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Belfast mural depicting Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill (L) and the DUP’s Arlene Foster as the unlikely bedfellow characters from the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

How is it that Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill seem to be getting on so well? In the past couple of weeks the DUP First Minister and Sinn Féin Depu(...)

Gerry Jones, Neil Blaney and John Kelly (right) during the Arms Trial in Dublin in 1970

A group representing victims and survivors of the Troubles has called on the Irish government to carry out an independent inquiry into the 1970 Arms C(...)

Private Patrick Kelly, who was killed by the IRA as he searched for the kidnapped businessman Don Tidey in Co Leitrim in 1983. Image courtesy Kelly family.

The son of the only Irish soldier killed by the IRA during the Troubles has welcomed the acknowledgment by Mary Lou McDonald that his death was “wrong(...)

If Gerry Adams pursues a compensation case he could be in line for a  six-figure payment.

A decision to provide Gerry Adams with more than £106,000 (€118,000) in legal aid has been defended as legally sound and based on normal criminal appe(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster welcomed the degree of ‘clarity’ provided by Michael Gove in his House of Commons statement. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

British Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove’s key commitments on the Northern Ireland protocol must be “unmovable foundational positions” for the Bri(...)

The posts would be at Belfast Port (above), Larne and Warrenpoint and would be designed to accommodate additional customs officers and vets, who would be dealing with livestock

Unionist politicians have responded with annoyance and dismay after a junior Sinn Féin Minister told a Stormont committee that there will be new physi(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster speaks to the media during a visit to Pond Park primary school in Lisburn, Co Antrim on Wednesday. Photograph: Birmingham City Council/PA Wire

While coronavirus may have knocked Brexit off the front pages, it hasn’t gone away, and Sinn Féin junior Minister Declan Kearney set the cat among the(...)

It would be surprising if Gerry Adams did not seek recompense. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Gerry Adams, after his convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze or Long Kesh prison camp in 1973 and 1974 were quashed by the London Supreme(...)

Politicians in the Stormont Assembly gave a mixed response to new abortion laws coming into force in Northern Ireland today. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

Unionists have called for an opportunity to debate and change Northern Ireland’s new abortion laws, which came into force on Tuesday. DUP MLA Paul G(...)

Sinn Féin finance minister Conor Murphy. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The Northern Executive has received £912 million in special funding from the British government to address the Covid-19 crisis, the North’s Minister f(...)

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