PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott. Picture:  Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott has described the actions of some Orange Order leaders as “reckless” after a Twelfth of July weekend that resulted i(...)

Catholic unionists Stephen Goss and Torr Coggan. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker

DUP First Minister Peter Robinson has said he wants more Catholics to support the union. He speaks from a position of unionist self-interest. He knows(...)

Orangewomen walk past the Ardoyne shops in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Concern is mounting about how the contentious Twelfth of July parades will unfold after the Parades Commission banned Orangemen from returning past(...)

 Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers: has ruled out the British government getting directly involved in the controversy

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has ruled out the British government getting directly involved in the controversy over allegations that the DUP Mi(...)

 Sinn Féin former education minister Caitriona Ruane: said a BBC Spotlight programme contained serious allegations of financial and political corruption. Photograph: Reuters

The DUP Minister for Social Development Nelson McCausland faced several calls in the Northern Assembly yesterday for him to stand aside while an offic(...)

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(...)

Party leader Basil McCrea MLA and deputy leader John McCallister MLA at the launch of a new political party for Northern Ireland, NI21, in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Press Eye.

The new political party established by former Ulster Unionist Party Assembly members Basil McCrea and John McCallister, which was officially launch(...)

A “pretend” butcher’s  shop in the village of Belcoo, Co Fermanagh. Some vacant stores and shops in the village have large wraparound stickers placed on the windows to give the impression from a distance of an occupied business. The G8 summit will take place in nearby Lough Erne resort. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fermanagh council has rejected suggestions its spending of public funds on improvement works in the county is aimed at hiding the effects of the reces(...)

Playing politics

There is no doubt that it was galling and painful to Ann Travers to see conferred on a woman who had a part in her sister’s 1984 murder the political (...)

The Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister, said the Bill was designed to “right a great wrong”.

A Bill that prevents people convicted of serious criminal or paramilitary offences from holding special advisory posts for Northern Executive Minister(...)

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