1Gerry Adams after delivering his address to delegates at the Sinn Féin ardfheis. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has insisted his successor will not be anointed internally and a democratic process will take place. Mr Adams confirm(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill speaking to media at the start of the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Northern Executive and Assembly can only be restored “on a sustainable basis” when existing agreements are implemented, Sinn Féin deputy leader Ma(...)

Gerry Adams personifies for many all they dislike about Sinn Féin and the Provisional IRA.

Delegates meet in the RDS this evening for the Sinn Féin ardfheis with the party at a crossroads. Several important motions, including on abortion, h(...)

Sinn Fein’s Northern Ireland leader Michelle O’Neill with Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams. File image:  Mark Marlow/PA Wire

An “honourable compromise” to restore the Northern Executive remains possible, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has insisted despite the breakdown of (...)

Northern Ireland  has been without a functioning power-sharing Executive and Assembly since it was collapsed in January.  Photograph: AFP

The British government is to bring forward legislation for a budget for Northern Ireland on Monday in the absence of a deal between the DUP and Sinn F(...)

 David Scoffield QC giving his opening statement to the inquiry into the botched Renewable Heat Incentive scheme which triggered the collapse of political powersharing in Northern Ireland. Photograph: RHI Inquiry/PA Wire.

Public concern over the calamitous ‘cash for ash’ scheme reached such a “fever pitch” that it contributed to the downfall of the Northern Executive an(...)

Gerry Adams: “A deal hasn’t been done because the DUP thus far are not prepared to embrace the rights-based agenda which has already been agreed in other times, and what we need is a delivery of all these commitments.”  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said an agreement can be reached in the Stormont talks on the restoration of powersharing if the DUP agrees to treat(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British PM Theresa May discussed the latest talks setback by phone on Monday. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May have said it is up to the DUP and Sinn Féin to resolve their differences to get the Nort(...)

Arlene Foster’s DUP has said while it is committed to reaching an agreement there is no immediate prospect of a deal. Photograph:  AFP

The Democratic Unionist Party has ruled out any immediate return of the powersharing Executive at Stormont. In a blow to the British and Irish gover(...)

 Robin Newton: he issued a statement to say he had “never been appointed to any position with Charter NI”.   Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There was guarded but growing optimism in Belfast on Wednesday night that the DUP and Sinn Féin are close to a deal that would restore the Northern Ex(...)

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