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Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley ‘has instructed officials’ to work on legislation to allow ‘UK government Ministers’ to make pressing appointments to leading public bodies in NI.  File photograph: PA

The head of the North’s Policing Board has welcomed a commitment from the Northern Secretary Karen Bradley that she is planning to introduce legislati(...)

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson giving his resignation speech in the House of Commons.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has used a stinging resignation speech in the House of Commons to urge the British prime minister to change tack on Brexit, branding the(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May will be in Northern Ireland on Thursday and Friday. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The British prime minister Theresa May will make a two-day visit to Northern Ireland this week, Downing Street said on Wednesday morning. The purpose(...)

Annual house price growth in the UK slowed to its lowest levels in nearly five years in May, official figures show. Across the UK, average property va(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘Brexit is not going to be resolved in London’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Cabinet will discuss preparations for Brexit at its meeting in Derrynane, Co Kerry this morning. Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: because of “turmoil in Westminster”, the Government will step up plans for a “no-deal scenario”. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

There is growing alarm in Dublin and Brussels that the British government is stepping back from, or will be unable to carry out soft Brexit positions (...)

A much-reduced policing board remains operative but has no legal authority to oversee the work of the PSNI due to the collapse of Stormont.

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley plans to introduce legislation in the autumn to reconstitute the North’s Policing Board, senior sources said on Tuesd(...)

Michelle O’Neill (L) says it took Theresa May two years to work out Brexit path and ‘just two weeks to scupper her plan to placate her own backbenchers and the DUP’. File photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The Government must now seek “cast iron guarantees” on the Brexit backstop following following Monday night’s vote in Westminster, Sinn Féin has said.(...)

The support of the House of Commons for customs proposals tabled by hard Brexiteers has safeguarded Northern Ireland’s position in the United Kingdom, DUP MP Sammy Wilson has said. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images.

The decision of the the House of Commons to support customs proposals tabled by hard Brexiteers on Monday has safeguarded Northern Ireland’s position (...)

British prime minister Theresa May:  says the amendments to the customs Bill make no difference to the Chequers plan because they reflect government policy. Photograph: Matt Cardy/AFP/Getty Images

What’s been going on at Westminster?  Theresa May’s government caved in to hardline Brexiteers in Jacob Rees-Mogg’s European Research Group (ERG(...)

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