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A file photograph of  Bobby Storey who died on Sunday. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Belfast republican Bobby Storey, who was one of the leaders of the Maze prison escape of 1983 and later became Sinn Féin’s Northern chairman, has died(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, pictured with party leader Arlene Foster, has been embroiled in a  bitter and brutal battle with Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in North Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

People in Northern Ireland are pretty fired up for this Westminster contest and that is illustrated by the fact that there are more than 50,000 additi(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (left) and party colleague Carla Lockhart

A familiar face is missing from the election posters clustered on lampposts in Upper Bann. The outgoing MP, the DUP’s David Simpson – who has repres(...)

  Lady Sylvia Hermon has announced that she is not to seek re-election in North Down, a seat she has held for 18 years. File photograph: Stephen Davison

Outgoing independent unionist MP Lady Sylvia Hermon has announced that she is not to seek re-election in North Down, a seat she has held for 18 years.(...)

Probably the biggest threat for the DUP is in South Belfast, where Emma Little-Pengelly is the MP. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Brexit has triggered deep passions in the North, and an election will allow voters another opportunity to express what they think of the idea of North(...)

‘The manure produced daily by two horses can generate heat for a single family home for a year.’ File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Horse power of a different kind could aid the Republic in cutting dependence on fossil fuels, it was claimed at the weekend. Helsinki International H(...)

David Blake finished fifth in Florida.

US-based David Blake finished best of the Irish when fifth in Saturday night’s $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellingt(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “I fully appreciate the risks of a ‘no deal’ but the dangers of a bad deal are worse.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Arlene Foster is playing the Orange card as the Brexit negotiations may or may not be reaching endgame, amplifying the threat posed by the frequently (...)

About 90 per cent of lamb produced in Northern Ireland is exported.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A leading Northern Ireland sheep farmer has urged the DUP to be “pragmatic” and “flexible” in its negotiations after one of its MPs acknowledged that (...)

Denis Lynch and RMF Echo finished fifth in London. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Denis Lynch fared best of the Irish when fifth in Saturday’s Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of London in the grounds of the Royal Hospital (...)

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