Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster and Simon Hamilton address media as talks wound up at Stormont Castle, Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Intensive efforts to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly came crashing down at lunchtime on Tuesday when it was acknowledged the latest round (...)

Talks remain deadlocked on a number of issues, but chiefly over the Irish language. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are coming under increased pressure to get involved directly in the Stormont talks. Nor(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster (centre) with her negotiating team at Stormont Castle. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA.

DUP leader Arlene Foster accused Sinn Féin of wanting to assert “cultural supremacy” in Northern Ireland as the deadlock in talks on forming a new pow(...)

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire is due to outline the British government’s next move in the House of Commons in the afternoon. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin and the DUP remained deadlocked on key issues on Sunday night as Northern Secretary James Brokenshire decides whether to allow the Northern (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams and the party’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill join demonstrators demanding equal marriage legislation at an event in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said he does not believe there will be a deal done with the DUP to restore powersharing government in the North by(...)

Time to strike a deal in Northern Ireland talks 2:24

It’s time for the two big parties in Northern Ireland to show they are serious about politics by striking a deal that will enable the power-sharing in(...)

Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd (l) and Declan Kearney speak to the media at Stormont Castle, Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Demands by Sinn Féin for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May to intervene in the Stormont talks on restoring the North’s pow(...)

Sinn Fein’s John O’Dowd (left) and Mairtin O Muilleoir talk to the media following talks aimed at restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the British prime minister Theresa May to directly engage in the Stormont talks aimed at re-est(...)

 James Brokenshire, Northern Secretary,    and Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs, admitted  the game was up shortly before lunchtime on Thursday  outside Stormont Castle. Photograph: EPA

Another day, another deadline stretched in Northern Ireland. No surprise there. In the North, deadlines are notoriously elastic creations, even if(...)

Talks extended into Thursday morning but there was no breakthrough ahead of today’s deadline. Photograph: PA

The UK Government has announced negotiations to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland will be allowed to extend until Monday, despite Stormont part(...)

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