Martha Brown (left, grey t-shirt) with her partner Louise McCullough (right, black t-shirt) and equal marriage supporters at Maverick Bar in Belfast, celebrate the change to abortion and same sex marriage laws in Northern Ireland in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two momentous changes occurred in Northern Ireland in the early hours of yesterday morning. First, the criminal ban on abortion fell. Women who seek a(...)

Secretary of state for exiting the European Union Steve Barclay: said goods shipped from Northern Ireland to Great Britain would have to be accompanied by an “exit summary declaration” under EU customs rules. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

The DUP has accused the British government of breaking its promise to maintain unfettered access after Brexit for Northern Ireland to the British mark(...)

Sterling reached its highest level in more than five months against the dollar at $1.3011 on Monday while staying close to a five-month high against t(...)

Leslie Garvan  on board one of his two fishing boats in  Kilkeel harbor in Northern Ireland. Photograph: James Forde for The Irish Times

Leslie Garvan, a trawler owner from Kilkeel in Co Down who has done well out of fishing, wants to take back what he views as rightfully British. “Go (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar    said many of the Government’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit would be stood down if the House of Commons votes to approve the new agreement. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to reassure unionists that the constitutional position of Northern Ireland is unaffected by the new Brexit agreement(...)

British  prime minister Boris Johnson gesturing towards Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons.

EU and UK negotiators have agreed a final deal in Brussels that would allow the UK to leave the EU – possibly by the October 31st deadline, if ratifie(...)

‘Boris Johnson had already established a much warmer relationship with Leo Varadkar than May ever enjoyed.’ Photograph: PA Wire

After the European Council signed off on his Brexit deal, Boris Johnson spoke about the work that had gone into negotiations “over the last couple of (...)

DUP  leader Arlene Foster (centre), flanked by Nigel Dodds (left), and Jeffrey Donaldson, outside 10 Downing Street. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas

The Democratic Unionist Party has said it will be “unable to support” the Brexit deal reacted between Boris Johnson’s British government and European (...)

Max Arthur Macauliffe,  the eldest in a family of 11, grew up in Co Limerick.

The name Max Arthur Macauliffe means very little to most people in Ireland. Up until recently, this man, who is revered by millions around the world, (...)

Democratic speaker of the house from California Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, has warned Britain that the US Congress will not sign off on a trade agreement with Brit(...)

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