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Former first minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson made his comments at an event at the Methodist Centre at Knock in east Belfast on Thursday. File photograph: Queen’s University Belfast/PA Wire

Former DUP first minister Peter Robinson has stated he believes Stormont can be restored but that in the meantime direct rule from Westminster should (...)

Theresa May told the House of Commons that preparatory work on alternative arrangements to avoid implementing a border backstop would begin before Britain leaves the EU. Photograph: Will Oliver/Bloomberg

Britain will seek the co-operation of Irish authorities in exploring technological solutions to keeping the Irish Border open after Brexit if European(...)

Boris Johnson:  a much-needed diversion from the current gloom. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson should help banish some of the Brexit blues for 600 delegates attending the DUP annual conference in Belfast on Saturday. The blues mig(...)

DUP Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson. File photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images.

The DUP and Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) have reacted sceptically to the political declaration agreed between the UK and the European Union on how thei(...)

Business leaders from the North at Downing Street for a meeting with UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Seamus Leheny

The “backstop” solution to avoid a hard Irish border post-Brexit should not be feared, UK prime minister Theresa May told Northern Ireland businesses (...)

Paul Hamilton of JCDecaux,  Declan Burke of  Ding.com and Margot Slattery of Sodexo. Photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

Outdoor advertiser JCDecaux, services group Sodexo and mobile top-up platform Ding. com emerged as winners of the 2018 Ireland-France Business Awards (...)

 Port officers inspect vehicles at a harbour checkpoint in Larne, Co Antrim. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The EU and UK have renewed their commitment to replace the “backstop” solution to avoid a hard border in future talks on a post-Brexit relationship. (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister Theresa May before  their meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The word “backstop” gets only one mention. “The Parties recall their determination to replace the backstop solution on Northern Ireland by a subsequen(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern said members of the British Conservative party were “always anti-Europe, always trouble and always the bold kid in the class”.

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described DUP leader Arlene Foster as a great friend who he tries to get everyone to love despite it being a “bloody(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with European Council President Donald Tusk. File photgraph:  Ben Stansall/ Getty

Britain and the European Union have agreed in principle on a text setting out their future relationship. The deal is pending endorsement by the bloc’s(...)

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