No decision has been made on whether former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan acted inappropriately when shredding his personal papers and not return(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he was “concerned” ahead of the latest round of Stormont discussions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he expects the fresh round of Stormont talks called for next week to be concluded “within four (...)

Lord Alderdice led the Independent Monitoring Commission until 2011.

A former member of the commission which monitored the IRA ceasefire has said recreating the organisation to investigate paramilitary activity would no(...)

PSNI detectives from the Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Kevin McGuigan have arrested a 46-year-old man in Antrim on Thursday

PSNI detectives from the Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Kevin McGuigan have arrested a 46-year-old man in Antrim on Thursday. Detec(...)

Northern Ireland  First Minister Peter Robinson (left) and DUP North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds arrive at Downing Street, London, for a meeting with British PM David Cameron. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has said he will take “unilateral action” if the Assembly is not adjourned or suspended for at least fo(...)

The Democratic Unionists -  led by First Minister Peter Robinson - have been defeated in a bid for a four-week adjournment of the Northern Ireland Assembly to allow for political negotiations, a party spokesman said. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The DUP leader Peter Robinson has called for the return of the Northern Assembly to be adjourned for four weeks to facilitate comprehensive talks that(...)

Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers is holding talks in Dublin with Charlie Flanagan and Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

High-level talks are being held in Dublin and London today to determine if mechanisms can be devised that would protect the Northern Executive and (...)

First Minister Peter Robinson: has had a rough year, personally and politically. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

In Dublin and in London there is relief that Peter Robinson can still summon the energy on his return from holidays to make one last stab at trying to(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has called the decision by the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) to leave the Northern Ireland Executive dishonest, saying “exiting the field of play” was not a tactically clever first option.

First Minister Peter Robinson is to meet the British prime minister David Cameron on Tuesday to discuss the crisis caused by the PSNI assessment that (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan says Sinn Féin has a particular responsibility to assist a solution.

The British and Irish governments will this week make a determined effort to ascertain whether the DUP and Sinn Féin can arrive at a political arrange(...)

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