Arlene Foster at Stormont, following the publication of Sir Patrick Coghlin’s report into the renewable heat incentive scheme. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The calamitous cash for ash scheme was the scandal that brought down the Northern Executive and Assembly just over three years ago. There was a real f(...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster Foster admitted that she did not read the legislation behind the Renewable Heat Incentive. File photograph: The Irish Times

More than three years since the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry was established in January 2017 the chairman, Patrick Coghlin, is to publish his find(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney with Emma DeSouza and her US born husband, Jake. Ms DeSouza has lodged a challenge to a ruling that those born in the North are automatically British citizens. Photograph: DFA /PA Wire

Renewed confidence in the citizenship and identity provisions of the Belfast Agreement is required, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tánaiste Simon Co(...)

SDLP general election candidate and MLA Claire Hanna is the bookmakers’ favourite to take the seat in South Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

One of the talking points of the past two years of Brexit debate has been the absence of a nationalist voice in the House of Commons to express the Re(...)

The PSNI has confirmed it is investigating allegations of ‘exploitation and criminality’ affecting the Roma community in Northern Ireland.

The PSNI has confirmed it is investigating allegations of “exploitation and criminality” affecting the Roma community in Northern Ireland. Det Chief(...)

Former first minister Peter Robinson addressing the MacGill Summer School. Photopgraph: North West Nespix

Peter Robinson’s comments about a united Ireland at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties on Friday annoyed and upset different strands of unionism, a(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Sinn Féin “have tried to change the narrative of what happened”.

The Sinn Féin leadership needs to be far more honest about atrocities committed by the IRA during the troubles in the North, according to Fianna Fáil (...)

Calls have been made for Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff to resign after he posted a video on social media that has been interpreted as an insult to victims of the Kingsmill massacre.

The sole survivor of the Kingsmill massacre as well as relatives of the 10 Protestants killed in south Armagh 42 years ago have rejected an apology fr(...)

 David Scoffield QC giving his opening statement to the inquiry into the botched Renewable Heat Incentive scheme which triggered the collapse of political powersharing in Northern Ireland. Photograph: RHI Inquiry/PA Wire.

Public concern over the calamitous ‘cash for ash’ scheme reached such a “fever pitch” that it contributed to the downfall of the Northern Executive an(...)

Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill and Ulster Unionist Leader Robin Swann debating on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The row over loyalist paramilitary support for unionist candidates prompted a number of clashes when senior politicians from the five main parties eng(...)

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