Ian Paisley

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Ian Paisley: “Nothing was finalised until a few days before travelling to the event.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has justified taking a first-class flight to attend a New York conference by saying he “put himself out” to facilitate a “(...)

Ian Paisley jnr: plenty of reading material in his Irish passport. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Watching BBC’s Newsnight programme on Thursday, I was intrigued to hear presenter Kirsty Wark use the word “thrawn” in a question to an interviewee. I(...)

Ian Paisley jnr: in 1994 he told Larry Robinson that the DUP would be happy to re-enter the talks process at Stormont “provided that the Hume-Adams talks were ended” and the Republic made a firm commitment to a referendum on articles 2 and 3.  Photograph: PA Wire

Revealing insights into the thinking of several Northern Ireland politicians was provided to the British government by a London-based American diploma(...)

David Trimble and  Ken Maginnis of the Ulster Unionist Party told the US government  “it was important not to humiliate [Ian Paisley] any further”. Photograph: Michael Crabtree/Reuters

The Ulster Unionist Party gave the US government advice on how to handle Ian Paisley saying “it was important not to humiliate” the Democratic Unionis(...)

 Ian Paisley and  James Molyneaux in Derry: Molyneaux, a diffident and taciturn figure, was ultimately not able or not willing to hold a direct meeting with Haughey. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Taoiseach Charles Haughey made repeated efforts to set up a meeting with the unionist leader James Molyneaux during 1988 without success. The two mai(...)

  Michael Havers - later to become Lord Havers - who served as attorney  general to Margaret Thatcher’s  Conservative government. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Margaret Thatcher’s chief legal adviser woke from heart surgery screaming “we must kill” Ian Paisley, newly-declassified files reveal. Documents mark(...)

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley, who is facing fresh calls to quit amid claims the DUP MP failed to declare another luxury holiday to parliamentary authorities. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ian Paisley jnr is facing fresh calls to resign amid claims the DUP MP failed to declare another luxury holiday to parliamentary authorities. In July(...)

DUP MP Ian Paisley Jnr apologising to the House of Commons in London for failing to register two family holidays funded by the Sri Lankan government earlier this year. File photograph: PA Wire.

Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley Jnr, whose seat in Westminster was under threat earlier this year over his non-declaration of holidays paid f(...)

 Pro-EU supporters call for a People’s Vote outside the British Houses of Parliament on  December 6th, 2018:   Some claim the backstop creates a problem of democratic control upwards because people in Northern Ireland would be subject to EU rules without any democratic representation in the EU. Photograph: Andy Rain

Although most of this week’s political drama has taken place in the House of Commons, they have also been debating Theresa May’s Brexit deal at the ot(...)

Alan Frame’s beautifully illustrated book contains many stories about its alumni who include writers John Hewitt, Robert Greacen and Glenn Patterson; artists Paul Henry, Basil Blackshaw and Colin Davidson; concert pianist Barry Douglas; actors Jamie Dornan and James Ellis, and stained-glass artist Wilhemina Geddes, who has a crater named after her on Mercury. Above, detail from the book’s cover

Methodist College, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, has left its imprint on Belfast and Northern Ireland in terms of the arts, sc(...)

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