Karen Bradley: “The answer is for politicians who were elected by the people of Northern Ireland to get back into Stormont and run the executive.” Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland secretary of state Karen Bradley will be in Twickenham this afternoon cheering on England, arriving just in time after a whirlwind 72(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley: she  announced that the British government would consider “different arrangements” to devolution until an executive is restored.  Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Laws and treaties are rarely repealed, annulled or loudly declared dead. They simply lapse into abeyance and fade away. The same is now happening in c(...)

James Brokenshire: ‘I was very, very clear on how the Belfast Agreement underpins the situation’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire has insisted the Belfast Agreement “remains as relevant now as it has ever done.” His comments co(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley. Photograph: Michael Cooper

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has made a statement in the House of Commons on what happens next after last week’s DUP-Sinn Féin talks collapsed. Wh(...)

The new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley, walks past a statue of Charlie Chaplin before giving a press conference in Belfast on her first visit to the North. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“I am absolutely delighted to be in Belfast, ” were the first words uttered to the media by Karen Bradley on her first engagement in Northern Ireland (...)

Karen Bradley with students at Belfast Metropolitan College in the Titanic Quarter during her first visit to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The new Northern Secretary, Karen Bradley, flew back to London on Wednesday evening after her first visit to Northern Ireland amid renewed recriminati(...)

Leaders of Sinn Féin Michelle O’Neill and the Democratic Unionist Party  Arlene Foster: work is glacial because of the absence of ministers to take key executive decisions. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

It’s a year exactly since the late Martin McGuinness stood down as deputy first minister and it’s consequently 12 months too since Northern Ireland ha(...)

James Brokenshire: Tánaiste Simon Coveney contacted  him from Cairo  to “wish him well, and to thank him on behalf of myself and the Irish Government”

British prime minister Theresa May has indicated she wishes to see Northern Secretary James Brokenshire’s resuming in a senior post in her government.(...)

New Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley won the seat of Staffordshire Moorlands from Labour for the Conservatives in 2010. Photograph: EPA

In her choice of Karen Bradley as Northern Ireland secretary, Theresa May has replaced one of her former junior ministers at the home office with anot(...)

Former UK culture secretary Karen Bradley arriving at 10 Downing Street as prime minister Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet. Photograph: Getty Images

Former UK culture secretary Karen Bradley is to take over as new Northern Secretary. She takes up the Northern Ireland portfolio following the resign(...)

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