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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(...)

Martin McGuinness: his personal willingness to seek agreement “played a very positive role on many occasions”, according to the former DUP minister Edwin Poots. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

It was difficult to disagree with the argument that were Martin McGuinness still alive Northern Ireland would not be locked in political stalemate, th(...)

Dáithí Ó Ceallaigh, former ambassador to London, said he feared for the future in relation to the political stalemate in Northern Ireland

Ireland suffers from a “conspiracy of neglect” when it comes to dealing with white collar crime, the MacGill Summer School heard on Tuesday. Prof Gar(...)

Leader of the DUP Arlene Foster and Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds stand on the steps of 10 Downing Street before talks with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Talks are continuing between the DUP and British prime minister Theresa May in an effort to reach an agreement to support a new Conservative governmen(...)

Talks are due to resume on Monday in Stormont against the background of much political uncertainty at Westminster. There is a big onus on the Irish Government to get seriously engaged, from the new Taoiseach down and to start working with parties, both individually and in groups, to hammer out a way forward, in conjunction with any new Secretary of State. PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images

In his campaign to be Fine Gael leader and presumptive Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said it was time for his party to re-engage with the North. The results(...)

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