Sinn Fein urges Irish unity referendum to be held within five years
Sinn Fein has called for an Irish unity referendum within five years.
Sinn Fein has called for an Irish unity referendum within five years.
Arlene Foster has been accused of sexism after describing Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill as an attractive blonde who's never seen without her make-up.
An Ulster Unionist councillor has apologised for his "offensive and inappropriate language" at an awards dinner attended by business leaders and senior politicians.
You wouldn't have needed a crystal ball to predict the reaction of Sinn Fein to the proposed budget unveiled by the Secretary of State yesterday.
The government must introduce emergency legislation to stop MLAs' salaries and expenses, the panel which sets Stormont politicians' pay has said.
The Northern Ireland Assembly paid its respect to Martin McGuinness after his death.
Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said the current situation in Northern Ireland is grave and that the clock was ticking on an election.
SDLP MLA Claire Hanna has revealed that she is five months pregnant - and that she intends to keep on working until she gives birth.
Clever political parties don't lose talent like Daithi McKay, though Sinn Fein is particularly careless about nurturing talent. Otherwise Mairia Cahill would probably be on the Ard Comhairle now and Pearse Doherty would already be the party leader.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has signalled that he is willing to open dialogue with dissident republicans who are "at war against this community".
Here is Prime Minister David Cameron's speech following Britain's vote to leave the European Union in full:
Disgraced former MP Iris Robinson has been questioned by police investigating her financial affairs.
David Cameron has offered an olive branch to the Liberal Democrats ahead of a general election which could leave the third party holding the balance of power.
Scotland Yard have handed two more files of evidence against politicians suspected of abusing their expenses to prosecutors.
Sinn Fein has expressed anger at an apparent agreement by the British Government to pay £20m to former part-time RUC officers.
Communications Minister Eamon Ryan has defended the Government's decision to water down its plan to impose a levy on Irish banks if NAMA fails to make a profit.
The Government's controversial NAMA legislation has passed the committee stage following a marathon debate that lasted until 5.30am this morning.
The Taoiseach has given his full backing to John Bruton's bid to become the first ever President of the European Council.
Fresh tensions emerged today between Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) over the transfer of policing and justice powers from Westminster to Stormont.
Green Party leader John Gormley has given his support to former Taoiseach John Bruton in his bid to become president of the European Council.
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has accused public-sector workers of wanting to tax everyone else to secure higher salaries for themselves.
The issue of loyalist parades has emerged as a possible further hurdle to the devolution of policing and justice powers to the North.
The SDLP is set to hold a leadership contest for the first time in its history after a second candidate threw his hat in the ring today.
CIE chairman John Lynch is due to appear before the Oireachtas Transport Committee today to face questions about alleged malpractice at the semi-state body.
British Conservative Party MP William Hague will pledge the Conservatives' support to the Ulster Unionist Party today and is expected to address the UUP's annual conference.
The committee stage of the Dail debate on the Government's NAMA legislation is due to get underway at Leinster House later today.
Fine Gael TDs and Senators have endorsed Enda Kenny's surprise proposal to abolish the Seanad if the party is elected to government.
The Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan says confidence is returning to the Irish economy.
Justice Minister Dermot Ahern has said the Republic should have the same drink-driving limit as Northern Ireland, which currently stands at 80mgs.
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has met the Oireachtas Commission to discuss the issue of expenses for TDs, Senators and government ministers.
The Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, has told the Dail that complications have arisen in the programme to build nine private, co-located hospitals in the State.
Children's Minister Barry Andrews has said there is nothing insidious about the delay in publishing the findings of an investigation into how the Dublin archdiocese handled clerical sex abuse allegations.
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has called on the Taoiseach to overrule the Minister for Education's decision to cut funding to Protestant schools.
Health Minister Mary Harney has given her backing to Noel Dempsey's plan to reduce the drink-driving limit in an effort to save lives on Ireland's roads.
The Minister for Transport's plan to reduce drink-driving limits appears to be in doubt this morning following a stormy meeting of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party last night.
The European Commission's statistics authority Eurostat has made a preliminary decision that the operations of NAMA should be recorded outside the government's general books.
The Fine Gael Front Bench has unanimously endorsed Enda Kenny's proposal for a constitutional referendum to abolish the Seanad.
Transport Minister Noel Dempsey is reportedly set to face down angry Fianna Fail backbenchers this evening over proposed new drink-driving limits.
The Justice Minister Dermot Ahern is describing Enda Kenny's comments about abolishing the Seanad as "populist".
The Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith is expressing cautious optimism that the tide may be turning for Irish dairy farmers.
The Minister for the Environment John Gormley says moves by AIB to award staff a 3% pay increase just don't make sense.
Environment Minister John Gormley has said he is surprised by Enda Kenny's decision to call for the abolition of the Seanad.
Politicians from throughout Ireland the UK are gathering in Swansea today for the latest meeting of the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body.
The Taoiseach has said decisions taken in December's budget will be based on fairness and equity.
Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has condemned those responsible for yesterday's bomb attack on the partner of a PSNI officer.
Green Party leader John Gormley has rejected suggestions that the NAMA projections revealed by the Government earlier this week were the work of Fianna Fail ministers.
The Minister for Children has indicated that the report of the investigation into abuse allegations in the Dublin archdiocese could be published early next week.
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has reiterated his insistence that - apart from the introduction of a carbon levy - there will be no new tax hikes in this December's budget.
The new Children's Hospital of Ireland will open in five years time.
Enterprise Minister Mary Coughlan has asked the Irish Independent to correct a story published this morning which she says is inaccurate.