Carál Ní Chuilín called for a face-to-face meeting between Maíria Cahill and Gerry Adams

Four accused of Cahill cover up not to meet Kenny

24 Oct The solicitors representing the four people who were charged following a police investigation into claims of a republican cover up of Mairia Cahill's rape allegations have said they are advising their clients not to meet with the Taoiseach.

In a statement, Sean Barrett said the Technical Group is no more than a technical mechanism

Ceann Comhairle responds to Technical Group

24 Oct The Ceann Comhairle has responded to the legal advice received by members of the Technical Group, which questions the inclusion of TD's Lucinda Creighton and Peter Mathews to the Group.

Charlie Flanagan is co-hosting the discussions at Stormont with Theresa Villiers

More talks on controversial NI issues

23 Oct The Minister for Foreign Affairs is in Belfast for the second round of talks with the local parties aimed at resolving controversial issues including parades, flags and the past.

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all pledged additional powers for Scotland before the independence ballot

Talks on Scottish devolution to begin

22 Oct All-party talks aimed at reaching agreement on what new powers should be devolved to Scotland in the wake of the independence referendum get under way today.

Jonathan Powell was asked about his encounters with Sinn Féin's Rita O'Hare around 14 years ago

PSNI examines comment by Blair's ex-chief of staff

22 Oct The PSNI are examining if Tony Blair's former right-hand man potentially perverted the course of justice by advising a republican suspect not to return to the UK, a British parliamentary committee has heard.

Gough Whitlam stopped conscription, introduced free university education and pulled troops from Vietnam

Australians mourn 'political giant' Whitlam

21 Oct Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who has died aged 98, was one of his country's most revolutionary yet divisive statesmen, forging ties with China but triggering a constitutional crisis that split the country.

Charlie Flanagan said the Government has a proud record in its support of Palestine people

Flanagan 'regrets' Israel's West Bank expansion

20 Oct European Union foreign ministers are discussing the issue of sanctions against Russia for its involvement in Ukraine, as well as the latest situation in Syria, Iraq and the Middle East.