This is a time when a strong political voice should be heard from Stormont to try to ensure a favourable Brexit deal for the North. Instead it seems the voices will be of electoral squabbling

Would Assembly elections purge the current political poison? Almost certainly not. Sinn Féin has insisted that the issue has gone way beyond the botc(...)

 Northern Secretary  James Brokenshire said he was trying to determine if there was a way to avoid   elections. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A new plan to reduce the cost of the “cash for ash” heat scheme in the North will be fairly assessed, the Sinn Féin Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Mui(...)

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire told  House of Commons on Tuesday the political situation in Northern Ireland was grave. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has appealed for the main disputing parties to try to find a resolution to the “cash for ash” crisis, while a(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster has made clear she is prepared to see Assembly elections rather than accede to the Sinn Féin demand that she stand aside as F(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster. Sinn Féin chairman Declan Kearney said there was a ‘real prospect’ of elections in the North if she did not stand aside.

Sinn Féin has raised the prospect of the collapse of Stormont and Assembly elections being called if DUP leader Arlene Foster does not step aside as F(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, who was in Stormont to monitor the no confidence motion in the DUP’s Arlene Foster as First Minister. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has maintained the pressure on Arlene Foster to step aside as First Minister – pending the outcome of an independent investigation into the(...)