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DUP MP Gregory Campbell has said that the Northern Ireland protocol ‘in and of itself is providing insurmountable barriers politically, legally and in terms of trade’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

DUP MP Gregory Campbell has said that the Northern Ireland protocol “in and of itself is providing insurmountable barriers politically, legally and in(...)

UK foreign secretary Liz Truss is to meet prominent US congressman Richard Neal. File photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

The UK foreign secretary said she discussed the UK’s “cast-iron commitment” to the Belfast Agreement during a meeting with US politicians on Saturday.(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin  met with Stormont’s main parties in Belfast on Friday to discuss the Northern Ireland Protocol and the current assembly crisis. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Northern Ireland’s politics are stuck between a popular demand for normal pragmatic government and a power-sharing system designed to deal equitably w(...)

The teenagers in the show had no mobile phones, no social media accounts; they were living through the final years of a pre-revolutionary age, even if they didn’t know it.

The writing was sharp and the characters memorable, but one of the reasons Derry Girls resonated so widely was its success at evoking a decade that ha(...)

Scientist and teacher Máirín Hughes, who will be 108 on May 21st, at Maryfield care centre, Chapelizod, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sitting by her collection of centenarian bounty awards and photographs of some of her happiest memories, Máirín Hughes, who will become one of Ireland(...)

Kieran Sloan, store manager of Sawers, a deli that sells international gourmet foods in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

A consignment of 28 boxes of beef-flavoured crisps sums up Dermot Johnson’s problems with Brexit, and with the Northern Ireland protocol designed to p(...)

UK foreign secretary Liz Truss says the aim is not to scrap the protocol completely. Photograph: Marco Bertorello / AFP via Getty

The return of Brexit to the political agenda and the row over the Northern Ireland protocol has thrown the delicate quadrangular relationships between(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis currently has sole responsibility for calling a Border poll. File photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

When Leo Varadkar and Michelle O’Neill agree on anything it’s worth having a look at it. The two second-in-commands – Varadkar in the Irish Government(...)

New York-based Cerberus was one of the biggest buyers of Irish property debts as the Republic and its banks grappled with the long-term consequences of a 2008 crash. Photograph: iStock

Companies owned by investment fund Cerberus collected more than €113 million last year on boom-era loans bought from Irish banks and the State followi(...)

Minister for Rural and Community Affairs Heather Humphreys quoted the programme’s character Erin Quinn from the finale of the Channel 4 series while speaking at the latest event in the Government’s Shared Island Dialogue series that promotes north-south relations.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Government minister has urged Northern Ireland’s political parties to keep in mind the final words of TV comedy Derry Girls as they seek to establis(...)

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