Theresa Villiers said there must be less focus on the activities of the police and the British security forces

Villiers calls for fresh approach to NI past

16 Apr The Northern Ireland Secretary of State has said any new process that examines the past in Northern Ireland must have a proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of loyalist and republican paramilitaries.

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R) talks with tourists in Havana

France's top diplomat on historic Cuba visit

12 Apr French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has arrived in Havana for a brief visit aimed at strengthening ties, as Cuba begins talks with the European Union on normalising relations.

Sky will have exclusive rights to broadcast 14 championship matches

Committee invites GAA chiefs to discuss Sky deal

11 Apr The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications has invited GAA President Liam O'Neill and GAA Director General Páraic Duffy to appear before the committee on Tuesday to discuss the GAA's recent deal with Sky.

Martin McGuinness said the reconciliation phase of the peace process has taken a very powerful step forward

Queen's invitation sends 'powerful message'

10 Apr Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said the invitation to him from Queen Elizabeth to visit her home clearly sends a very powerful message.

A number of relevant committees in the European Parliament will assess the petition

Group seeks ban on EU embryo research funding

10 Apr A hearing is taking place in the European Parliament in Brussels on an initiative to oblige the EU to ban funding for activities that "presuppose the destruction of human embryos".