Scottish First Minister  Nicola Sturgeon suggests Scotland could be accommodated in an EU  half-way house akin to Norway, while the rest of the UK adopts a “hard” Brexit. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

There was a time in the earliest years of the history of the EU/EEC/EC when you were either in or out. And if you were in, you took the whole package,(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said a new ‘new border’ using  technology and data analytics could be put in place between the North and the Republic after the UK leaves the EU.

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster has raised the prospect of a “new border” based on technology and data analytics, after the United Kin(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has given the  clearest signal yet that the Government is seeking a special status for Northern Ireland as a solution to the threat of a hard border on the island post-Brexit. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government will seek a “legal recognition of the unique status of the North and the circumstances on the island” as part of the arrangements when(...)

Lt Tom Kettle, in an image from his book The Ways of War. The MP and academic  was one of the most high-profile Irish casualties of the  Battle of the Somme.

One hundred years to the day after he was killed at the Battle of Ginchy in France during the first World War, Lt Tom Kettle has been remembered in Du(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the North’s First and Deputy First Ministers are meeting in Dublin on Monday to discuss the fallout from the Brexit referendum vote. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Northern Ireland’s power-sharing leaders are split over a proposed all-island forum to deal with the fall-out from Brexit. First Minister Arlene Fos(...)

Wreaths are layed at the Stone of Remembrance after the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial in Thiepval, France. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The heroism of the thousands of Irishmen killed at the Battle of the Somme “will never be forgotten” the Lord Mayor of Belfast said at Belfast city ha(...)

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson said the UK voted to leave the European Union and that decision must be respected. File photograph: Frank Miller

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has said the Brexit result provides many opportunities for Northern Ireland. He said he wants the North to maintain a tradi(...)

‘Whereas Ministers in Belfast, Dublin or London can be held to account by the public in an election, there is no such pressure on members of the European Commission.’ Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Today the UK will make a historic decision about its future. My decision to vote in favour of leaving the EU was arrived at after full and careful con(...)

Lagan Valley’s turnout of 53.2 per cent was statistically higher than that recorded for Assembly elections five years ago, and it was one of the few constituencies to achieve this feat across Northern Ireland.

Former first minister David Trimble watched on as the UUP claimed multiple seats in the Lagan Valley constituency for the first time since 2003 on Fri(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Lagan Valley – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

If the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are to replicate its impressive performance in Lagan Valley at the 2011 Assembly election, it means winning fo(...)