Pilib Mistéil, principal of Bunscoil an tSléibhe Dhuibh in Ballymurphy, Belfast, remembers when being a Gaeilgeoir made him an oddity.  Photograph: Stephen Davison

While Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill were making their fateful pledges of office at Stormont on Thursday, a class of seven year olds in west Belfast (...)

Joe Brolly worked with RTÉ on The Sunday Game until 2019. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

GAA pundit Joe Brolly has initiated legal action against RTÉ, it has emerged. Proceedings in the High Court on behalf of Mr Brolly were issued on Thu(...)

Edwin Poots was confirmed as the DUP leader at a meeting on Thursday evening in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has responded to harsh criticism by new DUP leader Edwin Poots of his role in Brexit negotiations by insisting the Northern Prot(...)

DUP Member of the Legislative Assembly Gregory Campbell has put forward his name for the deputy leader post.

Three candidates will take part in the contest to become the next DUP deputy leader. Assembly members (MLAs) Paula Bradley and Paul Frew, who repres(...)

George Best taking the long walk  to the dressing room at Windsor Park after being sent off in the  game with Scotland in April 1970. Photograph: Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

There’s a time and place for everything. Across Ireland, people are tired and battered and a bit weepy because we’re not sure when the government is g(...)

Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis said his government’s unilateral extension of grace periods for checks required by the Northern Ireland protocol was lawful, although he was unable to say which part of the protocol the government rested on to authorise its action. File photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images.

The British Labour party has accused Boris Johnson’s government of putting political stability in Northern Ireland at risk with its unilateral postpon(...)

Westminster committee told ‘anomaly’ is an ‘absurdity’ and a ‘gaping hole’ in human rights legislation. Photograph: PA Wire

An “anomaly” whereby people born in the Republic after 1948, but who have lived most of their lives in Northern Ireland and must pay substantially ove(...)

The PSNI earlier tweeted urging fans of the Scottish cluv to celebrate the title win safely. File photograph: iStock

A large crowd has gathered on Belfast’s Shankill Road to celebrate Rangers winning the Scottish Premiership on Sunday evening. The fans came out desp(...)

The minister  said  engagement between the PSNI and An Garda Síochána was happening quickly and in most cases significantly faster than the minimum standard required between EU states. Photograph: iStock

Brexit has had “no impact” on cross-Border co-operation on law enforcement, a UK government minister has said. Northern Ireland Office (NIO) Ministe(...)

DUP MP Gregory Campbell’s comments in a Facebook post were described as ‘racist and reprehensible’ by Naomi Long. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The DUP MP Gregory Campbell has refused to apologise for comments made in a controversial Facebook post in which he described the number of black peop(...)

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