John Dallat (left) with Colum Eastwood, SDLP leader. Photograph: SDLP

Tributes have been paid to the veteran SDLP politician John Dallat, who has died aged 73. The first nationalist mayor of Coleraine, Co Derry, Mr Dall(...)

Draft legislation which would create a new offence of domestic abuse has been introduced in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Image: iStock.

Draft legislation which would create a new offence of domestic abuse has been introduced in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Domestic Abuse and Fa(...)

Sinn Féin’s Mártín Ó Muilleoir (right) pictured with Conor Murphy (left). File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A Sinn Féin minister in the Northern Ireland government sought permission from an unelected party official for a proposed action in the cash-for-ash s(...)

At least half the ballot papers cast on Saturday will not be counted beyond the number one. File photograph: Collins

Our single transferrable vote system of proportional representation – or PR-STV – is one of the most flexible and subtle systems anywhere in the (...)

Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament: European Council president Charles Michel and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen are expected to sign the withdrawal agreement in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Hollie Adams/PA

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is set to become law on Thursday after both houses of parliament approved the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on Wednesday after(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said an election was imminent after Fine Gael lost the support of three of its TDs. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the Taoiseach had admitted to him that he was not confident of the support of some Fine Gael members, inclu(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster leads her party MLAs back into the debating chamber in Stormont on Saturday. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Three years after its collapse the Northern Assembly was formally back in business at lunchtime on Saturday following Thursday night’s publication of (...)

Phil Hogan: “Dublin, London and Brussels need to be inclusive and careful in addressing the sensitivities of all stakeholders in Northern Ireland.” Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan is now a powerful and influential figure on the world stage, representing the interests of the 450 million people who(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan in his Leinster House office in Dublin, Friday, December 27th, 2019. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The leader of the Green Party has dismissed calls for a Border poll on the issue of a united Ireland, which he says risks being divisive and counterpr(...)

Alliance’s new MP for North Down Stephen Farry said he wanted his first formal comments in the House of Commons to be in Irish “to reflect the shared heritage of the language across all the traditions in Northern Ireland”. Photograph: HO/PRU/AFP via Getty Images

In his 36 years as a Conservative MP, Roger Gale has been called any number of things, branded a bigot for his opposition to same-sex marriage and a m(...)

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