Europe

UK election: N Ireland waits to see how May deal helps DUP

Many people in Northern Ireland are waiting to see how the socially conservative Democratic Unionist Party will be rewarded for propping up UK Prime Minister Theresa May by supporting a minority government.

Ireland

Ireland could elect its first gay prime minister

Ireland could soon have its first openly gay prime minister. Leo Varadkar, the son of an Indian immigrant, is the favourite to win a ruling party vote.

Europe

Succession contest begins in Ireland for PM's post

Enda Kenny will step down as Fine Gael leader after almost 15 years and not lead party into election.

Enda Kenny resigns as Irish Fine Gael party chief

Human Rights

Mass graves in Ireland: A long history of Church abuse

When infant remains were found in a former home for unwed mothers last month, it didn't come as a surprise to everyone.

Mass graves in Ireland: A long history of Church abuse

Opinion

Martin McGuinness: Terrorist or Peacemaker?

The ex-IRA commander, who eventually played a key role in the Northern Irish peace process, is still dividing opinion.

Peter Geoghegan

by Peter Geoghegan

Peter Geoghegan

Ireland

Martin McGuinness, IRA peacemaker, dead at 66

McGuinness, a former armed group commander, laid down his weapons and became Northern Ireland's deputy first minister.

Head to Head

Martin McGuinness: Can political violence be justified?

Mehdi Hasan challenges Martin McGuinness, exploring the definition of terrorism and when to negotiate with the enemy.

Ireland

Brexit to affect Northern Ireland’s economy

Prime Minister Theresa May's expected to trigger article 50 in the coming days, beginning Britain's divorce from the European Union. Analysts say the move will have major ramifications on both sides of the Irish border.

Human Rights

Abortion in Ireland: 'It's your uterus, your decision'

On March 8, thousands in Ireland protested for the right to choose. We spoke to people on different sides of the issue.

Abortion in Ireland: 'It's your uterus, your decision'

Europe

Relatives want answers on Irish mass grave for babies

Relatives are demanding a full excavation of a mass grave of babies in the west of Ireland. The remains of almost 800 infants are thought to have been secretly buried at a former mother and baby home between the 1920s and 1960s.

Europe

Ireland: Discovery of baby remains raises questions

Campaigners in Ireland are warning that the task of identifying the remains of hundreds of babies, believed to be buried in unmarked graves, may take years.

Europe

Sinn Fein surges in tight Northern Ireland elections

Unionist DUP now has just a one-seat advantage as nationalist parties achieve best result in history of province.

Europe

Sinn Fein makes major gains in Irish elections

The Irish republican party, Sinn Fein, has made major election gains in Northern Ireland's assembly at the expense of pro-British unionists. The Democratic Unionist Party, which supports Brexit, has seen its 10-seat majority cut to just one.

Europe

Baby remains found in sewers of ex-Irish orphanage

Remains of children ranging from new-born to three years old discovered in sewers of a former Catholic Church-run home.

Baby remains found in mass grave at ex-Irish orphanage

Europe

Northern Ireland snap vote to test Brexit

The people of Northern Ireland vote on Thursday in an election to decide who commands power in the province. The vote was prompted by the collapse of a power-sharing agreement instituted almost 20 years ago.