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Arlene Foster has been elected leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, succeeding Peter Robinson, who has led the party since 2008. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

New leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Arlene Foster has said she wants to create a “more harmonious” society in Northern Ireland. She told the(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: called for the sale to be suspended. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nama’s decision to name Cerberus as the preferred bidder for the Project Arrow portfolio was already drawing political flak by the close of business y(...)

Nama’s Project Arrow includes loans secured against 1,906 properties hotograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

US fund Cerberus is poised to buy Nama’s €6.25 billion Project Arrow loans for a reported €800 million after the agency named it as the preferred bid(...)

In the republican strongholds of the North where the writ of the RUC did not run, the local wiseacres had a saying: “There is no law – but there is order.”

In the wake of the Maíria Cahill disclosures of her sexual abuse, Sinn Féin has found itself caught in an uncomfortable spotlight over the manner in w(...)

Tánaiste  Eamon Gilmore is in Belfast today  to discuss whether there are any means of pressing forward with the Haass proposals on parades, flags and the past. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The North’s main parties with the assistance of the British and Irish governments are to make a determined effort to achieve a deal on the past, parad(...)

David Lambon will take over at Ampleforth in north Yorkshire where tuition and boarding fees are £30,000 annually.

David Lambon, principal of St Malachy’s college in north Belfast, has been appointed the first lay head of Ampleforth college, one of England’s(...)

 John Hartnett:  One of three new appointees announced yesterday.

Following the resumption of flights between Dublin and San Francisco, Aer Lingus is looking to further strengthen its ties with Silicon Valley through(...)

Simon Hamilton, who has been appointed the new Minister of Finance and Personnel for Northern Ireland

A 36-year-old former auditor with PwC in Belfast has been appointed as Northern Ireland’s new Minister for Finance.Simon Hamilton, the DUP MLA for the(...)