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Former DUP leader Peter Robinson (with red tie) joins his successor as party  leader Arlene Foster  for the unveiling of a portrait of late former Sinn Féin deputy first minister Martin McGuinness  in the Parliament Building, Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Thursday. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Stormont leaders will have to return to the negotiating table if a solution to the political crisis in Northern Ireland is to be found, Peter Robinso(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with deputy leader Nigel Dodds: Republicans who imagine Ms Foster pitted against Mr Dodds are like unionists who hoped for rows between Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

On Tuesday, as the DUP began retreating from a Stormont deal, it was forced to deny a split between its MPs and assembly members. “There is no p(...)

Ian Paisley was reportedly left cowering in a car as he waited for a burger and diet coke outside a  takeaway in Slane, Co Meath. Photograph: PA Wire

Ian Paisley was left cowering in a car as he waited for a burger and diet coke outside a Co Meath takeaway on a rare trip across the Border, 1987 stat(...)

Thousands of mourners gathered for the funeral of Northern Ireland’s former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in Derry in March 2017. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

When Martin McGuinness said he was resigning as Deputy First Minister on January 10th this year, thus bringing down Stormont, it wasn’t the announceme(...)

Former Northern Ireland First Minister and ex-DUP leader Peter Robinson: “Ministers in the Republic seem to be clambering over each other to instil fear in unionist minds.” Photograph: PA.

Former Northern Ireland First Minister and ex-DUP leader Peter Robinson has accused the Irish Government of acting provocatively over Brexit and calle(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster waves to the crowd with deputy leader Nigel Dodds  after her speech in the party’s annual conference at the La Mon hotel in Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

At the DUP annual conference at the La Mon Hotel in Belfast, deputy leader Nigel Dodds quietly alerted delegates to the fact that if a deal is to be d(...)

Parliament Buildings at Stormont. There is  the suspicion that Sinn Féin is not really interested in reinstating the Executive because it wants to exploit the uncertainty of Brexit in order to further its united Ireland ambitions

It started with small things. A fishery protection vessel underwent a name change. Banríon Uladh became Queen of Ulster back in September 2016. The mo(...)

Most injuries in youth rugby occur due to the collision elements of the game, say academics from Newcastle University’s Institute of Health. Photo: Inpho

World Rugby has rejected “extreme and alarmist” claims made in a study that calls on scrums and tackling to be banned at school level, with a number o(...)

 Rev Norman Hamilton: “There is deep disillusionment with the vanishing hope devolution produced.” File photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

With a question mark still hanging over the restoration of the powersharing Executive in Northern Ireland and an end to a unionist majority in the rec(...)

 Peter Robinson speaks at Stormont Castle in November 2015 about his decision to step down as Northern Ireland first minister.   Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson has secured an apolmogy over false newspaper claims that he was once a member of a terrorist gro(...)

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