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 Michelle O’Neill:  “We had reached an accommodation with the leadership of the DUP. The DUP failed to close the deal. They have now collapsed this process”

Sinn Féin Northern leader Michelle O’Neill has accused the DUP of collapsing a deal to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly after Arlene Foster(...)

Sinn Féin’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill  at Parliament Buildings in Stormont in Belfast on Wednesday. She insisted her party “had an accommodation on all the issues” with the DUP. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

All this week, restoring the Northern Executive and Assembly hung on whether Arlene Foster could show leadership and nerve and sell the language eleme(...)

John Robb pictured in the Dáil on February 14th, 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to John Robb, a former Irish senator and surgeon from Ballymoney, Co Antrim, who died on Tuesday. Mr Rob(...)

Simon Coveney: he said he had spoken with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley, and would remain in close contact

The Government was taken completely by surprise by the abrupt decision of the DUP to withdraw from negotiations to restore the Northern institutions, (...)

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(...)

The British and Irish governments are unsure whether this DUP anxiety over the Irish language could jeopardise the prospective agreement. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin has urged the DUP to ignore those unionists who want to scupper a deal to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly after Arlene Foster sa(...)

Sinn Féin Deputy  Pearse Doherty (left), new president Mary Lou McDonald, new deputy president Michelle O’Neill and Conor Murphy MLA celebrating  at  the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féiners are now getting used to a leadership that is not only chromosomally different to what went before – but a leadership where the top post h(...)

Well-placed talks sources said good progress was achieved after a week of high-level DUP-Sinn Féin negotiations at Stormont. DUP leader Arlene Foster is pictued. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

There was a guarded sense of optimism at Stormont on Friday night that more than a year after the collapse of the powersharing institutions, the DUP a(...)

Senior DUP and Sinn Féin sources said intensive talks were continuing at Stormont but that “significant gaps” remained between the two parties. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Gerry Adams was at Stormont on Thursday as efforts continued to try to reinstate the Northern Executive and Assembly, as he prepared to pass on t(...)

Alex Maskey: he said the North was a “unionist-dominated apartheid state, founded on religious and civil discrimination, and which denied citizens fundamental rights such as the right to vote”

Sinn Féin Northern Assembly member Alex Maskey has provoked another social media quarrel as talks continue to restore Stormont. This follows his descr(...)

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