Lord Alf Dubs told the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly  that abortion could be passed into law by Northern Ireland’s devolved assembly if party talks restored the power-sharing government in Belfast. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Abortion could be legalised in Northern Ireland if the House of Commons chose to legislate on the matter as a human rights issue, the British-Irish Pa(...)

Climate change is contributing to the unprecedented decline of wild salmon in Irish rivers. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the quagmire of Brexit there is little to commend the UK government’s approach. This is in stark contrast with its clarity and leadership on climat(...)

Workers inspect a C Series aircraft wing in Bombardier’s Belfast factor. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The UK government should examine the possibility of nationalising Bombardier in Northern Ireland to protect thousands of jobs which are at risk, union(...)

Sisk   said it was ‘disappointed’ to be removed from the list. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The UK division of John Sisk & Son builders has been kicked off a British government register of contractors for failing to pay its suppliers in t(...)

The campaigners against the Heathrow expansion said  the UK government’s national policy statement setting out its support for the project failed to properly deal with the impact on air quality, climate change, noise and congestion.  Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Campaigners trying to block Heathrow expansion have lost a high court challenge against controversial plans for a third runway. A group of councils, (...)

Lack of regulation keeps peat moss prices down and benefits British consumers – at a high price for Ireland.  Photograph: Pfeiffer Studios

Every year an area of peat bog the size of the Curragh is shaved off, loaded on to lorries and quietly shipped to the United Kingdom and Europe. Thous(...)

 Solidarity- People Before Profit candidates Gillian Brien (Dublin) and  Adrienne Wallace (South) during a launch by Solidarity- People Before Profit of its European Election campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Brexit being pursued by the UK Tory party is not the same as the British withdrawal from the EU which People Before Profit supported three years a(...)

US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi makes a speech at Iveagh House, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

US politicians are not taking sides in protecting the Northern Ireland peace agreement against Brexit but “just holding to our values,” said House of (...)

Supporters of the Brexit Party at the first public rally of their European Parliament election campaign, in Birmingham on Saturday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Hammersmith Bridge, an important Thames crossing, was abruptly closed in the past week for safety reasons. The inconvenience and costs to Londoners ha(...)

Scottish constitutional relations secretary Mike Russellhas pleaded with Theresa May to open talks with Cardiff and Holyrood. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Theresa May is facing calls to open up talks about leaving the European Union to ministers from Holyrood and Cardiff in a bid to help break the Brexit(...)

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