Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry on Thursday night. Photograph: Jess Lowe/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to journalist Lyra McKee who was shot dead during riots in Derry on Thursday night. Mr Higgins described(...)

On Thursday the SDLP leader said he was “seeking to secure a historic second seat representing the Pro-Europe Majority in Northern Ireland”.   File Photograph: Alan Betson

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood is to contest the upcoming European Parliament election on May 23rd. On Thursday the Foyle legislative assembly member (M(...)

Border Poll

All my life, elections in Northern Ireland have been derided as proxy Border polls. So-called right-thinking people have pleaded and hoped for the gre(...)

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne - Pool/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and members of her US congressional delegation that he knows they will be there to protect (...)

Nancy Pelosi receives a standing ovation in the Dáil on Wednesday. Handout photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Nothing must happen to imperil the Belfast Agreement and the seamless Border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, US speaker of the House of Represen(...)

Jim Allister: the Traditional Unionist Voice leader could have a chance of sneaking the third seat if he decides to run. Photograph: Getty Images

The outgoing DUP MEP Diane Dodds was formally nominated on Tuesday to contest next month’s European Parliament elections, making her and Sinn Féin’s o(...)

John Hume at the announcement of the Belfast Agreement in 1998, a deal he roughly outlined to British officials eight years earlier. Photograph: Alan Betson

On April 10th, 1998, the Irish and British governments signed the Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland, bringing peace talks to an end. Below is th(...)

More than 2,000 people attended the Nagar Kirtan Procession around Sandymount in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the happiest men among the estimated 2,000 people taking part in the Sikh parade at Dublin’s Sandymount area on Sunday was Ravinder Singh. In(...)

Waterford Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne with his one-eyed hedgehog, Súil Amháin.

Cute animal stories always go down well with the public. The wagging tail of an irresistibly photogenic terrier called Hamish and his solo train trip (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his office in the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday, with the Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future UK-EU relationship. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Hardline Brexiteers have reacted angrily to Theresa May’s offer to seek a common approach to Brexit with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Jacob Rees-Mogg,(...)

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