Northern Ireland’s First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster faces a leadership challenge. Photograph: PA

Arlene Foster is well used to having to defend herself against claims of challenges to her leadership. The - for now - DUP leader pointed out as muc(...)

The memorial wall  at Glasnevin Cemetery which has been the target of attacks. Photograph: Alan Betson

The “sensitive, inclusive and visionary” memorial wall at Glasnevin Cemetery should be restored and completed, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP(...)

 Last year Northern Ireland’s  Secretary of State Brandon Lewis outlined a new approach to dealing with legacy which included ‘significant changes’.   File photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty

The Government has said there should be “effective investigations” into all Troubles-related deaths “regardless of the perpetrator”. The Department o(...)

Meeting of North-South Ministerial Council had to be cancelled at the last minute because DUP First Minister Arlene Foster had not nominated a unionist minister to attend, as power-sharing requires. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

Eamon Ryan experienced Northern Ireland’s politics of the empty chair last Friday at the North-South Ministerial Council, the sole cross-Border instit(...)

Religious leaders from across Belfast meet  for dialogue and prayer at a riot flashpoint in Belfast. Photograph:  EPA/Mark Marlow

Intensive contacts between Dublin, London and Belfast will continue over the coming days amid further warnings from unionist politicians about opposit(...)

Loyalist protesters converge on Belfast City Hall in 2013 over removal of the union flag from the the building. File photograph: PA

The British government’s latest guidance on flying of the union flag in England, Scotland and Wales has prompted unionist politicians to call for the (...)

 Northern secretary Brandon Lewis: Belfast High Court granted the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission leave to take action against him and the North’s Department of Health for failing to fully implement the new legislation. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Northern secretary Brandon Lewis’s plan to introduce regulations to implement abortion services in Northern Ireland next week is likely to trigger a r(...)

DUP Westminster leader Jeffrey Donaldson warned against the UK government legislating over the head of the Northern Ireland Executive. Photograph: Getty

The DUP will “vigorously oppose” any further legislative action to see new abortion laws implemented in the region, an MP has warned. The law was lib(...)

Des Dalton: said he would be ‘untrue to myself and to ideas I passionately believe’  if he accepted his suspension by the party, and he had no choice but to resign. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Republican Sinn Féin president Des Dalton has resigned from the party after its ardchomhairle suspended him for arguing against violent actions(...)

Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis said his government’s unilateral extension of grace periods for checks required by the Northern Ireland protocol was lawful, although he was unable to say which part of the protocol the government rested on to authorise its action. File photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images.

The British Labour party has accused Boris Johnson’s government of putting political stability in Northern Ireland at risk with its unilateral postpon(...)

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