David Trimble, among others, has signed  an open letter calling for the suspension of the Northern Ireland protocol. File photograph: Eric Luke

Unionist leaders who negotiated the Belfast Agreement have written an open letter calling for the suspension of the Northern Ireland protocol. The le(...)

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(...)

Jim Martin:   “There’s anger at the DUP, big anger.” Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

As so often in the North’s history, the writing is on the wall. In this instance, the declaration in question is a poster on Belfast’s Shankill Road w(...)

Arlene Foster, who on Wednesday announced her decision to step down as Northern Ireland’s First Minister and DUP leader, outside Stormont in Belfast last week. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Last month, a remarkable set of minutes was leaked to the Belfast News Letter from the DUP’s South Antrim constituency association. It revealed a par(...)

Arlene Foster and DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds pass a portrait of former first minister Ian Paisley at Stormont. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

In 1988, a 17-year-old Arlene Foster – then Arlene Kelly – was interviewed alongside a Catholic teenager after the IRA bombed their school bus in Lisn(...)

Nationalists and loyalists riot against one another at the Peace Wall interface gates: “The language our political leaders are using is disgraceful and is putting people on edge,” says Eileen Weir. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

'Young people are being manipulated': Community workers say riots sparked by unionism’s loss of control and the manipulation of working-class youth(...)

John Larkin is the former attorney general of Northern Ireland. File photograph: New Ray Pics

A pan-unionist legal challenge to the Northern Ireland Protocol will be heard next month, a High Court judge confirmed on Tuesday. Mr Justice Colton (...)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, presented with a hurl during a visit to Croke Park in 2011. File photograph: Getty Images

Sinn Féin’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill has praised the contribution of the British royal family to peace and reconciliation during a Stormont de(...)

Petrol bombs and masonry were thrown at police during disturbances in Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus in Co Antrim on Sunday. Photograph: Photopress

Senior police officers, politicians and church leaders in the North called on Monday for an end to rioting in loyalist areas and appealed to those wit(...)

UUP Leader Stephen Aiken. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken has questioned the independence of a police inspectorate review investigating the PSNI’s handling of the fune(...)

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