A laptop in Stormont shows a live feed of DUP leader Arlene Foster giving evidence to the RHI inquiry on the “cash for ash” scandal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two years ago, following days of political fever, a tiny group of journalists was called hurriedly to Martin McGuinness’s office in Stormont. There th(...)

Belfast’s  Glider  system isn’t just about transportation; there is a social and political dimension, says Robin Totten of Translink.

The crash of Stormont almost 20 months ago put many major developments on hold in Northern Ireland but one that snuck through the gap was the £90 mill(...)

Michael D Higgins  has the single greatest quality that any politician can have: people like him. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

From a situation where it was presumed in many quarters that nobody at all would challenge Michael D Higgins for the presidency, it now seems that a q(...)

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(...)

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