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Seamus Mallon in 1998, when he was deputy first minister of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One of Northern Ireland’s most prominent nationalist politicians, Seamus Mallon was at the heart of the Social Democratic and Labour Party for three d(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and party colleague Nicola Mallon: the party formed a partnership with Fianna Fáil earlier this year. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

For decades John Hume represented the SDLP in the European Parliament. Even 15 years since he departed the job, the SDLP still sees Northern Ireland’s(...)

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne - Pool/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and members of her US congressional delegation that he knows they will be there to protect (...)

Nancy Pelosi receives a standing ovation in the Dáil on Wednesday. Handout photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Nothing must happen to imperil the Belfast Agreement and the seamless Border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, US speaker of the House of Represen(...)

John Hume at the announcement of the Belfast Agreement in 1998, a deal he roughly outlined to British officials eight years earlier. Photograph: Alan Betson

On April 10th, 1998, the Irish and British governments signed the Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland, bringing peace talks to an end. Below is th(...)

More than 2,000 people attended the Nagar Kirtan Procession around Sandymount in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the happiest men among the estimated 2,000 people taking part in the Sikh parade at Dublin’s Sandymount area on Sunday was Ravinder Singh. In(...)

‘When the Good Friday Agreement was painstakingly achieved I felt it had an almost poetic complexity,’ writes Michael Longley. ’You might say that today Northern Irish politics more often resemble bad prose.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Two quotations – possibly (maybe even probably) the two best-known poetic references to the Troubles and peace process – are cited a number of times i(...)

For students hoping to begin a postgraduate in the 2020-21 academic year, now is a good time to begin researching.

As attention turns towards final undergraduate projects and exams, you may also start thinking about the next step and how you’re going to fund your p(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood will address the Fianna Fáil ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor West Belfast SDLP local representative Tim Attwood, who opposed the SDLP-Fianna Fáil partnership, has announced that (...)

Derry City manager Declan Devine: “From the first day in the door I thought we had to get local-based players.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Declan Devine pushes the brochure across the desk in the manager’s office. Derry, city walls, tours, it said. We were in the Brandywell stadium on Thu(...)

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