Patrick Maguire writes about politics and is the 2016 winner of the Anthony Howard Award.
The non-sectarian leader questioned whether the prime minister and James Brokenshire have the “sensitivity and neutrality” required to resolve the impasse at Stormont.
The centrist former economy minister and the far-right leader are set to contest the run-off on 7 May.
A new devolution settlement is now as good as impossible before June - and a bruising Brexit election won't help either.
The government and press' fixation on Gibraltar at the expense of Northern Ireland and Scotland shows why the union is in danger
Leavers walked out of a meeting of Hilary Benn's "gloomy" committee yesterday. Their inability to accept criticism could have disastrous consequences
The Northern Ireland secretary's decision to extend talks makes a settlement less, not more, likely.
The former UUP leader says Gerry Adams is now in "complete control" of Sinn Fein and no longer wants to be "trapped" by the Good Friday Agreement
The DUP leader's decision to attend Martin McGuinness' funeral was much more than symbolic. But is Gerry Adams willing to make a deal?
Labour's left is pushing for a change to the leadership election rules. What could it mean for the future of the party?
The former Respect MP and cat impersonator is back.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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