Boris Johnson has hardened his rhetoric against the backstop. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

During the referendum campaign, Boris Johnson promised while in Northern Ireland that the border would remain “absolutely unchanged” in the event of a(...)

Boris Johnson: For a politician about to reach the high office –  nobody appears to trust a word he says. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Senior figures in the Irish Government no longer wonder about whether they will be faced with Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt as the next British prime m(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel at her summer press conference in Berlin on Friday. Photograph:John MacDougall/Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for fresh, creative thinking on the UK’s future relationship with the European Union after Brexit to “square the c(...)

Jim Allister: he said changes to the North’s abortion and same-sex marriage law “should never have been accepted”. Photograph: Getty Images

House of Commons MPs have voted by 328 to 65 to make abortion legal in the North if the Northern Ireland assembly and executive are not back in place (...)

Boris Johnson at the final Conservative Party leadership hustings held at the ExCel Centre in London, UK, on Wednesday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson’s self-identification as the new Winston Churchill invites widespread scepticism. But, if the member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip form(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin with anti-abortion activists at the Rally for Life in Dublin on July 6th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Westminster has acted “in an unprecedented way” in its bid to introduce abortion in Northern Ireland, which will have “a devastating impact” on the ri(...)

Archbishop of Westminster  Vincent Nichols, Sr Berchmans, Pakistan’s high commissioner to the UK Muhammad Naseem Zaharia and Irish Ambassador Adrian O’Neill at a ceremony in Westminster Cathedral. Photograph: Sam Yarnold

Sr Berchmans, born Bernadette Conway in Feakle, Co Clare, was given the prestigious Benedict Medal at a ceremony in Britain’s Westminster Cathedral th(...)

 Judith Thompson, commissioner for victims and survivors in Northern Ireland:  ‘Their suffering increases by the day and their time is running out.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Northern Ireland commissioner for victims and survivors, Judith Thompson, has called on the British government to implement a backdated pension sc(...)

The House of Commons bill will bypass the closed Stormont Assembly to  liberalise abortion law in Northern Ireland. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Baroness Nuala O’Loan and former Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Robin Eames have called on Theresa May to either scrap the Northern Ireland bill(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson said he would be urging the incoming British prime minister to engage with Dublin to ‘try and resolve these difficulties in advance of the impending deadline in October’.

The Government should engage directly with London on its post-Brexit proposals to avoid a hard border as a co-guarantor of the Northern Irish peace pr(...)

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