Bunny from Belfast performing at the Dublin Pride parade. Leo Varadkar will attend a Pride breakfast in Belfast, but not the parade itself. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar deliberated carefully before deciding to attend the Pride event in Belfast on Saturday. It was established last weekend that he(...)

Gerry Adams: “The Irish Government has a responsibility to defend the Remain vote.”  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The leaders of Sinn Féin and the SDLP have supported Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s recent remarks that the Government is not going to “design a border for (...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster: “Brexit is going to happen. We are leaving the European Union.”  Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

DUP leader Arlene Foster has described comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar about the United Kingdom quitting the European Union as “not helpful”. Ms F(...)

Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

Dr Howard Hastings at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dr Howard Hastings is the Northern Ireland hotelier who “bet the farm” on the Europa Hotel in Belfast. He and his father, Sir William Hastings, pulle(...)

A reveller drinks in front of a bonfire in the Sandy Row area after it is lit by petrol bombs. Photograph: Reuters

Huge bonfires have burned in loyalist areas across Northern Ireland to usher in the main date in the loyal order marching season – the Twelfth of July(...)

Orangemen at the annual pre Twelfth of July parade held in Rossnowlagh, Co  Donegal. Photograph; Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

DUP leader Arlene Foster joined a large crowd watching the Republic’s only annual Orange parade on Saturday. She was with family members and friends (...)

No matter how you approach it, there is no escaping the conclusion the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin have allowed tribal politics and sectar(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with party colleague Simon Hamilton speaking at Stormont Castle following the failure of talks aimed at establishing a new executive. Photograph: Alan Lewis/PhotopressBelfast.co.uk

Northern Ireland’s 90 Assembly members should continue to be paid through the summer despite the collapse of the Stormont talks, the DUP and Sinn Féin(...)

The Brexit report recommended ‘significant investment’ to adapt Irish ports so they could accommodate higher volumes of freight directly from Europe.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The State could seek derogations on EU budget rules and possibly dip into the €1 billion “Rainy Day” fund in order to Brexit-proof the economy, accord(...)