In a no-deal Brexit, every food consignment crossing from Northern Ireland into the Republic would have to be accompanied by an Export Health Certificate. File photograph: Getty

‘Hard to exaggerate disruption’ no-deal scenario would cause, says food research group

The letter to Donald Tusk was signed by the leaders of Sinn Féin, the SDLP, the Alliance Party and the Green Party and the party MLAs. File photograph: AP

More than half of Northern Ireland’s MLAs write to President of the European Council

Some food businesses in North ‘could go out of businesses within three days’ under no-deal Brexit

Document warns Ireland will be legally obliged to apply border controls to food entering from United Kingdom

File photograph, from June 1995, of the border checkpoint at Clady, Co Derry, on the border with Donegal. Photograph: PA Wire

PSNI chief constable says Border checkpoints would be targets for dissident republicans

Michael Parkinson with his friend, George Best. As a talk show host, Parkinson went on to interview Best more than a dozen times.

The broadcaster on his friendship with the footballer, the 'skinny kid' from Belfast

A still from CCTV footage released by the PSNI of Malcolm McKeown before he was found dead in Waringstown, Co Down, on Monday night. Photograph: PSNI

Malcolm McKeown’s body discovered in car at filling station in Waringstown on Monday

Don Reddin on the Border, which runs through his bus yard in Muff, Co Donegal. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Don Reddin says his Donegal-based bus firm faces deep uncertainty as a result of Brexit

At a bonfire in the Bogside, among the flags burned were those of the Parachute Regiment and an effigy of Soldier F. Photograph: Freya McClements

‘When politicians ratchet up the rhetoric, there are consequences,’ says community worker

Late journalist Lyra McKee, shot dead during disturbances in Creggan, Derry, in April of this year.  File photograph: Jess Lowe/EPA

Dissident republican placards with death threats to police informers removed in Creggan

The main bonfire burns in the Bogside area of Londonderry in Northern Ireland, to mark the Catholic Feast of the Assumption. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Union flags and an effigy of Soldier F also burned on bonfire in Bogside

The Dalai Lama crosses the peace line at Workman Avenue and Springfield Road in Belfast in October 2000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 15,000 people were displaced in Belfast in first 10 years of the Troubles

Students Emma Meek, Lauren Verner and Courtney Campbell collecting their A level results at Abbey Community College in Newtownabbey. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Higher percentage of A* grades down to better performance by girls

Gregory Campbell in Derry: ‘Jack Lynch made the statement about we won’t stand by, and for the unionist community that was tantamount to virtually an Irish invasion.’ Photograph: Trevor McBride

‘It felt like a very real, existential threat to our existence’

Belfast lord mayor John Finucane, centre, with Belfast high sheriff Tommy Sandford, left, and deputy lord mayor Peter McReynolds during the signing of the book of condolence at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Book of condolence opens after teen’s death, which ‘has really touched something in Belfast’

 British army troops dismantle a barricade on Lucknow Street in the wake of conflict that arose after the Battle of the Bogside, in Belfast. Photograph:  Independent News and Media/Getty Images

‘Half the regiment married local girls,’ says Michael who arrived in the North aged 20 in 1969

DUP leader Arlene Foster said the policing operation had “generated significant and justifiable concern across the unionist community”. File photograph: Reuters

Apprentice Boys recognise ‘upset’ caused by Parachute Regiment emblems at Derry parade

The body of 15-year-old Nóra Quoirin is brought into a ambulance in Seremban, Malaysia. Photograph: Reuters/Lim Huey Teng

‘Hearts filled with pain,’ says priest in St Brigid’s church, where Nóra was baptised

Young people are being “used” to carry out “orchestrated” petrol bomb attacks on police in Derry, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has said. File photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

30-40 youths attacked police with missiles in Bogside area on Monday night

Police under attack during the civil rights demonstration in the Bogside area of Derry city. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Getty

The Troubles at 50: Rioting in Derry remembered by first-hand witnesses

Bernadette McAliskey (centre) in Derry during the Battle of the Bogside. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty

Activist Bernadette McAliskey gives warning at event for 50th anniversary of the Bogside

