British prime minister Theresa May: meeting with Northern parties will  try to advance the prospects of reinstating the Northern Executive and Assembly. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May will meet the five main Northern Ireland parties in Downing Street on Thursday to try to advance the prospects of r(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Conservative leader Theresa May. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Talks aimed at restoring the Northern Executive and Assembly are to resume at Stormont on Monday, notwithstanding the fallout and uncertainty followin(...)

Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP, with British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Theresa May has reshuffled her cabinet amid continuing speculation about her future in Downing Street, as the Conservatives attempt to hold on to powe(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre) with MPs at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast after British prime minister Theresa May  announced that she will work with “friends and allies” in the DUP to enable her to lead a government.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The middle ground was vanquished in the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. The DUP and Sinn Féin emerged triumphant while the SDLP and the Ul(...)

Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill (centre), with newly elected Sinn Fein MP for West Tyrone Barry McElduff MP (left) and newly elected MP for Fermanagh & South Tyrone, Michelle Gildernew (right), at the Omagh Leisure Complex, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The DUP and Sinn Féin virtually swept the boards in the Westminster election in Northern Ireland, so thoroughly did they clean up the political prizes(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: faced criticism in the Conservative-supporting press after he declined on Sunday to condemn IRA bombings without also condemning loyalist bomb attacks. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn has described the IRA as terrorists, condemned their acts of murder unconditionally and said they and the British army were not equivale(...)

Northern Ireland’s  soon-to-depart director of public prosecutions Barra McGrory QC:  said dealing with the past will be a continuing “difficulty” for any DPP in Northern Ireland.   Photograph: Gerry Moriarty

With considerable understatement, the soon-to-depart director of public prosecutions Barra McGrory QC said dealing with the past will be a continuing (...)

Arlene Foster’s comment about Michelle O’Neill’s hair colour was in essence all part of the interminable orange and green squabble. Photograph: Getty

As the Westminster election slips into a faster gear in Northern Ireland, there will be much discussion of Brexit, reinstating Stormont, the colour of(...)

Prime minister Theresa May poses for a selfie at the Balmoral Show near Lisburn in Northern Ireland on Saturday. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Stormont politicians must “come together” and form a government, British prime minister Theresa May has said during a brief visit to Northern Ireland.(...)

‘To say Northern Ireland barely registers in British public discourse would be a generous understatement.’ Photograph: Justin Tallis/Getty/ AFP

‘Because of the nonsense made by the inclusion of Britain,” an Irish civil servant wrote of a 1960s cross-Border initiative, “we shall have to reopen (...)

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