First Minister Peter Robinson (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) with chairman of the corporation behind the development of the former Maze Prison site, Terence Brannigan, at  the site yesterday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness appear to have got their political marriage back on track. The fact that the First Minister and Dep(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness and Pearse Doherty (left) after the leader’s address at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis   in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend, were Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness conjuring at the back of their minds th(...)

Peace wall on Cupar Street, off Shankill Road in Belfast. Photograph: David Sleator

Northern Ireland is an incomparably better place now than when the Belfast Agreement came into being exactly 15 years ago. There is far less vi(...)

 John Hume ponders the options during final deliberations on the Belfast Agreement

Even after a lapse of 15 years, the drama, tension and excitement of the days leading up to the Belfast Agreement remain vivid memories to all (...)

Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness: the Chuckle Brothers cheered people up –  and in a place that needed cheering, that was important. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three days after her death there is still much discussion about Margaret Thatcher’s divisive yet curiously productive role in modern Irish hist(...)

Fifteen years on and the sight of Northern Irish politicians walking up to the door of 10 Downing Street – once a staple for television bulleti(...)

A transformative agreement

The contribution made by the Belfast Agreement to a civilised life on this island has faded in the public’s imagination because of political ca(...)

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