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DUP leader Arlene Foster accused Sinn Féin of engaging in the ‘politics of ransom’. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

DUP leader Arlene Foster has warned Sinn Féin that the restoration of devolution is “no game”. Ms Foster blamed Sinn Féin for the continued lack of s(...)

A protester holds a placard that reads ‘We Deserve Better Politics’ at Stormont. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The British and Irish governments are to hold talks on Friday with the North’s five main parties seeking to determine if there is any real prospect of(...)

The SDLP’s Daniel McCrossan (left), local man Eamon Holland (centre), and SDLP leader Colum Eastwood during election  canvassing in Strabane in 2018

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has appointed West Tyrone Assembly member Daniel McCrossan as the party’s spokesperson on Brexit. Mr Eastwood made the an(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre) with Diane Dodds MEP and Nigel Dodds MP after meeting  Leo Varadkar at the Irish Government residence in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended European Council president Donald Tusk over his comments about there being “a special place in hell” for those who(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May (right) leaves Stormont after talks on Brexit with party leaders on the second day of her visit to Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May heard two emphatic and opposing positions when she met the North’s five main parties on Wednesday – that the backst(...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaks with business representatives during her visit to Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/Reuters

There were some glaring contradictions in the message conveyed by British prime minister Theresa May during the first day of her visit to Northern Ire(...)

Theresa May  indicated she wasn’t so much rejecting the backstop, or performing a U-turn, but rather she needed a modified backstop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Theresa May, as is her wont, was short on specifics about what she wants from Dublin and Brussels to resolve the Brexit logjam but it did seem implici(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May isexpected to urge renewed efforts to restore Stormont. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The British prime minister Theresa May is to spend two days in the North over Tuesday and Wednesday trying to provide assurance that the Brexit deal s(...)

 Northway Mushrooms’ operations manager Elaine Shaw at the company’s new £25 million compost facility in Tyrone.  Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Puns aside, the mushroom industry in Ireland really is in the dark as to what will happen after Brexit. While the all-island argi-food sector is the (...)

Rev Mairisíne Stanfield (53) minister of First Presbyterian Church, Bangor in Co Down since 2013.

For the first time the Presbyterian Church in Ireland may be about to elect its first female Moderator, or principal public representative. Election(...)

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