Seamus Mallon was a bridge-builder who dedicated himself to peacemaking, the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has told mourners at his funeral.
Leaders of the five main Stormont parties have jointly asked for an assembly members’ pay rise to be deferred.
All five of the main parties in Northern Ireland are to come together to form the region’s new powersharing executive.
Stormont’s incoming first minister Arlene Foster has vowed to get Northern Ireland moving again ahead of business resuming at the Assembly.
A former Downing Street and Treasury adviser has been selected as SDLP Assembly member for South Belfast.
“Buoyant” business leaders have predicted a Stormont powersharing deal could be sealed within hours.
Stormont’s smaller parties have expressed frustration at delays accessing UK and Irish government proposals to restore devolution.
Agreement to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland can be reached in the short term, Sinn Fein has insisted, but the DUP has cautioned against “quick fix solutions”.
Ireland’s deputy premier has urged Stormont’s rowing parties to show leadership and generosity when talks to restore powersharing resume.
Concerns over the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland have been dismissed by those “who won’t ever have to live with the consequences”, MPs have heard.
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has protested against swearing allegiance to the Crown in the Commons.
Talks to restore Northern Ireland’s Assembly look likely to begin on Monday.
There were bruising losses for Northern Ireland’s two big parties in the General Election, resulting in a more diverse representation for the region in the House of Commons going forward.
Northern Ireland’s two main parties have suffered General Election setbacks as some voters urged them to return to devolved powersharing.
DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has lost his seat in a disastrous election for his party.
Voting is continuing in the final hours of this year’s General Election.
Fake letters purporting to be from the SDLP leader, seeking financial support for an indebted Westminster campaign, have been sent to voters.
The General Election is an opportunity to punish Sinn Fein for failing to take seats at Stormont and Westminster, the SDLP leader said.
A pro-Remain voting arrangement has been blasted as a “nationalist pact” in what is expected to be one of the most watched election races in Northern Ireland.
DUP leader Arlene Foster has called on the British Government to end decision-making “limbo” in Northern Ireland after officials said they would not appeal against a court judgment seriously limiting their powers.