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      Assembly to probe alleged £7m payment to N Ireland politician

      Allegations that a £1.2bn sale of ­property assets to US private equity fund Cerberus was tainted by a £7m payment to a...

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      July 2, 2015

      The consequences of 'English Votes for English Laws'

      In a devolution debate in 1977, Tam Dalyell, the Labour MP for West Lothian asked: For how long will English constituencies...

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    1. June 24, 2015

      Dublin MPs call for Irish role in UK’s Europe negotiations

      The UK’s continued membership of the EU is so important to Ireland that the Irish government must be actively involved in...

    2. June 16, 2015

      Start-up map shows the most enterprising regions

      Do you want to found a business that will hit £1m turnover within three years? Try Belfast. Looking to triple that within...

    3. June 16, 2015

      David Cameron offers compromises to rebels over EU referendum

      David Cameron on Tuesday moved to defuse a backbench rebellion over Europe by offering his MPs compromises over the timing...

    4. June 14, 2015

      Financial technology takes a shine to Belfast

      As Paddy Cosgrave jetted around the world in recent weeks inviting start-ups and potential exhibitors to attend the latest...

    5. 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, following...

    6. 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 grievance —...

    7. May 27, 2015

      Queen’s Speech: List of bills

      Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech outlines the agenda for the new government and is the first purely Conservative legislative...

    8. 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...

    9. May 24, 2015

      ‘Britain and Europe’, by Dáithí O’Ceallaigh and Paul Gillespie

      In Samuel Beckett’s play, Endgame, one of the two main characters is unable to stand up and the other is unable to sit down....

    10. May 19, 2015

      Northern Irish court rules against bakery in gay cake row

      It is the cake that split Northern Ireland. When Ashers, a well-known bakery, refused to make a cake decorated with the...

    11. 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...

    12. May 14, 2015

      Bombardier flies into jet set turbulence

      Canada’s Bombardier on Thursday blamed a waning appetite for private jets from Chinese tycoons and Russia’s oligarchs for...

    13. David Allen Green

      May 12, 2015

      Why repealing the Human Rights Act is not going to be easy

      The United Kingdom’s Conservative party no longer has to share power as part of a coalition. Now it has a majority in the...

    14. May 8, 2015

      David Cameron faces huge task to defuse nationalism

      David Cameron raised the possibility of a shake-up of the union between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after...

    15. 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 of...

    16. May 5, 2015

      General election: The dual stance of Sinn Féin

      When Gerry Adams was asked recently whether Sinn Féin, the Irish republican party he leads, would take its seats in the UK...

    17. 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 story in...

    18. 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...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      April 30, 2015

      Roundabout campaigning

      Democratic Unionist Party Westminster candidate Ian Paisley Jr jumps over a roundabout sign whilst out canvassing in...

    20. April 20, 2015

      Former miner and veteran Labour politician Lord Mason dies at 91

      Lord Roy Mason of Barnsley, who has died after a long illness at the age of 91, was a veteran Labour politician and served...

    21. April 6, 2015

      Belfast unionists must shout ever louder to assert their Britishness

      Unionists of Northern Ireland fight on For the past 18 months, Tommy Hefferon has been walking up and down a footpath at the...

    22. March 31, 2015

      Northerners lose out on UK mortgage options

      Northern borrowers with non-typical home loans are almost twice as likely to be “mortgage prisoners” as those from southern...

    23. March 25, 2015

      Ireland braced for Brexit prospect

      As Europe’s leaders grapple with the possibility of Greece having to leave the eurozone, politicians and officials in Dublin...

    24. March 20, 2015

      Pension savers unable to book guidance as reform deadline nears

      Hundreds of thousands of pension savers affected by pensions reform remain unable to arrange free government guidance on...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      March 16, 2015

      Londonderry flaming temple

      Members of the public visit art project ‘The Temple’ in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. David Best’s installation hosts space...

    26. March 16, 2015

      Scotland tipped to leave the union, survey shows

      Most people in the UK’s four nations believe Scotland will eventually leave the union, despite its rejection of independence...

    27. March 13, 2015

      Interview: Annilese Miskimmon, Danish National Opera director

      Annilese Miskimmon acknowledges her rarity value, but she isn’t fazed by it. “Unless I’m reincarnated as a man under exactly...

    28. 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 end...

    29. FT Alphaville

      March 13, 2015

      Uncertainty and the UK election

      With 54 days to go until the UK vote no-one can say with confidence, let alone certainty, what will happen afterwards. For...

    30. March 9, 2015

      Lord Molyneaux, Ulster politician, 1920-2015

      Lord Molyneaux of Killead, who has died aged 94, was expert at holding together the disparate strands of the Ulster Unionist...

    31. March 9, 2015

      Former Unionist leader Molyneaux dies aged 94

      Lord Molyneaux, who led the Ulster Unionist party from 1979 to 1995 — through most of Northern Ireland’s decades of violence...

    32. 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 the...

    33. March 1, 2015

      DUP links post-election deal to protecting UK defence budget

      The largest party in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionists (DUP), will seek protection of the UK’s defence budget as a...

    34. February 26, 2015

      UK government blocks local decisions on EU funds

      Ministers have angered English councils and economic development bodies by saying only London would be allowed to decide how...

    35. February 12, 2015

      London reverses thrust on UK house prices

      London is acting as a drag on UK house prices after years of fuelling the boom, according to property professionals. The...

    36. February 5, 2015

      Japan Tobacco and Philip Morris hit by falling sales

      Two of the world’s largest tobacco companies have suffered a fall in profits as the cost of closing factories and...

    37. February 4, 2015

      Rory Mcllroy in ‘$25m settlement’ with Horizon

      Rory McIlroy is to pay his former agents about $25m to settle a bitter dispute over his career and finances, in one of the...

    38. February 2, 2015

      Free banking model stifles UK competition, warns Virgin Money

      Britain’s free in-credit banking model is stifling competition and needs to change, Virgin Money said on Monday as it...

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