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    1. September 24, 2014

      Northern Ireland first minister denies he will quit early

      Tensions within Northern Ireland’s main unionist party erupted on Wednesday after the province’s first minister was forced...

    2. July 10, 2014

      Northern Ireland Unionist leaders seek inquiry into march dispute

      Unionist leaders in Northern Ireland on Thursday called for an inquiry into the banning of part of a loyalist parade as...

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    1. G8 Summit 2013

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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

      Gerry Adams released without charge over McConville case

      Gerry Adams on Sunday night said “a sustained, malicious, untruthful and sinister campaign“ was behind attempts to link him...

    3. 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 a...

    4. 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...

    5. February 28, 2014

      Good Friday agreement has bred complacency in Northern Ireland

      In his memoir Making Peace, the former US senator George Mitchell recalls being accosted by two women in the car park of his...

    6. February 27, 2014

      Cameron announces independent review of IRA pardons

      David Cameron headed off a political crisis in Northern Ireland on Thursday by setting up a judge-led review into...

    7. 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, behind...

    8. February 27, 2014

      Ministers in Northern Ireland meet for crisis talks

      Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, pledged on Thursday to consider a judicial inquiry into allegations that the UK...

    9. February 26, 2014

      N Ireland first minister threatens to resign over Hyde Park case

      Peter Robinson has requested the recall of the devolved Northern Ireland Assembly after claiming a UK government deal that...

    10. October 10, 2013

      Northern Ireland murders threaten to overshadow investment conference

      Dissident republican terrorists have shot dead two people in separate incidents in Northern Ireland over the past 24 hours,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. June 11, 2013

      London set to agree ‘economic pact’ with Northern Ireland

      Westminster is poised to agree an “economic pact” with the Northern Ireland executive ahead of next week’s G8 summit, which...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. September 13, 2012

      N Ireland seeks decision on rate-setting

      Northern Ireland’s political and business leaders have urged the UK Treasury to stop dithering over devolving corporation...

    18. July 26, 2012

      Falstaff, Holland Park, London

      The two running themes of the arts in London this summer are Shakespeare and the spirit of England. Opera Holland Park can...

    19. 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...

    20. MBA blog

      May 15, 2012

      How little has changed over a quarter of a century

      I finished reading a book titled Snapshots from Hell: The making of an MBA, written by Peter Robinson. Peter was a...

    21. January 20, 2012

      It’s too late to stop now

      I still remember the headline as if it were yesterday, rather than close to 40 years ago: “Portrait of the Artist as a Moody...

    22. November 2, 2011

      N Ireland steps up push for tax powers

      The Northern Ireland executive has intensified its campaign to have corporate tax-raising powers devolved from Westminster,...

    23. September 30, 2011

      Supreme Court stages mock ‘ecocide’ trial

      The scene inside the vaulted hall of Court Number One of the United Kingdom Supreme Court was calculated to make any chief...

    24. August 2, 2011

      La Wally, Holland Park, London

      Twenty years ago the idea of opera in a park in west London still raised eyebrows. Now it has become a regular fixture...

    25. July 27, 2011

      Investments point to obscure business ties

      A conservative social network, a bible publisher and a Catholic television station run by Polish monks are among the lesser...

    26. June 7, 2011

      Cacophony on UK tax and powers

      The UK will look less than united on Wednesday when David Cameron meets the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...

    27. May 21, 2011

      The List: Five competitions with unusual prizes

      The winner of this year’s Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction, awarded to the novel that best captures the...

    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 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...

    33. March 16, 2011

      N Ireland minister in ‘electioneering’ spat

      Peter Robinson, Northern Ireland’s first minister, has accused a cabinet colleague of “blatant electioneering” over a...

    34. 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...

    35. September 11, 2010

      Serious intentions and steamy intrigues

      Two programmes, one past and one to come, point to a Channel 4 energised by the cauterisation of Big Brother, with promise...

    36. September 7, 2010

      Warning on N Ireland budget cuts

      Peter Robinson, Northern Ireland’s first minister, has warned ministers from rival parties in the executive not to play...

    37. May 25, 2010

      Devolved regions aim to delay pain

      All three devolved administrations are poised to seize the government’s offer to postpone taking their full share of...

    38. May 7, 2010

      How polling night unfolded

      10pmThe exit poll is in. The numbers are: 307 seats for the Tories, 255 for Labour, 59 for the Lib Dems, 29 for others. That...

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