First Minister Arlene Foster said strategy would be devised on the panel’s recommendations.

The Irish and British governments have been advised to consider decommissioning measures as part of an effort to address paramilitarism in Northern I(...)

People power North and South: Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness, Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams of Sinn Féin. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Whatever Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour and some of the southern commentariat might say, there is a fairly broad consensus in Northern Ireland, based (...)

Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers addresses the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central on Wednesday. Photograph: PA

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has warned of the possibility of a return to British direct rule if the Stormont House talks fail to reach a succe(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has warned the survival of devolved government in Northern Ireland is at stake in the current talks aimed at resolving the key issues of paramilitarism and the deadlock over welfare reform. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters.

The survival of devolved government in Northern Ireland is at stake in the current talks aimed at resolving the key issues of paramilitarism and the d(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson: appears to want some commitments in relation to a body or bodies that would help establish whether or not the IRA has gone away. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern political eyes and ears are focused on the House of Commons this afternoon where Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers will update MPs on the p(...)

Sinn Féin’s northern chairman Bobby Storey speaks during a press conference at the Roddy McCorley Social Club in west Belfast. Photograph: PA

Senior republican Bobby Storey who was arrested in connection with the murder of Kevin McGuigan and then released unconditionally has stated that the (...)

Peter Robinson: “Standing aside as First Minister and other DUP Ministers will resign with immediate effect with the exception of Arlene Foster.” Photograph: PA

The British and Irish governments will try this weekend to determine if there is any means of rescuing the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly aft(...)

Northern Ireland First minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson at Stormont, Belfast. Photograph: PA Wire

On Tuesday evening Peter Robinson was warning if the Stormont House talks, mark two, failed, Stormont could be down for a decade. By Wednesday evening(...)

Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison was viewed as an assertive figure in the area and would not have been universally popular. Photograph: Daily Ireland

The PSNI has ruled out dissident involvement or a sectarian motive for the murder of former IRA commander Gerard Davison (47) who was shot on Tuesday (...)