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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...

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  1. G8 Summit 2013

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. October 8, 2010

    Put out by output of outputters

    China’s prodigious output of engineering graduates was debated at a fringe meeting co-sponsored by the EEF employers body at...

  38. October 5, 2010

    Real IRA claims responsibility for Derry bomb

    A dissident republican paramilitary group responsible for Northern Ireland’s single worst atrocity, has claimed it planted...

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