Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern:  “It’s feeding badly into the political system in the South, the political system in the North, and it’s poisoning the system in the North. There’s no winners in this, everyone is a loser.” File photograph: RollingNews.ie

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described as “depressing and disappointing” the ongoing impasse in Northern Irish politics which has prevented progr(...)

Michael Gove: wrote a pamphlet in 2000 called ‘Northern Ireland: the Price of Peace’ in which he compared the Belfast Agreement to the appeasement of the Nazis in the 1930s and the condoning of the desires of paedophiles. Photograph: Jeff Overs/EPA

Michael Gove is a “fanatic” who would be “dangerous” for the Northern Irish peace process and North-South relations if he won the Conservative Party l(...)