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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaking to the media in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald have expressed their strong support for the appointment of a US special envoy to Northern Ireland, setti(...)

A ‘hard’ Brexit could mean a customs nightmare for companies whose cross-border trade goes in both directions.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brexit could hit cross-Border trade in Ireland harder than previously thought, according to a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESR(...)

Norah Gibbons, the independent chairwoman of Stormont’s Inter-Departmental Working Group, resigned on health grounds. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The process put in place by the Northern Ireland Executive to determine if there should be public inquiries into clerical child abuse, mother and baby(...)

Counting of votes during the abortion referendum in 2002. File photograph: Frank Miller

A student from Belfast is seeking permission from the High Court in Dublin to challenge the State’s failure to allow citizens living in Northern Irela(...)

Yvonne Watterson in Arizona: 'I was born in Northern Ireland and own a British passport (to be on the safe side), as well as an Irish passport; my American permanent residency card clearly states Ireland as my country of birth; and my birth certificate states my birthplace as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.'

I am ambivalent about St Patrick’s Day, not sure what it is about March 17th that renders so many people Irish, or some version of it, that I do not r(...)

A garda working on the Border between counties Cavan and Fermanagh. Human rights groups have warned the EU’s draft Brexit treaty risks breaching the  Belfast Agreement by creating a difference in human rights protections on the island of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

People in Northern Ireland should continue to be entitled to EU citizenship and to vote in European elections post-Brexit, a north-south committee on (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar takes questions from the floor after giving a foreign policy speech at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC on day three of his visit to the US.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to assure unionists that Ireland has “no hidden agenda” as he called on them to get behind efforts to break the poli(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will call for a US ambassador to Ireland to be appointed when he meets US president Donald Trump in the White House on Thursday(...)

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage MEP (left) speaks to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a debate on the guidelines on the framework of future EU-UK relations at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

The UK will come to regret its decision to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said. Address(...)

Katie Rose Whelan: ‘The Bliain na Gaeilge campaign is vital in portraying Gaeilge as the language it is rather than confining it to the school subject that it’s perceived to be’

I wasn’t brought up with Irish, in fact I was the first of my extended family to go to a Gaelscoil and only began speaking the language when I went to(...)

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