An exterior view of the Titanic Belfast building in Belfast, Northern Ireland. File photograph: David Moir/Reuters

The Northern Ireland economy is likely to be worse affected by Brexit than economies in other UK regions. The Brexit shock will compound the difficult(...)

Bandsmen march during the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

It can be debated whether it is helpful to be talking now about a future united Ireland. However, when such a central figure in Ulster unionism as Pe(...)

The Victorian gentleman whose portrait is displayed underneath Nigel Farage’s name on the door of his Brussels office is of Irish nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell.

Visitors passing by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage’s office in Brussels might end up doing a double take. The Victorian gentleman whose portrait i(...)

Speaking after an event in Cork, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he still believed British prime minister Boris Johnson would travel to Dublin next Monday to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Philip Leonard

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has played down suggestions fellow Ministers were taken back by the severity of his warning about the impact of a no-deal Brexi(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson reacting as the opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during prime minister’s questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons. Photograph: AFP/Getty

British MPs have thwarted a motion to hold an early general election next month, after it was submitted by British prime minister Boris Johnson on Tue(...)

 Nancy Pelosi, above, and other senior Democrats have  warned they would block any proposed trade deal with the UK if Brexit were to damage the Belfast Agreement. File photograph: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Northern Ireland’s civic and business groups have urged the US Congress to scrutinise any future trade deal with the UK to ensure it complies with the(...)

The Old Belfast Road in Carrickcarnon on the North side of the  Border, between Newry and Dundalk. Photograph:Niall Carson/PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s comment in the House of Commons that he wanted to discuss agrifood issues with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Monday shows that his governm(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson making a statement to MPs in the House of Commons on Tuesday.  Photograph:  PA Wire

World View is a weekly foreign affairs podcast from The Irish Times. Listen on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, on Stitcher or on Soundcloud. The House of(...)

It wasn’t until the 1980s that Gerry Adams (above) and Martin McGuinness began driving forward the policy of the Armalite and the ballot box. Photograph: Pat Langan

The difference between the politics of a quarter of a century and a half a century ago in Northern Ireland is that in 1969, there was a single-party u(...)

Protesters gathered at Belfast City Hall  against  Boris Johnson’s decision  to suspend parliament in the run up to Brexit. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Around 100 people protested in Belfast on Saturday against British prime minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament. Anti-prorogation activi(...)

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