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Derry’s peace bridge: The city has now lost the right to co-host the  2023 European Capital of Culture because of Brexit. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

News that the UK can no longer host the 2023 European Capital of Culture because of Brexit has been described as a “bitter blow” to Belfast and Derry,(...)

Department of Foreign Affairs official Rory Montgomery said he was “hopeful” the EU and UK could make progress on Border issues before a key summit of EU leaders next month.

British politicians have now got the message about how serious the Northern Ireland border issue is in Brexit talks after not listening carefully to t(...)

Seán McGrotty, who was in his late 40s, his two sons Mark (12) and Evan (8), and the boys’ grandmother Ruth Daniels (59) died alongside her grandddaughter Jodi-Lee (14)

“I got a feeling something was not right – I don’t know why,” Louise James told the inquest into the Buncrana drowning tragedy. In a harrowing day of(...)

Irish Border checkpoint: Spanish minister Jorge Toledo supports the call by the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier for London to propose solutions to avoid a hard Irish Border before a key summit of EU leaders in mid-December. File photograph:   Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Securing guarantees on what happens to the Irish Border before Brexit talks move to future EU-UK arrangements was “not only reasonable but needed”, Sp(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Phillip Hammond poses with the budget box at 11 Downing Street in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Northern Ireland’s budget is to get a welcome £650 million boost from the UK Treasury but the British chancellor was much more generous to the Scottis(...)

JoAnn Falletta:  whatever about San Francisco, she is surely a leading authority on the distance between Buffalo and Belfast, because for several years earlier this decade she was simultaneously the leader of the Ulster Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic.

‘It’s a long way to Buffalo,” sang Van Morrison on his great 1971 song St Dominic’s Preview. But as he added: “It’s a long way to Belfast City too”. A(...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster: “If people are going to put up borders, it will be the European Union that puts up a border. It will certainly not be the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

Arlene Foster has accused the Taoiseach of using Northern Ireland to extract concessions for Dublin in negotiations between Britain and the European U(...)

Mary Lou McDonald, heir presumptive to Gerry Adams’s crown as Sinn Féin leader. Photograph: Alan Betson

The announcement by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams that he is to step down from the position in the coming months marks the second major generational ch(...)

Bullet riddled minibus at scene of 1976 Kingsmill massacre. Photograph:  PA Wire

Gardaí are to be given the authority to participate in a Belfast inquest into the deaths of 10 Protestant men in the Kingsmill massacre in south Armag(...)

The departure of Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin president will be a defining moment for the prospects of his party south of the border. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The decision of Gerry Adams to step down as leader of Sinn Féin next year after 35 years in the post has huge implications for the future of politics (...)

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