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Angry words as Ian Paisley Jnr avoids prison

Ian Paisley Jnr has warned that the man set to become Northern Ireland’s new Attorney General will “come to regret” comments he made about the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) wanting to go to prison.

Court D-Day for Ian Paisley Jnr

Ian Paisley Jnr was today meeting his solicitors as a High Court deadline ordering him to reveal information on the murder of Billy Wright expired.

Peter Robinson: You Ask The Questions

Northern Ireland's First Minister answers your questions, such as 'Shouldn't you focus on the economy now in Northern Ireland?'

Quotes of the day - 23 October 2008

"He has taken up more positions on immigration than someone in training with the Kama Sutra" - Liberal Democratic home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne on Phil Woolas who, he said, had made a "cack-handed" start as Immigration Minister.

Sinn Fein left isolated at Stormont in stand-off with DUP over power-sharing

Stormont remained deadlocked last night, with Belfast's power-sharing executive unable to meet because of continued wrangling between Sinn Fein and the loyalist Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Julian Hall's Edinburgh Festival diary

The Book Festival talk by Jonathan Powell, former Downing Street Chief of Staff, was packed with fascinating anecdotes about the Northern Ireland peace process. He recalled the logistics of the first meeting between Sinn Fein and the DUP: "The DUP wanted to sit opposite Sinn Fein to signify that they were antagonists, but Gerry Adams wanted both parties side by side, to look like colleagues. In the end, we opted for a diamond-shaped table so they could be both opposite and beside."

No longer joined at the hip: Why 'Tony's twin' is on his own

Jonathan Powell was by Blair's side for the whole 10 years in Downing Street, intimately involved in everything. Now the formerly reticent aide solves the greatest mystery of the Northern Ireland peace process – and reveals the true nature of his relationship with the boss

Ian Paisley to avoid symbolic parting handshake

Ian Paisley will leave office without shaking the hand of his partner in government Martin McGuinness, the 82-year old Democratic Unionist leader revealed today.

Suspect held over SAS officer's murder

Police investigating the murder of SAS officer Captain Robert Nairac in Northern Ireland more than 30 years ago arrested a man in South Armagh today.

John Rentoul: Cherie twists the knife, before it's too late

In her new book, Mrs Blair attacks Gordon Brown with lawyerly restraint. It's her timing that says most about his premiership

Sport on Radio: Jaundiced shades of Green obscure the picture

What are radio football commentators for? To put the world to rights, fearlessly exposing the sick, dark heart of our national sport? To rage against the essential amorality of human nature? Or – radical idea, this – to tell the listener what's happening on the pitch?

Robinson named new DUP leader

The Democratic Unionist Party chose Peter Robinson as its new leader today.

Gary McKeone: The lesson of the peace process: terror works

On Sunday 28 March 1982, I was finishing an essay on Brian Friel's play, The Freedom Of The City, at home in Derry. It was just after lunch, a bright, brisk day. The play is based on the events of another Sunday – Bloody Sunday – which also took place in Derry in 1972 when 13 civil rights marchers were shot dead by members of the Parachute Regiment. I was a child then but I remember my father saying to a friend as they left morning Mass that there would be a few sore heads by night-time. While I lingered over my essay, word came through that Norman Duddy, a neighbour of ours, had been shot dead coming out of Strand Road Presbyterian Church. He had just got in to his car when two IRA men on a motorcycle drew up and began firing. His two young sons, Mark and David, were in the car at the time.

Anger: Why we’re all losing our cool

Britain is in the grip of an anger epidemic, with a quarter of the population now struggling to keep the lid on their feelings of rage and resentment. What's making us so cross? And what can we do about it? Virginia Ironside takes a deep breath...

Freedom Of Information: First major casualty of the 'right to know' legislation

The Freedom of Information Act has claimed its first ministerial scalp. David Gordon, Investigations Correspondent on the 'Belfast Telegraph', explains how
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