The wearing of a Parachute Regiment emblem by a flute band parading in Derry on Saturday is being investigated by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

Former member of Parachute Regiment charged with murder at Bloody Sunday

Author Malachi O’Doherty researched the Legion of Mary’s humanitarian role in Belfast having served as secretary of his school’s praesidium. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Previously unpublished report claims 50-60 people would have died without volunteer efforts

Con Rooney pictured at the Divis Tower, part of the Belfast estate where  the Divis Flats stood. His brother  Patrick was shot dead in their home in the flats on August 14th 1969 aged 9. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Family of Patrick Rooney (9) continue to seek a prosecution 50 years on from fatal shooting in Belfast

PSNI superintendent Gordon McCalmont said police had responded to a report of two petrol bombs being thrown over the city walls near the Memorial Hall. File photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Area near Memorial Hall was busy on Saturday night following parade in the city

Caoimhe O’Reilly: “There’s so much has happened elsewhere in the world, and it’s good to see how they’ve got over things and dealt with them”

Father of Caoimhe O’Reilly says once youths become distant they can be easily manipulated

Meabh Quoirin with her daughter Nora Quoirin who has vanished while on holiday in Malaysia. Photograph via PA/Wire

Teen’s aunt says relatives ‘overwhelmed’ by response to disappearance in Malaysia

UDA man  John Boreland: “Shot multiple times and left to die.” Photograph: PA

John Boreland shot as he got out of his car in Belfast in 2016

From left to right: Insp Marty Mullan, PSNI Strabane, Lionel Knobbs, Loughs Agency area inspector, Sgt James McLaughlin, PSNI Strabane, John McCartney, Director of Conservation and Protection, Loughs Agency and Garda Supt Martin Walker at Clady Bridge on the border between Co  Tyrone and Co Donegal on Tuesday. Photograph: PSNI

PSNI, Garda Síochána, Loughs Agency unveil new joint initiative

Paddy Joe McClean:  ‘You’d be tortured, questioned, then back again. You’d swear you were going insane.’ Photograph: Trevor McBride

Teacher was one of ‘Hooded Men’ interned and tortured using illegal ‘five techniques’

Lyra McKee’s sister Nichola Corner holds aloft a copy of her sister’s book, Angels With Blue Faces. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

‘This meant a great deal to Lyra, she would have been so excited to launch its publication’

Thirteen people were killed when members of the British army opened fire on anti-internment marchers in Derry on January 30th, 1972. A 14th died later. Photograph: iStock

Soldier to face charges of murdering William McKinney and James Wray

In a statement Julian Smith said he had been ‘delighted to see a picture of Her Majesty in my office when I arrived at Stormont House for the first time’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Report suggested pictures of the British head of state had been ‘banned’ from Stormont House

Stephen Corbett  in the driver seat of a former RUC Land Rover bought by his brother Art Corbett. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Armoured vehicle to be used for weddings and tours in Belfast

A placard on lampost in the Creggan area of Derry. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA

Signs carrying death threats against police informers erected after Lyra McKee murder

Members of the staff group BBC Pride – wearing BBC branded T-shirts – are to join the procession on Saturday. It is the first time the BBC has taken part in the annual event. Photograph: iStock

Ian Kennedy has said corporation ‘made a mistake in allowing its staff to participate’

Commander Justin Codd (left) chats with Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson and Britain’s defence secretary Ben Wallace (2nd left) aboard Vanguard-class submarine HMS Victorious during a visit to Faslane Naval base (HM Naval Base Clyde), north of Glasgow in Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Pool/AFP

Taoiseach and new British prime minister have yet to officially speak

Leo Varadkar at the MacGill summer school where he predicted a no-deal Brexit would prompt more liberal unionists and nationalists in the North to consider joining a united Ireland. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

DUP describes as ‘unhelpful’ and ‘aggressive’ Taoiseach’s comments on stability of union

Football fans: Colin and Brenda Grimes, daughter Cara Rose and son Sean carry the flag for Tummery Athletic from Dromore, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Freya McClements

