Newly appointed Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey barely had her feet under the desk before Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was complaining about her appointment. The West Belfast MLA was in Magennis’s bar in central Belfast the night in January 2005 when Robert McCartney was stabbed and beaten to death. Photograph: PA

Sinn Féin’s surge in the opinion polls has raised questions about how it would perform in government were Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil to reverse their st(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has signed a pledge, along with all of her party’s candidates, to be guided by instructions from its ruling body - (...)

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy (left) and Mártín Ó Muilleoir at a press conference setting out the  party’s response to a public consultation on the future of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin has called for a scheme which aimed to reduce carbon emissions in Northern Ireland but ended up collapsing powersharing at Stormont, to be s(...)

Police in Belfast are investigating the distribution of anti-Islamic leaflets posted through letterboxes in the southeast of the city. Image: Twitter/MegMog95.

Police in Belfast are investigating the distribution of anti-Islamic leaflets posted through letterboxes in the southeast of the city. Leaflets from(...)

Two men remain in custody in Belfast on Sunday morning in connection with the murder of a woman in Finaghy yesterday. Police said the 51-year-old wo(...)

Sinn Fein minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir will meet members of political parties on Monday to discuss the investigation. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A public inquiry into Northern Ireland’s botched green energy scheme will leave no hiding places, Stormont’s finance minister vowed. Máirtín Ó Muille(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster remains under fire over ‘cash for ash’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The prospect of new Northern Assembly elections and the collapse of Stormont appeared to draw closer on Thursday night after Sinn Féin dismissed DUP p(...)

British  chancellor of the exchequer  Philip Hammond, who delivered his autumn statement this week.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s proposed lower rate of corporation tax of 12.5 per cent from April 2018 will “will not be enough to attract inward investment on i(...)

Loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson who gave  explosive evidence to the Stormont inquiry last September. Photograph: PA

The North’s minister of finance has insisted he had “no knowledge” of any communications between individuals involved in an alleged coaching scandal d(...)

Arlene Foster said if evidence comes forward that Máirtín Ó Muilleoir was implicated in the alleged collusion against Mr Robinson then his position would be “entirely untenable”. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said Sinn Féin Minister of Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir should have stepped aside due to the latest Nama (...)

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