Britain’s prime minister Theresa May welcomes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to number 10 Downing Street prior to their meeting on Monday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The Taoiseach has welcomed Theresa May’s promise that Britain will not place any physical infrastructure on the Border after Brexit, but said there wa(...)

Britain’s Pprime minister Theresa May welcomes Taoiseach Leo Varadkarfor their meeting. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Brexit divorce talks have so far made insufficient progress to allow starting negotiations on a post-withdrawal trade deal, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has(...)

Trafalgar Square on St Patrick’s Day this year. Photograph: Jay Shaw Baker/NurPhoto via Getty Images

You’d have to feel sorry for Britain. I can’t imagine being a British person having to watch this Brexit chaos unfold. Let’s all just agree that it sh(...)

Mary Lou McDonald speaking at a business breakfast in west Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Micheál Martin of “playing a very cynical game” after the Fianna Fáil leader rejected the idea o(...)

European Parliament Brexit chief Guy Verhofstadt: met delegations from the DUP, Sinn Féin, SDLP, UUP and Alliance at Stormont on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has said it is vital the peace process and the Belfast Agreement are further secured, during his(...)

Michelle O’Neill of Sinn Féin and Arlene Foster of the DUP: “We have ongoing conflict stalemate rather than conflict resolution, and how could it be otherwise when we don’t agree on the constitutional future?” File photographs: Getty Images

It’s now 20 years since David Trimble - and two minor unionist parties - entered the talks process that led to the Belfast Agreement. Everyone was pre(...)

Chairman of the Renewable Heat Incentive  inquiry Patrick Coghlin speaks about its revised timetable at the latest preliminary hearing of the inquiry at Stormont. Photograph: PA Wire

The start of an inquiry into an ill-fated green energy scheme that triggered the collapse of powersharing in Northern Ireland has been delayed. The R(...)

 Rev Norman Hamilton: “There is deep disillusionment with the vanishing hope devolution produced.” File photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

With a question mark still hanging over the restoration of the powersharing Executive in Northern Ireland and an end to a unionist majority in the rec(...)

DUP position: Arlene Foster with Nigel Dodds and Simon Hamilton at Stormont this month. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, has said the Northern Ireland Secretary’s threat to cut MLA salaries was not an incentive (...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaking during prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/PRU

British prime minister Theresa May will travel to Florence next week for her first major speech on Brexit since she unveiled her government’s negotiat(...)