Edwin Poots. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Perhaps it is only in Northern Ireland that tribalism could be injected into the Covid-19 crisis. Insinuating that nationalists are some sort of Covi(...)

Gregory Campbell has been accused of being   “crass and offensive” by Sinn  Féin after comments he made in a Facebook post. File  photograph: Eric Luke

The East Derry DUP MP Gregory Campbell has been criticised by Sinn Féin for a revisiting of his “curried yoghurt” comments about the Irish language. (...)

Belfast mural depicting Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill (L) and the DUP’s Arlene Foster as the unlikely bedfellow characters from the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

How is it that Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill seem to be getting on so well? In the past couple of weeks the DUP First Minister and Sinn Féin Depu(...)

Gerry Jones, Neil Blaney and John Kelly (right) during the Arms Trial in Dublin in 1970

A group representing victims and survivors of the Troubles has called on the Irish government to carry out an independent inquiry into the 1970 Arms C(...)

Private Patrick Kelly, who was killed by the IRA as he searched for the kidnapped businessman Don Tidey in Co Leitrim in 1983. Image courtesy Kelly family.

The son of the only Irish soldier killed by the IRA during the Troubles has welcomed the acknowledgment by Mary Lou McDonald that his death was “wrong(...)

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, Mary Lou McDonald has said the IRA’s campaign was “justified” and, had she been older, there was “every chance” she would have joined.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The son of the only Irish Army member to be killed by the IRA during the Troubles has called on the Sinn Féin leader to acknowledge that his father’s (...)

It would be surprising if Gerry Adams did not seek recompense. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Gerry Adams, after his convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze or Long Kesh prison camp in 1973 and 1974 were quashed by the London Supreme(...)

John Dallat (left) with Colum Eastwood, SDLP leader. Photograph: SDLP

Tributes have been paid to the veteran SDLP politician John Dallat, who has died aged 73. The first nationalist mayor of Coleraine, Co Derry, Mr Dall(...)

Northern Secretary Julian Smith: he met Conradh na Gaeilge to hear its demands for an Irish language Act. Photograph: Getty Images

The DUP has again sounded a warning that it will not accept an agreement to restore Stormont that has Irish language legislation unacceptable to union(...)

Ciaran Mac Giolla Bhein (centre) and other members of Irish language group Conradh na Gaeilge  speak to the media after meeting Northern Secretary  Julian Smith at Hillsborough Castle on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Members of Irish language lobby group Conradh na Gaeilge have had what they termed a “productive” meeting with Northern Secretary Julian Smith on what(...)

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