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SDLP leader Colum Eastwood MP with party colleague and Minister for Infrastructure, Nichola Mallon MLA,  at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Stormont remained deadlocked on Tuesday over the introduction of Irish language legislation ahead of Monday’s deadline for the nomination of the North(...)

 The House of Lords committee investigating the impact of the NI protocol was told that further trouble on the streets is likely over the summer months. File photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Northern Ireland was “sacrificed ... as collateral damage”, a loyalist community worker has told a House of Lords committee investigating the impact o(...)

Bunting in Belfast to welcome the opening of the Northern Ireland parliament. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

The partition of Ireland was not an act but a process. Partition was imposed by the British imperial government as an instrument of policy that marked(...)

The Queen’s Speech on Tuesday, setting out the British government priorities, was determinedly looking forward to the next election, casting Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party in its new interventionist-light, socially caring role. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/ AFP via Getty Images

‘My government will level up opportunities across all parts of the United Kingdom, ” Queen Elizabeth declared from her throne in the House of Lords,” (...)

Arlene Foster’s resignation as party leader and Northern Ireland First Minister follows a heave against her from a significant majority of her party’s Assembly members and MPs. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster has said it is the right time to “move on and to do something different” amid reports that she will quit(...)

Covid-19 has given us an increased realisation that there is no certainty when it comes to predicting death. Photograph: Marie Hickman

Ilora Finlay, one of Europe’s leading palliative care consultants and a cross-bench member of the House of Lords, believes that palliative care has co(...)

 Michael Gove (left) and David Frost (front right) giving evidence to the Lords EU committee. Photograph:  House of Lords/PA Wire

British cabinet office minister Michael Gove has rejected the DUP’s call for the Northern Ireland protocol to be scrapped, telling a House of Lords co(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson  said the deal would allow the UK to ‘take sovereign control of our laws and our national destiny’. File photograph: Tolga Akmen/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s EU trade deal has cleared the House of Commons, as the British government seeks to rush approval through parliament in a single day. (...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen addresses a media conference after she announced that a Brexit deal had been reached. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Exhausted negotiators sealed a deal on future relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom after all-night talks into Christmas Eve end(...)

A member of the British delegation loads a soup cauldron into a van outside the UK mission to the EU in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph:  Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

After gloomy briefings from both sides on Tuesday about the prospects of a post-Brexit deal by Christmas, Wednesday morning saw a dramatic upswing in(...)

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