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Past articles by Mark:

Spotlight on Charles: King of a union 'at risk'

The BBC's Spotlight programme examines what future the monarchy faces in a changing UK. → Read More

NI election 2022: A shock to the system for DUP, but unsurprising

For 100 years unionism has held sway at Stormont - now its future is uncertain, says Mark Devenport. → Read More

NI election results 2022: Sinn Féin's rise from IRA political wing

As the republican party's popularity rises in Stormont and Dublin, a look at its journey to the top. → Read More

Labour are still looking for Tony Blair's heir 25 years on

A quarter of a century on from New Labour's election triumph, Labour still face a tough battle to find the sweet spot of centreground opinion → Read More

NI 100: Spotlight on Northern Ireland's contested centenary

BBC Spotlight looks at Northern Ireland's tragic past and uncertain future 100 years after its birth. → Read More

Hans Sloane Centre will reveal all about Killyleagh slave owner

A centre dedicated to the memory of Killyleagh's most famous son has decided to tell visitors all about his links to slavery. → Read More

Mark Devenport: History, but not geography, repeating itself in US election

So reports of Donald Trump’s political demise were exaggerated. The Biden landslide predicted by many US pollsters failed to materialise. → Read More

Mark Devenport: What would a Biden White House mean for US relations with Northern Ireland?

After working straight through the night contributing to a BBC Radio election special, all I wanted to do was get some sleep. But as soon as my head hit the pillow, the phone rang in my Manhattan flat. My boss ordered me to get up, pack my bag and head straight to the airport. "This election isn't over," he told me. "You're going to Florida." → Read More

Brexit: Further clashes over work on NI port controls

The environment minister believes work to expand port controls would be a waste of resources. → Read More

Brexit: Minister and officials disagree over NI port controls

Environment Minister Edwin Poots says he does not want to create any barriers around Northern Ireland. → Read More

Claire Fox: From IRA comments controversy to a peerage

Claire Fox was a member of a far-left party which defended an IRA attack in Warrington in 1993. → Read More

A-levels: A is for algorithms, B is for Boris, C is for CCEA results strife

The PM applauds UK political partnership while NI's A-level pupils look wistfully at GB peers. → Read More

Troubles pension: Guidance on eligibility published

An independent board overseeing a new victims payments scheme will assess eligibility. → Read More

Hume, Brexit and planning for NI's big birthday

Centenary celebrations and Brexit loom large in 2021 but not everyone will be cheering. → Read More

John Hume: A lasting legacy and a place in history assured

John Hume's approach to resolving an intractable conflict means his place in the history books is assured. → Read More

Could EU's attitude to Irish unity mirror approach to German reunification?

BBC News NI's political editor examines what the push for Irish unity might look like. → Read More

General election 2019: What's at stake in Northern Ireland?

BBC News NI's political editor examines how the NI parties are shaping up ahead of the 12 December vote. → Read More

Abortion recall: Another bizarre day in recent Stormont history

Monday's events at the assembly were fairly extraordinary, even by Stormont's standards. → Read More

Alliance surge in NI council elections a striking development

Alliance's surge is the most striking development of the NI council election results so far. → Read More

DUP only party that can unite unionism, says Foster

Arlene Foster warns the electorate that voting for other unionist parties risks "dividing unionism". → Read More