Ireland’s church leaders have appealed in an open letter to politicians involved in the Northern Ireland talks process ‘to go the extra mile’ to reach a deal. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Ireland’s church leaders have appealed in an open letter to politicians involved in the Northern Ireland talks process “to go the extra mile” and reac(...)

PM Theresa May  stands next to DUP leader Arlene Foster  as Jeffrey Donaldson and  Gavin Williamson sign agreement. Photograph: Reuters

Most politicians at Stormont on Monday acknowledged DUP leader Arlene Foster had nailed a good deal for Northern Ireland. Now the question is: will sh(...)

 The Conservatives’ formal pact with such a socially conservative party will not help to extend its appeal among voters under 45, most of whom backed Labour on June 8th. Photograph: WPA Pool /Getty Images

Theresa May’s £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has bought her Conservative government the overall majority she failed to win a(...)

The leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster, and the deputy leader Nigel Dodds, stand on the steps of 10 Downing Street

Sterling climbed to its highest in a week on Monday, kept up by rising expectations among investors of a hike to interest rates from the Bank of Engla(...)

British prime minister Theresa May, meets  DUP leader Arlene Foster, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson outside 10 Downing Street  ahead of talks. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has agreed to support Theresa May’s minority government through a confidence and supply deal worth more than £1bn (...)

Brendan O’Neill, who runs a cross-Border ferry service from Warrenpoint in Co Down to Omeath in Co Louth. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Brendan O’Neill, operator of the Warrenpoint-Omeath ferry, MV Seascapes, chugs his little boat to the middle of Carlingford Lough. The Border with Nor(...)

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly  speaking   at Stormont Castle  on Tuesday  about the  talks  to restore  the North’s Assembly. Photograph:   Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Any deal between the DUP and the Conservative party to prop up a British government led by Theresa May must not damage the political process in Northe(...)

Theresa May and Leo Varadkar arrive for their bi-lateral meeting in Downing Street. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Leo Varadkar beamed as he walked into the oak-panelled state dining room at 10 Downing Street to face the press with Theresa May. It was not just h(...)

Northern  Secretary  James Brokenshire and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, at Stormont. Photograph: Simon Graham/NOI/PA Wire

The new Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned that Northern Ireland could be the part of Europe “most vulnerable” to a poor deal betwe(...)

Sinn Féin South Antrim MLA Declan Kearney: reaching a deal requires “a serious focus” by all parties.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Talks between the British and Irish governments and the five main Northern Ireland parties are due to resume at Stormont today with the aim of forming(...)