Northern Secretary  James Brokenshire said he was trying to determine if there was a way to avoid   elections. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A new plan to reduce the cost of the “cash for ash” heat scheme in the North will be fairly assessed, the Sinn Féin Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Mui(...)

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(...)

A member of the public looks at a mural referencing the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) crisis and Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster in a Belfast city centre car park. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin finance minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir and DUP economy minister Simon Hamilton are to hold a “clear the air” meeting on Thursday afternoon to (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, who was in Stormont to monitor the no confidence motion in the DUP’s Arlene Foster as First Minister. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has maintained the pressure on Arlene Foster to step aside as First Minister – pending the outcome of an independent investigation into the(...)

A member of the Stormont security staff looks on the television feed of First Minster Arlene Foster addressing the Assembly  in Stormont. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Arlene Foster has survived a no confidence debate in the Northern Assembly and repeated calls by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness for her to s(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster is under pressure over a a renewable heating incentive scheme that could result in a £400 million overspend over the next 20 years. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

First Minister Arlene Foster is to face up to claims in the Northern Assembly chamber that she was “asleep at the wheel” over a renewable heating ince(...)

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin in publishing a new discussion document on a united Ireland in Belfast and Dublin on Monday has described as a “myth” the argument that the (...)

 Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: says Ireland can no longer afford the cost of partition. Photograph:  Mark Marlow/Pacemaker

Far from being an economic basket case, Northern Ireland is an economic miracle, requiring barely a quarter of the £10 billion (€11.7 billion) subsidy(...)

Increasing cross-Border co-operation led to the creation of six North-South implementation bodies, including Waterways Ireland. Photograph: James Connolly

If you wandered into an Irish bar late at night during the years of the Troubles, chances were you’d hear a crows’ chorus working through the repertoi(...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir says he has no questions to answer concerning Dáithí McKay’s communications with Jamie Bryson. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Stormont’s Minister for Finance has insisted he has no questions to answer over a party colleague’s controversial contact with a witness to an inquiry(...)

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