Michelle O Neill

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Irish-language protesters dressed in crocodile costumes. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Fifty years ago Northern Ireland was facing into an uncertain future with no notion of the horror ahead. Today there is no doubt the North is facing i(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson MP, chief whip of the DUP. Photograph: James Forde

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has told BBC Radio 4’s Today show that the current chances of a no-deal Brexit were “significant”. Speaking ahead of British(...)

Northern Ireland’s new Secretary of State Julian Smith in Derry for his first visit to the region since his appointment. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main political parties were “very close” to striking deal to restor(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds. Ms Foster said   she looked forward to discussing with Mr Johnson the ‘shared objectives of strengthening the union, delivering Brexit and restoring devolution’. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Unionist politicians congratulated Boris Johnson on his election as leader of the Conservative party and incoming British prime minister, while nation(...)

Shane Lowry is the fifth Irish winner of the Open Championship. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has congratulated Irish golfer Shane Lowry on winning the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Co Antrim on Sunday(...)

Arlene Foster says Simon Coveney is ‘obviously is setting out his stall so that he can look tough to our new prime minister’. Photograph: Reuters

Efforts to bring in abortion legislation through the Northern Ireland Bill currently making its way through Westminster were “insidious”, the DUP lead(...)

Ben Kelly (L) and Alan Flanagan (R)are members of the Vica campaign ahead of he emigrant vote referendum. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic group of people gathered in Dublin this week to kick off a campaign to urge people to vote Yes (...)

 The USA celebrate winning the Women’s World Cup  final  in Lyon. ‘The USA brought a new form of bravado to women’s sports.’ Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

What if I told you that sports and politics can intersect? That it’s possible to stand for something and dominate your respective field, and that one (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: came in for general criticism for a number of incidents in the past year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Sinn Féin review into its poor performance in the local and European elections has found the party needs to significantly improve how it communicate(...)

 Michelle O’Neill (right) warms up with match referee Stephanie Frappart (centre) and Manuela Nicolosi (left) prior to the Women’s World Cup football final between the USA and the Netherlands. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish referee Michelle O’Neill, who lined out as an assistant referee in the Women’s World Cup final in Lyon on Sunday, has told of how she closed al(...)

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