Political murals on  a wall in Belfast. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/New York Times

The absence of a Northern Executive and Assembly has had a “major adverse impact” on plans to tackle paramilitarism in Northern Ireland, the Independe(...)

Prime minister Theresa May making a statement in the House of Commons in London on Monday.   Photograp: PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he has “every confidence” the British government will honour its commitment to the Irish Border and the backstop agreement(...)

SDLP veteran Séamus Mallon:  helped President Michael D Higgins launch his “Shared Ireland, Shared Island” initiative at Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Séamus Mallon has blamed Brexit and a “limping British government” for the breakdown of relations betwee(...)

British prime minister Theresa May said an option to extend the post-Brexit transition period beyond December 2020 was one  alternative to the backstop.  Photograph:   PA Wire

Theresa May has called for a UK-wide customs backstop to be made legally binding in the Brexit withdrawal agreement so that it can replace the Norther(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley: ‘We are committed to everything we have agreed to in the joint report and we will ensure there is no border on the island of Ireland.’ File photograph: Iain Duncan Smith/EPA

The British government will not allow a border to be put in place on the island of Ireland “in any situation” Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has tol(...)

Anthony McIntyre

A former IRA man interviewed for an American university project has lost a legal battle to stop police accessing his confidential tapes. Lawyers for(...)

Simon Coveney: “There will be no withdrawal agreement without the backstop, end of story.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Reneging on the “backstop” by the United Kingdom to avoid a hard border after Brexit could open parts of the withdrawal treaty already agreed to reneg(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire.

Politics is “deeply broken” in Northern Ireland and it is clear there is no possibility of the restoration of Stormont anytime soon, the Ulster Unioni(...)

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs Correspondent Irish subscribers to Sky Television could see dozens of channels including Disney and Discovery disappear (...)

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has warned of a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland will be hugely damaged if the UK crashes out of the EU, Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson warns. Although Irish and British officials say they (...)

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