‘I don’t think he’s any time for Northern Ireland at all,’ says football fan

Shane Lowry hits from the rough on the final day of the  Open Golf Championship at Royal Portrush. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Amid smiles, Hawaiian shirts and Olé, Olé, Olé, Shane Lowry raises the Claret Jug

First among equals here is Darren Clarke, local player, former Open champion, and the man chosen to tee off first and start the tournament. photogrpah: Ian Walton/Reuters

A cheer erupts from the crowd as Darren Clarke makes his way on to the green

Archbishop Eamon Martin with anti-abortion activists at the Rally for Life in Dublin on July 6th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Legislation paving way for abortion will have ‘devastating impact’ on rights of unborn

Spectators watching golfers on the course during practice day for  the Open Championship 2019 at Royal Portrush Golf Club.  Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

‘This is the icing on the cake for Northern Ireland, and it cements how far we’ve come’

Royal Portrush golf club in Co Antrim during practice for the 148th Open. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Presence of the golf Major in Co Antrim is culmination of more than 10 years’ work

A total of 215,000 spectators are anticipated at the British Open in Portrush. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Everything you need to know about Northern Ireland’s biggest sporting event

Thousands of members of the Orange Order are taking part in Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three arrested in connection with bonfires in Belfast

SDLP leader  Colum Eastwood: a “new union of Ireland” could offer Protestants an equal voice in an  inclusive, diverse and prosperous society where they could “be proud to be from the north of Ireland”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Colum Eastwood stresses language in reply to James Nesbitt’s ‘united Ireland’ remark

James Nesbitt at Portrush: “I think we’re standing at a profound moment here in the history of the islands,” he says. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Actor James Nesbitt is ambitious for change for the home place he loves. He wants to give a voice to the silent majority in a ‘uni(...)

Lodge secretary Keith Roulston and Stewart McClean, deputy master of the Orange Order lodge in Newtowncunningham. Photograph: Freya McClements

Newtowncunningham lodge trying to reconnect with community after arson

The funeral of victims’ campaigner Willie Frazer at Fivemilehill Pentecostal Church, Mountnorris Road, Bessbrook on Monday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Arlene Foster pays tribute to ‘fearless’ and ‘tireless’ Loyalist victims’ campaigner

President Michael D Higgins with mourners at the funeral of civil rights leader Ivan Cooper, who died  aged 75 on Wednesday  following a long illness. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

President Higgins says there was ‘something singular’ about the SDLP co-founder’s courage

Funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Gerry Adams at graveside warns against demonising ‘patriots like Kevin McKenna’

The funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Kevin McKenna was a ‘decent, honest republican’, mourners told at his funeral

President Michael D Higgins presents an award to the SDLP’s Ivan Cooper at the Guildhall in Derry in 2018. Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Cooper was one of the leaders of civil rights movement which emerged in North in 1960s

Sparkling walls: inside the Dalradian gold mine in Tyrone. Photograph: Paul Lindsay

There have been more than 15,000 objections to a plan by a Canadian firm in the Sperrins

Prefabs at Moville Community College are due to be refurbished over the summer.

Structural concerns and dilapidated prefabs at Moville Community College

Skipper of the Northern Celt, Adrian McClenaghan (centre), with his son, Mike McClenaghan (right) and crew member Kevin George (left). Photograph: Freya McClements

‘If we lost it there’s no real substitute’: Livelihoods ‘threatened’ in political storm

The  Government contests the Scottish claim to Rockall, and its claim of exclusive fishing rights. Photograph: Getty Images

Foyle Fishermen’s Co-Operative currently has three boats fishing within 12 miles of the disputed rock

Sinn Féin candidate Martina Anderson, centre, with her husband, Paul Kavanagh and Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill at the count centre in Magherafelt, Co Derry. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

SF candidate Martina Anderson re-elected to Europe, along with Alliance’s Naomi Long

Sinn Féin dropped five seats in Derry to put them on 11 seats and on a par with the SDLP, who gained three

In the wake of the fatal shooting of the journalist, there are some signs of change

From left to right: Sinn Féin’s Martina Anderson, Alliance leader Naomi Long and Diane Dodds from the DUP at the count centre in Derry on Monday. Photograph: Freya McClements

