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UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: warned there could be no unionist MP in Belfast following next May’s general election. File Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has called for an electoral pact with the DUP for next May’s British general election to try to maximise uni(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness signs the book of condolence for Ian Paisley at Derry’s Guildhall. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

Ian Paisley got the full front-page treatment on Northern Ireland’s three main morning newspapers on Saturday.The centre-ground, but fairly unionist, (...)

Rev Ian Paisley. Photograph: Eric Luke

The private funeral of the Rev Ian Paisley is taking place today in Co Down after a family service at his east Belfast home to be led by his son the (...)

Ian Paisley lived up to the many different characterisations of his personality. Photograph: The Irish Times

The death of Ian Paisley marks the end of an era. Here was a Big Man with big boots. Descriptions and characterisations vary greatly: the most divisiv(...)

Gary Hart is also meeting with representatives from the UK and Irish governments on his visit across the Atlantic. Photograph: Reuters

A former US senator tasked by Washington to assess the state of the peace process in Northern Ireland has met politicians in Belfast.Gary Hart, a two-(...)

Billy Hutchinson: leader of the Progressive Unionist Party, which is linked to the UVF, said: “We will move on to the next part [of the graduated response]. It will be peaceful . . . as it was today, so I think we’re in a good position.”

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has praised the Orange Order and unionist and nationalist politicians for helping ensure that Saturday’s 12th of(...)

An Orange Order parade on Crumlin Road adjacent to the nationalist Ardoyne neighbourhood as part of the annual Twelfth of July celebrations. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The contentious Orange Order parade to the flashpoint police lines in north Belfast concluded peacefully last night. The return parade of North(...)

 Queen Elizabeth  visits Crumlin Road Gaol with Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (left)  and  First Minister Peter Robinson. Photograph:  Paul Faith - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

In the one speech she made during her three-day visit to Northern Ireland, Queen Elizabeth focused on the theme of reconciliation and of her hope t(...)

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(...)

Lady Justice Hallett who has been appointed by Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers to conduct the independent review of the Government’s so-called ’on-the-runs’ scheme. Photograph: Judicial Office/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Office’s letters to over 200 people advising them whether they were wanted for questioning about IRA offences will be subj(...)

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