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-(...)

Billy Hutchinson says political unionism in the North must join the debate about a united Ireland, even if they do not want one.  Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

Unionism cannot “bury its head in the sand like an ostrich” over the prospect of a border poll, the former UVF commander and Progressive Unionist Par(...)

DUP’s leader Arlene Foster with Nigel Dodds, who won  21,240 votes in the Westminster election in 2017, with John Finucane (SF) at 19,159.   Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The tussle between the outgoing MP and DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in the North Belfast constituency is as nasty an el(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party MP and Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson speaking in the House of Commons during Saturday’s Brexit deal debate. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

The DUP wants to “get Brexit done” but it must be for the whole of the United Kingdom, it’s spokesman on leaving the European Union has said. On Sund(...)

File photograph of writer Ed Moloney. File photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

The Boston tapes project, which interviewed former republican and loyalist paramilitaries under the leadership of writer Ed Moloney, was sharply criti(...)

Billy Hutchinson  told the conference the PUP believed “a deal will be done” on Brexit. Photograph: Twitter/@OfficialPUP

An all-embracing unionist forum is urgently needed in response to calls for a Border poll on Irish unity, delegates at the Progressive Unionist Party’(...)

A loyalist mural on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, as leaders of the UDA confirmed it had decommissioned all weapons under its control

Twenty-five years on, Gary McMichael, who led the Ulster Democratic Party when loyalist paramilitaries declared a ceasefire, believes that a generatio(...)

An 11th night Bonfire in Cluan Place, Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

John Herron cannot remember seeing flags outside his shop on the Lisburn Road before to mark the Twelfth celebrations, the annual Ulster Protestant co(...)

John Kyle, Progressive Unionist Party councillor at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Brexit has put the future of the United Kingdom in jeopardy and left unionists fearing a Border poll would be a “slippery slope” to a united Ireland, (...)

Bonfire builders complete their structure near the peace wall in west Belfast on July 9th. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The banner at Ulster’s Freedom Corner in east Belfast proclaims “Tomorrow belongs to us” under the red hand of Ulster, the symbol of loyalism to the B(...)

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