Alliance health spokeswoman Paula Bradshaw MLA said there was a need to “break the taboo” around alcohol addiction. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Greater action must be taken to highlight the dangers of alcohol abuse, Northern Ireland politicians have urged, after it was disclosed that the North(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said: ‘Mrs May will now be able to demonstrate to the Brussels’ negotiators that changes are required if any deal is to command the support of parliament’ Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/ EPA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster called on British prime minister Theresa May to now to go back to Brussels and compel the European Union to make “fundame(...)

British Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay has said the British government would accept an amendment from a Tory MP aimed at limiting the duration of the backstop Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Northern Ireland politicians have reacted sceptically or guardedly to a proposed amendment that would purport to place a time limit on the backstop de(...)

Image from April 2011 of former lord mayor of Belfast Ian Adamson, who has died at the age of 74. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Former lord mayor of Belfast and Ulster Unionist Party MLA Dr Ian Adamson has died aged 74. President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribu(...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster says legal text of the withdrawal agreement must be watertight for the United Kingdom. Photograph: Reuters

The DUP will hold British prime minister Theresa May to commitments to gain “legally binding” changes to the EU-UK withdrawal agreement, party leader (...)

Conservative MP Ian Gow, who was killed in an IRA car bomb in 1990. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland was at its “greatest moment of peril” because its political leaders were no match for the Dublin government, a close personal friend (...)

 Ian Paisley and  James Molyneaux in Derry: Molyneaux, a diffident and taciturn figure, was ultimately not able or not willing to hold a direct meeting with Haughey. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Taoiseach Charles Haughey made repeated efforts to set up a meeting with the unionist leader James Molyneaux during 1988 without success. The two mai(...)

The UVF indicated to exclude the UDA due to a state of confusion within the organisation. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters

The UVF held secret talks with the IRA Army Council in 1988 to discuss the prospect of a federal Ireland, state papers have claimed. According to the(...)

  Michael Havers - later to become Lord Havers - who served as attorney  general to Margaret Thatcher’s  Conservative government. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Margaret Thatcher’s chief legal adviser woke from heart surgery screaming “we must kill” Ian Paisley, newly-declassified files reveal. Documents mark(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: The lesson of the past 30 months for unionists is that they need to tread extremely carefully.  Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

The past year, 2018, has been a difficult one for the DUP. Which means it has been a difficult year for all of unionism. In December 2017 Arlene Fost(...)

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