David Frost’s statement to the House of Lords is likely to be belligerent and graceless. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP via Getty

David Frost’s speech to the British Irish Association in Oxford has set the tone for what promises to be a noisy week in negotiations over the Norther(...)

John and Pat Hume in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to Pat Hume and her contribution to peace in Northern Ireland following her death on Thursday evening after a short illness. (...)

UUP leader Doug Beattie is luring unionist-background voters away from Alliance, mainly with his liberal stance on social issues. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland now has its own version of Henry Kissinger’s question “who do I call if I want to speak to Europe?” Who do you call if you want to s(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne did not make any public comment following sharp criticism on Wednesday . File photograph: PA

Northern Ireland Chief Constable Simon Byrne is expected to come under increased pressure from unionist politicians over a review of policing in south(...)

That Ulster Unionism may take back the prime position the DUP pushed them out of in 2004 would be particularly poignant for Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP leader since July. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Northern Ireland’s next election to the Stormont Assembly is not due until May 2022, but circumstances have already inflamed political temperatures. N(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson,  newly elected as the DUP’s third leader in as many months, is trailing at the bottom of leadership ratings at 20 per cent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Northern Ireland’s centenary year has seen unionism at its most fractured, with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) continuing down a path toward sign(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary-Lou McDonald talking to the media while on a visit to Derry on Thursday. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has defended changes to the party’s personnel in Derry during a visit to the city on Thursday, saying the party “ne(...)

Former DUP leader Edwin Poots. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former DUP leader Edwin Poots has opened up the possibility that he could facilitate his successor Jeffrey Donaldson taking a seat in the Lagan Valley(...)

A screengrab from a video posted on  social media showing gunmen in front of a mural of  INLA member Mickey Devine.

Unionists have called for police action over social media footage which appears to show masked men firing shots in the air in Derry city last week. T(...)

Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill outside Parliament Buildings, Belfast, on Thursday. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland will “offer what sanctuary we can” to refugees fleeing Afghanistan, the North’s First Minister has said. In a joint statement on We(...)

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