Sinn Féin’s president Gerry Adams and leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill will come to a judgment before November 13th on the DUP’s intentions. File photograph: Peter Morrisson/Reuters

Gerry Adams has said Sinn Féin is the “party of dialogue” but as northern leader Michelle O’Neill has made clear “endless talks without conclusion jus(...)

Stormont negotiations: “We need this generation of Northern Ireland politicians to work and talk together,” said Owen Smith of the UK Labour Party. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

A senior British Labour politician has urged Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire not to cut the pay of Stormont politicians beca(...)

James Brokenshire  making a statement in Stormont on Wednesday. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Waiting for Godot is described as a play where nothing happens twice. Waiting for a Breakthrough at Stormont is a pedestrian drama where nothing hap(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that Northern Ireland is ‘sliding towards direct rule’. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that Northern Ireland is “sliding towards direct rule” after the DUP and Sinn Féin failed in their talks to reinstat(...)

The UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary of State, James Brokenshire, speaking to media outside Stormont House in Belfast on Wednesday. Photograph: Peter Morrisson/Reuters

The latest collapse of the talks designed to facilitate a restoration of the powersharing institutions in Northern Ireland is deeply depressing. It ra(...)

Sinn Féin negotiator Gerry Kelly seen in the party’s offices at Stormont, Belfast.  Photograph: PA.

A further round of negotiations between the DUP and Sinn Féin broke up on Tuesday night without any agreement on how to restore the Northern Executive(...)

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy speaking to the media at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, as talks to save the Northern Ireland Power sharing executive continue. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Talks designed to reinstate the Northern Executive and Assembly have reached a “very key” stage, senior Sinn Féin negotiator Conor Murphy said at Stor(...)

Members and supporters of Survivors and Victims of Institutional Abuse  demonstrate against the lack of compensation for victims of institutional abuse, outside Stormont, in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Victims of historical child abuse have urged Northern Ireland’s politicians to release compensation which has been blocked due to Stormont’s collapse,(...)

Gerry Adams: “A deal hasn’t been done because the DUP thus far are not prepared to embrace the rights-based agenda which has already been agreed in other times, and what we need is a delivery of all these commitments.”  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said an agreement can be reached in the Stormont talks on the restoration of powersharing if the DUP agrees to treat(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: “Is the DUP leadership up for this? We will know soon enough. Sinn Féin certainly is.” Photograph: Oisin McHugh/Fusion Shooters

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has challenged the DUP and Sinn Féin to say what progress has been made in talks so the public can see if a reasonable deal(...)

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