50 per cent more women have been elected to Stormont at the Assembly election than the previous parliament- but is it the culmination of a gender revolution or just the start?
Democratic Unionist leader, Arlene Foster, has praised her party’s 'tremendous' performance
Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein, Independents, smaller parties and newcomers all made significant gains
Vernon Coaker will travel to Dublin for the party's Ard Fheis gathering on the centenary of the Easter Rising
The veteran DUP politician has never recovered from Peter Robinson’s ‘plot’ to replace him
Nationalist leader had blamed unionists for former US diplomat Dr Richard Haass’s failure
“This process is not dead, but it is far from finished,” says American diplomat chairing talks
No consensus reached on final set of proposals to deal with flags, disputed parades and the legacy of the Troubles
David McKittrick reports on former terrorist’s visit to Warrington, where two boys died 20 years ago in bombing
Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness has criticised the British government’s decision not to set up a public inquiry into the Omagh bomb attack which killed 29 people in 1998.
The Northern Ireland Secretary said the violence was ‘a hugely regrettable step backwards’
Police came under sustained attack by crowds 'intent on creating disorder'
Theresa Villiers says dissident republican groups will continue to plan attacks
Sinn Fein suffered a setback in the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday night when if failed to block new legislation barring those with a serious conviction from working as special political advisers.
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams gave evidence in a Belfast court today at the trial of his brother Liam, who is accused of child sex abuse.
Even taking into account the BBC's more recent traumas, the 1980s were the most turbulent decade in its history. Alan Protheroe played a central and often controversial role in the Corporation's bitter battles with Mrs.Thatcher's Government. With hindsight, it can be argued that the BBC suffered long-term damage because of his stubborn failure – along with that of senior colleagues – to recognise and allow for the increasing assertiveness of the politically appointed board of governors, reflecting a fundamental shift in the rules of engagement between Westminster and Broadcasting House.