Lord Mandelson delivers a keynote speech during an event hosted by the Britain Stronger In Europe campaign  in London last month. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

The North’s economy “will be negatively affected” if the UK votes to leave the European Union, a former Northern Ireland secretary of state warned Thu(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said “the Border’s destiny would not be determined by the sole wishes of the Irish and British governments”, in apparent contradiction of comments by Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Getty Images

Nobody can say with certainty there will be no changes to the Border between Ireland and Northern Ireland if the UK votes to leave the EU, Minister fo(...)

Now Martin has dramatically re-engaged northwards, using his Arbour Hill address last week to demand “direct engagement by both the Irish and British governments”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In 2012, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin turned his Bodenstown address to the problems of Stormont and the failure of London and Dublin to address t(...)

The Social Democratic and Labour Party leader Colum Eastwood  during the party’s manifesto launch. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Strictly speaking, there are almost no Tories in Northern Ireland. The Conservative Party consistently polls below 1 per cent. In 2010, when it stood (...)

Former members of the defence forces pass the GPO during the ceremony commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Over centuries, the island of Ireland has often witnessed the power of history to fuel long-held antagonisms. There is no better example than the trad(...)

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson responded to  Nigel Lawson, chairman of the Vote Leave campaign, who said checks would be needed along the Border to prevent illegal immigration in the event of Brexit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has warned any attempt to introduce Irish Border controls would be “a major setback for the political process in the North”. Sinn Féin MEP (...)

 David Cameron joins students at the launch of the ‘Brighter Future In’ campaign bus at Exeter University in Devon, after he said he will “make no apology” for spending more than £9 million of taxpayers’ money on  pro-EU leaflets ahead of the referendum on Britain’s future membership. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

David Cameron has defended his decision to spend £9 million in public funds on sending a pro-EU booklet to every household in Britain, claiming it was(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers: The  funding is the first tranche of £500 million (€630 million) that is being allocated under last year’s Fresh Start Agreement to support shared education. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Northern secretary Theresa Villiers has provided British government funding of £43 million (€54.3 million) to support a number of shared and integrat(...)

Members of Adrian Ismay’s family, including his wife Sharon (right) leave the funeral at Woodvale Methodist Church in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

“Dark men did a dark deed” when they murdered prison officer Adrian “Izzy” Ismay, mourners were told at his funeral service in loyalist west Belfast (...)

A mourner holds a printed tribute at the funeral service for prison officer Adrian Ismay, at Woodvale Methodist Church in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“Dark men did a dark deed” when they murdered prison officer Adrian “Izzy” Ismay, mourners were told at his funeral service in loyalist west Belfast. (...)