Members of the public take part in the ‘We Deserve Better’ Rally in the centre of Portadown,  Co Armagh. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

Rallies have taken places in towns and cities across Northern Ireland urging the DUP and Sinn Féin to get over their differences and restore powershar(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster has defended her decision not to meet Pope Francis in Dublin or to send a party representative in her place. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

DUP leader Arlene Foster has defended her decision not to meet Pope Francis in Dublin or to send a party representative in her place. Ms Foster on Tu(...)

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(...)

 DUP Leader Arlene Foster has declined an invitation to meet the pope at Dublin Castle. She will not be sending a representative and has not explained why. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster has declined an invitation to meet the pope at Dublin Castle, issued by the Irish Government, because she will be on a family(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Veteran Belfast UUP councillor Jim Rodgers has declined to comment on the allegations. Photograph: Getty News

The Local Government Commissioner for Standards in Northern Ireland has decided to hold a hearing into a complaint against veteran Belfast UUP council(...)

A petition has opened  in Ballymoney, Ballycastle and Ballymena calling for a byelection in North Antrim after DUP MP Ian Paisley was suspended from the Commons for 30 days following his failure to register two family holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Fairhill shopping centre in Ballymena is known to a generation of TV viewers in Northern Ireland as “a big shoppin’ centre in Ballymena, hi!” For (...)

‘He was the Irish conflict’s equivalent to Martin Luther King,’ says Bill Clinton

There is only one moment in Maurice Fitzpatrick’s involving documentary on John Hume’s tireless efforts for peace in Northern Ireland when the Social (...)

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