Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Northern Ireland's faltering efforts to resurrect its collapsed government resume Monday following a general election in Britain that might give rival parties a new incentive to agree.
Talks to resolve Northern Ireland's political stalemate have reached the "end of the road", the Sinn Fein party said, but London still hopes to end the deadlock.
Sinn Fein signalled a shift to a new, post-conflict generation in Northern Ireland when the Irish republican party named a 40-year-old woman as its new leader in Belfast.
Police say they have found large quantities of explosives after searching 12 properties in Northern Ireland.
Ireland took to the polls to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.
Northern Ireland has become the first part of the United Kingdom to outlaw paying for sex, mirroring a move pioneered in Scandinavian countries.
Republican leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness are to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on resolving lingering tensions in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland's richest man was among people killed when a civilian helicopter crashed in eastern England.
Britain has set a new deadline for Northern Ireland's deadlocked political parties to reach a power-sharing deal.
Northern Ireland have begun voting in snap elections to resolve a political crisis fuelled by bad blood and Brexit.
Northern Ireland's power-sharing government was on the brink of collapse after Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness announced he was resigning.
The Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a 'defeat for humanity', a senior Vatican official has said in the first high-level reaction from the Holy See to last week's landmark referendum.
A Northern Ireland bakery owned by devout Christians who refused to bake a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan was found guilty of discrimination in Belfast.
Police in Northern Ireland have rescued twenty possible victims of human trafficking in an investigation into labour exploitation and food production, authorities say.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams remains in police custody as detectives question him over his alleged role in the Irish Republican Army killing of a Belfast mother of 10 in 1972.
Leaders from some of the world's most economically powerful nations have gathered in Northern Ireland for the annual G8 Summit. See photos from the event.
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