Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a Brexit press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he is “surprised and disappointed” the British government was unable to conclude a deal he believed had been agreed on Iri(...)

There is a belief in Dublin, as well as London, that Michelle O’Neill was ready to do a deal but was effectively blocked by senior members in Sinn Féin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

As crews across Ireland, North and South, work to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses following Storm Ophelia, Sinn Féin and the DUP ar(...)

A worker inspects a C-series plane wing in the Bombardier factory in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Belfast’s Bombardier aircraft factory has its roots in a period of intense co-operation and friendship between the north Atlantic neighbours of Canada(...)

Mary Lou McDonald is expected to succeed  Gerry Adams. Photograph: Alan Betson

In raising the prospect earlier this year of Sinn Féin entering coalition as junior partner, Mary Lou McDonald said the party needed to have a convers(...)

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire: “We can’t see this political impasse continuing much longer.” Photograph: PA Wire

The current political impasse in Northern Ireland cannot continue much longer, Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has warned after meeting the North(...)

 Northern Ireland DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds leaves a meeting with  Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

  Why are the DUP meeting Theresa May this week? After calling a snap election to improve her party’s majority, only to see it obliterated, the(...)

Talks are due to resume on Monday in Stormont against the background of much political uncertainty at Westminster. There is a big onus on the Irish Government to get seriously engaged, from the new Taoiseach down and to start working with parties, both individually and in groups, to hammer out a way forward, in conjunction with any new Secretary of State. PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images

In his campaign to be Fine Gael leader and presumptive Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said it was time for his party to re-engage with the North. The results(...)

British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster is set to hold talks with Theresa May in Downing Street to finalise an agreement on propping up h(...)

Thousands of people marched in Belfast on Saturday calling for an Irish Language Act. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Thousands of people from across Ireland staged a rally and march in Belfast on Saturday calling for the introduction of an Irish Language Act in the N(...)

A file photograph from 2007 showing then Northern Ireland   First Minister Ian Paisley (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness smiling after being sworn in as ministers. Mr  McGuinness died on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

Ireland came to know two Martin McGuinnesses. One was, for much of his life, a man of war and conflict, dedicated to fighting, as hard as he could, th(...)

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