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 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(...)

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson with her partner Jen Wilson after visiting the Meadowbank Sports Centre counting centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Friday. Photograph: Lesley Martin/AFP/Getty Images

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she has received assurances from the prime minister over gay rights should the Tories do a deal with t(...)

Undated picture of Ian Paisley.

For more than three decades, the Democratic Unionist Party, now poised to be Theresa May’s “little helper” in government was a party of protest for ma(...)

Gavin Robinson has retained the Belfast East seat for the DUP. Mr Robinson received 23,917 votes, well ahead of Alliance leader Naomi Long, who rece(...)

Emma Little Pengelly has won the Belfast South Westminster seat for the DUP, unseating SDLP stalwart Dr Alasdair McDonnell. Ms Little Pengelly paid (...)

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