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(...)

British Prime minister Theresa May has said the Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) would give Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales an official channel to influence Brexit negotiations before they start next spring.  Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May will today offer the leaders of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales a formal role in shaping Britain’s strategy fo(...)

In letters dated last Friday, October 14th, Theresa  May responded to the joint letter sent to her by Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness on August 10th last setting out their concerns over the implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The British prime minister Theresa May has written to First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness repeating her commitmen(...)

Government said it would be inappropriate to pre-empt the findings of the HIA Inquiry before they are published in January. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Thousands of people who were in residential institutions in Northern Ireland would be entitled to individual payments of at least £20,000 if a propos(...)

Following their meeting with British prime minister Theresa May at Stormont in July, Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness  gave separate, edgy press conferences which highlighted their diametrically opposing positions on Brexit. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The senior Northern Ireland civil servant, a veteran of the peace process and a plurality of crises over recent decades, shook his head as Arlene Fos(...)

 Northern Ireland’s most senior judge Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan who has called on political leaders to agree on funding to make  progress on inquests from the Troubles. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s most senior judge has called on political leaders to agree on funding to get urgent progress on inquests from the Troubles. Lord C(...)

 Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  and First Minister Arlene Foster: joint letter to British prime minister Theresa May to say they were reassured by her commitment to the North. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness, who took opposite sides in the British referendum on the EU, have adopted a unified approach post-Brexit in “seek(...)

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