Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams meets then US president Bill Clinton in the in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on St Patrick’s Day, 2000. Photograph: William Vasta/AFP/Getty Images

Transcripts released by the Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas to The Irish Times present a fascinating insight into the role played by Bill Cli(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire: he  said the funding was an “interim step” to keep North’s finances on track without a devolved government in place. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Civil servants currently in charge of the North’s budgets have been given an extra £131 million (€148 million) to spend by the Northern Ireland Secret(...)

Charlie Flanagan expressed his disappointment at the North’s parties’ failure to establish an Executive.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Efforts to deal with paramilitarism in the North will intensify following the passage of legislation to set up a monitoring body to oversee measures a(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. The DUP routes all candidate donations via the party, as does Sinn Féin. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Pressure is building for more disclosure on political donations in Northern Ireland. A long-standing exemption to the UK’s donor transparency law was (...)

Drumcree parade: police stop Portadown Orangemen from walking down Garvaghy road. Photograph: Matt Bohill/Pacemaker Press

For the 19th year in succession Portadown Orangemen were barred from completing their annual Drumcree parade by marching down the nationalist Garvaghy(...)

Orangemen on Garvaghy Road on their way to Drumcree in 2000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Orangemen banned for 20 years from completing the controversial Drumcree parade have insisted their determination to overturn the prohibition has not (...)

A map indicating the potential impact of Brexit on Irish fisheries. EEZ areas are exclusive economic zones  Image: Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation

British environment secretary Michael Gove has said the UK government is “committed to protecting our strong, historic ties with Ireland” , in spite o(...)

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, and Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s economic growth rate will slump to 1 per cent this year despite the prospect of an extra £1 billion in funding from the Conservativ(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and DUP MLA Simon Hamilton address media after talks wound up at Stormont Castle in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s politicians must be indulged for another few months to determine if at some stage – in their own time, in the autumn perhaps, no pr(...)

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 (...)

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