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Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams and actor Sharon Stone, with Lord Mayor of Belfast Daniel Baker signing a book of condolence for Seamus Mallon, on Saturday. Photograph: Presseye/PA Wire

The funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister who was one of the architects of the North’s peace process, will take place in Co Armag(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks at Sinn Féin’s general election candidate launch in the Mansion House, Dublin, earlier this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The “political establishment” is “desperately reaching for any excuse to exclude Sinn Féin” from government, party leader Mary Lou McDonald has said.(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Sinn Féin leader Mary-Lou McDonald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are the State’s two biggest political parties, according to opinion polls, followed closely behind by Sinn Féin. All three a(...)

The PSNI said it was fortunate someone was not killed ‘following this disgraceful attack in which a firearm was discharged in a residential area’. Photograph: EPA

A man has been injured in a shooting in Belfast. He was walking in the Short Strand area of east Belfast at about 7.45pm on Saturday when he was inj(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Negotiating a trade deal with the UK post-Brexit “essentially in 10 months” will be difficult and challenging, according to Minister of State for Euro(...)

Born in the predominantly Protestant village of Markethill in Co Armagh, where he lived his entire life, Seamus Mallon had first-hand knowledge of the injustices suffered by the nationalist community but he also had a sympathetic understanding of the unionist mentality. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Seamus Mallon was one of the towering political figures in Ireland over the past half century. A man of extraordinary courage who braved repeated loya(...)

American actress Sharon Stone (centre) with Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams and the lord mayor of Belfast Daniel Baker signing a book of condolence in Belfast. Photograph: Presseye/PA Wire

A book of condolence has opened in Belfast after the death of former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Seamus Mallon. Mr Mallon’s death at t(...)

Despite Boris Johnson’s claim there would be ‘no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind’ under his Brexit deal, companies are bracing themselves for having to fill out complex forms. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Northern Irish businesses have expressed concern at the heavy administrative burden of having to fill out complex forms for moving goods between North(...)

Séamus Mallon speaking in the House of Commons in 1999. Photograph: PA

My first face-to-face meeting with the former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Seamus Mallon was on December 19th, 1975, when members of the so-(...)

Seamus Mallon and Charles Haughey during the Fianna Fáil ard fheis in the RDS, Dublin, in November 1995. Photograph: Frank Miller

Charles Haughey never spoke to Seamus Mallon again after the SDLP deputy leader came out strongly in support of the Anglo- Irish Agreement negotiated (...)

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