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Former Northern Ireland first minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Unionists who maintain that a vote on a united Ireland should not be discussed are talking “claptrap” as the “battle for the union is on”, former Nort(...)

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald:  these past few days she has been less than sure-footed on a key and highly sensitive issue. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

When “you’re explaining you’re losing” is a Ronald Reagan phrase Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald will be familiar with, and in recent days she h(...)

Mary Lou McDonald’s initial comments came in response to Peter Robinson’s speech to the MacGill Summer School at which he said unionists needed to consider the possibility of a united Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The rapid change of position by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald on the timing of a Border poll on the future of Northern Ireland raises some disqui(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The DUP leader Arlene Foster has insisted her party will not sign up for a standalone Irish language Act in any new set of negotiations aimed at resto(...)

Former first minister Peter Robinson addressing the MacGill Summer School. Photopgraph: North West Nespix

Peter Robinson’s comments about a united Ireland at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties on Friday annoyed and upset different strands of unionism, a(...)

Former Northern Ireland first minister and DUP leader  Peter Robinson. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Former Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson’s has been accused of becoming a “Sinn Féin echo chamber” after suggesting that preparations sho(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley jnr: With 28,521 votes, he polled highest in last year’s Westminster election and his nearest challenger, Sinn Féin’s Cara McShane, was on 7,878 votes. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

Watching Ian Paisley in the House of Commons apologising for taking free holidays worth up £100,000 in Sri Lanka, choking back tears as he did, Quenti(...)

Former NI first minister Peter Robinson told   the MacGill Summer School in Glenties that the Republic’s relationship with the North  will never be the same again after Brexit. Photograph: North West Nespix

Former Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson believes the North should prepare for the possibility of a united Ireland. Speaking at the MacG(...)

DUP MP Ian Paisley at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Parliament Buildings, Belfast, on Monday.  Photograph: PA

Senior DUP figures appeared to be resigned to the likelihood of a Westminster North Antrim byelection following the findings against Ian Paisley by th(...)

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has again called for a referendum on a united Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has again called for a referendum to be held on a united Ireland, just weeks after Taoiseach Leo Varakdar said suc(...)

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