Border fears: “It would be a lot better to have an actual proper conversation now rather than wait until the 11th hour when we are in the worst possible situation.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government needs to open up and discuss a plan B to the Brexit backstop, according to the chair of the technical group behind proposed alternative(...)

Jeremy Corbyn said it was vital the opposition parties met before parliament resumes. File photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Opposition parties have agreed to meet next week to discuss plans to block a no-deal Brexit in Parliament. On Wednesday, Jeremy Corbyn wrote to senio(...)

File photograph, from June 1995, of the border checkpoint at Clady, Co Derry, on the border with Donegal. Photograph: PA Wire

A hard Brexit could become a “trigger” for people to join dissident republican or loyalist paramilitary groups, the Chief Constable of the Police Serv(...)

Alicia Turner as Sarah and Maxine Peak as Nellie in a scene from Mike Leigh’s 2018 film, Peterloo. Photograph: Amazon Studios.

What was the Peterloo Massacre and how many were killed? On August 16th, 1819, up to 60,000 working class people from the towns and villages of what (...)

The proposal is the first attempt by Jeremy Corbyn to forge a cross-party consensus on stopping a no-deal Brexit since Boris Johnson became prime minister. Photograph: Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by being installed as caretaker British prime minister has been rejected by some of the key MPs neede(...)

Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney was  the first child to be killed in the Troubles in Belfast in 1969. Pictured are his  brother Con Rooney and mother Alice  at there home in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening days of the Troubles. Here Susan McKay starts a week-long series of articles where she looks backs(...)

Daisy Goodwin: ‘The Irish don’t need anyone to tell them about the Famine, but the English do’

Daisy Goodwin’s ancestor, the Church of Ireland clergyman in Schull, Robert Traill spent most of his savings on Famine relief in 1846, before dying of(...)

UK shadow chancellor John McDonnell during an interview with journalist Graham Spiers at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he said that Labour would not block a second Scottish independence referendum. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell on Wednesday waved aside opposition from Labour’s Scottish leader and some party members, insisting that Westminster (...)

Lyra McKee's investigation into children who went missing during the Troubles – was due to have been published in 2020. Photograph: Jess Lowe/EPA

Lyra McKee was murdered by the New IRA in Derry in April 2019. A 29-year-old writer and journalist, she was watching a riot in the city’s Creggan es(...)

Liberal Democrats candidate Jane Dodds arrives for the count at the Brecon and Radnorshire by election at Royal Welsh showground in Builth Wells. Photograph: Bloomberg

Boris Johnson has been dealt a significant blow after the Conservatives lost the Brecon and Radnorshire byelection to leave the new Prime Minister wit(...)

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