Talks extended into Thursday morning but there was no breakthrough ahead of today’s deadline. Photograph: PA

The UK Government has announced negotiations to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland will be allowed to extend until Monday, despite Stormont part(...)

DUP negotiator Edwin Poots  speaks to members of the media in the grounds of Stormont Castle, Belfast, Northern Ireland,  June 28th, 2017. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Intensive efforts were continuing at Stormont late on Wednesday night to break the political deadlock between Sinn Féin and the DUP ahead of Thursday’(...)

Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday: Three hours after her announcement, Ms May’s spokesman sought to play down the change of course. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May’s government signalled a major retreat from economic austerity on Wednesday, suggesting that a 1 per cent limit on public service pay incr(...)

Sinn Féin’s  Declan Kearney, Gerry Adams and Niall O Donnghaile at Stormont. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin and the DUP remained locked in disagreement over a proposed Irish language act and other issues as talks aimed at reinstating the Northern E(...)

British prime minister Theresa May stands next to Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster, as DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson signs paperwork with the London government’s chief whip, Gavin Williamson, inside 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Reuters

The deal struck by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to keep the Conservative government in power in the United Kingdom is a good one for Northern I(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster said she was ‘delighted’ with the package she secured from Theresa May in return for her party supporting the British Conservative government. Photograph: Getty Images

The DUP has agreed a deal with British prime minister Theresa May that will allow for an extra £1 billion of spending in Northern Ireland on health, e(...)

Ireland’s church leaders have appealed in an open letter to politicians involved in the Northern Ireland talks process ‘to go the extra mile’ to reach a deal. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Ireland’s church leaders have appealed in an open letter to politicians involved in the Northern Ireland talks process “to go the extra mile” and reac(...)

Northern  Secretary  James Brokenshire and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, at Stormont. Photograph: Simon Graham/NOI/PA Wire

The new Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned that Northern Ireland could be the part of Europe “most vulnerable” to a poor deal betwe(...)

Sinn Féin South Antrim MLA Declan Kearney: reaching a deal requires “a serious focus” by all parties.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Talks between the British and Irish governments and the five main Northern Ireland parties are due to resume at Stormont today with the aim of forming(...)

The area with the highest number of jobless benefits claimants in the North in the three months to April was in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, according to the latest figures.

The number of people without a job in Northern Ireland has fallen to 47,000, the lowest level since before the recession, according to latest governme(...)

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