Mike Nesbitt

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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(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann says it is time for Northern Ireland institutions to move on. Photograph: PA

A “voluntary coalition” of parties willing to serve together in Northern Ireland should be established if Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionists canno(...)

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton: “I’m absolutely confident that there will not be misconduct established.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The PSNI chief constable George Hamilton and other senior officers have rejected allegations that they were guilty of “criminality and misconduct” in (...)

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