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Basil McCrea said he could see the strategic benefits for Sinn Féin in calling for a Border poll in that it would set in train a series of such polls every seven years. Photograph: Pacemaker

Holding a border poll now would be deeply divisive and have a polarising effect on the two communities in Northern Ireland and would ultimately be cou(...)

David Drumm argues that a misleading picture is being created by the Anglo recordings as they do not include conversations he and other Anglo executives had with the Financial Regulator, the Department of Finance and the Central Bank. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The latest snippets of conversation from the “Anglo tapes” over the weekend widened the range of characters and topics in the affair.They also served (...)

Support for Michéal Martin’s party has slipped in recent days, a new poll from the Sunday Business Post and Red C has indicated.

Support for Fianna Fáil has dropped in recent days, a new poll from the Sunday Business Post shows. The Red C poll, which will be published in tomorro(...)

Retiring head of the Centre for Cross-Border Studies Andy Pollak has called for an increased focus on practical North-South co-operation.

Andy Pollak, who is standing down as head of the Centre for Cross-Border Studies in Armagh, has warned that the British and Irish governments are losi(...)

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Róisín Shortall: ‘I believe there is a need for a commission of inquiry to deal with this absolutely comprehensively and speedily, and I also think consideration should be given to the introduction of 
special powers.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Politicians from both sides of the Dáil have expressed differing views as to whether an Oireachtas-led inquiry is the appropriate way to investigate t(...)

The Central Bank is to request details on confidentiality  practices. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The chair of the Oireachtas Finance Committee has welcomed the Central Bank’s intention to request details on practices surrounding confidentiality ag(...)

FF leader Micheál Martin concluded that Enda’s response confirmed ‘why it will not be possible to have a non-partisan independent inquiry here’

The Taoiseach unveiled a major stimulus package for the toothless yesterday.The rapacious bankers will be delighted.Baring his gums in a fearsome mann(...)

The €300,000 allocated this year is being used to fill five  posts at the HSE’s therapeutic unit for children with autism, Beechpark Services, in north Dublin.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has denied there was any political interference in the allocation of all the money provided so far from an autism fund to(...)

A video posted on the internet by Sinn Féin shows Gerry Kelly stepping out in front of a moving police Land Rover, waving at the driver. The vehicle keeps moving, whereupon Mr Kelly stands on the bumper and clings to a grille. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A war of words has erupted between the North’s political parties regarding the actions of Sinn Féin representatives at an Orange Order rally in Belfas(...)

The Police Ombudsman in the North is investigating after a Sinn Féin minister was injured by a police vehicle during a contentious parade in Belfast last night

The Police Ombudsman in the North is investigating after a Sinn Féin minister was injured by a police vehicle during a contentious parade in Belfast l(...)

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