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Late British prime minister  Margaret Thatcher photographed in September 2008. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described Margaret Thatcher as one of the “most conviction-driven British prime ministers who drew on a scholar(...)

SDLP leader John Hume taking a break during final deliberations of the Belfast Agreement in April, 1998

Simon Carswell, Washington Correspondent Northern Ireland still requires “urgent work” and faces “more tests to come”, US president Barac(...)

No decision on Northern Ireland’s demand to set its own corporation tax will be made until after the Scottish referendum is held, British prime minister  David Cameron has said. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron said yesterday that no decision on Northern Ireland ’s demand to set its own corporation tax will be made (...)

A technical examination is being carried out to try to establish how a large wind turbine near Maas, close to the Ardara area of Co Donegal,  came crashing down on Thursday. While winds were heavy at the time it was nonetheless understood that these turbines were engineered to withstand such conditions.

Northern Ireland ’s First Minister Peter Robinson has said the Northern Executive may examine how to compensate farmers as heavy snow and bitte(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson. He accused the newspaper of “concocting” a story to draw attention to itself after he said to journalists during an interview, “Stop reading the Irish News”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

First Minister Peter Robinson has insisted that he never called for a boycott of the Irish News (...)

President Barack Obama meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington today. Photograph:
Doug Mills/The New York Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said US president Barack Obama has ’reaffirmed his intention’ to return to Ireland for a second official visit. (...)

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