Sinn Féin finance minister Conor Murphy  at Stormont Buildings. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

A DUP Assembly member for the first time has called on the Sinn Fein Newry and Armagh MLA Conor Murphy to stand down as Minister for Finance in the No(...)

The revised measures make clear that Ministers are responsible for the management, conduct and discipline of their special advisers. Photograph: Getty Images

Salaries for special advisers to Northern Ireland’s Ministers are to be capped at £85,000 per year (€99,600) under a revised code of conduct published(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the official opening of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The prospect of a united Ireland had been pushed back and reconciliation undermined by the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) commemoration controversy, T(...)

 North Belfast Sinn Fein candidate for the General Election John Finucane who has been referred to Northern Ireland’s local government watchdog after accepting a community resolution notice for indecent behaviour for urinating in the street. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has queried how a story about its party candidate in North Belfast John Finucane being “caught short” in (...)

The Green Party, which had already stepped aside in a number of constituencies in favour of other pro-Remain candidates, is to stand in three constituencies. Photograph: iStock

A total of 102 candidates are to contest Northern Ireland’s 18 constituencies in the general election on December 12th. Nominations closed on Thursda(...)

Arlene Foster,   DUP leader, party deputy leader, Nigel Dodds  and MP Jeffrey Donaldson. File photo. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty

Pressure is mounting on the incoming Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken from fellow unionists to change his decision that his party will contest(...)

Pro-choice activists gather in the grounds of Stormont after the Assembly was recalled by MLAs wishing to protest against changes to abortion laws. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Pro-choice and anti-abortion campaigners gathered before Stormont on Monday morning as a number of MLAs returned to the Assembly to demonstrate agains(...)

A file image of DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds leaving 10 Downing Street in London. Mr Dodds said the latest Brexit deal drives ‘a coach and horses’ through the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images.

Boris Johnson was “too eager by far to get a deal at any cost” and could have held out for more Brexit concessions from the European Union, the DUP ha(...)

 DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, Boris Johnson and DUP leader Arlene Foster at the DUP annual conference in Belfast in 2018. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

In agreeing a Brexit deal without the support of the DUP, Boris Johnson has taken a bold risk that leaves him with the narrowest path towards passing (...)

Unionist leaders have accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of not being prepared to sit down and discuss Brexit directly with them. After British prime min(...)

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