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The Parliament Buildings in the Stormont Estate in Belfast Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A newly published report proposes a 35-year “road map to prosperity and social justice” in Northern Ireland. The Heenan-Anderson report says there is(...)

Police attend to an injured girl, after rolling the car off her, which had driven into a crowd of people outside Ardoyne in north Belfast. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Twenty-four police officers were hurt and a 16-year-old girl was taken to hospital after Orange Order parades turned violent in Belfast on Monday. The(...)

The British Labour Party has made it emphatically clear that neither Sinn Féin nor the SDLP will have it as an ally in their battle to compel the Bri(...)

Kincora Boys Home, in Belfast, was excluded from  a public investigation, announced last July, into whether paedophiles were sheltered in government, the national health service, police, the courts and the BBC. Photograph: Pacemaker

The Labour Party in Britain has said it will include the sexual abuse of boys in the Kincora home in Belfast in the 1970s in a UK-wide inquiry if it g(...)

A new Conservative Party  poster showing Labour leader Ed Miliband, Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond of the SNP and  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams which claims together they will bring chaos to Britain. Image: Conservative Party/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, the Democratic Unionist Party leader, has condemned the BBC’s refusal to review its decision to exclud(...)

Labour’s Northern Ireland spokesman, Ivan Lewis: until now, Labour has been less than enthusiastic about the new powers, consistently raising questions about Northern Ireland’s ability to replace the lost tax income

Legislation to cut Northern Ireland’s corporation tax rate will be supported by the Labour Party, which guarantees that it will become law before the(...)

The PSNI appears to be at fault for the error which led to the suspension of an inquest into the 2003 alleged murder by the IRA of Armagh man Gareth O’Connor, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has told the House of Commons. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

The PSNI appears to be at fault for the error which led to the suspension of an inquest into the 2003 alleged murder by the IRA of Armagh man Gareth O(...)

British Labour leader Ed Miliband: “What I promise if there is a Labour government, and indeed in advance of the general election, is a Labour Party that will work with the business community, that will work with civil society, that will work with the people of Northern Ireland in the challenges that we face.” Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The British Labour party will continue to engage with the issues that challenge Northern Ireland if it wins the general election in May, Ed Miliband h(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with (from left) Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan, Seán Sherlock Minister of State at Department of Foreign Affairs and Tánaiste Joan Burton  at Stormont House, Belfast, ahead of the talks. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The British and Irish governments have decided to allow another day of talking to determine if agreement can be reached that would safeguard the North(...)

Deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness speaks to reporters outside 10 Downing Street. Secretary of State for NI Theresa Villiers has warned that the NI government will not be able to function unless a budget is decided.  Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s government departments and public services will be increasingly unable to carry out business after January if a budget deal is not (...)

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