MPs in the House of Commons after they rejected Labour’s motion of no confidence in Theresa May’s government by 325 votes to 306. Photograph: House of Commons/PA Wire

Once again attention turns to the backstop. It’s not the only element of Theresa Mays’ resoundingly rejected withdrawal agreement that irks many in (...)

Northern Irish firms are already losing out on new business due to Brexit, according to Ulster Bank. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There are many firms in the North that “simply could not cope with a no-deal Brexit”, senior business leaders in Northern Ireland and the Republic are(...)

Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair and George Mitchell smiling on April 10th, 1998, after they signed a historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland, ending a 30-year conflict. Photograph: Dan Chung

It was 6am at Stormont’s Castle Buildings on Good Friday 1998. The facilities for the media had not provided for an overnight stay, with the result th(...)

A homeless man sleeping on Kildare Street, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish Bishops have called on the government to step up its efforts to end the “indignity” of homelessness. “Something is structurally wrong with a so(...)

Researchers accustomed to the way online genealogy works elsewhere in the English-speaking world find the Irish situation strange. Elsewhere, record(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said yesterday that  the political process “is in trouble” and  faces “its greatest challenge since the Good Friday agreement negotiations in 1998”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin and the DUP are again at loggerheads after Gerry Adams yesterday warned that the powersharing Stormont administration is facing its most “s(...)