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Handout photo issued by Sinn Féin of deputy leader Michelle O’Neill speaking to the media at Stormont House in Belfast. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

Differences over the Irish language between the DUP and Sinn Féin continue to be a feature of the Stormont negotiations as Dublin and London maintain (...)

Arlene Foster. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

It is hard today to appreciate the complete conceptual change in Northern Ireland politics represented by the 2006 St Andrews Agreement. The preceding(...)

Northern Secretary Julian Smith has given the parties until Monday, January 13th to reach an agreement. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The British and Irish governments are to make a concerted effort at the start of the new year to convince the North’s five main parties to quickly str(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster said the PSNI should be ‘in Roman Catholic schools... to tell young people how much of a good career it is for them’. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

The re-introduction of a policy of 50:50 recruitment in order to encourage more Catholics to join the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) would (...)

DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds at the Belfast count centre after losing his seat to Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Big changes after the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. So, no surprise there. Voters were annoyed with the DUP over Brexit, and probably oth(...)

Northern Ireland party leaders and representatives took part in a BBC televised debate on Tuesday evening ahead of Thursday’s Westminster election. Photograph: presseye/PA Wire

Party leaders in Northern Ireland made their final pitches to close to 1.3 million voters on Wednesday ahead of the Westminster poll to elect MPs for (...)

The BBC discussion was billed as a “leaders’ debate” although the outgoing DUP Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson appeared instead of leader Arlene Foster. The four other main party leaders did appear. Photograph: Pesseye/PA Wire

Brexit, a united Ireland, Sinn Féin abstentionism, the Irish language and restoring Stormont were some of the issues senior Northern Ireland politicia(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (left) and party colleague Carla Lockhart

A familiar face is missing from the election posters clustered on lampposts in Upper Bann. The outgoing MP, the DUP’s David Simpson – who has repres(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood: “There will be a vote, or votes, in Westminster, and it’s whether you want somebody who will go to Westminster and use their voice or somebody who won’t.”   Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

When the Westminster election result was declared in Foyle in 2017, much metaphorical use was made of the unbreached historic walls around the city of(...)

 North Belfast Sinn Fein candidate for the General Election John Finucane who has been referred to Northern Ireland’s local government watchdog after accepting a community resolution notice for indecent behaviour for urinating in the street. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has queried how a story about its party candidate in North Belfast John Finucane being “caught short” in (...)

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