Clare Bailey MLA has  joined the three Green TDs who are opposed to the draft programme for government – Francis Duffy, Patrick Costello and Neasa Hourigan – and a number of other prominent members to make a statement on it.

The leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland has become the latest high-profile member on the island to state her opposition to the draft progra(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster said the DUP motion addressed the “distressing issue” of the abortion of foetuses with Down’s syndrome. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The Northern Catholics bishops have written to Stormont Assembly members calling on them to reject new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland that (...)

While chief medical officer Tony Holohan is seen as co-operating well with the North, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is accused of not sharing information in advance. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In Northern Ireland, some politicians and officials are finding it difficult to “decode” what is Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s – and indeed the Irish Gover(...)

 Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan: he is talking to his Northern  counterpart Michael McBride five times daily.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Inside the grey and modern building that houses the North-South Ministerial Council on Upper English Street in Armagh, political leaders from both sid(...)

 People shopping at Lidl at East Wall in Dublin as shelves beome empty after the Taoiseach made his speech in Washington about coronavirus situation in ireland. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

All people coming back from Spain and Italy from today will be asked to restrict their movements for the next two weeks, which includes not going to w(...)

Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald with Coiste Seasta member Ken O’Connell at the Dublin election count centre at the RDS. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

According to party finance director Des Mackin, Sinn Féin has 200 staff and extensive property across the island He was coming home in a car wit(...)

Simon Coveney: Border poll not appropriate at this difficult time.

Sinn Féin calls for a Border poll within five years have been rejected by Tánaiste Simon Coveney. The Tánaiste warned that such a vote would com(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Northern Secretary Julian Smith at the British-Irish Council meeting at Farmleigh in Dublin. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland will face new elections to the Stormont assembly if the parties do not agree to reform the assembly and the power-sharing executive (...)

Sinn Féin’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill says she ‘would never take the membership for granted’. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

As Sinn Féin gears up for a pre-Christmas general election in the North, the party’s deputy leader is in the midst of an election contest of her own. (...)

A 2016 production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness at the  Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. Photograph: Johan Persson

Despite claims that people across Ireland are counting down the clock to Irish unity, different political priorities appear to abound south of the bor(...)

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