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Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams make their way to a press conference at the front of Stormont on Monday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

DUP leader Peter Robinson joined party colleagues on Monday in attending all-party talks designed to break the deadlock over the status of the IRA and(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Roundtable talks involving the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main parties are scheduled to begin today notwithstanding that DUP l(...)

 ‘Much will depend on whether opinion polls, public and private, indicate that the two parties between them have a realistic chance of getting close to the 79 seats required to form a government in a November election.’  Above, Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Enda Kenny will have to make one of the biggest calls of his political life in the next month or so – whether to throw caution to the winds and call a(...)

 DUP party leader Peter Robinson: “I am an optimist by nature. I believe that there is a way through . . . I still believe that the direction of travel is right.” Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

DUP leader Peter Robinson says he wants round-table talks to begin on Monday but he needs commitments from the British government for that to happen. (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny he hopes talks to resolve the crisis at Stormont can ‘be got on track’ shortly. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he hopes talks to resolve the crisis at Stormont can “be got on track” shortly. Mr Kenny said he had been briefed on th(...)

The Irish and British Governments must be close to despair as they watch carefully constructed power sharing mechanisms crumble in Northern Ireland be(...)

Arlene Foster: Made it clear that the DUP was expecting more from Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. Photograph: PA

DUP acting First Minister Arlene Foster has described as “disappointing” a statement by Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers that “serious consideratio(...)

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers delivers the British government statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon.

The Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has indicated that there could be a role for a body similar to the Independent Monitoring Commission and also (...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson: appears to want some commitments in relation to a body or bodies that would help establish whether or not the IRA has gone away. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern political eyes and ears are focused on the House of Commons this afternoon where Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers will update MPs on the p(...)

Comments by Bobby Storey that the IRA had gone away were ridiculed by the Traditional Unionist Voice party. Photograph: Reuters

Unionist politicians have rounded on Sinn Féin after leading republican Bobby Storey compared the IRA to a “butterfly” that has flown away. Monday’s r(...)

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