Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the All-Ireland Civic Dialogue on Brexit in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has batted away any suggestions of a frosty relationship between him and the First Minister Arlene Foster due to differences ove(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said she will not accept passport controls between the North and the rest of the UK. Photograph: Getty

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster has said she will not tolerate passport controls between Northern Ireland and the UK. Former British pr(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister  and DUP leader Arlene Foster says she has “huge sympathy” for the way in which the owners of the Belfast bakers, Ashers, have “been dragged through the courts system” for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster likes Taoiseach Enda Kenny and appreciates how he has regularly come to Enniskillen on Remembrance Sunda(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is welcomed by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Reuters

The future of North-South relations could be addressed at the start of Brexit negotiations early next year, European Commission president Jean-Claude (...)

Charlie Flanagan: “It is important that we all work together constructively to safeguard the interests of the people of this island,” the Minister told the Derry Chamber of Commerce. Photograph: Eric Luke

Politicians must move out of their “comfort zone” to deal with the challenges raised by Brexit, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has said. Charlie F(...)

Gerry Adams: “the Government should be proactive about setting out contingencies to protect and promote the national interests of the entire island of Ireland”

A division of opinion in the Northern Ireland Executive is “not going to help anyone’s case” in dealing with Britain’s exit from the EU, according to(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster  will not attend the all-island Civic Dialogue on Brexit. “It’s not a question of boycotting, I’ll just not be going and I made that clear right from the very start,” she said. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Government will shortly begin the process of inviting potential participants to an “all-island Civic Dialogue on Brexit”. The event, to be held i(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said a new ‘new border’ using  technology and data analytics could be put in place between the North and the Republic after the UK leaves the EU.

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster has raised the prospect of a “new border” based on technology and data analytics, after the United Kin(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has given the  clearest signal yet that the Government is seeking a special status for Northern Ireland as a solution to the threat of a hard border on the island post-Brexit. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government will seek a “legal recognition of the unique status of the North and the circumstances on the island” as part of the arrangements when(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said the new British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire, needs to realise that people in the North ‘see their future in Europe’. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has said the new British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire, needs to realise that people in the(...)

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