Police respond to the terror incident in London on Saturday night. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

After every terrorist outrage there is a renewed commitment from political leaders to defeat terrorism. But the underlying truth is that terrorism is (...)

The statue of Sir Edward Carson, a leader of the Irish unionists, seen through a broken link at the Stormont Assembly building in Belfast. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Arlene Foster survived a vote of no confidence at the Northern Ireland Assembly before Christmas. The BBC’s Ten O’Clock News decided to cover the matt(...)

Bernadette McAliskey: gave delegates a highly personal account of her childhood and the road that took her to the moment in 1972 when, in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday, she crossed the floor of the British House of Commons and slapped the British home secretary Reginald Maudling across the face. Photograph: Reuters

“I stand here as the youngest woman in Parliament, in the same tradition as the first woman ever to be elected to this Parliament, Constance Markie(...)