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European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier walks with UUP MEP Jim Nicholson prior to a meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 9th, 2018. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/Reuters

In probably his last annual conference as an MEP, Jim Nicholson told Ulster Unionist Party members on Saturday that he voted “Remain” in the Brexit vo(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire.

Politics is “deeply broken” in Northern Ireland and it is clear there is no possibility of the restoration of Stormont anytime soon, the Ulster Unioni(...)

 Adrienne McGuinness, director of the Nest Box Egg Company. “It would be nice if we had some more clarity,” she says. Photograph: Julien Behal

Eggs, engineers, ducks, hotels, mushrooms, oysters and artists. There is nothing that Brexit won’t touch, particularly when you are a short drive from(...)

Mary Casey with a photograph of her father, Jack McCann,  who was killed in an IRA attack on a customs post in 1972. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Mary Casey remembers how her father Jack gave pocket money to the children to buy sweets when he came home in his lorry to Inniskeen, Co Monaghan. “Da(...)

Suzanne Lacy mapped the Border using a variety of yellow lines.

A US visual artist who is firmly set against hard borders whether in Ireland or in her native country is bringing her take on the issue to Belfast. T(...)

Michelle O’Neill:  “We did not hear anything new from Karen Bradley that would give us any kind of hope that her government has any interest in prioritising the needs of people here”

Sinn Féin has described as a “bit of a groundhog day” efforts by Northern Secretary Karen Bradley at Stormont to restart a talks process aimed at rest(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is among the politicians Karen Bradley will meet as part of  tentative efforts to restore Stormont. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is travelling to Belfast today for talks with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley as part of tentative efforts(...)

The Northern Irish Assembly does not have the freedom to deviate from London on trade, DUP leader Arlene Foster has said. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Northern Irish Assembly does not have the freedom to deviate from London on trade, DUP leader Arlene Foster has said. Speaking on RTÉ’s Six One N(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley. Photograph: Epa/Andy Rain

If a real effort isn’t made to deal with the legacy of the Troubles then inevitably the grief and grievance of victims and survivors will continue int(...)

May promises under no circumstances will there be a border down the Irish Sea, and no diminishing of the constitutional status of the North within the UK. So say all of us, says Dublin

The view in Government circles in Dublin is more or less consistent – the British are preparing to make compromises on the border backstop in order to(...)

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