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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(...)

Members of UK Parliament queue outside the House of Commons in Westminster as they wait to vote on the future of proceedings, amid a row over how Commons business can take place safely. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

MPs who are shielding because of coronavirus will be able to take part in debates remotely but will no longer be able to vote without being present at(...)

File image of Julian Smith at Downing Street in September 2019 in London, England. File photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The term of the North’s current Executive and Assembly should be prolonged by a year to give the institutions a better chance to succeed, former secre(...)

The Lavender and Green LGBT Alliance during the St Patricks Day Parade in New York City. Photograph: Getty Images

Tributes have been made to the Irish American LGBT rights activist Tarlach MacNiallais who died in New York City on Wednesday, after contracting the c(...)

 Mick Mulvaney: appointed by US president Donald Trump. File Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The new US special envoy to Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney has said he expects to take up his new position by May 1st. The former White House chief (...)

Sara Canning with her partner Lyra McKee: ‘Lyra made my politics less black and white. She was unique in Northern Ireland’

Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards are the first couple to enter into a same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. To mark the occasion, those involved(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson attends an awards ceremony held at the Banqueting House, London. Photograph: David Parry/PA Wire

British government ministers are actively looking into Boris Johnson’s idea of a road bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland, Downing Street has(...)

Newly appointed Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey barely had her feet under the desk before Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was complaining about her appointment. The West Belfast MLA was in Magennis’s bar in central Belfast the night in January 2005 when Robert McCartney was stabbed and beaten to death. Photograph: PA

Sinn Féin’s surge in the opinion polls has raised questions about how it would perform in government were Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil to reverse their st(...)

County councillor Ruairi Ó Murchu  and former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams canvassing   in Dundalk, Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sinn Féin’s canvassers, lit up on a grey January afternoon in their party-branded high-vis vests, are fanning out like ground troops across the Cox’s (...)

Arlene Foster. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

It is hard today to appreciate the complete conceptual change in Northern Ireland politics represented by the 2006 St Andrews Agreement. The preceding(...)

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