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DUP MP Ian Paisley apologises to the House of Commons in London for failing to register two family holidays funded by the Sri Lankan government. Photograph:  PA Wire

Ian Paisley, who boasts that Donald Trump is a friend, has had a career littered with controversy. In 2008 he resigned as a junior minister in the Sto(...)

The cancellation of the scheme was one of the final disputes between the DUP and Sinn Féin that eventually collapsed Stormont in January 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Stormont’s Department for Communities (DfC) failed to carry out necessary equality tests before cutting a £50,000 Irish language bursary scheme for di(...)

Sinn Féin and SDLP leaders have welcomed the initiative from civic unionism and others challenging what they said was a nationalist assumption that qu(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson said  he was not aware of a  deal between Sinn Féin and the British government over the release of funding for legacy inquests. Photograph: PA

DUP justice and legacy spokesman Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP has claimed he was not aware of a side deal between Sinn Féin and the British government ove(...)

Parliament buildings in Belfast.  Photograph: Reuters

Once more politics in Northern Ireland is mired in stalemate. So much has again got lost in translation. It goes far deeper than a mere dispute about (...)

Jim Allister said that, when asked a question in Irish, Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill “looked like rabbits in the headlights”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin, advocacy manager for Conradh na Gaeilge in Belfast was asked how many people in Northern Ireland speak Irish. According to t(...)

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald: “Mary Lou has been part of the leadership for a long time. It’s not like she has landed down from Mars.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fiachra McGuinness, son of Martin McGuinness, posted a poignant tweet recently. It showed two photographs, both featuring his late father alongside th(...)

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis, who was involved in a political feud in Dublin North-West. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Members of Sinn Féin in the Dublin North-West constituency have been warned they face disciplinary action if they do not stop airing their grievances (...)

Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill: will be ratified as deputy president at a special ardfheis on February 10th. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Sinn Féin has confirmed Michelle O’Neill is the sole candidate for the position of deputy president of the party. Ms O’Neill, who is the party’s lead(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley: she and Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney are expected to meet shortly.  Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The first anniversary of the collapse of Stormont was marked by more recrimination between the DUP and Sinn Féin as the British and Irish governments (...)

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