Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and the party’s presidential candidate Liadh Ni Riada canvassing in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin will not take part in any official events to mark the centenary of the establishment of Northern Ireland, party leader Mary Lou McDonald has(...)

SDLP veteran Séamus Mallon:  helped President Michael D Higgins launch his “Shared Ireland, Shared Island” initiative at Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Séamus Mallon has blamed Brexit and a “limping British government” for the breakdown of relations betwee(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is among the politicians Karen Bradley will meet as part of  tentative efforts to restore Stormont. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is travelling to Belfast today for talks with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley as part of tentative efforts(...)

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, meets Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill,  SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and Steven Agnew, leader of the Green Party, in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts/Reuters

Leaders of the North’s four Remainer parties were in Brussels on Friday to insist on the importance of defending the backstop and on the vital need fo(...)

PSNI temporary deputy chief constable Stephen Martin at the launch of a recruitment drive for 400 new officers  in Belfast. Photograph:    Michael McHugh/PA Wire

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) deputy chief constable Stephen Martin would have been well aware that he would antagonise unionist polit(...)

File image of Máiría Cahill at the Dáil. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Three PSNI officers have been disciplined after failings were identified by a Police Ombudsman investigation into how allegations of sex abuse made by(...)

The first lecture will be delivered by Bernadette McAliskey, who was a prominent civil rights campaigner and, as Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman elected to Westminster. Photograph:  Frank Barratt/Keystone/Getty Images

A new 10-week course in Belfast will hear nationalist, unionist and other perspectives on the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland. The course a(...)

Micheál Martin: ‘It’s a scandal the Assembly and the Executive are not in situ’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s comments blaming Sinn Féin for allowing the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive to collapse show how of out of(...)

Micheál Martin would be not drawn on where talks with the SDLP would lead in terms of a merge of the two parties.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Fianna Fail leader has said the party has begun talks with the SDLP to develop a new political agenda in the North, which has been so long without(...)

The main street of Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone, after a massive waste spillage. Photograph: Butchery Excellence Scheme

The clean-up continued in a Co Tyrone Border village on Friday following a massive spillage of “pungent” food waste. Official investigations were und(...)

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