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DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds. With no functioning assembly in the North and the Conservatives relying on the DUP to prop them up in government, the DUP view has got all the airtime. Photograph: PA Wire

The Brexit withdrawal agreement is a bad deal for the UK. The fantasy economics promising an easy exit and a bright new future have crashed into the i(...)

The bottom line from the unseen agreement, said Sammy Wilson, was that Northern Ireland was going to be treated differently than the rest of the United Kingdom. Above, speaking  at the ‘Leave Means Rally’  in Bournemouth, England, last month. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The initial DUP response to the proposed Brexit deal could be characterised as a play on a famous Bill Clinton election slogan, “It’s the union, stupi(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds said the party would be holding to its long-stated position – which is that it would not accept any Brexit deal that suggested some form of border down the Irish Sea. Photograph: Eric Luke

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party’s desire for a deal on Brexit will not be superseded by a willingness to accept any deal. “An agreement (...)

British prime minister Theresa May inspects a family farm in Bangor, Co Down, in March of this year. File photograph: Getty Images

Inspections on live animal imports into Northern Ireland from Britain would have to increase tenfold to full checks under the so-called backstop to av(...)

Across the UK, detention rates have increased fivefold since the now prime minister, Theresa May, took the helm of the Home Office in 2010. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

A record number of citizens from European Union member states were detained on immigration grounds and deported from Northern Ireland in 2016, the yea(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has said the British government is committed to safeguarding the Belfast Agreement and avoiding a hard Border. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Checks on goods travelling from Britain to Northern Ireland would be carried out at British ports under fresh ideas to make the so-called backstop eas(...)

Police in Northern Ireland are appealing for witnesses following a multiple stabbing incident in the village of Ballycarry, Co Antrim overnight. An (...)

Caterpillar has facilities in Belfast and Larne design, manufacture and assembly diesel and gas generation sets

Caterpillar, one of the North’s largest manufacturers, suffered an £80 million slump in sales at its Northern Ireland operations last year, according (...)

 Metropolitan Police handout photograph of Ciaran Maxwell, a former Royal Marine who lived a double life as a bomb-maker for dissident republicans. Photograph: PA

The parents of a Co Antrim bomb-maker who infiltrated the British military have said they are horrified by his criminality. Ciaran Maxwell (31) was j(...)

Undated police handout photo  of Ciaran Maxwell (31). Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

A former Royal Marine from Larne, Co Antrim, who built explosives for dissident republicanism has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. On Monday, Ci(...)

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