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The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and the Northern Secretary Karen Bradley will hold talks with the North’s five main parties at Stormont on Thursday to determine if there is any chance of a political breakthrough in the coming weeks. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the British prime minister Theresa May, who are reviewing what progress has been made in the talks aimed at restoring S(...)

More than 200 people from the political, academic, legal, arts and sporting worlds have called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May to implement an Irish language act in Northern Ireland.

More than 200 people from the political, academic, legal, arts and sporting worlds have called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Th(...)

James Brokenshire: he requested advice on what would be the appropriate salary level for MLAs, “bearing in mind the balance between their constituency and legislative functions”. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s 90 Assembly members in the absence of a return of Stormont appear set to see their pay cut by more than £13,600 or more than a quar(...)

Police in the North are facing serious questions over their handling of an investigation into the anonymous Twitter accounts of officers and staff allegedly involved in online racist abuse. File photograph: iStockphoto

Police in Northern Ireland are facing serious questions over their handling of an investigation into the alleged anonymous Twitter accounts of PSNI of(...)

Colum Eastwood and  members of the SDLP after talks at  Downing Street. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

In the days before the Westminster election, an SDLP veteran had a row with two of his daughters, both in their early 20s, after they told him they we(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster. Sinn Féin chairman Declan Kearney said there was a ‘real prospect’ of elections in the North if she did not stand aside.

Sinn Féin has raised the prospect of the collapse of Stormont and Assembly elections being called if DUP leader Arlene Foster does not step aside as F(...)

The Department for Communities announced the cut in an email circulated from the Líofa office to gaeltacht colleges on December 23rd.  Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

A decision by the head of the North’s Department for Communities (DfC) to withdraw funding for an Irish language bursary scheme designated for disadva(...)

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster: in charge of  Department when rules for scheme approved. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist has rejected charges that Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster should quit over errors that could cost the Northern(...)

Former Sinn Féin Northern Assembly committee chairman Daithí McKay, who has resigned as an MLA following allegations that he communicated with blogger Jamie Bryson before the  latter gave explosive evidence about  Nama dealings in Northern Ireland. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The central question arising from the latest, rather astonishing, Nama allegations is who do you believe and, more precisely, who is telling the truth(...)

MID ULSTER CANDIDATES: Keith Alexander Buchanan (DUP); Alan Day (Ukip); Linda Dillon (Sinn Féin); Néidín Hendron (Alliance); Hannah Loughrin (TUV); Ian McCrea (DUP); Patsy McGlone (SDLP); Ian Milne (Sinn Féin); Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin); Sandra Overend (UUP); Hugh Scullion (Workers’ Party); Stefan Taylor (Greens).

In a dramatic finish to Mid Ulster, Rev Willie McCrea’s son Ian lost his seat to DUP colleague Keith Buchanan. Mr Buchanan (DUP) ended with 4,566 vo(...)

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