Labour MP Stella Creasy is to table an amendment to the NI (Executive Formation) Bill seeking to extend access to abortion to Northern Ireland. File photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

A Catholic bishop in Northern Ireland has called on people there to contact their MPs “urgently” to oppose an attempt in the House of Commons on Monda(...)

The UK claimed sovereignty over Rockall in 1955.  Ireland has never recognised that sovereignty. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

The very short time frame between the Scottish government’s unexpected ultimatum regarding Irish vessels fishing within 12 miles of Rockall and its th(...)

Bertie Ahern: Theresa May “has problems within and problems without”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Bertie Ahern has warned that there will be “huge risks” if no agreement is reached on the future of the Border to allow Brexit negotiations to proceed(...)

Scotland’s secretary for external affairs  said the UK government had to adopt “a more inclusive approach” and open up Brexit negotiations to more parties. Photograph: Getty Images

The UK government’s handling of Brexit talks has been “chaotic at best”, according to Scotland’s secretary for external affairs, Fiona Hyslop. Relati(...)

Houses of Parliament: Theresa May has only this week agreed to reveal her plan for leaving the EU ahead of triggering formal negotiations in March.  Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

The CSO’s Brexit-by-numbers report tells us nothing we didn’t already know. That we’re economically and socially wedded to our nearest neighbour for a(...)

Nicola Sturgeon’s visit was her first to Dublin since becoming first minister in 2014. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

She met President Michael D Higgins, brought Senators to their feet in acclamation, had politicians lining up for selfies and was greeted like a rock(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross: has not just been using unnecessarily provocative language but has also shown a careless attitude towards accuracy when discussing judicial reform. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The failure of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, to alter the language he uses now that he is a Government Minister rather th(...)