Bill Clinton speaking at a Concern Worldwide conference in Dublin last week. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former US president Bill Clinton says he is concerned about the impact Brexit will have on the Belfast Agreement. Speaking on the Pat Kenny Show on N(...)

Micheál Martin: ‘It’s a scandal the Assembly and the Executive are not in situ’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s comments blaming Sinn Féin for allowing the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive to collapse show how of out of(...)

Norah Casey chaired the discussion on domestic violence  during the World Meeting of Families at the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Women who were the victims of domestic abuse were told by their clergy that it was part of their sacrifice in this life and they would get their rewar(...)

Simon Coveney: he said he looked forward to the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference on July 25th

A meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference is to take place next month for the first time since 2007, the Government has announced. (...)

Charlotte Caldwell, and her son Billy, from Co Tyrone,  stand outside the Home Office during a break in a meeting with officials to discuss how Billy can have his severe epilepsy treated with cannabis oil,  a banned substance in Britain, in London, June 11th, 2018. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

A document sent to outlets on Sunday night about a media opportunity with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley today, contains briefing lines for her to u(...)

Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill  and  Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald  celebrating the result of the  abortion referendum  in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

The abortion referendum result will have “no impact” on Northern Ireland’s restrictive regime, Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has decl(...)

Contemporary loyalism is a product of the sectarian divisions of Northern Ireland and the conflict. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ulster loyalism is a rather curious beast. An “ism” without a clear ideology, beyond allegiance to a British identity and more specifically to the Cro(...)

Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair and George Mitchell smiling on April 10th, 1998, after they signed a historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland, ending a 30-year conflict. Photograph: Dan Chung

It was 6am at Stormont’s Castle Buildings on Good Friday 1998. The facilities for the media had not provided for an overnight stay, with the result th(...)

Labour MP Conor McGinn in the debating chamber of the House of Commons introducing his introduce his Marriage (Same Sex Couples) (Northern Ireland) Bill. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

MPs have voted to give a second reading to a bill that would give same-sex couples in Northern Ireland the right to marry. Introducing the bill in t(...)

Clint Massey, a former resident of Kincora Boys’ Home, outside Banbridge Courthouse in May 2016 as a public inquiry  examined allegations of abuse at the notorious facility in east Belfast. File photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

Kincora child abuse survivor Clint Massey has died. Mr Massey spent eight months in the notorious East Belfast residential home at age 16. The facil(...)

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