Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and James Brokenshire MP Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at Iveagh House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Few can be inspired by the United Kingdom’s state of preparedness, as it quits the European Union, particularly in Northern Ireland where a lack of po(...)

Gerry Adams carries the coffin during the funeral procession of Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness, ahead of his funeral at St Columba’s Church Long Tower, in Derry. Photograph: Thomas McMullan/PA Wire

With the death of Martin McGuinness Ireland lost a hero, Derry a son, Sinn Féin a leader, and his family a loving, caring and dedicated husband, fathe(...)

Martin McGuinness and Arlene Foster: their  congratulatory letter told Mr Trump “you can be assured of a warm welcome” to the North. Photograph: Reuters

An invitation extended to US president Donald Trump to visit Northern Ireland by the outgoing Stormont administration is no longer appropriate, the n(...)

Puppets of Nelson Mandela, Peter Mandelson and Gerry Adams sold at Whyte’s auction for a combined total of €2,150

Three caricature puppets – of Gerry Adams, Peter Mandelson and Nelson Mandela – made for the satirical British TV show Spitting Image, which aired in (...)

Stormont Parliament  at dusk in Belfast, Northern Ireland, January 16th, 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The British and Irish governments have appealed to all political parties to fight a calm and respectful election campaign in Northern Ireland after (...)

Leading member of Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

In 1994, when attempts to get the IRA to call a ceasefire were intensifying, Martin McGuinness was about to enter the Department of Foreign Affairs in(...)

The North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and First Minister Arlene Foster. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

It was a MAD year in Northern Ireland and, come 2017, it could get madder. The acronym is mutual assured destruction – the principle that, during th(...)

Martin McGuinness and Arlene Foster speaking to journalists after attending the  meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee in Downing Street  on Monday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness have told Theresa May that they must be at the heart of the process of negotiating Britain’s withdrawal from the E(...)

Northern Irish First Minister Arlene Foster and her deputy Martin McGuinness outside 10 Downing Street  after holding talks with British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

When the leaders of the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland emerged from their meeting with UK prime minister Theresa Ma(...)

British prime minister Theresa May will today offer the leaders of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness (L),  a formal role in shaping Britain’s strategy for leaving the European Union. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

1. Iarnród Éireann funding crisis puts lines at risk, report warns A number of rail lines may be forced to close as Iarnród Éireann is threatened w(...)

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