EIB president Werner Hoyer: “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a much less comfortable continent and world very soon.”

The European Investment Bank president has warned that “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a muc(...)

Ukip and pro-Brexit supporters in London, Britain. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

All versions of Brexit will leave the UK poorer. So said UK chancellor Philip Hammond as he attempted to sell what Theresa May sees as the least painf(...)

The atmosphere in Westminster fuels the DUP sense of paranoia and its conviction that Northern Ireland is being treated differently from the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland is changing, and quickly. Despite the presence of several seats of learning here I continue to be surprised at the absence of any ser(...)

Theresa May might be one of the last prime minister of a United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is an oxymoron. It is more fragmented, if not dangerously divided, than at any time in living memory. Even the divisions over the I(...)

Cargo trucks wait to embark ferries in front of the white cliffs at the Port of Dover. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Britain’s major Channel ports could face up to six months of delays and disruption after a no-deal Brexit, the British government warned on Friday. Ne(...)

“In the words of that great Northern Irish singer Van Morrison, it is time we all moved from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road(...)

File photograph of former DUP  minister Jonathan Bell. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former DUP minister secretly recorded a “personal and private” conversation with senior party colleagues about a botched green energy scheme, writte(...)

European stock bourses sustained a blow on Thursday on fresh jitters over US-China relations after Asian markets suffered. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A global stock market slump wiped €2.5 billion off Irish stocks on Thursday as Ireland’s main stock index fell 3.11 per cent. Markets tumbled after (...)

 Theresa May at  a press conference at the end of European Council in Brussels, Belgium, on November 25th. File photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has signalled that MPs could be given the power to decide whether the UK goes into a controversial Brexit backstop (...)

Alan Frame’s beautifully illustrated book contains many stories about its alumni who include writers John Hewitt, Robert Greacen and Glenn Patterson; artists Paul Henry, Basil Blackshaw and Colin Davidson; concert pianist Barry Douglas; actors Jamie Dornan and James Ellis, and stained-glass artist Wilhemina Geddes, who has a crater named after her on Mercury. Above, detail from the book’s cover

Methodist College, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, has left its imprint on Belfast and Northern Ireland in terms of the arts, sc(...)

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