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 Barry McElduff stood down as the MP for West Tyrone  last month. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has chosen a 26-year-old Co Tyrone solicitor to contest the West Tyrone House of Commons by-election caused by the resignation of Barry McEl(...)

 Michael McDowell: has clashed with Minister for Transport Shane Ross publicly.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil proposal to nominate Senator Michael McDowell as chairman of an Oireachtas committee on Seanad reform is being blocked by Mini(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds with party leader Arlene Foster,  outside the Palace of Westminster in London earlier this week. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

It is “highly unlikely” that the Northern Executive and Assembly will be restored soon, the DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has stated. Mr Dodds said o(...)

James Brokenshire: ‘I was very, very clear on how the Belfast Agreement underpins the situation’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire has insisted the Belfast Agreement “remains as relevant now as it has ever done.” His comments co(...)

‘Irish Times’ Arts and Culture Editor Hugh Linehan, Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan, Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne, Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly and Irish Times Deputy Political Editor Fiach Kelly during a live podcast at ‘The Irish Times’ building. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin command the support of 80 per cent of the population between them, if polls are to be trusted. But if the three l(...)

April 10th, 1998: taoiseach Bertie Ahern, British prime minister Tony Blair and US senator George Mitchell shaking hands after they signed the historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Dan Chung/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Hannan is one of the most intelligent and sophisticated of the Brexiteers. The longtime Tory member of the European Parliament has a double fir(...)

Emmanuel Macron at the launch of the European Head of States and Governments in Brussels on Friday: parties jumping aboard his new centrist vehicle will have to be unhappy with its current arrangement. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Through a mix of cunning, opportunism and exceptional timing, Emmanuel Macron upended French politics. Could he do the same for the European Union? Th(...)

One of the main reasons so few of 2,096 homes offered by banks for social housing have become homes to those on housing waiting lists is the length of time the process takes

The Government’s Housing Agency expects to buy “about 500” vacant homes from Permanent TSB for social housing. These will be the first dwellings off(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

The continuing political stalemate in Northern Ireland requires fresh thinking from all sides, not only from the parties at Stormont but also from the(...)

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