Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and British prime minister Theresa May during a press conference on their  talks on Brexit at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday evening. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister Theresa May have pledged to seek to avoid a hard border in Ireland, though both leaders spoke of the d(...)

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has been accused of snubbing the Irish national anthem after he was absent for the playing of Amhrán na bhFiann at the McKenna Cup final. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Northern secretary James Brokenshire has been accused of snubbing the Irish national anthem after he was absent for the playing of Amhrán na bhFiann a(...)

 Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire saud the current system is not working and ‘we are in danger of seeing the past rewritten’. Photograph: PA

The Northern Ireland Secretary has said investigations into killings during the Troubles are “disproportionately” focusing on members of the police an(...)

Minister for  Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: “The controversy concerning the substance of the RHI scheme is a matter solely and exclusively for the devolved institutions, and not something on which I, or the Government, would comment.” Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has refused to be drawn on the northern political controversy surrounding the Renewable Heat Incentive (...)

 Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness back in 1983. Photograph:  PA Wire

Martin McGuinness, after spending almost 10 years as deputy first minister, has resigned from active politics. He does so at a time when the Northern (...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness is acknowledged as he leaves Bishops Gate hotel after announcing his intention not to see re-election in Derry, Northern Ireland, January 19th, 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was sorry to learn that Martin McGuinness has decided not to contest the forthcoming Northern Ireland Assembly election d(...)

Dr Andrew McCormick gives evidence to the public accounts committee in the Assembly, Stormont, on Wednesday. Photograph: PA Wire

A senior Stormont civil servant has named a DUP special adviser who he suspected was involved in exerting pressure to continue the overgenerous cash-(...)

Sinn Féin election poster going up outside the party’s headquarters on Belfast’s Falls Road. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Those interested in Stormont affairs couldn’t help but notice the high profile accorded by Sinn Féin to its Minister of Health Michelle O’Neill during(...)

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire told MPs on Tuesday that the future of powersharing was at stake after he was forced to announce an election on Monday. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA.

The Northern Ireland Secretary has called for a respectful election in Northern Ireland after former first minister Arlene Foster predicted a brutal c(...)

Michael Creed: committed to legislation allowing northern and southern fishing vessels reciprocal fishing rights within the island’s territorial waters. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed faces a clash with the influential Donegal supertrawler fleet following his decision to review the share-out of (...)

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