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A taxi sits outside Parliament Buildings in Stormont, Belfast. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

So, the Northern Ireland parties are talking again? Yes, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Northern Secretary Karen Bradley(...)

Talks aimed at restoring the Northern Executive and Assembly are due to  begin at Stormont on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP

Talks to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly have begun constructively, with political parties asked to set up groups to tackle key issues, su(...)

A new mural of Lyra McKee in Belfast city centre. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Voters in Northern Ireland have signalled their desire for alternatives to traditional orange and green politics, the leader of the Alliance Party has(...)

Michelle O’Neill and Arlene Foster shake hands at a rally for journalist Lyra McKee in Derry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Can Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill ever be the Chuckle Sisters, repeating the Chuckle Brothers act of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness, their pre(...)

A protester holds a placard that reads ‘We Deserve Better Politics’ at Stormont. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The British and Irish governments are to hold talks on Friday with the North’s five main parties seeking to determine if there is any real prospect of(...)

Mary Lou McDonald on the screen during the Sinn Féin special ardfheis held in the RDS. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For some members, it was as simple as a change in colour. Purple was just too much. After the presidential election, a low point of Mary Lou McDonald(...)

Speaking in Dublin on Saturday Sinn Féin president Mary Lou  McDonald said many people would not endorse the leadership of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the basis of poverty that they may be suffering. File photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has defended two senior party members attending the inauguration earlier this week of Venezuelan president Nicolas (...)

Over the last four  years there have been 13 positive tests by riders for the Class A drug cocaine

The Irish Jockeys’ Association has said the current interpretation of rules regarding riders testing positive for cocaine appears to be reasonable eve(...)

Nicolas Maduro poses after being sworn-in for the second term as Venezuela’s president  in Caracas on Wednesday.  Sinn Féin has defended its attendance at the event. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA.

Sinn Féin has defended a decision to send two senior party members to the inauguration of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. The party has been cr(...)

The starting point penalty for any rider who fails a drugs test in Irish racing is set to be raised to five years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The starting point penalty for any rider who fails a drugs test in Irish racing is set to be raised to five years after two more jockeys received bans(...)

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