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Police recovered a samurai sword after stopping a car in east Belfast.

A man has been injured after being attacked with a samurai sword. Two men were arrested following an altercation in Glynn Road, Larne, on Sunday afte(...)

PSNI: “We really need the public to help us and report anything suspicious.”

Police have recovered two ATMs after they were removed from a supermarket in Ballymena. Officers were alerted to the Larne Link Road theft at around(...)

John Hume at the announcement of the Belfast Agreement in 1998, a deal he roughly outlined to British officials eight years earlier. Photograph: Alan Betson

On April 10th, 1998, the Irish and British governments signed the Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland, bringing peace talks to an end. Below is th(...)

 The border crossing-point from Louth  as  through the southern most tip of Co Armagh. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It is still not clear how the necessary checks would be made on animals and food entering the Republic from the North after a no-deal Brexit, despite (...)

 Leo Varadkar speaks to the press after a meeting with the French president on April 2nd. Photograph:  Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty

The Government’s strategy ahead of a crucial Brexit week is based on two pillars – strong support for an extension to the UK’s exit date and a damage-(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a press event in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that he expects the provisions of the backstop, including customs checks at Northern Ireland ports, will be put in pla(...)

 A change in road markings marking the Border between the Republic  and Northern Ireland, outside the town of Middletown. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

If there is a no-deal Brexit, the UK immediately leaves the EU trading bloc. This means controls would be needed on goods entering the EU single marke(...)

Trade experts say that technological solutions and advanced procedures can reduce the need for physical border controls and checks but not eliminate them. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

Everyone is agreed that they don’t want a return to a hard Irish Border. But behind this apparent unanimity lies a world of a difference in defining w(...)

Kit Malthouse, right – who gives his name to the Tories’ Malthouse compromise – and Boris Johnson in 2011. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

The so-called Malthouse compromise was acclaimed this week as evidence that the various wings of the Tory party were coming together on Brexit. But w(...)

A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The increasing threat of a hard Brexit means we could shortly see a return to a hard Border in Ireland. Here, we look back at how Northern Ireland (...)

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