The DUP leader Arlene Foster is due to make a speech on Thursday evening recommitting her party to powersharing. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The DUP leader Arlene Foster is due to make a speech on Thursday evening recommitting her party to powersharing but questioning whether Sinn Féin is p(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney:  said the Government was planning to introduce legislation that would allow gardaí  give  evidence to the inquest into the 1976 Kingsmill massacre in Armagh. Photograph: Alan Betson

Politicians must “make things happen” if there is to be any prospect of restoring Stormont, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said in Armagh (...)

James Brokenshire: he is planning to make contact with party leaders in the coming week to prepare for a return to talks.  Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire is this week due to sound out party leaders on the prospects of reinstating the Northern Executive and Assembly d(...)

 East Antrim MP Sammy  Wilson (DUP) has questioned the worth of resuming the Northern Ireland powersharing talks process, claiming Sinn Féin was making unrealistic demands. File photograph:  Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The British government has said talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland remain a priority, despite scepticism from a senior Democratic Union(...)

Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire,  in Dublin. Photograph:   Julien Behal

The Government has dismissed British proposals to avoid a customs border on the island of Ireland after the UK leaves the European Union. Taoiseach L(...)

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney welcomes Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire to a meeting at The Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin for talks on Northern Ireland and   Brexit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Irish and British governments will meet the Northern parties in Belfast next week in the latest bid to relaunch the power-sharing institutions in (...)

Michelle O’Neill has written to the British and Irish governments and the NI parties proposing that talks aimed at reinstating the powersharing institutions restart next Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The British and Irish Governments are trying to create a “different dynamic” to the Stormont talks as they step up planning for the resumption of nego(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney speaks to the media, at Iveagh House in Dublin, in response to Brexit proposals.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said significant questions on maintaining an “invisible” border after Brexit remained unanswered follow(...)

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire: he said business leaders must “keep using their influence to encourage political parties to deliver a functioning and effective Executive”. Photograph: Getty Images

Sinn Féin has called for a “short, focused” series of negotiations aimed at restoring the Northern Executive and Assembly. Sinn Féin senior negotiato(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams meets then US president Bill Clinton in the in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on St Patrick’s Day, 2000. Photograph: William Vasta/AFP/Getty Images

Transcripts released by the Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas to The Irish Times present a fascinating insight into the role played by Bill Cli(...)

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