Prime Minister Theresa May (right) leaves Stormont after talks on Brexit with party leaders on the second day of her visit to Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May heard two emphatic and opposing positions when she met the North’s five main parties on Wednesday – that the backst(...)

Theresa May  indicated she wasn’t so much rejecting the backstop, or performing a U-turn, but rather she needed a modified backstop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Theresa May, as is her wont, was short on specifics about what she wants from Dublin and Brussels to resolve the Brexit logjam but it did seem implici(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May isexpected to urge renewed efforts to restore Stormont. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The British prime minister Theresa May is to spend two days in the North over Tuesday and Wednesday trying to provide assurance that the Brexit deal s(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “There are definitely options for preserving the integrity of the single market even when Northern Ireland isn’t part of it because it is part of Britain while at the same time meeting the desire to have, if possible, no border controls”. Photograph:  Toshifumi Kitamura/Pool Photo via AP

German chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested a “creative” approach to Brexit talks could see outstanding backstop questions resolved in an agreement (...)

British prime minister Theresa May is expected to explain why she is now seeking an alternative to the backstop that she had previously agreed with the European Union. Photograph: Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May is to visit Belfast on Tuesday to deliver a Brexit speech and meet businesspeople. Mrs May is due to reiterate th(...)

Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary,  Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and Minister for Education Joe McHugh at the ‘Beyond Brexit - The Future of Ireland’ event in Belfast at the weekend.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The size of the 1,500-strong crowd at the nationalist gathering in Belfast at the weekend and the depth of anger and frustration expressed by many of (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (left) and deputy leader Michelle O’Neill at ‘Beyond Brexit - The Future of Ireland’  event in Beflast on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has called for the Government to convene a forum to begin planning for Irish unity. Ms McDonald when speaking a(...)

Deputy leader of Fianna Fail Dara Calleary (left), Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (second left), SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and Minister for Education Joe McHugh (right) at today’s conference in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Brexit has changed everything leading to a current “seismic shift” within nationalism, one of the main organisers of a “civic nationalism” conference (...)

Forensic officers inspect the remains of the vehicle  used as a car bomb outside Derry courthouse on January 20th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Historian Marisa McGlinchey found herself being assailed for comment and explanation from a number of journalistic quarters following the “New IRA” ca(...)

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

Micheál Martin and Colum Eastwood were careful to avoid creating any hostages to fortune when they announced the new “unprecedented” and “historic” Fi(...)

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