An attendee holds the order of service which features a portrait of the late Ian Paisley as guests arrive for thehis  memorial service at the Ulster Hall  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

More than 800 people attended a memorial service for the late DUP leader and first minister Ian Paisley in the Ulster Hall in Belfast this afternoon.D(...)

This dispute has been running since last year after First Minister Peter Robinson withdrew his support for the centre. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

The continuing tensions between the DUP and Sinn Féin have resulted in the Ulster Aviation Society being forced to cancel a two-day event scheduled(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said the British and Irish governments should intervene to stabilise the volatile political situation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Concern is growing in the North that the potential for serious community tensions during next Saturday’s Twelfth of July parades has increased signif(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams speaks to the media at Leinster House in Dublin as senior unionists met to discuss the next phase of their protest against a decision to ban a controversial Orange Order parade from passing a nationalist neighbourhood. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Unionist leaders are being pressed to clarify what they mean by a “graduated response” in protest at a decision to ban an Orange demonstration at a no(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers and Minister for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan at Glasnevin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The IrishTimes

The British Government will send representatives to the Easter 1916 commemorations in two years’ time, the Secretary of State for Northern Irel(...)

Peter Hain: resigned from the British cabinet over what was later deemed a technical offence. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Politicians and commentators in Dublin and London were up in arms last week about the “on the runs” (OTRs) arrangement administered by the Nor(...)

Drawing fire: a Royal Irish Fusilier at Gallipoli tries to entice a Turkish sniper to reveal his position. Photograph: Lt Ernest Brooks/IWM/Getty

Since the opening of the Island of Ireland Peace Park, at Messines, in Belgium, in 1998, successive Irish governments have sought to right historical (...)

Library filer dated 11/05/1916 of a view of Sackville Street (O’Connell St) and the River Liffey at Eden Quay in Dublin, showing the devastation wrought during the Easter Rising. Celebrations will mark the event’s 90th anniversary today. Photograph: PA

The military pension records of those who fought in the Easter Rising and War of Independence will be made available to the public later this month. S(...)

Dr Richard Haass and Meghan O’Sullivan leave the Stormont hotel in Belfast, where all party talks failed to secure a deal. Photogaph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s political leaders have published a draft agreement on outstanding peace process issues only hours after parties failed to reach con(...)

 Dr Richard Haass and Harvard Professor Meghan O’Sullivan   arrive at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast. Photograph: 	Pacemaker

US diplomat Richard Haass presented the five parties involved in talks with a seventh proposals paper late last night that he hoped would lead to a Ne(...)

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