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 (...)

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire on BBC’s ‘Andrew Marr Show’: he said his concern was that an election campaign would be divisive. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Assembly members will gather at Stormont on Monday in the firm expectation that by teatime the Northern Secretary James Brokenshire w(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is expected to say this week that Britain is prepared to leave both the single market and the EU’s customs union. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Fears that Britain will leave the European Union’s customs union, raising the prospect of tariffs on goods moving across the Border, have intensified (...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt said it should not be assumed that the DUP and Sinn Féin will again emerge as the main parties in the North. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Public anger over the “cash for ash” heating scheme could lead to unexpected results in the Northern Assembly elections which are expected to be calle(...)

The Northern Ireland electorate is unlikely to want an election at this time. That is what they seem certain to get, however, because of the behaviour(...)

 Sinn Fein’s Conor Murphy (left), Michelle O’Neill (centre)  and Gerry Kelly speaking to the media at Stormont Parliament in Belfast, this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin’s call for an election is “not about giving the DUP a bloody nose”, Northern Ireland’s health minister Michelle O’Neill said. The Sinn Féi(...)

Walkers amid snow on the outskirts of Armoy, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, with more wintry weather expected. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

1. EU transport networks vulnerable to ‘devastating’ cyberattacks Transport networks across Europe, such as flights, trains and ferries, are becoming(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan speaks to the media at Stormont House in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has accepted that an Assembly election in Northern Ireland is now “very likely”, following a series of m(...)

The scene at Apollo House on Wednesday night where a protest regarding the homeless situation was taking place. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

1. Woman arrested after sudden death of baby boy in Co Mayo A woman in her 20s has been arrested in Co Mayo after the sudden death of a four-month-(...)

  Martin McGuinness announcing his resignation at his office in Stormont Castle on Monday. Photograph: Sinn Fein/PA Wire

A last-ditch round of meetings will take place in Belfast on Thursday between Northern Ireland’s political parties, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charl(...)

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