Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, speaks to the media outside the Cabinet Office, in London. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Talks between the British government and the DUP are expected to continue through the weekend after what the party’s deputy leader Nigel Dodds describ(...)

A laptop in Stormont shows a live feed of DUP leader Arlene Foster giving evidence to the RHI inquiry on the “cash for ash” scandal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two years ago, following days of political fever, a tiny group of journalists was called hurriedly to Martin McGuinness’s office in Stormont. There th(...)

Inquiry into Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Photograph: RHI/PA Wire

The DUP’s chief executive has rejected claims he knew party advisers were working on cost controls on Northern Ireland’s botched green energy scheme, (...)

Former DUP minister Jonathan Bell arrives at the RHI inquiry at Stormont Parliament buildings in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland’s former first minister Arlene Foster “ordered” a party colleague to keep open a renewable energy scheme despite spiralling costs, an(...)

 Dr Andrew McCormick provided more than 1,100 pages of written evidence, documentation and annexes to the RHI inquiry. Photograph: PA

A sorry tale of failure, fury and farce emerged from the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry after three days of evidence from senior Stormont civil serv(...)

Jonathan Bell says an alleged incident where he reportedly “swung a punch” at his special adviser never happened. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Former DUP Minister Jonathan Bell has rejected a claim that he swung a punch at his special adviser Timothy Cairns. In written evidence to the Renew(...)

Northern Ireland Minister for the Economy Simon Hamilton  said he had written to cash-for-ash claimants to advise them that their details would be made public on Wednesday. File photograph: PA Wire

Northern Ireland Minister for the Economy Simon Hamilton has insisted it is in the public interest to publish the details of recipients of the botche(...)

Jonathan Bell claimed a senior civil servant in the Department for the Economy told him that had DUP special advisers not interfered in the RHI scheme, its cost could have been halved. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The DUP has dismissed a claim that a brother of a party special adviser had a job installing boilers under the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive (...)

Martin McGuinness and his successor Michelle O’Neill  at Stormont on Monday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Stormont has a third woman leader of a Northern Ireland political party. There was great fanfare at Parliament Buildings on Monday when Gerry Adams c(...)

John Robinson has confirmed his now father-in-law availed of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, having earlier denied a family link to the scheme. Photograph: Getty

A DUP special adviser has confirmed that his now father-in-law availed of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. On Monday, John Robinson, a form(...)

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