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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 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(...)

 PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton: “Violence and disorder in relation to the Twelfth is not inevitable.” Photograph: David Young/PA

The political atmosphere in Northern Ireland has deteriorated further after a DUP and Ulster Unionist Party decision to boycott today’s scheduled mee(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson: “I don’t think the arrest and questioning does any harm. That indicates that nobody is above the law.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Peter Robinson has said Sinn Féin must clarify its position on support for policing.The DUP leader and First Minister is maintaining pressure on Marti(...)

The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 had failed to save aspects of previous legislation and in July 2011 Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne ruled that as a result many properties could not be repossessed.

Hundreds of repossession cases adjourned pending the introduction of legislation to repair a lacuna in the law, will have to b(...)