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 (...)

Has Arlene Foster forfeited a place in history  by being too inflexible, showing a lack of grace? Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

At 1.30 on Monday lunchtime, well away from the cameras and the public, an enfeebled and emaciated deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness walked int(...)

Bus Éireann vehicles at Busaras Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Bus Éireann may be forced to close Expressway Closing down Bus Éireann’s Expressway network of intercity services may ultimately be the only viable o(...)

Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness. “His actions have meant that, at precisely the time we need our government to be active, we will have no government,” said outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster.

Northern Ireland is facing Assembly elections after Martin McGuinness resigned as Deputy First Minister over Arlene Foster’s refusal to step aside in (...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster: claimed the Republic was “poaching” investment at the North’s expense while political instability rather than concern for Northern Ireland was driving the Republic’s post-Brexit strategy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland may lose out in the race to encourage UK businesses to move here in the wake of Brexit due to competitive and infrastructural failings, Dublin(...)

There has not been widespread public disorder over a specifically constitutional development in Northern Ireland since the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement - and that was far from spontaneous. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

As the Brexit vote sank in last Friday, I was invited on air by Today FM and found myself trapped between Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy and former Taoise(...)

Co Fermanagh farmer Barry Read said he is  surprised at how ‘shocked and unprepared everyone has been since the result came out’.

Farmer Barry Read from Maguiresbridge in Co Fermanagh is one of 19,958 people in the county who voted for the United Kingdom’s departure from the Euro(...)

The Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin remain the dominant forces in Northern Ireland politics after last week’s Assembly elections, but there ar(...)

FERMANAGH AND SOUTH TYRONE CANDIDATES: Rosemary Barton (UUP); Kerri Blyberg (Alliance); Donald Crawford (TUV); John Feely (Sinn Féin); Phil Flanagan (Sinn Féin); Arlene Foster (DUP); Michelle Gildernew (Sinn Féin); Damien Harris (Lab Rep); Tanya Jones (Greens); Seán Lynch (Sinn Féin); Richie McPhillips (SDLP); Maurice Morrow (DUP); Alastair Patterson (UUP).

In a significant development, Richie McPhillips has won a seat for the SDLP in Fermanagh and South Tyrone, reclaiming the seat lost to Sinn Féin in 20(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) leader Mike Nesbitt says his party is fighting to win as many seats as possible at the Assembly elections on May. Howeve(...)

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