Tánaiste Simon Coveney has visited Derry following six nights of violence in the city. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and DUP leader Arlene Foster have visited Derry following six successive nights of violence in the city. Mr Coveney met police(...)

The outbreak of violence in Belfast and Derry in recent days is a salutary reminder of the dangers of allowing the political vacuum in Northern Irelan(...)

Bandsmen and Orange order members take part in the annual Twelfth of July celebrations in Belfast city centre. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There must be no legislative concession on the Irish language, thousands of Orangemen and women and their supporters were told on Thursday at Twelfth (...)

Bandsmen and Orange order members take part in the annual Twelfth of July celebrations in Belfast city centre on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland after a night of sporadic violence in the region.(...)

Brexit campaigner Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘The amendments will put into law the government’s often stated position that Northern Ireland should be treated the same way as the rest of the country.’ Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Theresa May’s government will publish a White Paper on Thursday outlining in detail the Brexit proposal agreed at Chequers last week, as hardline Brex(...)

British prime minister Theresa May prepares to meet Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz at 10 Downing Street on Monday, in London. Photograph:  John Phillips/Getty Images

The DUP has sought assurances from Theresa May following the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson. In the House of Commons, the DUP Westmin(...)

Arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

David Davis’s resignation as Brexit Secretary has been hailed by fellow Eurosceptic Conservatives — and seized upon by opposition MPs as an indictment(...)

Jay O’Callaghan (right) with his husband, Aaron O’Bryan, and their son, Jake, in Toronto.

After tens of thousands of dollars spent on IVF over three years, Jay O’Callaghan and his husband, Aaron O’Bryan, became a family in 2017 when their s(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: positively and expansively infers the meeting can help London and Dublin work together to restore devolution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At last, the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference is to be convened. Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, announced it will meet in(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and leader Arlene Foster after their  90-minute meeting with Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Getty Images

The DUP’s deputy leader, Nigel Dodds, has accused the Taoiseach and the European Union of attempting to bully the British government over the Border i(...)

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