Stormont Parliament  at dusk in Belfast, Northern Ireland, January 16th, 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The British and Irish governments have appealed to all political parties to fight a calm and respectful election campaign in Northern Ireland after (...)

 Former Democratic Unionist leader Dr Ian Paisley: second part of documentary drew an audience of 258,000, which is 50 per cent of the Northern Ireland television viewership in the 10.35pm-11.35pm slot. Photograph: PA.

The Democratic Unionist Party has emphatically denied a critical element of a BBC documentary on Ian Paisley in which the former First Minister said t(...)

The Rev Ian Paisley:  When asked could he now enjoy that previous relationship with Peter Robinson, replied, “No, I don’t think so, his ways are not my ways. He has to answer for how he works.” He also quoted Scripture to state, “People, so-called friends, are probably secret enemies.”

The Rev Ian Paisley has alleged that senior DUP figures such as Peter Robinson and Nigel Dodds acted together behind his back to force him from his po(...)

Simon Hamilton:  getting used to his prestigious Northern Executive post of Minister for Finance. Photograph: Press Eye

Simon Hamilton, his jacket draped loosely over his office chair, sits in his new office on the Stormont estate, getting used to his prestigious Northe(...)

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