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“The government at Westminster is utterly, totally, taken up with Brexit. That’s where the really dark shadow is coming from,” says Alastair Campbell,(...)

 Eamonn Mallie with Ian Paisley and  Baroness Eileen Paisley in 2014: Baroness Paisley urged leaders on both sides to ‘confess  your sin and confess your mistakes’

Baroness Eileen Paisley has criticised DUP leader Arlene Foster and said her late husband Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness would not have created the(...)

Sinn Féin’s Northern Ireland leader Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The DUP and Sinn Féin had got at least as far as a text on a draft agreement to restore powersharing in the North, leaked papers from their talks ind(...)

 Stormont is seen at night, in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin and the DUP had agreed a mechanism that would have prevented disputes between the parties from immediately collapsing the Northern Ireland E(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with deputy leader Nigel Dodds: Republicans who imagine Ms Foster pitted against Mr Dodds are like unionists who hoped for rows between Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

On Tuesday, as the DUP began retreating from a Stormont deal, it was forced to deny a split between its MPs and assembly members. “There is no p(...)

Parliament Buildings in Stormont. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The political edifice at Stormont came tumbling down in January last year when the late Martin McGuinness resigned as Deputy First Minister. It preci(...)

Sinn Féin Deputy  Pearse Doherty (left), new president Mary Lou McDonald, new deputy president Michelle O’Neill and Conor Murphy MLA celebrating  at  the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féiners are now getting used to a leadership that is not only chromosomally different to what went before – but a leadership where the top post h(...)

 Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (centre)  with deputy president Michelle O’Neill celebrating after their election at a party  ardfheis at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Sinn Féin special ardfheis on Saturday has indeed witnessed historic change, as the party leadership passed from Gerry Adams to Mary Lou McDonald (...)

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald: “Mary Lou has been part of the leadership for a long time. It’s not like she has landed down from Mars.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fiachra McGuinness, son of Martin McGuinness, posted a poignant tweet recently. It showed two photographs, both featuring his late father alongside th(...)

As president of Sinn Fein for 34 years, Gerry Adams has directed operations in a slow but deliberate manner from the front, outflanking and neutralising his militant opponents. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gerry Adams is nothing if not pragmatic. When the Provisional IRA was unable to force a British withdrawal from Northern Ireland, he embarked upon a p(...)

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