Mike Nesbitt

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Mike Nesbitt: ‘To coin a phrase, we aren’t going away, you know.’ File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Unionists could hold the balance of power into perpetuity in a united Ireland parliament, former Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has claimed. Mr(...)

The research carried out by Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly identified seven key areas of unionist concern.

Loss of identity and land, nationalist “triumphalism” and renewed violence are among the fears unionists hold about the prospect of a united Ireland, (...)

Seamus Mallon ‘My concern is that a very narrow vote for unity would led to more division, instability and probably violence’. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The politicians are talking again in Northern Ireland. We should be thankful for that. However they need to be talking about deeper issues than the Ir(...)

Emma DeSouza (left) with her husband Jake (right) at the rally outside Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Two hundred people gathered outside Belfast City Hall on Saturday for a We Are Irish Too rally organised by immigration and citizens’ rights campaigne(...)

Simon Zebo during Racing 92’s Heineken Champions Cup clash against Ulster at  Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Simon Zebo says the racist epithet hurled at him from the crowd when his French club Racing 92 played Ulster a few weeks ago in Belfast has been part (...)

Eoin Ro Wilson casts his vote during the Irish Youth Referendum  in west Belfast. Photograph: Matt Bohill Pacemaker

“Tiocfaidh ár lá,” declared a smiling Mike Nesbitt to the 12-17 year-olds from Ballymurphy’s Glor na Mona youth club in very nationalist west Belfast.(...)

Lord Kilclooney claimed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ‘constantly antagonises Unionist feelings and is damaging the improved North/South relations’.

Veteran unionist politician John Taylor, now Lord Kilclooney, has been accused of making racist remarks on social media after he referred to Leo Varad(...)

British ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a Belfast  Agreement 20th anniversary event at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It snowed in Washington the night before Leo arrived. Unfortunately it wasn’t Situation Room weather. The snow didn’t stick. Which is a pity, because (...)

Ulster Unionist Assembly member Mike Nesbitt, former Ireland international Trevor Ringland and Rev John Dunlop. File photographs: The Irish Times/Inpho

A “civic unionism” group of more than 100 people from various sections of Northern Irish society has challenged what it says is a nationalist assumpti(...)

Mike Nesbitt: among the former Ulster Unionist Party leaders who joined 400 delegates at the party’s annual conference in the Armagh City Hotel on Saturday.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Three former Ulster Unionist Party leaders – Mike Nesbitt, Tom Elliott and Reg Empey – joined 400 delegates at the party’s annual conference in the Ar(...)

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