Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond, photographed with prime minister Theresa May during  a visit an engineering training facility in  Birmingham on Monday. Photograph:  Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images

Inherent to the idea of “economy” are trade-offs. More of this for less of that. Voters live with trade-offs in their personal finances, as do politic(...)

Armalite and ballot box: Gerry Adams launches a Sinn Féin manifesto in 1998. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

He is going away, you know. That was the unequivocal message Gerry Adams delivered to more than 2,500 delegates at the Royal Dublin Society on Saturda(...)

Farmer John Sheridan estimates that about one-fifth of the 5,000 jobs in Northern Ireland’s beef processing industry would be lost in a hard Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson

A group of businesspeople from Northern Ireland and the Border counties travelled to Dublin on Wednesday to warn about the impact of Brexit on their a(...)

The   breakdown of the powersharing talks has been linked to a “historic” speech from Gerry Adams at the Sinn Féin ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday when he declares his future intentions. Photograph:   Mark Marlow/PA

The general reaction to the collapse of the DUP-Sinn Féin talks was one of weariness rather than shock and anger, which tells a lot about the current (...)

British prime minister Theresa May with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during Remembrance Sunday in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May lacks the authority to secure a transitional Brexit deal from the European Union and avoid an economic cliff edge after the UK leaves the (...)

Northern Ireland  has been without a functioning power-sharing Executive and Assembly since it was collapsed in January.  Photograph: AFP

The British government is to bring forward legislation for a budget for Northern Ireland on Monday in the absence of a deal between the DUP and Sinn F(...)

Britain’s Brexit  secretary David Davis (left)  and Michel Barnier  the EU’s chief negotiator during a press briefing on Friday at the end of the 6th round of talks in Brussels. Photograph: EPA

The EU is demanding Britain accept that Northern Ireland may need to remain inside the European customs union and single market after Brexit in order (...)

The podcast hears sexual harassment like that alleged to have taken place in Westminster does not happen in the houses of the Oireachtas. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Houses of Parliament in Westminster have been engulfed by allegations of sexual harassment in the past week. How does the environment in Leinster (...)

British prime minister Theresa May  called for a “new culture of respect” in public life after revelations of sexual harassment. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May on Monday hailed as “an important step forward” an agreement between the leaders of Britain’s main political parties on a new grievance pr(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire. File Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Making progress on the Irish border is essential in moving Brexit negotiations to the next phase, NI Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said. (...)

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