Anti-Brexit protesters outside the  Edinburgh courts. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

The ruling from three judges in Scotland’s highest court could not have been starker: Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks&nb(...)

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(...)

Members of the Together for Yes Campaign call for abortion reform in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Niall Carson/ PA Wire

The British government “must respond” to breaches of Northern Irish women’s rights caused by abortion law there, a House of Commons committee is warni(...)

An Irishman who spent 17 years behind bars before his conviction was overturned has lost his fight for compensation at the UK’s highest court. Victor(...)

Ashers bakery owners Daniel and Amy McArthur. They  won an appeal over a finding that they discriminated  by refusing to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage”.  Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The Belfast bakery owners at the centre of the supreme court free speech ruling in the “gay cake” case have urged other Christians to “take their stan(...)

 Bakery owners Amy and Daniel McArthur speak to the media outside the UK supreme court in London after winning their case on Wednesday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

A photography service is withholding images it took of the owners of the Belfast bakery at the centre of the “gay cake” legal row in protest at a ruli(...)

“Exercising single-market rights across the EU raises the question that will come to haunt Dublin: to what extent can Irish passport holders in Northern Ireland continue to be second-class Irish citizens?”

Sinn Féin is moving its Brexit objections swiftly on from a hard border to a loss of rights for northern nationalists. Logically, this is an argument (...)

The jump in the value of the Neart na Gaoithe 450MW project, capable of powering all homes in a city the size of Edinburgh, comes as the cost of developing offshore wind farms has fallen in recent years. Photograph:  iStock

Mainstream Renewable Power, the green energy group founded a decade ago by entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor, has sold a wind farm project off the Scottish (...)

Mainstream Renewable Power, the green energy group, was founded a decade ago by businessman Eddie O’Connor.

Mainstream Renewable Power, the green energy group founded a decade ago by businessman Eddie O’Connor, has sold a wind farm project off the coast of S(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: DUP has focused on technical aspects of the Border, missing the point the EU’s tactics have relegated this topic to mere quibbling. Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The European Commission’s draft Brexit legal text, like the collapse of the Stormont talks, represents another failure of the DUP’s much-lauded negoti(...)

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