Alliance, Sinn Féin and the DUP secure one seat in Europe each

Moss Park in the Galliagh area of Derry. Photograph: Google Street View

PSNI responds to security alert at primary school being used as polling station

The Peace Bridge: a concrete example of how Derry has benefited from  European Union membership. Photograph: Freya McClements

‘The closer people are to the Border, the more it means to them’

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin during the final Labour press event of the election campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Micheál Martin says FF will not follow FG instruction in banning pacts with Sinn Féin

Church of Ireland  Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Reverend Dr Richard Clarke, stressed the importance of restoring the Stormont government in the wake of the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee in Derry. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Church of Ireland leader Dr Richard Clarke says present hiatus cannot go on indefinitely

In Belfast, the changes are ‘striking’: the report describes it as a ‘shared city, where the Catholic population is younger and more confident’. Photograph: Getty Images

University report shows how future trends might affect fluid nature of sectarianism

Prof Duncan Morrow, Ulster University; Lady Moyra Quigley and Ronnie Kells, Sir George Quigley Committee chair. Prof Morrow is the author of Sectarianism in Northern Ireland: A Review. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Shared sports anthem for Northern Ireland proposed by Ulster University review

 Karen Bradley, the North’s Secretary of State,  called the announcement a ‘major milestone’ and said the Inclusive Future Fund ‘recognises the unique circumstances facing the region’. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Announcement made ahead of talks to restore devolved government at Stormont

Independent republican councillor Gary Donnelly: elected on the first count in the Moor district electoral area, and polled almost 1,400 first preference votes. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

Independent Gary Donnelly, ex-spokesman for dissident republican group, tops Derry poll

Community artwork in the Creggan area of Derry

Dissident republican warnings went up near where journalist Lyra McKee was fatally shot

 Gary Donnelly topped the poll for Moor Ward during the Derry and Strabane District local elections. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

Sinn Féin loses position as largest party in council as SDLP gains seats

The DUP’s first openly gay candidate, Alison Bennington, has been elected to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. Photograph: Dave Pettard/PA Wire

SDLP claims resurgence in Derry as candidates top polls in two electoral areas

New pro-IRA grafitti has appeared just metres away from where the journalist Lyra McKee was killed in Creggan. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

PSNI offers extra protection to anyone who can bring killers of Lyra McKee to justice

Thomas Ashe Mellon (43), Rathmore Road, Derry appearing in court in connection with the 2018 dissident republican parade. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Petrol bombs were thrown at police during riots as the Easter Monday parade passed

“I want to find the people who murdered Lyra and the information that can help us bring Lyra’s killer to justice lies within the local community,” says Det Supt Jason Murphy.  Photograph: Brian Lawless

Police hopeful reward will encourage witnesses to talk as public already very helpful

Archbishop Eamon Martin spoke at a gathering   in Derry on Wednesday to coincide with the funeral of Lyra McKee. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

Vigil held in Derry to coincide with funeral of Lyra McKee in belfast

A message of condolence for 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee which has been graffittied on to the Free Derry Corner. Photograph: Joe Boland/PA Wire

In Creggan dissident slogans were repainted in protest against Lyra McKee’s murder

Graffiti in the Creggan area of Derry close to where 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was shot. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Derry weighed down by poverty, deprivation, joblessness and collapse of Stormont

Sinn Féin’s Northern leader, Michelle O’Neill, makes a speech during an Easter commemoration parade in Derry, on Sunday. She called on dissident republicans to  end their “futile actions” following the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. Photograph: Joe Boland/PA Wire

McDonald condemns Derry violence and says ‘sacrifices’ of patriots do not need repeating

A picture shows an IRA sniper warning sign overlooking the Bogside area of Derry. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Homes evacuated and roads closed as PSNI investigated suspicious vehicle and objects

Police attend the scene of a shooting, in which a journalist was killed, on Fanad Drive on April 19th, 2019 in Derry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

PSNI believes New IRA are responsible for shooting of journalist during riots in Derry

A slogan on the wall at Creggan has been changed following Thursday night’s killing of journalist Lyra McKee by dissident republicans

