Michael D Higgins lauds courage of civil rights protesters

For some, the Royal Ulster Constabulary’s use of violence at Duke Street in Derry marked the start of decades of conflict.

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‘Euphoria’ followed violence at Derry civil rights protest

Fionnbarra O’Dochartaigh said the Royal Ulster Constabulary’s use of batons in Derry 50 years ago helped galvanise the movement.

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Corporation tax cuts 'will transform Northern Ireland's economy'

Cutting corporation tax will help create tens of thousands of new jobs and prosperity for all in the North, business leaders said.

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Parties reach deal in Stormont giving UK power to cut welfare

A deal has been reached between the major parties in Northern Ireland to bring an end to the political crisis at Stormont.

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Deal to revive Stormont powersharing 'imminent', but two parties may not sign up

A deal to save the powersharing Executive in Northern Ireland is likely to be announced imminently.

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Optimism grows as talks to save powersharing resume

Political leaders in the North are to resume talks to save powersharing at Stormont amid mounting optimism a deal is imminent.

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UK to deliver update on Stormont impasse

The British Government will deliver an update on the Stormont negotiations later.

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Enda Kenny meets David Cameron as bid to rescue Stormont power sharing is ramped up

David Cameron will meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Downing Street today as efforts to save Stormont power sharing intensify.

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Peter Robinson to return to government

The DUP leader says he will lead his ministers back into the Northern government, despite a finding that the IRA's army council still exists.

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Gardaí find no evidence of IRA Army Council meetings in the Republic

A Garda assessment has found there is no evidence of the IRA Army Council meeting or functioning within the Republic of Ireland.

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IRA presence 'vindicates power-sharing exit', says UUP

The findings of an independent report on paramilitary activity in the North “entirely and totally” vindicates a withdrawal from the power-sharing political institutions, the Ulster Unionists have said.

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DUP ministers return to Stormont duties

Democratic Unionist ministers who resigned from the Stormont Executive in the wake of an IRA linked murder are to return to office following the publication of a British Government ordered review of paramilitaries activities.

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Report finds Provisional IRA 'of the Troubles era is well beyond recall'

An independent report has found that the structures of the Provisional IRA remain in place, but in a much reduced form.

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UK government names members of panel to assess paramilitary activity

The British government has announced the three members of an independent panel set up to assess paramilitary activity in the North of Ireland.

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Churches unite in plea for political stability in the North

Political instability in the North is hurting the most vulnerable, church leaders warned.

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Martin McGuinness 'not putting up with this nonsense anymore'

Martin McGuinness has challenged political rivals making claims about Sinn Féin links to criminality to “put up or shut up”.

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WATCH: Martin McGuinness calls for 'spirit of generosity' in North talks

All participants engaged in talks to save the North’s power-sharing political institutions must adopt a spirit of generosity, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness said today.

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Talks to save Stormont coalition to take place in Belfast

Crucial talks to save the North's powersharing political institutions are due to begin in Belfast today.

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Peter Robinson discharged from hospital ahead of Stormont talks

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader has been discharged from hospital.

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Peter Robinson taken to hospital after medication reaction

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Peter Robinson has spent the night in hospital after suffering an adverse reaction to medication.

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WATCH: Robinson agrees to talks after assessment on paramilitaries announced

First Minister Peter Robinson has agreed to enter next Monday's talks aimed at resolving the the North's political crisis.

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Sinn Féin's 'eternal optimist' Martin McGuinness thinks NI 'will have an Assembly' soon

Stormont’s Deputy First Minister has expressed optimism Northern Ireland’s power sharing government can be saved and returned to “good working order”.

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'Optimist by nature' Robinson upbeat on prospect of resolving political crisis

Progress to resolve the crisis threatening the North's political institutions is being made, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Peter Robinson has insisted.

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Theresa Villiers statement fails to win unionist support for Stormont talks

Uncertainty continues to dog political talks aimed at saving power-sharing in the North after a British Government statement failed to prompt unionists to sign up to negotiations.

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Theresa Villiers: Monitoring of paramilitarism in NI 'must be considered'

The British Government has said “serious consideration” needs to be given to establishing a new body to monitor paramilitarism in the North.

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North's leaders await UK government statement on powersharing talks

Political leaders in the North are awaiting a UK government statement that is set to influence whether crisis talks aimed at saving powersharing will proceed.

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Gerry Adams: Sinn Féin chose not to walk over NAMA allegations

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams says his party could have walked out of the power sharing executive over the NAMA allegations - but chose not to.

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North's political crisis deepens after DUP no-show at Stormont meeting

The North’s largest party, the Democratic Unionists, has today failed to attend the start of an Assembly meeting at Stormont.

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Power sharing crisis talks start at Stormont

Political talks aimed at saving the North's crisis-hit power sharing government from collapse will take place in Belfast later.

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Bobby Storey plans to take legal action against the PSNI

Sinn Fein's Northern Chairman has criticised his arrest by the PSNI.

