British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: “We are committed to also putting forward or supporting an amendment in favour of a public vote to prevent a damaging Tory Brexit being forced on the country.” Photograph:  Aaron Chown/PA

In a major policy shift on Monday night, the British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would back a second referendum on Brexit. Mr Corbyn (...)

Party leader  Micheál Martin told the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis he wanted the Government gone but delegates had to face the ‘harsh reality of this very moment’. Photograph: James Forde for The Irish Times

Micheál Martin made a strong defence of the extension of the confidence-and-supply agreement the dominant theme of his leader’s speech to the Fianna F(...)

Mary Lou  McDonald was warned from several quarters that her comments about the PSNI  could jeopardise the interview process.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There was continuing fallout on Wednesday over Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald’s comment that no one within the senior ranks of the PSNI is capable(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood will address the Fianna Fáil ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor West Belfast SDLP local representative Tim Attwood, who opposed the SDLP-Fianna Fáil partnership, has announced that (...)

Local SDLP councillor Declan O’Loan said the murder was to be “deeply deplored”

Police are trying to establish if there were a loyalist paramilitary motive behind the murder of David Hugh Murphy who was discovered shot dead in his(...)

In December 2017, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar assured Northern unionists: “The Irish Government has no hidden agenda.” Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

During the difficult, bloody days of 1972, Fine Gael’s Garret FitzGerald wrote to a contact of his in Northern Ireland: “I have had further occasion t(...)

The SDLP’s Daniel McCrossan (left), local man Eamon Holland (centre), and SDLP leader Colum Eastwood during election  canvassing in Strabane in 2018

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has appointed West Tyrone Assembly member Daniel McCrossan as the party’s spokesperson on Brexit. Mr Eastwood made the an(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and SDLP leader Colum Eastwood at the launch of the new partnership in Belfast. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The SDLP at a special closed conference in Newry on Saturday voted by 121 votes to 53 to endorse the recently announced partnership with Fianna Fáil. (...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre) with Diane Dodds MEP and Nigel Dodds MP after meeting  Leo Varadkar at the Irish Government residence in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended European Council president Donald Tusk over his comments about there being “a special place in hell” for those who(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and European Council president Donald Tusk during a statement following their meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Francisco Seco

Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday to ask for legally binding changes to the withdrawal agreement she agreed last year to ensure that Britain(...)

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