Murdered Northern Ireland prison officer David Black.

A senior garda has been appointed to examine reasons behind the collapse of a trial into the killing of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black. (...)

Speculation when Mary Lou McDonald took over as Sinn Féin leader that divisions between the Northern and Southern wings of the party would quickly develop do not seem to have materialised. Photograph: Maxwells

The Sinn Féin ardfheis this weekend will be a defining moment for the party and its new leader, Mary Lou McDonald. When she took over from Gerry Adams(...)

Prince Charles and Camilla walk on Derrynane beach in Co Kerry. Photograph: Niall Carson, Getty Images

The mayor of Tralee, Norma Foley, and the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, John Sheahan, are waiting for Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of C(...)

Former MP for Stormount Austin Currie in Kinnard Park, Caledon, where in 1968 his housing protest there helped instigate the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

On the evening of June 20th, 1968, Austin Currie sent a letter of thanks to Mrs McKenna, of Kinnard Park, Caledon. “I think today we have made histor(...)

The Prince of Wales with Sinn Féin MLA Caral Ní Chuilín and her colleague Gerry Kelly (left) at Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The first port of call for Prince Charles during a two day visit to Northern Ireland was a landmark church which had faced demolition a few years ago.(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (L) and former taoiseach Enda Kenny during the European of the Year award ceremony  in recognition of Kenny’s contribution to Irish-EU relations in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Enda Kenny has maintained a strict silence since stepping down as Taoiseach exactly a year ago this week, but yesterday saw his first major interventi(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny receives the European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year  award. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The British government is “riven by internal dissent” and lacks credibility on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, former taoiseach Enda Kenn(...)

Belfast man Robert McCartney, who was murdered in 2005, with his partner Bridgeen Hagans. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, Councillor Deirdre Hargey became Sinn Féin’s first female Lord Mayor of Belfast. The inauguration ceremony, during which the previous incu(...)

The declaration by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald that she is open for coalition with either Fine Gael or Fianna Fail is a clear attempt to position the party at the centre of debate in the next general election campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The declaration by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald that she is open to coalition with either Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil is a clear attempt to positio(...)

 Heather Humphreys was one of a number of senior figures from both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are like “oil and water” and will not mix or share power in a future coalition, a Cabinet Minister has said. Heather Humphrey(...)

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