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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wears a lapel emblem with both the EU and Irish flags  at the Government Press Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 200 figures from Northern Ireland society have written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warning that the UK’s split from Europe is offensive and un(...)

Gerry Adams during a Christmas tree lights ceremony in Leinster house this week. Photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said his party will continue to make the case for special status for the North in the EU as he rejected unionist s(...)

If it proves impossible to secure  a comprehensive trade deal then the UK has promised  it will maintain  regulatory alignment between North and South in areas crucial to preserving North South co-operation and linked to the Good Friday agreement. Photograph: PA

The Northern Ireland provisions of the agreement signed on Friday morning between the European Commission and the UK sacrifice a degree of certainty a(...)

The letter to British prime minister Theresa May has been signed by Tory MP and former army captain Johnny Mercer, who is leading a backbench rebellion over defence cuts, and Julian Lewis, the Conservative chairman of the Commons defence committee. File photograph: Matt Dunham/Reuters/pool/

Senior British politicians have written to prime minister Theresa May calling for an effective amnesty that would cover security force members and par(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. File photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

The Democratic Unionist Party has warned it will not countenance a Brexit deal which “separates Northern Ireland economically or politically from the (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a Brexit press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he is “surprised and disappointed” the British government was unable to conclude a deal he believed had been agreed on Iri(...)

The Think Before You Buy campaign  highlights how recreational drug-users fuel not just the drug trade but also serious organised crime. Photograph: iStock

A Co Down-based police officer who went on secondment to the Garda has persuaded the PSNI to adopt a new anti-drugs campaign that he observed operatin(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster waves to the crowd with deputy leader Nigel Dodds  after her speech in the party’s annual conference at the La Mon hotel in Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

At the DUP annual conference at the La Mon Hotel in Belfast, deputy leader Nigel Dodds quietly alerted delegates to the fact that if a deal is to be d(...)

 Ahead of next month’s summit, the Irish Government wants Britain to make a written declaration outlining how it plans to avoid a hard Border.  Photograph: Brian O’Leary

In an ornate reception room at the Irish Embassy in London on Wednesday evening, a distinguished assembly of MPs, peers, senior Whitehall officials, a(...)

Arlene Foster: “This party will conclude a balanced deal but we will not be party to a one-sided arrangement that rewards intransigent behaviour.”

DUP leader Arlene Foster has warned a snap general election in the Republic would rule out the prospect of a pre-Christmas deal with Sinn Féin to rest(...)

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