A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
In the first of his articles covering the conscription crisis of 1918,explained how heavy-handed British politicians looked towards Ireland to solve their army’s manpower crisis during a vital stage of the war on the Western Front.
Mon, 02 Apr, 2018
The British PM hit out over cases that collapsed in the Irish courts, writes
Fri, 29 Dec, 2017
The first meeting between Charles Haughey and British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, after Haughey was appointed Taoiseach for a second time, in 1987, was described as “friendly”.
Fri, 29 Dec, 2017
A “bulletproof” deal hammered out between the EU and the UK now guarantees there will be no hard border with the North, paving the way for a soft Brexit.
Sat, 09 Dec, 2017
European Council president Donald Tusk has handed Leo Varadkar a crucial veto in the Brexit negotiations as tense talks with the UK this weekend go down to the wire.
Sat, 02 Dec, 2017
He was responding to Peter Hain's expected suggestion that Northern Ireland should be part of the same customs union and single market as the Republic of Ireland after Brexit.
Tue, 05 Sep, 2017
HAD William Faulkner been an Irish writer instead of a Nobel laureate born in Oxford, Mississippi, in 1897, he might not have left us his famous line: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
Tue, 04 Jul, 2017
Polling is underway in the North as the British general election gets underway. It is the seventh time in three years voters in the North have cast a ballot.
Thu, 08 Jun, 2017
Winston Churchill shaped the relationship between Ireland and the UK more than any other British politician but his motivation was not nationalism but personal ambition, according to a new biography, writes
Sat, 03 Sep, 2016
It would seem that the ballot box has become ‘too democratic’ for both the Unionists in the north and to our own government in the south.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
It’s not just Unionists who have a deep-rooted pride in their northern identity. Ulster Gaels also possess a loyalty to their province which simply doesn’t exist in the other green fields.
Thu, 05 Feb, 2015
Letters from people like Tom Cooper (Letters, December 19) are dangerous, as they can feed the fantasies of those who like to justify the terrorism of the IRA, they must be challenged.
Mon, 22 Dec, 2014
As thick fog descended on the Scottish parliament building late yesterday afternoon, the country slipped into twilight before its future became clear at dawn today.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2014
The Northern peace process is under its greatest threat since the landmark 1998 Good Friday Agreement negotiations, Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams has warned.
Sat, 09 Aug, 2014
President Michael D Higgins’ successful State visit to Britain marks the normalising of relations between us and our near neighbours. That was the easy bit.
Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
Our President’s highly successful state visit to Britain marks the normalising of relations between us and our neighbours.
Mon, 14 Apr, 2014
The smug, ‘holier than thou’ mutterings of nationalists regarding the recent loyalist rioting ignores the fact that our dream of a united Ireland is the fundamental cause of the conflict.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2013
Security in the North will be tight for the summit as speculation of threats intensifies, writes Conor Humphries
Wed, 12 Jun, 2013
With the passing of the Iron Lady, the Anglo-Irish Agreement 1985 is seen by many as a breakthrough.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2013
The North's deputy first minister Martin McGuinness says Republicans and Unionists have begun a process of national reconciliation.
Fri, 25 May, 2012
THERE can be only one reason why Terry Prone wrote a piece explaining what the media did during the presidential election, and that is she knows that the ‘fourth estate’ did not cover itself in glory.
Wed, 02 Nov, 2011
THE gloves have come off against Sinn Féin presidential candidate Martin McGuinness with all-out-war taking place by senior politicians for his past and present disposition.
Tue, 04 Oct, 2011
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said the party should nominate a candidate or back another to be President of Ireland.
Sat, 10 Sep, 2011
Calls for Peter Robinson to stand down are a desperate attempt to deflect attention from Ulster Unionist splits, Democratic Unionist Sammy Wilson MLA said today.
Sun, 16 May, 2010
Peter Robinson received unanimous backing from Democratic Unionist members of the Northern Ireland Assembly today following the loss of his East Belfast Westminster seat.
Mon, 10 May, 2010
The North’s First Minister Peter Robinson sensationally lost his Westminster seat for east Belfast today.
Fri, 07 May, 2010
THE general election outcome may still not be clear as dawn breaks over Britain on Friday.
Tue, 04 May, 2010
All parties in the North need to unite against British government cuts, Sinn Féin said today.
Wed, 28 Apr, 2010
Unionist voters in Northern Ireland were told today they could strengthen ties with Britain by backing the Conservative Party’s new political platform in the region.
Fri, 23 Oct, 2009
THE decision of the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) to end violence showed Northern Ireland was leaving the horrors of its past behind, it was claimed yesterday.
Mon, 12 Oct, 2009
The North’s political parties are today under growing pressure to agree a deal on transferring policing and justice powers from Westminster to Stormont after a package to fund the move was brokered in late night talks in Downing Street.
Fri, 09 Oct, 2009
Plans to devolve policing and justice powers to the Northern Assembly should not be derailed by the Democratic Unionist Party's (DUP) poor European election performance, Sinn Féin signalled today.
Tue, 16 Jun, 2009
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) suffered a major collapse in its vote today as a new force in right-wing unionist politics emerged in the North.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2009
A proposed marriage between the Ulster Unionist Party and the British Conservatives appears to be in some disarray following a row over sectarianism and the name of the new coalition.
Sat, 07 Mar, 2009
Sinn Fein has managed to steal a march on the DUP at Stormont by out-voting it at an important committee meeting.
Wed, 15 Oct, 2008
Former PSNI assistant chief constable Peter Sheridan today challenged the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) to lead people towards reconciliation in the North.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2008
The Irish and British governments may have to intervene to move along the devolution of policing in the North, according to Sinn Féin.
Sat, 20 Sep, 2008
Talks between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin broke up today with both parties committing themselves to further discussions.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2008
The academic selection debate has shown the Democratic Unionists have delivered a more accountable form of devolved government in the North, the party’s leader in waiting Peter Robinson has claimed.
Sun, 27 Apr, 2008
Unionists opposed to the DUP's power-sharing deal with Sinn Féin are being invited to join a new political movement in the North.
Fri, 07 Dec, 2007
The leader of the Ulster Unionists is calling on the IRA to disband completely.
Sat, 27 Oct, 2007
Unionists opposed to sharing power with Sinn Féin have held an exploratory meeting to discuss forming a new party.
Thu, 20 Sep, 2007
The Democratic Unionists will block any bid to have an Irish Language Act passed in the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Rev Ian Paisley insisted today.
Wed, 15 Aug, 2007