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US president Barack Obama arriving in California for an entrepreneurship summit. In a statement he said the UK and the EU would remain “indispensable partners” of the US. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has said that the “special relationship” that exists between the US and the United Kingdom “will not change” despite the dec(...)

President Barack Obama making a statement at the White House briefing room in Washington, on June 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Barack Obama has been briefed on the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union and expects to have an opportunity to speak with Briti(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers continues to keep her head firmly stuck in a peat bog. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

When I became chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland in 2002, I remember walking into my new office and seeing an impressive array (...)

The  Omagh bombing: “Sceptics may doubt whether paramilitary groups will step up, but no one knows where a dynamic process will lead.” Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

As usual this Christmas, there were private tears and empty chairs at festive tables. Grief permeates like a dull poison down the generations. Bereav(...)

Powersharing deal: Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin and Peter Robinson of the DUP at Stormont. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

So Northern Ireland politicians have struck another deal Yes. On Tuesday Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan and Northern Secretary The(...)

But the past is not just about British national security, about the military and intelligence agencies and what information will be disclosed. This process is no closer to understanding what co-operation it could expect from the IRA and the various loyalist organisations.  PA

On the cover of the latest Stormont deal the words “A fresh start” are typed. They are meant to signal yet another new beginning, another moment when (...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan after agreement was reached at Stormont House yesterday. Photograph: Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Listeners to BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme were invited to suggest a name for yesterday’s Stormont House agreement. “Groundhog Day Deal,” was (...)

Over the past three years nearly 1,300 cases of paramilitaries forcing people from their homes have been reported by Northern Ireland’s Housing Execut(...)

‘Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan, one of the most courteous TDs in the House, issued a devastating response to Mary Lou McDonald who had the brass neck to ask if the Labour Party supported Sinn Féin’s demand for an official North/South inquiry into abuse.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The latest revelations about abuse and intimidation within the republican movement have highlighted the dark shadow Sinn Féin is casting over Irish de(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said after an “informed discussion” the party agreed to endorse the Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin has formally ratified the Stormont House Agreement that was concluded between the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main pa(...)

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