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Arlene Foster (left) and Michelle O’Neill  at Parliament Buildings, Stormont.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

If Northern Ireland has been given hope this weekend, it is due, ultimately, to the courage of five individuals – the leaders of the political parties(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster leads her party MLAs back into the debating chamber in Stormont on Saturday. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Three years after its collapse the Northern Assembly was formally back in business at lunchtime on Saturday following Thursday night’s publication of (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, deputy leader Michelle O’Neill  and party colleagues in the Great Hall of Parliament Buildings, Stormont, on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Northern parties, on the back of the British and Irish governments’ New Decade, New Approach proposals, are due at Stormont at lunchtime on Saturd(...)

Shoppers walk along Donegall Place in Belfast. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

MPs from the DUP, the SDLP and Alliance will join forces on Tuesday to seek changes to Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill aimed at protecting b(...)

The PSNI has asked anyone with information to contact their investigation team. Photograph: Stephen Barnes/Alamy News/iStock

A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer in Co Fermanagh was released without charge on Friday night after(...)

Simon Coveney: he said a Border poll in the immediate future would lead to “fear and anxiety and stress”

Tánaiste Simon Coveney says he would like to take on the challenge of leading “discussions that need to be had” about the future constitutional settle(...)

 Lyra McKee:  was shot dead  during riots in the Creggan area of Derry in April. PSNI/AFP/Getty Images

Less than 24 hours after the murder of the woman she planned to marry, Sara Canning found herself on a platform in the middle of Derry’s Creggan esta(...)

Northern Secretary Julian Smith has given the parties until Monday, January 13th to reach an agreement. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The British and Irish governments are to make a concerted effort at the start of the new year to convince the North’s five main parties to quickly str(...)

Northern Secretary Julian Smith:  he and Simon Coveney have indicated that efforts to strike a deal will resume after Christmas. Photograph: Getty Images

The DUP has “flatly rejected” the suggestion that the party was responsible for the failure to reach agreement to restore the Northern Ireland Assembl(...)

A  view of Stormont as cross-party talks to restore the Northern Ireland powersharing government begin, in Belfast. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The results of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland provoked a predictable chorus from commentators claiming it was a vote for a united Irelan(...)

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