Holyhead was adopting a “suck-it-and-see approach” to dealing with post-Brexit life, the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly heard. Photograph: AFP

Holyhead port has shown “no sense of emergency” about Brexit, while Dublin Port bemoaned the huge expense preparing for a no-deal exit that might not (...)

Lord Alf Dubs told the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly  that abortion could be passed into law by Northern Ireland’s devolved assembly if party talks restored the power-sharing government in Belfast. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Abortion could be legalised in Northern Ireland if the House of Commons chose to legislate on the matter as a human rights issue, the British-Irish Pa(...)

Andrew Rosindell: ‘A completely fresh start is needed, and this time it will be a different type of negotiation.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For a time, it seemed like the most contentious issue at the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly this week might be Lord Kilclooney complaining that (...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton at the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in the Druids Glen Hotel, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil will continue to press for answers on the National Broadband Plan today, but is unlikely to threaten the survival of the Government on the(...)

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson  said: ‘We need to get to a place where we agree that there were things that went wrong and should never have happened and we move on’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Relationships on the island face “real challenges” if the legacy of the Troubles is not dealt with as people commemorate “very difficult centenaries” (...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton is pictured at a meeting of the  British Irish Parliamentary Assembly at  the Druids Glen Hotel in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton says he has not gone as far as embracing vegetarianism or veganism to help save the planet but has urged pe(...)

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(...)

Kevin McNamara: his arrival in the Commons following a byelection came just before the outbreak of the Troubles and for the bulk of his career it was a major focus of his concern. Photograph: PA

Former British Labour Party MP Kevin McNamara, who has died aged 82,probably did more during his long political career than any other British politici(...)

European Union chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier (second from left) visiting the Border last week. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

At the European Union leaders’ first Brexit negotiations summit, the 27 leaders unanimously approved a declaration which stated that “the entire terri(...)

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