British prime minister Theresa May said an option to extend the post-Brexit transition period beyond December 2020 was one  alternative to the backstop.  Photograph:   PA Wire

Theresa May has called for a UK-wide customs backstop to be made legally binding in the Brexit withdrawal agreement so that it can replace the Norther(...)

Down Royal  Racecourse, Ireland’s current Racecourse of the Year. Photograph: Kevin Boyes/Inpho/Presseye

A crucial meeting will take place on Wednesday between Horse Racing Ireland and the property group that owns Down Royal where it is hoped any uncertai(...)

Both sides: Women protest against abortion (left) and in favour of choice (right) in Belfast. File photographs: Getty Images

New opinion polls have found that the majority of people across the United Kingdom want to see abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland. Unlike in(...)

Campaigner Gina Miller arrives at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Former US senator George Mitchell, who played a central role in the 1998 Belfast Agreement, has appealed to Brexit negotiators not to forsake the hard(...)

Anti-Brexit campaigners stand the Labour conference in Liverpool. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Everywhere at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, bags and lapels carried stickers proclaiming “Bollocks to Brexit”, a sentiment shared by the o(...)

British prime minister Theresa May makes a defiant statement on Brexit negotiations from Downing Street. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images

Theresa May has accused EU leaders of driving Brexit negotiations into an impasse by rejecting her Chequers proposals and making unacceptable demands (...)

Bill Clinton speaking at a Concern Worldwide conference in Dublin last week. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former US president Bill Clinton says he is concerned about the impact Brexit will have on the Belfast Agreement. Speaking on the Pat Kenny Show on N(...)

Micheál Martin: ‘It’s a scandal the Assembly and the Executive are not in situ’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s comments blaming Sinn Féin for allowing the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive to collapse show how of out of(...)

Norah Casey chaired the discussion on domestic violence  during the World Meeting of Families at the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Women who were the victims of domestic abuse were told by their clergy that it was part of their sacrifice in this life and they would get their rewar(...)

Simon Coveney: he said he looked forward to the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference on July 25th

A meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference is to take place next month for the first time since 2007, the Government has announced. (...)

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