Northern Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has been awarded an English aristocratic title to secure his resignation as an MP, the Treasury confirmed today.
In January Colin Duffy, now under arrest for questioning about the killing this week of the prison officer David Black, was acquitted of the murders of two soldiers outside Massereene Barracks in Antrim who were about to leave for duty in Afghanistan.
An election outcome of seismic proportions has put the Republic of Ireland on course for a new coalition government made up of the two parties who were principal winners in the contest.
Fed up with austerity measures, the Irish are abandoning Fianna Fail after decades in power
Right in the thick of it
Chastened DUP ready to talk over ceding control of justice to Belfast
DUP leader Peter Robinson said today he was temporarily stepping down as Northern Ireland First Minister in an attempt to clear his name following the scandal surrounding his wife Iris.
The Sinn Fein leader's admission that his father was a child abuser has raised awkward questions about why he didn't speak up sooner