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Murdered  journalist Lyra McKee:  Despite public sympathy and frustration, senior  Government sources are not optimistic of any imminent breakthrough to allow Stormont be relaunched. Photograph: Family handout

The British and Irish governments are doubtful that negotiations to get Stormont back into operation can be brought quickly to life, despite public ou(...)

 Welsh flag: the political landscape has changed irrevocably since 2009, creating room for a more defined and closer relationship between Dublin and Cardiff. Photograph: Thinkstock

Nearly 10 years ago, the then Welsh first minister, Rhodri Morgan, described the decision of the Government to close the Irish Consulate in Cardiff as(...)

 Graffiti that has been amended to read “IRA are done. Defeated Army” instead of “IRA undefeated Army” in the Creggan area of Derry  close by the scene where  journalist yra McKee was fatally shot amid rioting on April 18. Photograph:Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The New IRA was established in 2012 when members of the Real IRA, Republican Action Against Drugs and a number of independent republicans came togethe(...)

The notion of John Hume’s “agreed Ireland” wasn’t just an aspirational soundbite, but was being practised at political level, and was feeding into the more optimistic public mood. The future seemed to look neither hard green nor orange, but a lighter mix of the two. Photograph: Getty Images

Brexit has unleashed many demons in Northern Ireland, and on the island generally. It has shaken social, political and economic structures, and raised(...)

It took 55 firefighters to bring the blaze under control at Tollymore Forest in Co Down  said fire service group commander Dermot McPolland on Monday.

The Northern Ireland Fire Service managed to bring a blaze at Tollymore Forest in Co Down under control on Monday morning. The fire which broke out a(...)

Daniel Stewart on his journey around Northern Ireland. Photograph: Lily Duffield

Sheep bleat, as the rain tumbles down. My journey around the Northern Irish Border must go on. Swapping blankets for bib-tights, I slip out of Pettig(...)

A board gives information about Castle Ward in Strangford, Co Down, the location of Winterfell in Game of Thrones. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Record numbers of Game of Thrones fans travelled from all over the world to Northern Ireland last year to visit their favourite locations from the hit(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood speaks at a rally for journalist and author Lyra McKee on Friday, near the scene of her shooting in Derry.   Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has called on the British and Irish governments to immediately convene talks to restore the devolved administration at Sto(...)

Sinn Féin’s Northern leader, Michelle O’Neill, makes a speech during an Easter commemoration parade in Derry, on Sunday. She called on dissident republicans to  end their “futile actions” following the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. Photograph: Joe Boland/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said it was time for dissident republicans “to pack up” and end their campaign of violence. Speaking at an Eas(...)

Gardaí and workmen at the scene of a double ATM robbery on Main Street in  Kells, Co Meath. The ATMs were ripped from the walls of the banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí have recovered two empty ATMs they suspect were stolen from Kells, Co Meath last Friday. The machines were discovered early on Sunday in a woo(...)

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