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Parents of murder victim Paul Quinn, Stephen and Breege Quinn, met political parties at Stormont on Monday. Photograph:  Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The visit to Stormont by the parents of Paul Quinn, brutally murdered close to the border 13 years ago, should make it clear to the Sinn Féin leadersh(...)

PSNI constable Peadar Heffron was injured by a booby-trap bomb that exploded under his car in 2010. File photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

The North’s deputy chief constable has condemned as “cruel and disgusting” posters which used an image of a police officer injured in a dissident rep(...)

Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O’Neill with MLA Gerry Kelly speaking in Parliament Buildings in Belfast. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O’Neill has said she will not be deterred after learning of a dissident plot against her. The Deputy First Minister(...)

Francie Brolly speaking at a press conference in Belfast in December 2005. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

Tributes have been paid to former Sinn Féin MLA Francie Brolly who died suddenly at his home in Dungiven, Co Derry, in the early hours of Thursday. (...)

Newly appointed Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey barely had her feet under the desk before Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was complaining about her appointment. The West Belfast MLA was in Magennis’s bar in central Belfast the night in January 2005 when Robert McCartney was stabbed and beaten to death. Photograph: PA

Sinn Féin’s surge in the opinion polls has raised questions about how it would perform in government were Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil to reverse their st(...)

EU chief negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday: ‘A new clock is ticking.’ Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

The EU “will not turn its back on Northern Ireland” after Brexit, the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said during a speech at Queen’s Unive(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Sinn Féin leader Mary-Lou McDonald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are the State’s two biggest political parties, according to opinion polls, followed closely behind by Sinn Féin. All three a(...)

Deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill (left) and first minister Arlene Foster are pictured at Stormont. Their parties, Sinn Féin and the DUP, are seeking to reject a £1,000 pay rise given to Assembly members. File photograph: EPA.

The leaders of the North’s five main parties have asked that a controversial pay rise which was awarded to MLAs be deferred. In a joint statement is(...)

A Stormont official watches proceedings in the Northern Ireland Assembly Chamber on a television in the Great Hall at Stormont Buildings. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to reject the British government’s Brexit withdrawal deal. MLAs had been asked by the UK’s Brexit Secre(...)

Following agreement of the New Decade, New Approach pact, politicians on all sides appear ready to tackle outstanding problems.

The next decade will be an incredible time of opportunity for Northern Ireland, British prime minister Boris Johnson has said ahead of a visit to Stor(...)

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