Sinn Féin’s leader at Stormont, Michelle O’Neill, announces that the talks process aimed at restoring devolution in Northern Ireland has ‘run its course’, in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There appears to be little prospect of the North’s powersharing institutions being restored by Monday’s 4pm deadline, after Sinn Féin stated that it w(...)

The Stormont Estate in Belfast. File photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

What’s this about new political talks in Northern Ireland? The British and Irish governments and the northern parties are embarking on a new attempt (...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (below right) and Sinn Féin’s leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill shake hands at the funeral of Martin McGuinness on Thursday. Photograph: Darran Marshall/BBC

Common ground exists between the Stormont parties as the deadline looms for saving power-sharing, Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said on(...)

DUP leader and former first minister Arlene Foster signing a book of condolence for Martin McGuinness in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Former US president Bill Clinton is expected to be among the thousands of people attending the funeral in Derry on Thursday of former Sinn Féin deputy(...)

Tributes have been paid to former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Facundo  Arrizabalaga/EPA

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has led tributes to former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness, who has died aged 66. Gerry A(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Bloomberg headquarters: “I’ve a number of immediate priorities on my desk when I arrive back tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock and I intend to start working on those.”   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the restoration of the Northern Executive and the agreement of an EU position for the Brexit negotiations “take preceden(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  with Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development  Joe McHugh at the Irish Memorial in Philadelphia on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has downplayed concerns that Britain could exit the European Union without a trade deal, as he began a week-long tour of the eas(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire has cancelled his trip to Washington to concentrate on critical talks to save powersharing at Stormont.

Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire has cancelled his trip to Washington to concentrate on critical talks to save powersharing at St(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan and Northern Secretary James Brokenshire. They held a further round of talks in Stormont on Thursday

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has warned fresh elections could be called in three weeks if Northern Ireland’s political parties cannot agree a(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire who warned the North faces another election within weeks if the parties fail to reach agreement. Photograph: PA

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has warned of the possibility of another election if the political parties cannot reach agreement within t(...)

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