The community in Derry woke up to the shocking news that terrorism had returned

Sara Canning, partner of Lyra McKee, speaking at a rally for the journalist who  was killed in what the PSNI is  treating as a terrorist incident in Derry on Thursday night. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Main line of enquiry is that dissident group New IRA was responsible, PSNI says

Sara Canning, partner of Lyra McKee speaks at a rally for the journalist and author  near the scene of her shooting in Derry. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/ Getty Images

Several thousand people gathered in the Creggan area of Derry to show solidarity

McKee  was an author of Angels with Blue Faces,  and had just signed a two-book deal with Faber & Faber. Her book, The Lost Boys, was due for publication in 2020.

McKee was an author and editor of a US-based trade publication and

Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead overnight during riots in the Creggan area of Derry, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Jess Lowe/AFP/Getty Images

Police appeal for information and help from Creggan community in tracking down killer

House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressman Richard Neal address the media at the Irish Border. Photograph: PA

US speaker praises John Hume’s role as peacemaker, on visit to Derry

Father Aidan Troy, parish priest at St Joseph’s in Paris, who visits Notre Dame cathedral each week. Photograph: Emmanuel Fradin/The Irish Times

Paris-based priest says ‘the mood is changing to a bit more optimism’ after fire gutted cathedral

Anne Enright said of Anna Burns’ Milkman on stage at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre last night: “It has this amazing international reach. It manages that alchemy that Irish books are so good at, of turning our difficulties and our shames into some strange kind of glory.”

Anne Enright interviews fellow Man Booker winner on her triumphant return home

Operation Motorman: Daniel Hegarty (15) was shot twice in the head by a soldier near his home in Creggan. Photograph: The Derry Journal

Former British army member to be prosecuted for killing Daniel Hegarty in 1972

An image of Derry featuring the Peace Bridge in front of the Guildhall. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Complaint made in relation to footage seen on social media site

Daniel Hegarty (15) was shot and killed by a member of a British army patrol in the Creggan area of Derry on July 31st, 1972. Photograph: Derry Journal.

Inquest in 2011 found Daniel Hegarty, twice shot in the head by ‘Soldier B’, posed no risk

Paul Whitters’s football boots, which are part of the Pat Finucane Centre’s exhibition In Their Footsteps. Photograph: Pat Finucane Centre

Paul Whitters was fatally wounded 38 years ago. His mother is appealing for answers

Fr Aidan Troy in Derry: “Unless you’ve stood in the middle of the absolute breakdown of community relations you will never understand how dangerous the situation is now.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

North in danger of backsliding on peace, says priest who helped solve Holy Cross conflict

Ian Cullen: “We work with a number of organisations which are facing very significant challenges from a bad Brexit or no-deal outcome.” Photograph: iStock

Northern Irish companies look to the Republic to help falling consumer confidence

 Peace Bridge: A tangible example of how Derry has benefited from membership of the EU. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Optimism prevails in Derry despite challenges and overwhelmingly Remain vote

 Larry Rogers: ‘There’ll not be a [hard] border, no chance, because it’s just not feasible. Nobody wants one, nobody needs one.’ Photograph: Trevor McBride

‘We’re in a far better position than our neighbours’ in South, says Tyrone unionist

A spectator at the  St Patricks Day Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Missing team raises eyebrows in Limerick, while Belfast promotes itself as ‘city of equals’

Derry Girls: the portrait of the show’s stars, on the side of Badger’s Bar on Orchard Street, is a new focal point

Channel 4’s smash-hit comedy has made the city a must-visit destination

“I was going to say good morning,” said John Kelly (centre), “but I don’t think it is.”  Above, chairing  the Bloody Sunday families’  press conference in the Guildhall in Derry on March 14th, following the announcement that a former British soldier will be charged with murder over the killings in 1972.  Photograph:  Paul Faith/ AFP/Getty Images

One man said the decision was the 'most horrific blow' since his brother was shot

Linda Nash whose youngest brother William Nash died on Bloody Sunday with Eamonn McCann outside the city hotel. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

One former British soldier is to be charged over the killings in 1972

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