European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister Boris Johnson shake hands during a press conference on the Brexit deal in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Having been elected leader of the British Conservative Party for his supposed dogmatic intransigence on Brexit, Boris Johnson, it turns out, was willi(...)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier  in Brussels on Wednesday. The EU has been insistent all along that there can be no question of agreeing to the withdrawal agreement in parts. Photograph:  Francisco Seco/AP

Officials and diplomats in Brussels admitted to bewilderment at the idea that the British government could see its new formal negotiating offer as the(...)

Michelle O’Neill: ‘I will ask the party membership to endorse my record by re-electing me.’  Photograph: Getty

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader and head of the party in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill, is to face a challenge at the party’s ardfheis in Derry in Nove(...)

Sinn Féin welcomed the funding from the late William Hampton, who was registered as an elector in the UK. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An English former mechanic and driver who spent some time in Ireland has left £1.5 million to Sinn Féin in his will. The North’s Electoral Commission(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Photograph: Henry Nicholls

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has played down suggestions that whoever wins the Tory leadership contest and becomes British (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A merger between Fianna Fáil and the SDLP represent a gamble for both parties but it appears that the leadership on each side has come to the conclusi(...)

A woman cycles past a marriage equality mural in the Liberties area of Dublin in May  2015. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A hundred years from now, kids in school may be taught that things were pretty strange in the last century. People would queue all night to buy phones(...)

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, meets Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill,  SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and Steven Agnew, leader of the Green Party, in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts/Reuters

Leaders of the North’s four Remainer parties were in Brussels on Friday to insist on the importance of defending the backstop and on the vital need fo(...)

The North’s Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

The human cost of Stormont’s political impasse on victims of historical institutional abuse is becoming increasingly severe, Northern Ireland’s lord c(...)

When she was a minister in Stormont, Arlene Foster introduced the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme regulations  and had it passed by the Northern Assembly. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The litany of incompetence and irresponsibility at political and official level disclosed to date in the inquiry into the cash for ash scandal in Nort(...)

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