Deputy leader of the DUP Nigel Dodds has said that winning the Conservative party leadership contest is a ‘totally emphatic victory’ for Boris Johnson. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The DUP has welcomed the victory of “committed Unionist” Boris Johnson in the race to become the next prime minister. However, other political partie(...)

The research carried out by Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly identified seven key areas of unionist concern.

Loss of identity and land, nationalist “triumphalism” and renewed violence are among the fears unionists hold about the prospect of a united Ireland, (...)

David Trimble told the House of Lords he ‘acquiesced’ to same-sex marriage rights. File photograph: BBC NI/PA Wire

The former first minister of Northern Ireland David Trimble has said he was “forced” to change his view of same-sex marriage after his daughter marrie(...)

Members of the LGBT community celebrate in  Belfast, as same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland came a step closer. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA

A teenage LGBT campaigner from Derry says people feeling pessimistic about the future will be more hopeful after the Westminster vote to legislate for(...)

SDLP leader  Colum Eastwood: a “new union of Ireland” could offer Protestants an equal voice in an  inclusive, diverse and prosperous society where they could “be proud to be from the north of Ireland”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The SDLP is open to the idea of a “new union of Ireland” rather than a “united Ireland”, the party leader has said, following the call by leading acto(...)

The funeral of victims’ campaigner Willie Frazer at Fivemilehill Pentecostal Church, Mountnorris Road, Bessbrook on Monday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Loyalist victims’ campaigner Willie Frazer “never gave up on fighting for justice”, DUP leader Arlene Foster has told mourners at his funeral. Mr Fra(...)

Robin Swann, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, and Michelle O’Neill, vice president of Sinn Féin. Uncertainty at Westminster and over Brexit form the backdrop to the latest effort to negotiate a deal between the main Stormont parties. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has expressed disappointment the beginning of a proposed “intensive” stage of the talks to restore the Northern Ireland Assembly amounted to(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley speaking to the media outside Stormont House as as attempts to restore power-sharing at Stormont continues. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The British and Irish governments are striving to persuade the North’s five main parties to strike a deal to restore Stormont before the loyalist marc(...)

Alliance leader Naomi Long says her European victory was in large part driven by a public wish to see devolution restored. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The extraordinary rise in support for Alliance in Northern Ireland represents a strong vote to restore Stormont. There is no paradox with this having (...)

Alliance party leader Naomi Long’s election is highly significant for the welcome signal it sends that there is a moderate political centre in Northern Ireland capable of making its presence felt.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The election of Alliance Party leader Naomi Long to the European Parliament means that two of the three MEPs elected by the people of Northern Ireland(...)

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