Northern Ireland

Further trouble in Northern Ireland

29 January 2010 14:39

Michael Crick reports that Owen Paterson is seeking an urgent conference with Sir Reg Empey (the UUP leader) after revelations…

Bypassing the centre and trying to broker a peace of the extremes in Northern Ireland was always going to come back to haunt the government

28 January 2010 12:30

The prospects of a deal in Northern Ireland seem to be receding. If the talks and, therefore the executive, do…

The Tories’ Northern Ireland policy has nothing to do with electoral advantage

27 January 2010 14:16

If Tory policy in Northern Ireland was based around electoral advantage, as their critics have been insinuating these last few…

Of course the Conservatives are Unionists, but why keep it a secret?

26 January 2010 16:37

Over at Three Line Whip, Ben Brogan takes me to task for criticising the Owen Paterson’s attendance at the Marquess…

The demographics of power-sharing

26 January 2010 9:00

The union of irreconcilables was unlikely to last: power-sharing in Northern Ireland is on the verge of collapse. Where once…

In it up to their necks

12 January 2010 13:59

The Robinsons, Peter and Iris, are already in it deep.  But this snippet from Martin Fletcher’s column, highlighted by Iain…

Brown’s Northern Ireland settlement is to be commended

21 October 2009 13:08

Gordon Brown has just told the House of Commons that he is offering Stormont a financial settlement to increase funds…