SDLP leader Colum Eastwood:  “The SDLP have been consistent in calling on the two governments to step up and step in.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A number of protests are planned for cities and towns in Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening marking the 589 days that the North has been without a fu(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has offered to meet all his councillors one on one as he seeks to head off a challenge to his leadership. Mr Howli(...)

Sinn Féin’s northern leader Michelle O’Neill called for a special London-Brussels meeting to solely deal with the concerns of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The British government was treating Northern Ireland with contempt in relation to its guidance on the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, Sinn Féin’s Nor(...)

Then taoiseach Albert Reynolds shakes hands with Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams and SDLP’s John Hume outside Government Buildings on September 6th, 1994. Hume and Adams began a dialogue in 1993. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

This week the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Proni) is releasing files mainly relating to 1993 as a result of a decision by legislative ord(...)

The fifth largest party in the North, Alliance, spends and takes in considerably more than the third largest party, the SDLP

Sinn Féin by a significant margin remains the highest-earning and highest-spending party in Northern Ireland, according to the latest figures from the(...)

Following decades of rumours and tentative discussions, it now appears that a co-operative arrangement involving Fianna Fáil, led by Micheál Martin, and the SDLP will be announced later this year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Few organisations are more resistant to change than political parties. Following decades of rumours and tentative discussions, however, it now appears(...)

Talks are ongoing between SDLP leader Colum Eastwood, above, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and senior officials. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Fianna Fáil is to take over the SDLP and contest elections in Northern Ireland as part of merger being discussed at the highest levels of the parties.(...)

The horror unleashed on the people of Omagh and unsuspecting visitors by a Real IRA car bomb some 20 years ago reverberates to this day and carries me(...)

A republican bonefire built in the Bogside of Derry on Wednesday night. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin.

A bonfire lit in Derry that was emblazoned with the names of murdered police and prison officers has been met with widespread condemnation. The bonfi(...)

A counter protest by loyalists  at an anti-internment march in Belfast city centre, which passed off peacefully. Past conflict continues to feed present anger but could that alone restart conflict?  Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Association was beaten off the streets northern nationalists are once again a “restless people”, SDLP leader Colum (...)

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