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    1. August 18, 2016

      Sinn Féin MLA resigns after ‘political dirty tricks’ claims

      Sinn Féin has been thrown into turmoil after one of its senior Northern Ireland leaders resigned unexpectedly in the...

    2. August 3, 2016

      The Queen of Spades, Opera Holland Park, London — review

      Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades is a grand opera in the French style, set against a background of Russian imperial...

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    1. 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...

    2. December 7, 2015

      DUP deputy rules himself out of leadership race

      The man tipped to be the next leader of the Democratic Unionist party has sprung a surprise by ruling himself out of...

    3. November 25, 2015

      DUP looks to life beyond Robinson

      Peter Robinson was in a combative rather than nostalgic mood. As the 66-year-old first minister of Northern Ireland...

    4. November 19, 2015

      Peter Robinson to quit as N Ireland first minister and DUP leader

      Peter Robinson, Northern Ireland’s first minister and the dominant Unionist voice for most of the past decade, has...

    5. November 19, 2015

      Peter Robinson to quit as Northern Ireland first minister

      Peter Robinson is to step down within weeks as first minister of Northern Ireland and leader of the hardline Democratic...

    6. 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...

    7. September 23, 2015

      NI first minister rejects claim of payment over property sale

      Peter Robinson, former first minister of Northern Ireland, has rejected “scurrilous” claims made by a loyalist blogger...

    8. September 21, 2015

      Crisis talks begin in Northern Ireland

      Northern Ireland’s political leaders began a round of all-party talks on Monday to overcome a political crisis that...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. September 7, 2015

      Northern Ireland’s crisis deepens over alleged IRA murder

      Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive has been frozen after the biggest unionist party suspended its...

    12. September 1, 2015

      Northern Ireland political crisis suffers another setback

      Northern Ireland’s first minister, struggling to regain the initiative in a swelling political and security crisis, has...

    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. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. May 5, 2015

      Westminster deadlock puts Northern Ireland parties into spotlight

      Nothing sets Northern Ireland apart from the rest of the UK like a general election campaign. The biggest political...

    17. March 2, 2015

      Northern Ireland braces for austerity

      Northern Ireland’s devolved government faces its biggest overhaul in 15 years as politicians and officials brace for...

    18. 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...

    19. December 23, 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. July 4, 2014

      Marching ban splits Northern Ireland

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

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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