Jim Allister

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A report by Northern Ireland’s outgoing victims’ commissioner Kathryn Stone (centre) proposing a pension for everyone who was severely injured during the Troubles has been sent to First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Photograph:  Brian Thompson/Press Eye/PA Wire

The North’s outgoing victims’ commissioner Kathryn Stone has proposed a pension for everyone who was severely injured during the Troubles - an idea wh(...)

Jim Allister said the TUV is hoping to trigger a ‘political earthquake’ in the European elections. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has called for reform of the EU while also urging the North to be more ambitious in seeking aid from Brussel(...)

Undated handout file photo of Jean McConville before she vanished in 1972.  Photograph: PA

Sinn Féin has been quick to suggest the arrest of Gerry Adams was “politically motivated” but the party should treat the investigation in the same spi(...)

Alex Attwood: “people don’t want 11 mini-Stormonts”

Public antipathy to the “new ascendancy” of the DUP and Sinn Féin could assist the SDLP in winning a European seat and performing well in the elect(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson (right) said of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness yesterday: ‘If there is any evidence that he has been involved in criminal activity then he like any of the rest of us should be brought before the courts and tried.’ File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

First Minister Peter Robinson has stated he has long held that “certain people” were “left alone” by the authorities in order to safeguard the (...)

Chief Constable Matt Baggott: writing to Norman Baxter requesting him to clarify and expand on claims  he made. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott has attempted to kick to touch serious allegations made by former senior police offic(...)

Unionist parties moved quickly today to exploit what they viewed as a pre-election gaffe by Anna Lo, an Alliance South Belfast Assembly member. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Unionist parties moved quickly today to exploit what they viewed as a pre-election gaffe by Anna Lo, an Alliance South Belfast Assembly member (...)

John Downey: Emergency debate at Stormont  to discuss  fallout from court decision not to press ahead with action against Donegal man in connection with  1982 Hyde Park bombing. Picture: EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

The Northern Ireland Assembly has backed a DUP motion expressing outrage at secret British government deals with republican on-the-runs and calling(...)

Peter Robinson with Martin McGuinness. But would he have sat down with him of his own volition? Photograph: Arthur Allison

In mid-December a neighbour offered this opinion on the Haass talks: “You know there is absolutely no chance of that shower doing a deal.”And then he (...)

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying the  union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast last January. Photograph: Reuters

Richard Haass appeared to be both angry about and baffled by the rejection by unionists of his proposals to deal with the past, flags and parades. Wha(...)

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