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“Border Roads – 1990-1994”. Photograph: Tony O’Shea

The Border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has been the issue that has bedevilled the Brexit negotiations, one that has overshado(...)

The site of the Soloheadbeg ambush, which  started a chain of events that brought about not just one but three civil conflicts that were fought primarily between Irish people. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

On January 21, 1919, the Sinn Féin MPs elected to Parliament in 1918 implemented a policy of abstention from Westminster and met as Dáil Éireann, affi(...)

 Theresa May giving a speech on a no-deal Brexit at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Photograph:  Ben Birchall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has demanded an explanation from prime minister Theresa May after she warned that a no-deal Brexit could spark “ch(...)

Locked gates are seen at Stormont in Belfast.   Stormont civil servants  have been working under a cloud of uncertainty over the extent of their decision making powers in the absence of elected ministers for two years. Photograph: PA

The Supreme Court has decided that legal uncertainties around the powers of Northern Ireland civil servants amid the Stormont impasse should be dealt (...)

Sammy Wilson, DUP MP in  his constituency office in Larne, Co Antrim: “For 40 years the IRA tried to separate us from the rest of UK but failed. In my opinion this agreement would separate us from the rest of the UK.”. Photograph: Liam McBurney for The Irish Times

Sammy Wilson is in great form sitting here in his Larne office. He is fighting fit and looking forward to Tuesday’s vote and, he is certain, the destr(...)

 Jacob Stockdale of Ulster scores his second try against Racing 92 during the Champions Cup clash at the  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Ulster 26 Racing 22 Rory Best nimbly summed up this flawed yet invigorating victory over these artisans of Parisian rugby. “We’re definitely a team(...)

A laptop in Stormont shows a live feed of DUP leader Arlene Foster giving evidence to the RHI inquiry on the “cash for ash” scandal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two years ago, following days of political fever, a tiny group of journalists was called hurriedly to Martin McGuinness’s office in Stormont. There th(...)

Inspired by the gilet jaunes movement in France, people in Belfast also protested over the absence of government at Stormont. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Austerity, poor wages and a lack of government at Stormont were among the issues raised at a yellow vest protest in Belfast on Saturday afternoon. In(...)

Northern Ireland resident and campaigner Sarah Ewart, who travelled to England for a termination,  outside the Supreme Court in London. She has been campaigning for change since her own tragic experience. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Getty Images

On the 29th of this month, Sarah Ewart will appear before the High court in Belfast to present her case that women in Northern Ireland should have acc(...)

Reveal helped support  Oona Doherty Doherty’s multi-faceted Hard to be Soft. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

In 2014 the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Breakthrough Award was presented to Emma Jordan, artistic director of Belfast’s Prime Cut Productions. The £295,0(...)

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