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    1. July 4, 2016

      Plans for all-Ireland response to Brexit paused

      The Irish government has backtracked on a plan to set up an all-Ireland forum to co-ordinate the response to Brexit on...

    2. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Scotland, N Ireland can stay in EU says Merkel ally

      Scotland and even Northern Ireland would be welcome to remain members of the EU according to Manfred Weber, a top MEP...

    1. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Irish parliament fails to nominate new PM

      Let the haggling begin. The Irish parliament failed on Thursday to nominate a new prime minister to form a government...

    2. March 6, 2016

      Explosive devices found in Belfast residential streets

      Police found two viable explosive devices in residential streets in west Belfast on Saturday. A security alert sparked...

    3. Fast FT

      March 3, 2016

      Irish elections: counting finally ends six days later

      The counting of votes in Ireland’s general election finally ended on Thursday as the last two parliamentary seats were...

    4. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      FirstFT - The corporate quest for higher purpose

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Messy desk, clear mind It is the subject...

    5. February 21, 2016

      Sinn Féin: Escaping from the past

      Caroline Devlin has been so radicalised by the six years she waited for treatment for a painful medical condition that...

    6. February 20, 2016

      Brexit: Northern Ireland and Scotland take opposing stances on EU

      Political leaders in Northern Ireland and Scotland have taken opposing stances on the UK’s future in the EU,...

    7. January 17, 2016

      Northern Ireland must grasp the chance of a fresh start

      Eighteen years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland continues to enjoy the peace that...

    8. January 10, 2016

      Arlene Foster makes history as Northern Ireland’s new leader

      A moment of history will be made in Northern Ireland on Monday when Arlene Foster becomes the first woman to be...

    9. November 17, 2015

      Northern Ireland pulls back from the brink

      Northern Ireland has been pulled back from the brink of collapse after its political leaders reached a deal to resolve...

    10. September 27, 2015

      N Ireland property scandal threatens Peter Robinson’s career

      It is Northern Ireland’s biggest political and business scandal in living memory — the £1.2bn sale of a property...

    11. September 10, 2015

      Robinson steps down as Northern Ireland first minister

      Peter Robinson has stepped down as Northern Ireland’s first minister and pulled most of his party’s ministers out of...

    12. September 9, 2015

      Sinn Féin arrest worsens Northern Ireland crisis

      Sinn Féin has been thrown into turmoil, worsening Northern Ireland’s political crisis, after one of its senior figures...

    13. August 31, 2015

      London and Dublin to intervene in Stormont crisis

      The Irish and British governments are set to intervene to try to prevent the collapse of Northern Ireland’s devolved...

    14. August 27, 2015

      Spectre of IRA destabilises Northern Ireland power-sharing pact

      Two men who at an earlier time in Northern Ireland’s history would have been sworn enemies appeared on the same stage...

    15. August 26, 2015

      Ulster Unionists increase political crisis with opposition move

      The political arrangements for governing Northern Ireland put in place after the Troubles have begun to unravel after...

    16. August 21, 2015

      N Ireland police probe suspected Provisional IRA link to murder

      Northern Ireland has been engulfed in political recriminations after a senior policeman said he suspected that the...

    17. August 19, 2015

      Spotlight falls on Corbyn’s foreign policies

      At a campaign rally for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn began with a lengthy description of his meeting with...

    18. June 3, 2015

      Cameron faced with directly imposing welfare cuts on Belfast

      David Cameron is facing the prospect of having to impose welfare reform on Northern Ireland directly from London,...

    19. May 27, 2015

      Stakes high in Northern Ireland welfare reform crisis

      Northern Ireland is no stranger to political crises. Every time the Democratic Unionist party or Sinn Féin has a...

    20. May 26, 2015

      Northern Ireland faces political crisis over welfare cuts

      The governments in London and Dublin are facing a crisis with the devolved administration in Northern Ireland over its...

    21. May 17, 2015

      Ireland dismayed by UK plan to repeal Human Rights Act

      The Irish government had thought its biggest problem after the unexpectedly decisive outcome of the UK general election...

    22. May 5, 2015

      Former IRA leader murdered in Belfast

      Police in Northern Ireland are investigating the murder of a former senior member of the IRA on a Belfast street in one...

    23. May 5, 2015

      Northern Ireland shows no sign of bowing to austerity push

      Monday is lifeguard training day at the swimming pool in the well kept, exceptionally well equipped leisure centre in...

    24. March 13, 2015

      Northern Ireland workers protest against looming cuts

      Tens of thousands of workers have taken to the streets in Northern Ireland to protest against looming cuts that would...

    25. January 28, 2015

      Welsh peer apologises over Auschwitz remark

      The former leader of Plaid Cymru, the Welsh nationalist party, has been forced to apologise over comments he made...

    26. December 23, 2014

      Northern Ireland’s parties reach broad deal but obstacles remain

      Northern Ireland’s political leaders have reached broad agreement on tackling the legacy of the province’s past as well...

    27. December 17, 2014

      Poverty marks political debate in Ireland ahead of elections

      If Jonathan Corrie had not died where he did, he would not have pricked the conscience of a nation in the way he did....

    28. December 10, 2014

      Irish and UK leaders aim to break Northern Ireland deadlock

      The Irish and UK prime ministers will arrive in Belfast on Thursday, in an attempt to move the leaders of Northern...

    29. December 2, 2014

      Tax devolution unites Northern Ireland

      Northern Ireland’s two main political parties do not agree on much. Divided by the legacy of the Troubles and their...

    30. Westminster Blog

      November 20, 2014

      Why Labour has made no net gains at by-elections this Parliament

      Ed Miliband has fought 20 by-elections as leader of the Labour party: during this time he has gained one seat (Corby)...

    31. November 19, 2014

      Sinn Féin forced to face up to questions about its past

      Whenever evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children by priests in the Irish Catholic Church surfaced over the past...

    32. May 26, 2014

      Sinn Féin emerges again as political force in Ireland

      By Vincent Boland in Dublin Almost a century after its delegates proclaimed the birth of Dáil Eireann, the Irish...

    33. May 23, 2014

      Sinn Féin eyes European poll success as Ireland votes

      Ireland went to the polls on Friday in a European Parliament election that is expected to herald an international...

    34. May 5, 2014

      ‘Window’ open for progress in Northern Ireland talks

      The Irish and British governments want Northern Ireland’s political parties to reopen talks on dealing with the legacy...

    35. May 4, 2014

      Northern Ireland parties trade words over Gerry Adams arrest

      Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Féin, remained in police custody in Northern Ireland on Sunday, being questioned about...

    36. May 2, 2014

      Gerry Adams arrest throws Sinn Féin’s political ambitions into chaos

      On a December day in 1972, as Northern Ireland seethed in communal violence, 12 masked men and women, said to be a...

    37. May 1, 2014

      Facing the past in Northern Ireland

      In 1998 the Good Friday agreement brought to an end Northern Ireland’s Troubles, which had taken about 3,500 lives over...

    38. February 27, 2014

      Murky deals that led Northern Ireland to brink of fresh crisis

      The events that led Northern Ireland to the brink of a constitutional crisis this week began more than 10 years ago,...

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