DUP position: Arlene Foster with Nigel Dodds and Simon Hamilton at Stormont this month. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, has said the Northern Ireland Secretary’s threat to cut MLA salaries was not an incentive (...)

PSNI officers will not receive a pay increase this month because there are no Stormont government ministers in place to sign off on any deal.  File photograph: Getty Images

The Police Federation for Northern Ireland (PFNI) has called on Northern Secretary James Brokenshire to take action to deliver a pay award to thousand(...)

100 years ago this week L-Sgt Jack Moyney from Rathdowney,  won the VC for an extraordinary act of endurance.

One hundred years ago this week Lance-Sgt Jack Moyney from Rathdowney, Co Laois won the Victoria Cross (VC) for an extraordinary act of endurance. H(...)

The DUP reached a ‘confidence and supply’ agreement   with the British government in return for a £1 billion package. Photograph: PA

The controversial £1 billion (€1.1 billion) deal the Tories struck with the DUP in order to gain a Commons majority on key votes will need to be appro(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair on the BBC’s “Andrew Marr Show” on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC Handout via Reuters

Britain can control immigration without leaving the EU, Tony Blair has claimed, immediately drawing fire from a senior cabinet minister. Mr Blair, th(...)

 Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire:  said it would be a hugely retrograde step after years of progress if the UK government had to take back direct charge of Northern Ireland. File Photograph: PA

The British government will consider whether to stop paying members of the Northern Ireland Assembly if Ulster politicians fail to reach a deal to res(...)

The European Commission document on Brexit and Ireland needs first to be seen in a political context. It is clear that there is still uncertainty and (...)

David Davis:  The sparring between Mr Davis and Michel Barnier reminds Belfast-based lawyer Brett Lockhart  of two bar-library QCs engaging in negotiation well in advance of a complicated trial. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Belfast-based corporate lawyer Brett Lockhart says the recent sparring between David Davis and Michel Barnier reminds him of two bar-library QCs engag(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe plan to execute an early repayment of the remaining €4.5bn owed to the IMF. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government has averted a €200 million penalty by deciding not to repay its UK bailout loans early, as it moves ahead with plans to refinance its r(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney with  Northern  Secretary James Brokenshire at Iveagh House in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The British government appears to have replied to something Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, did not say. “We will never countenance (...)