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SF's Bobby Storey accuses Unionists of trying to wreck power sharing

A senior republican whose arrest over an IRA-linked murder escalated the current political crisis in the North has accused unionists of using his “wrongful detention” to try to pull down power sharing.

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DUP ministers will 'renominate and resign' to keep posts away from nationalists

Democratic Unionist ministers who quit the North's powersharing government are set to be renominated next week only to resign again immediately in a move designed to keep the posts away from nationalists, party leader Peter Robinson has said.

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Enda Kenny urges North's politicians to 'look at the bigger picture'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that politicians in the North must remember they were voted into positions of responsibility.

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Gerry Adams: SF will do 'whatever can be humanly done' to restart Stormont

The Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams says the political crisis in the North can be sorted out.

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Theresa Villiers: Body to oversee decommissioning of command structures 'a credible choice'

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has said setting up an independent body to look at decommissioning command structures is a "credible'' option amid the North's political crisis.

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Key questions and answers about the North's political crisis

Peter Robinson has resigned as the North's first minister and pulled all his party colleagues bar one from the powersharing administration.

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Arlene Foster remains as only unionist in faltering powersharing government

Arlene Foster will take the reins in her first day as the sole unionist in the North's faltering powersharing government.

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Enda Kenny appeals to Northern parties to accept their responsibility

The Taoiseach has appealed to the parties in Northern Ireland to accept their responsibility and save the Stormont institutions.

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SF's northern chairman Bobby Storey released

Sinn Féin’s northern chairman Bobby Storey has been released by detectives investigating a killing by suspected members of the IRA, the PSNI said.

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Theresa Villiers: Peter Robinson resignation 'sign of a complete breakdown' in Stormont

The British Government has said working relations at the Northern Ireland Executive have completely broken down.

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NI First Minister Peter Robinson steps down

Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson is standing aside, and the majority of his Democratic Unionist ministers are to resign, with party colleague Arlene Foster to take over as acting First Minister.

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NI Assembly parties reject DUP adjournment proposal

Parties in the Northern Ireland Assembly have voted to reject a Democratic Unionist proposal to adjourn the power-sharing institutions – a move that brings suspension or collapse a step closer.

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Taoiseach: North in crisis as Stormont stands on brink of collapse

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the North is now in crisis mode and the institutions could collapse in the next hour.

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PSNI arrest woman in connection with Kevin McGuigan murder

A woman has been arrested by police investigating a murder linked to IRA members.

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Stormont stall would hit the politicians' pay packets

The adjournment, suspension or collapse of power-sharing at Stormont would not only alter the political landscape in the North, it would also impact politicians’ pay packets.

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SF: Meeting between Taoiseach and SDLP 'a huge mistake'

Sinn Féin has criticised a meeting between the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the SDLP.

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McGuinness ‘surprised’ by Storey arrest in Kevin McGuigan investigation

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said he is “surprised” by the arrest of the party’s northern chairman by PSNI officers investigating the murder of Kevin McGuigan.

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Kevin McGuigan murder probe: Senior Sinn Féin member Storey arrested

A senior Sinn Féin member has been arrested by police investigating a murder by Provisional IRA members.

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Three men arrested in hunt for killers of Kevin McGuigan

Three men have been arrested by detectives hunting the killers of a former IRA man in Belfast.

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Crisis talks in the North to resume today

Negotiations aimed at saving the North's power sharing executive are expected to resume later today.

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UUP walks out at Stormont talks

The Ulster Unionist party has walked out of crunch talks at Stormont, aimed at averting a collapse of the Northern Irish Assembly.

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The North's Secretary Theresa Villiers warns that Stormont is 'in jeopardy'

The future of Stormont’s political institutions is in jeopardy, the North's Secretary Theresa Villiers has said.

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Villiers and Flanagan to meet on Stormont stalemate

The UK's Northern Secretary will meet Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan later to discuss the stalemate at Stormont.

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Routine meetings at Stormont on hold until IRA crisis resolved

There will be no further routine meetings of the powersharing Executive until the political crisis is resolved, Stormont’s First Minister Peter Robinson has said.

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Stormont to reconvene in effort to break deadlock over status of IRA

The Northern Ireland Assembly will resume this morning amid a crisis over the status of the IRA.

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'Steely resolve' to save North's powersharing, says Charlie Flanagan

There is a “steely resolve” to save Northern Ireland’s powersharing institutions, Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan has said.

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Taoiseach to meet British Prime Minister about crisis in the North

Enda Kenny and David Cameron are convening crisis talks on Northern Ireland next week.

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PSNI calls for monitoring of paramilitary groups in North

Police in the North have said they would support an independent assessment of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland after IRA members shot a man dead.

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Police arrest man in connection with Kevin McGuigan murder

Police in the North have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with the murder of Kevin McGuigan.

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David Cameron to hold talks with North's First Minister

Northern Ireland’s First Minister is to meet the British Prime Minister tomorrow to discuss Stormont’s deepening political crisis.

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