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Arlene Foster’s resignation as party leader and Northern Ireland First Minister follows a heave against her from a significant majority of her party’s Assembly members and MPs. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster has said it is the right time to “move on and to do something different” amid reports that she will quit(...)

Arlene Foster outside Stormont,  on January 11th, 2016,  when she was  newly appointed First Minister of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith / AFP

The Taoiseach on Wednesday night paid tribute to the “courage” shown by Arlene Foster as a political leader following her announcement on Wednesday th(...)

The North’s minister of agriculture, Edwin Poots, a long-standing MLA for Lagan Valley, is known to have ambitions towards the leadership of the DUP. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland is to have a new First Minister, and the DUP a new party leader; what is far from clear is how these roles will be filled, or who mig(...)

Arlene Foster announced her resignation as DUP leader and First Minister of Northern Ireland yesterday. I photograph: PA

Is the coup within the Democratic Unionist Party that has brought down Arlene Foster a lurch by the party to the right? She survived the collapse of(...)

 Michael Gove: extended gloat. Photograph:  PRU/AFP via Getty Images

The European Commission’s Friday night folly of invoking article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol was always going to generate an orgy of outrage a(...)

Scornful hauteur: George Osborne. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty

It was the casually dismissive manner in which former UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne wielded the knife that must have been so piercing (...)

Arlene Foster, pictured on Monday,  said her ‘thoughts and support remains with the Quinn family who have so bravely stood up to continued intimidation’. Photograph: DUP/PA Wire

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster has condemned a threat against her made by the South East Antrim Ulster Defence Association (UDA). Ms Fos(...)

Poet and Nobel laureate  Seamus Heaney’s portrait by Tai Shan Schierenberg that is being used by the Northern Ireland Office to commemorate Northern Ireland’s centenary.

It is tempting to wonder what Seamus Heaney would have made of the controversy over the use of his portrait to promote the centenary of Northern Irela(...)

Northern Ireland Minister or Health Robin Swann with chief nursing officer Charlotte McArdle at the opening of a Nightingale hospital in Whiteabbey, Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Northern Executive Ministers on Thursday night reached consensus on new Covid-19 restrictions that will extend the current ones past the first week in(...)

Theresa May: “I think the government is putting the integrity of the UK at risk.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Theresa May has told MPs she will vote against a Bill that gives British ministers the power to break international law by reneging on parts of the Br(...)

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