Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks at Sinn Féin’s general election candidate launch in the Mansion House, Dublin, earlier this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The “political establishment” is “desperately reaching for any excuse to exclude Sinn Féin” from government, party leader Mary Lou McDonald has said.(...)

A laptop in Stormont shows a live feed of DUP leader Arlene Foster giving evidence to the RHI inquiry on the “cash for ash” scandal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two years ago, following days of political fever, a tiny group of journalists was called hurriedly to Martin McGuinness’s office in Stormont. There th(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster remains under fire over ‘cash for ash’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The prospect of new Northern Assembly elections and the collapse of Stormont appeared to draw closer on Thursday night after Sinn Féin dismissed DUP p(...)

 Stormont Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir  has cautioned that anyone believing London would plug a European funding hole in the region after Brexit, running into hundreds of millions, must “believe in fairies”. File photograph: PA Photo

A post-Brexit recession will hit Northern Ireland harder and longer than it will the rest of the UK, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has warned. The Stormont Mi(...)

Northern Ireland Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: “We need the type of investment in jobs, in infrastructure, which will make us economically competitive.” File photograph: PA

Finance ministers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have called for a cash injection in next month’s UK budget. The brakes should be taken off (...)

The potential withdrawal of EU funding to Northern Ireland as a result of Brexit poses a serious threat to the peace process, Northern Ireland financ(...)

Arlene Foster said if evidence comes forward that Máirtín Ó Muilleoir was implicated in the alleged collusion against Mr Robinson then his position would be “entirely untenable”. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said Sinn Féin Minister of Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir should have stepped aside due to the latest Nama (...)

Finance Ministers from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have agreed to work together to “speak with one voice” in discussions with the UK Governme(...)

DUP MLA Emma Little-Pengelly at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Sinn Féin’s Mairtin Ó Muilleoir joked that his election in South Belfast became official only when he posted the result on Twitter. “How do you spell(...)