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    1. December 22, 2014

      Northern Ireland negotiations go through the night

      Politicians in Northern Ireland negotiated through Monday night as they sought to resolve the political and sectarian legacy...

    2. December 12, 2014

      Dublin frustrated with David Cameron on Northern Ireland deadlock

      A carol service was held inside Parliament Buildings at Stormont as politicians, including the UK and Irish prime ministers,...

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    1. July 4, 2014

      Marching ban splits Northern Ireland

      Northern Ireland’s political institutions were under renewed pressure on Friday as unionist leaders stepped up opposition to...

    2. May 4, 2014

      Questions about IRA links haunt Adams

      In a recent exchange in the Irish parliament, Gerry Adams was insisting once again that he was never a member of the...

    3. April 20, 2014

      Northern Ireland politicians go west to lure US investors

      Just before St Patrick’s day last month, Northern Ireland’s two most powerful politicians made an unusual journey. But it...

    4. April 8, 2014

      Irish president celebrates ‘warmth’ with English

      The Irish president has celebrated a “closeness and warmth that once seemed unachievable” between London and Dublin during...

    5. July 7, 2013

      Northern Ireland’s leaders warn against UK leaving EU

      Northern Ireland’s political leaders have warned that the UK leaving the EU would be a “huge mistake” that could deter...

    6. June 16, 2013

      Northern Ireland focus: Farmers aim to cream profits from milk sales

      The topic of agriculture and food was high on the agenda when Peter Robinson, Northern Ireland’s first minister, and Martin...

    7. June 14, 2013

      Martin McGuinness says G8 can learn from Northern Ireland

      World leaders should use the inspiration provided by the success of the Northern Ireland peace process to resolve global...

    8. March 26, 2013

      N Ireland corporate tax decision delayed

      A decision on whether to devolve the right to set corporation tax rates to the Northern Ireland executive has been delayed...

    9. March 24, 2013

      Cameron risks alienating N Ireland businesses

      Business groups in Northern Ireland have warned David Cameron that he risks alienating the business community, politicians...

    10. December 7, 2012

      Clinton urges end to Belfast violence

      Two decades after her husband made forging peace in Northern Ireland a political priority in the US, Hillary Clinton on...

    11. November 21, 2012

      Israel should learn from Northern Ireland

      Israeli missiles continued to fall on Gaza; meanwhile, a bus was blown up in Tel Aviv. But by the end of Wednesday, a...

    12. July 6, 2012

      Probe into Bloody Sunday to be opened

      BELFAST, July 5 – A murder investigation is to be launched into the killings of 13 Roman Catholic civil rights marchers by...

    13. June 28, 2012

      McGuinness hits at PM on peace process

      Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander who is now deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, has sharply criticised...

    14. June 27, 2012

      Just one handshake in 500,000

      The Queen is estimated to have shaken hands with about 500,000 people during her 60 years on the throne. Yet few, if any, of...

    15. June 25, 2012

      Queen’s visit shows progress in N Ireland

      Rioting, arson attacks and Republicans brandishing banners with “Queen of Death” greeted the Queen when she visited Northern...

    16. June 22, 2012

      Former IRA commander agrees to meet Queen

      Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander who is now deputy first minister in Northern Ireland, has accepted an invitation...

    17. June 11, 2012

      McGuinness to resign Commons seat

      Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander who is now deputy first minister in Northern Ireland, is resigning his seat at...

    18. February 6, 2012

      United Ireland referendum calls dismissed

      Owen Paterson, the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, has dismissed calls to hold a referendum on a united Ireland and...

    19. October 28, 2011

      Higgins wins Irish presidency

      A leftwing poet and human rights campaigner has become Ireland’s next president. Michael D. Higgins, Labour party president,...

    20. October 26, 2011

      Herman Cain smokes them out

      Herman Cain has set the Republican primary alight. Implausible though it sounds, this once unfancied ex-pizza magnate is now...

    21. October 25, 2011

      Surge of support for Irish ‘dragon’

      A reality TV star on the Dragon’s Den programme in Ireland is the frontrunner to win the Irish presidential election, which...

    22. October 14, 2011

      McGuinness battles to escape IRA past

      Georgina got up early Friday morning to meet Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander turned peacemaker, who is aiming to...

    23. September 28, 2011

      Gay rights senator to run for Irish presidency

      A gay rights campaigner and a former winner of the Eurovision song contest have secured last minute nominations to run in...

    24. September 18, 2011

      McGuinness named Ireland presidential candidate

      Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander turned deputy first minister in Northern Ireland, has been formally named as...

    25. September 16, 2011

      McGuinness to enter race for Irish presidency

      Martin McGuinness, former IRA commander turned deputy first minister in the Northern Ireland Executive, is set to become...

    26. July 22, 2011

      Memoirs

      A book by one of the grandest names in British journalism that sheds new light on Rupert Murdoch’s empire must – this month...

    27. May 17, 2011

      Queen in Ireland

      In almost 60 years on the British throne, Queen Elizabeth II has made nigh on 300 foreign royal visits. Yet when she landed...

    28. May 8, 2011

      Talks begin to form N Ireland assembly

      Negotiations to form a new Northern Ireland government are poised to get under way on Monday in advance of the meeting of...

    29. May 7, 2011

      DUP and Sinn Féin on track to share power again

      The Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin look on track to remain in charge of Northern Ireland’s multi-party coalition with...

    30. May 5, 2011

      Election fatigue takes toll in N Ireland

      A low turnout was expected as Northern Ireland voters went to the polls on Thursday for what is the province’s fourth...

    31. May 2, 2011

      N Ireland poll points to divided loyalties

      Mary Moran, an office manager from Enniskillen, tries to explain to an outsider how she intends to vote in Thursday’s...

    32. April 26, 2011

      N Ireland investigates dissident republicans

      Northern Ireland police are investigating whether charges can be pressed against those involved in Sunday’s dissident...

    33. April 6, 2011

      Irish leaders stand united at funeral

      Political leaders from both sides of the Irish border joined religious, civic and sporting figures at the funeral of Ronan...

    34. April 2, 2011

      Sinn Féin condemns officer’s murder

      Sinn Féin’s most senior Northern Ireland politician on Sunday urged young Catholics who want to join the police force not to...

    35. February 23, 2011

      Downturn puts N Ireland peace under fire

      A large steel plate covers the spot where an IRA rocket embedded itself in the gable end of Dicky Magill’s grocery shop in...

    36. December 30, 2010

      N Ireland leaders in further water crisis talks

      Ministers in the Northern Ireland executive are expected to meet executives from the province’s water utility for further...

    37. December 29, 2010

      40,000 homes without water in N Ireland

      Residents in Northern Ireland queue to fill up containers with water after more than 40,000 homes were left struggling to...

    38. November 14, 2010

      Adams sets sights on Irish seat

      Gerry Adams, the Sinn Féin president, is to seek election to the Irish parliament. He said on Sunday that he hoped to gain...

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