'The Tories have stabbed the DUP not in the back, but in the front.' Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

I apologise to the Democratic Unionist Party. After it did a deal to keep Theresa May in power, I suggested it would eventually be stabbed in the back(...)

Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin and the DUP moved closer to re-establishing the Northern Executive on Wednesday night, after pressure from the Irish and British government(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s recent comments about the nature of a post-Brexit border with Northern Ireland has created something of a stir in a usually (...)

The Government’s sharper tone on Brexit  has led to objections from those in favour of leaving the EU, such as the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s controversial interventions on how Britain might withdraw from the European Union were designed to assist those in the UK pus(...)

Leo Varadkar: “If they can’t come up with solutions, well then maybe they might talk about mine”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to advance the political debate on Brexit in Northern Ireland after he proposed a number of “practical solutions” to(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Queen’s University Belfast: It is embarrassing when the leader of a government seems to be ignorant of the reality that there is already an economic border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The DUP’s decision to support the UK leaving the European Union was based on principle and practicality. On principle, the DUP had opposed joining in (...)

Vice-chancellor Richard English with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Queen’s University Belfast: “Who do we in Europe speak to when we want to speak to Belfast?” asked the Taoiseach.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s impatience not only with the lackadaisical British approach to the Brexit Border problem but also the political vacuum at the(...)

John McNamee, dressed as a customs officer, joined other members of Border Communities Against Brexit in setting up a mock customs post near Newry in April. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Leo Varadkar meets the Democratic Unionist Party today in Belfast he is likely to get a frosty, if polite, reception. Their noses are out of join(...)

Bunny from Belfast performing at the Dublin Pride parade. Leo Varadkar will attend a Pride breakfast in Belfast, but not the parade itself. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar deliberated carefully before deciding to attend the Pride event in Belfast on Saturday. It was established last weekend that he(...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson: ‘We have to co-operate here. A solution has to be one that is agreed.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has returned to the DUP-Irish Government Brexit spat by complaining about “megaphone diplomacy from Dublin”. On(...)