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David Davis:  The sparring between Mr Davis and Michel Barnier reminds Belfast-based lawyer Brett Lockhart  of two bar-library QCs engaging in negotiation well in advance of a complicated trial. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Belfast-based corporate lawyer Brett Lockhart says the recent sparring between David Davis and Michel Barnier reminds him of two bar-library QCs engag(...)

Talks remain deadlocked on a number of issues, but chiefly over the Irish language. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are coming under increased pressure to get involved directly in the Stormont talks. Nor(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams and the party’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill join demonstrators demanding equal marriage legislation at an event in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said he does not believe there will be a deal done with the DUP to restore powersharing government in the North by(...)

Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd (l) and Declan Kearney speak to the media at Stormont Castle, Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Demands by Sinn Féin for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May to intervene in the Stormont talks on restoring the North’s pow(...)

Sinn Féin’s  Declan Kearney, Gerry Adams and Niall O Donnghaile at Stormont. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin and the DUP remained locked in disagreement over a proposed Irish language act and other issues as talks aimed at reinstating the Northern E(...)

Alliance candidate for West Belfast Sorcha Eastwood casts her vote in the 2017 General Election, with her husband, Dale Shirlow, in tow. Photograph: PA

As counting continues to decide the identity of 18 Northern Ireland MPs to be elected to the House of Commons, Dublin and London were monitoring the r(...)

Arlene Foster has urged unionists to rally behind the DUP to demonstrate to Sinn Féin that there is little or no prospect of a referendum on unity succeeding. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

More than 700,000 voters are expected to go to the polls in Northern Ireland on Thursday to decide which 18 MPs will be elected to the next Westminste(...)

There are more than 1.2 million eligible to vote in this week’s general election in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland voters will cast their ballots on Thursday for the seventh time in three years (one council, one EU referendum, one European, two Ass(...)

Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill and Ulster Unionist Leader Robin Swann debating on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The row over loyalist paramilitary support for unionist candidates prompted a number of clashes when senior politicians from the five main parties eng(...)

The PSNI is carrying out an investigation into the death of a 15-year-old girl in Co Armagh on Saturday. File photograph: Getty Images

The PSNI is carrying out an investigation into the death of a 15-year-old girl in Co Armagh on Saturday. It is believed that the girl, a student of (...)

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