Lindan and Ray Wootten: “Theresa May has got to go. She’s had enough time. And now it’s time for somebody like Boris Johnson.” Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

“Feeling stuck in a rut? Ruled by anxiety?” reads a poster in a window at 2 North Parade in Grantham, Lincolnshire. A discreet plaque on the first fl(...)

Sinn Féin’s Northern leader, Michelle O’Neill, makes a speech during an Easter commemoration parade in Derry, on Sunday. She called on dissident republicans to  end their “futile actions” following the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. Photograph: Joe Boland/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said it was time for dissident republicans “to pack up” and end their campaign of violence. Speaking at an Eas(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  makes a Brexit statement at Government Buildings. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this week continued efforts to coax British MPs towards a consensus that might solve the Brexit impasse, when he insisted Brita(...)

‘It is likely that Brexit (in any form) will interfere with Good Friday/Belfast Agreement cross-border co-operation and place obstacles in its way in general, but in particular in the area of environmental co-operation,’ the report staes. Photograph: European Space Agency

A no-deal Brexit and the potential for a border with Northern Ireland threatens “innumerable problems” for future environmental projects and standards(...)

Daniel Stewart: ‘It’s been a long day: seven hours of riding into a headwind. A pocket of daylight remains.’  Photograph: Lily Duffield

Drip, drop, drip. Pitter, patter, pit . . . eyes creak open, contracting from black to ice blue, as I begin to gather sense. I check my watch: it’s 5(...)

Fr Aidan Troy in Derry: “Unless you’ve stood in the middle of the absolute breakdown of community relations you will never understand how dangerous the situation is now.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Father Aidan Troy knows better than most what sectarianism looks like. For 12 weeks in 2001, the Passionist priest walked the pupils of Holy Cross Gir(...)

 Nigel Farage addresses the launch of The Brexit Party’s European Parliament election campaign in Coventry. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

The sister of Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg is to stand as a candidate for Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party in the forthcoming European elections. An(...)

Angela McGowan, the CBI’s regional director for Northern Ireland: “The type of Brexit that Brexiteers are pursuing has never been adequately defined.” Photograph: Pacemaker

“Pandora’s Box has been opened and people want something,” says Angela McGowan, the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) regional director for No(...)

Michel Barnier, EU chief Brexit negotiator, at Government Buildings speaking to media following meeting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It will be “dangerous” if British prime minister Theresa May requests an extension to the Brexit deadline without a clear plan on how to ratify the cu(...)

Daniel Stewart: ‘Northern Ireland is not just one big petrol bomb waiting to explode, it is a mythical landscape of green pastures, tremendous mountains, azure seafronts, and golden people.’ Photograph: Lily Duffield

“An Irishman walks into a bar . . .” I wouldn’t really call myself an Irishman. With a British passport, a harsh accent, and a brutal take on hospital(...)

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