Northern  Secretary Karen Bradley. The DUP is not  pleased by her declaration  that Dublin would have an input into direct rule  under  the Belfast and St Andrews agreements. Photograph: Getty Images

The declaration by Sir Mark Sedwill, Whitehall’s most senior civil servant, that Northern Ireland faces direct rule from London if the UK quits the Eu(...)

Simon Coveney: said such a package must not be ‘unreasonable’ or ‘put an unfair burden on Ireland’. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The European Union will agree a “package” to help UK prime minister Theresa May pass the Brexit withdrawal deal in the House of Commons, Tánaiste Simo(...)

A ‘Take Back the City’ protest on Dublin’s O’Connell Street last year. A new report says young people in Ireland lack faith in political institutions. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Young people across Ireland have a lack of faith in political institutions, according to a new report commissioned by the British Council. The Insti(...)

Solicitor Jemma Conlon (left), the woman’s lawyer,  and Amnesty International Northern Ireland campaign manager, Grainne Teggart,  outside Belfast High Court on Tuesday.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Judgment has been reserved in a landmark legal challenge to a Northern Ireland woman being prosecuted for buying her schoolgirl daughter abortion pill(...)

Church leaders in attendance at the meeting included the Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard Clarke. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Leaders of Ireland’s main churches met the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney on Thursday as part of ongoing dialogue in relation(...)

UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab: “The EU’s theological approach allows no room for serious compromise.” Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Britain is willing to listen to “alternative ways” of delivering Brexit as negotiations with the European Union move into their final phase, Brexit se(...)

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(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley gives an update to MPs in the House of Commons, London on Thursday on the restoration of Northern Ireland Government. Photograph: PA

Stormont Assembly members’ pay will be reduced by more than £13,000 (€14,475) as they are not performing all their functions, Northern Secretary Karen(...)

 Tracy Best and Sharon Oliver from Limavady, Co Derry, at the parade. Photograph: Freya McClements

Fifty years after it was first raised, a civil rights banner has led several thousand marchers through the streets of Derry for the city’s annual Prid(...)

A petition has opened  in Ballymoney, Ballycastle and Ballymena calling for a byelection in North Antrim after DUP MP Ian Paisley was suspended from the Commons for 30 days following his failure to register two family holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Fairhill shopping centre in Ballymena is known to a generation of TV viewers in Northern Ireland as “a big shoppin’ centre in Ballymena, hi!” For (...)

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