The European Commission’s office in Belfast closed at the end of January when the UK left the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU should re-establish a diplomatic “presence” in Northern Ireland post-Brexit, according to a report by the research initiative The UK in a Chang(...)

The draft framework deal between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael  mostly repeats Irish government commitments in the Belfast Agreement and more recent deals to re-establish Stormont. Photograph: iStock

The draft framework deal between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael has been described as intellectually dead. Policy-free promises of “housing for all” and “a(...)

The M1 motorway Border area between Dundalk and Newry. The New Decade, New Approach deal promised  £75m over three years from the Republic for a cross-Border dual carriageway. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Stormont passed a one year budget last week, the first time it has managed to do so since 2015. The budget’s £13.5 billion of direct current and capit(...)

 Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan: he is talking to his Northern  counterpart Michael McBride five times daily.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Inside the grey and modern building that houses the North-South Ministerial Council on Upper English Street in Armagh, political leaders from both sid(...)

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress

On what now seems like the long-ago date of January 30th, when the World Health Organisation declared coronavirus a global emergency, it issued an acc(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson meet at Stormont  in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The status orange weather warning was justified. On Stormont Hill in east Belfast we were exposed to the full blast of Storm Boris as it blustered fie(...)

Sinn Féin said that ‘Westminster has never acted in Ireland’s interests and never will’.

An attempt by Northern Ireland MPs to change British government legislation so that Northern businesses would have guarantees of unfettered access to (...)

Body will have to operate with a reduced board as a result of the Stormont impasse, it has emerged. Photograph: Getty

The cross-Border body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the island of Ireland will have to operate with a reduced board a(...)

Irish-language protesters dressed in crocodile costumes. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Fifty years ago Northern Ireland was facing into an uncertain future with no notion of the horror ahead. Today there is no doubt the North is facing i(...)

 An Oireachtas committee on the implementation of the Belfast Agreement has been warned of the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on Ireland’s wildlife and environment. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A no-deal Brexit would pose “a major threat” to nature and the environment on the island of Ireland, an Oireachtas committee on the implementation of (...)

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