying to “cobble together” a deal with the DUP on the Northern I(...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis and European Commission chief negotiator Michel Barnier at a joint press conference last week.

A failure by the British government and European Union officials to achieve progress in Brexit negotiations makes it even more crucial that measures t(...)

The situation at Bombardier was an example of the different parties at Stormont working together, Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire said. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire has said the British government would continue to protect the thousands of workers at risk at Bombardier’(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire: ‘Unless we get an executive in place during the course of this month, I will have to set a budget’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has warned the British government will have to pass legislation to set a budget for Northern Ireland if agreement(...)

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(...)

Paddy Power Betfair said it could run its UK retail business successfully and profitably with a £10 limit on fixed-odds betting terminals.

Paddy Power Betfair is breaking ranks with its industry in the UK by calling on the government there to impose tough limits on the amounts bet in gami(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  welcomes president of the European Council Donald Tusk, ahead of a meeting in Downing Street. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Jeremy Corbyn has played down the prospect of a Labour government holding a second referendum on Brexit, and said there were some “positive” aspects t(...)

Owen Smith: ‘I would even so far as to suggest that they’re waiting for the EU to put pressure on the Irish government to say that you will police the Border on the Irish side.’ Photograph: Getty

Labour’s shadow Northern Ireland secretary has accused Theresa May’s government of playing politics with the consequences of Brexit for Ireland. Owen(...)