The first lecture will be delivered by Bernadette McAliskey, who was a prominent civil rights campaigner and, as Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman elected to Westminster. Photograph:  Frank Barratt/Keystone/Getty Images

A new 10-week course in Belfast will hear nationalist, unionist and other perspectives on the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland. The course a(...)

Independent  Lady Sylvia Hermon: “In my lifetime I never thought that I would see a Border poll and I am now convinced that I probably will see a Border poll.” Photograph:   Stephen Davison

A unionist MP in Northern Ireland has said she is convinced a Border poll on Irish unity will happen as a result of Brexit. In a rare interview, Inde(...)

Lord Kilclooney claimed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ‘constantly antagonises Unionist feelings and is damaging the improved North/South relations’.

Veteran unionist politician John Taylor, now Lord Kilclooney, has been accused of making racist remarks on social media after he referred to Leo Varad(...)

Lord Kilclooney has been charged with failing to comply with a remedial notice by failing to cut hedges

Former Ulster Unionist politician John Taylor, now Lord Kilclooney, has been charged with failing to comply with a remedial notice by failing to cut h(...)

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage: his suggestion that June 23rd, when Britain voted to leave the EU, should be declared “independence day” has received surprisingly scant support.  File photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Name something that Denmark and the United Kingdom probably don’t have that probably every other country probably does have. As you can already tell,(...)

Brenda Schad: Choctaw and Cherokee ancestry. Photograph: tribeoftwo.com Brenda Schad: Choctaw and Cherokee ancestry. Photograph: tribeoftwo.com

All that stuff about Leo Varadkar and the Choctaws on Monday reminded me of one of the highlights of my journalistic career: the day I had lunch with (...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster waves to the crowd with deputy leader Nigel Dodds  after her speech in the party’s annual conference at the La Mon hotel in Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

At the DUP annual conference at the La Mon Hotel in Belfast, deputy leader Nigel Dodds quietly alerted delegates to the fact that if a deal is to be d(...)

Vincent Browne: his  interview on the Ray D’Arcy Show is a curious mix of fatalism, insight and curmudgeonly caricature, but never less than enjoyable

What’s in a name? In the world of radio quite a bit, at least when it comes to a show’s nomenclature: the more generic the programme name, the greater(...)

British soldiers take aim at civil rights demonstrators in the Falls Road, Belfast, 1970. File photograph: Malcolm Stroud/Express/Getty Images

Two ex-British soldiers are to be charged with murdering Official IRA commander Joe McCann in Belfast more than 44 years ago, Northern Ireland’s Publi(...)

 Senator Catherine Noone as she addresses the morning session of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly with on left Aengus O Snodaigh TD and on right Margaret Murphy O Mahony TD. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

Parliamentarians drawn from across Britain and Ireland have voiced strong opposition to any reimposition of a ‘hard border’ between the North and Sout(...)

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