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The council said the sign which says ‘Gleann na Fuinseoige’ - the Irish placename for Ashdale - had been erected on railings without planning consent. Photograph: Twitter

An woman in her 80s has been told by a local authority in Co Antrim she may face prosecution for erecting an Irish language street sign outside her ho(...)

The cancellation of the scheme was one of the final disputes between the DUP and Sinn Féin that eventually collapsed Stormont in January 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Stormont’s Department for Communities (DfC) failed to carry out necessary equality tests before cutting a £50,000 Irish language bursary scheme for di(...)

His sporting week:  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Sport Ireland’s launch of   ‘Get Ireland Walking’ campaign. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

If an army marches on its stomach, then the Taoiseach’s key troops should be in fine fighting fettle come the next election. Leo is like Hyacinth Buc(...)

Irish-language campaigners dressed in crocodile costumes outside a DUP MLA’s office in Belfast. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

As long as there was an IRA campaign of violence on this island, there was a large section of the Catholic nationalist community, North and South, who(...)

The commission is to investigate decisions made by the department which was run by DUP minister Paul Givan.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The North’s Equality Commission is to investigate controversial funding decisions made by the Department for Communities that played a part in the cri(...)

Thousands of people marched in Belfast on Saturday calling for an Irish Language Act. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Thousands of people from across Ireland staged a rally and march in Belfast on Saturday calling for the introduction of an Irish Language Act in the N(...)

The chief executive of a leading Northern Irish hospitality organisation has said the North would ‘be the loser’ if the Republic changed its Easter licensing laws. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

The chief executive of a leading Northern Irish hospitality organisation has said the North would “be the loser” if the Republic changed its Easter li(...)

The Dáil and Seanad rugby team saw off a strong Commons and Lords side. Alan Farrell (FG), Aengus Ó Snodaigh (SF) Michael Darcy (FG) Sen Neale Richmond (FG), Jim O’Callaghan (FF) and Sen Mark Daly (FF).

Lots of people with lots of stories this week about Martin McGuinness. On Tuesday’s Six One News, Tommie Gorman, RTÉ’s man in Northern Ireland, deliv(...)

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill after winning her seat in Mid-Ulster. This election will encourage Sinn Féin to make a greater push for a Border poll and lead to more talk of a united Ireland. Photograph: Paul McErlane/AFP

Politics in Northern Ireland is shaken not stirred. Sinn Féin is the story of this election, and that is demonstrated strikingly in the figures. In l(...)

Brenda Hale will stand for the Democratic Unionist Party in Lagan Valley.

The DUP and UUP are fighting to hold on to the Assembly seats they won last year in Lagan Valley, where the scene is set for one of the most closely f(...)

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