Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann has said it is time for Northern Ireland  institutions to move on. Photograph: PA

A “voluntary coalition” of the willing should be established if the powersharing Northern Executive cannot be restored, the Ulster Unionist Party lead(...)

Fishmonger Colm O’Riordan of Ballycotton Seafood, Midleton, east Cork places sandbags by his shop door ahead of Storm Brian. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fears that Storm Brian might lead to flooding in Cork city and a number of county towns proved unfounded as high tide passed off in both the city and (...)

Sean Hogan from the National Emergency Co-ordination Group said severe coastal and river flooding was unlikely. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Storm Brian is just a “run of the mill storm” albeit one which is badly timed, the State’s national director of emergency planning Sean Hogan has said(...)

The High Court  heard 36-year-old employee   was called to a meeting with senior officials on October 11th where he was informed an external security team had advised the ESB the gardaí considered him a “person of interest”.

An ESB employee who was dismissed after being told he was considered a security risk to Irish and UK infrastructure has secured a temporary High Court(...)

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams said Leo Varadkar was “a  Taoiseach, not just a Fine Gael leader. He needs to behave like a Taoiseach”.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has claimed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is being “reckless” in his approach to Northern Ireland as hopes of a deal to restore (...)

Screen tourism: Cersei (Lena Headey) sits on the Iron Throne, flanked by her brother Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), in the seventh series of ‘Game of Thrones’

Tourism bodies in Northern Ireland have revealed they are working with the US television network HBO to “maximise” the Game of Thrones legacy as new s(...)

Police Service of Northern Ireland chief constable George Hamilton  George Hamilton (above), deputy chief constable Drew Harris  and assistant chief constable Mark Hamilton deny the allegations. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s police chief is facing an investigation into alleged misconduct in public office. George Hamilton and a number of other senior Pol(...)

Dermot McCarthy, Teagasc, presenting the award for Agrifood to Jack O’Connor and Declan O’Connor from BHSL. Photograoh: Conor McCabe Photography

A pioneering antimicrobial coating that kills 99.99 per cent of harmful bugs such as MRSA, has earned young Dublin company Kastus the overall Innovati(...)

Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland’s First Minister, and Michelle O’Neill, leader of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland, at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester earlier this month. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Because of the intransigent negotiating positions of both the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin towards the re-establishment of an Executi(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire speaking  in  London, where he said  powersharing talks between the DUP and Sinn Féin have stalled. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland is on a “glide path” to direct rule as talks between Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist Party have stalled, James Brokenshire has(...)