Ian Marshall

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 Edward Carson’s statue in the grounds of Stormont in Belfast. Photograph:  Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

There are two ways of thinking about the partition of Ireland 100 years ago. One is as a realist drama – the working out of the inevitable consequence(...)

The vacancies in the Upper House arose due to the resignations of Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Elisha McCallion, a former Sinn Féin MLA and MP. Photograph: Tom Honan

Harry McGee Political Corresondent Government candidates have comfortably won the two Seanad byelections prompting predictions from Taoiseach Micheál(...)

 Billy Lawless pictured following his Seanad appointment in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sinn Féin is asking the party’s 41 TDs and Senators to vote for Independent candidate Billy Lawless in the Seanad byelections. Mr Lawless is standin(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu, running as an Independent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The political storm that has convulsed the Green Party over the decision by its chairwoman Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Hazel Chu to run for a Seanad bye(...)

British soldiers take aim at civil rights demonstrators in the Falls Road, Belfast, 1970. File photograph: Malcolm Stroud/Express/Getty Images

The Government will consider buying the rights to the out-of-print Lost Lives book that details each of the 3,700 people who died in the Troubles and (...)

Parliament Buildings in Stormont, Belfast. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

When the last detainees were released from Long Kesh in 1975, then SDLP leader Gerry Fitt said it would be a long time before the Catholic community i(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill arrive at the funeral of senior IRA figure Bobby Storey. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Taoiseach has warned against being “overly judgemental” of the actions of the North’s deputy first minister and other senior Sinn Féin figures at (...)

It is unfortunate that a role was never found for Ian Marshall at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall says “the entire unionist community feels let down and left behind” by the new government’s failure to nominate a unionist(...)

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, Ian Marshall, was elected a senator in a 2018 byelection. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall has expressed his disappointment that he learned that he was not being nominated to the Seanad for a second term via socia(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill:  Ms O’Neill believes Taoiseach Micheál Martin will visit Northern Ireland “over the course of the next number of days”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The North’s First and Deputy First Ministers have said they look forward to a positive relationship with the new Taoiseach following their first conve(...)

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