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 John Hume ponders the options during final deliberations on the Belfast Agreement

Even after a lapse of 15 years, the drama, tension and excitement of the days leading up to the Belfast Agreement remain vivid memories to all (...)

First Minister Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness smiling after being sworn in as Ministers of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont, in May  2007.  Photograph:  Paul Faith

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness emerged dissatisfied from Downing Street following his most recent visit. He described the meeting he and Peter R(...)

Hunger strike demo on the Falls Road, Belfast, 1981. Photograph; Pacemaker

The Northern Assembly set aside 30 minutes to allow politicians pay tribute to Margaret Thatcher yesterday evening. It wasn’t all tributes, of (...)

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness at Hillsborough Castle this year

Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson set the tone of unionist responses to Margaret Thatcher’s death by claiming she was “one of the greatest(...)

Late British prime minister  Margaret Thatcher photographed in September 2008. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described Margaret Thatcher as one of the “most conviction-driven British prime ministers who drew on a scholar(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny congratulates Helen McEntee, alongside her mother Kathleen, sister Sally and brother Vincent (directly behind Helen) on being elected as a TD in the Meath East byelection. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The fallout from the Meath East byelection could turn out to be more important than the actual result, if the initial shock in the Labour Party(...)

Labour Candidate Eoin Holmes exits  the Meath East byelection count centre in Donaghmore, Ashbourne. Photograph: Alan Betson

This was always going to be a difficult journey for the McEntees. For them, it was the strangest of days – suffused with the happiest of(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty yesterday launched the Finance (Local Property Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, repealing the tax, which will be introduced in in the Dáil today and debated in the party’s Private Member’s time in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has said it will abolish the property tax and refund those who paid the household charge if it is in government after the next genera(...)

Labour Candidate Eoin Holmes canvassing at Rathoath, Co Meath, last Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

If the voters of Meath East think they’ve had it bad over the last three weeks – assailed from all angles by people with sympathetic faces and (...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: wasn’t going to take any lectures on unfinished estates. Photograph: Frank Miller

It is just over a year since the Tánaiste saved us all from tumbling into the sea. It was touch and go at the time. We still reme(...)

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