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Boris Johnson greets EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen ahead of a meeting in Downing Street. Photograph: PA

British prime minister Boris Johnson has told European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen that Britain’s future partnership with the EU cannot (...)

Sinn Féin said that ‘Westminster has never acted in Ireland’s interests and never will’.

An attempt by Northern Ireland MPs to change British government legislation so that Northern businesses would have guarantees of unfettered access to (...)

Alliance’s new MP for North Down Stephen Farry said he wanted his first formal comments in the House of Commons to be in Irish “to reflect the shared heritage of the language across all the traditions in Northern Ireland”. Photograph: HO/PRU/AFP via Getty Images

In his 36 years as a Conservative MP, Roger Gale has been called any number of things, branded a bigot for his opposition to same-sex marriage and a m(...)

A  view of Stormont as cross-party talks to restore the Northern Ireland powersharing government begin, in Belfast. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The results of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland provoked a predictable chorus from commentators claiming it was a vote for a united Irelan(...)

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood: “In 1972, 14 innocent civil rights marchers were gunned down by the British army on the streets of Derry. Is prosecuting those veterans vexatious? No it is not.”   Photograph: Pacemaker Press

The consequences of last week’s general election on the shape of the House of Commons are most visible on the government benches, which can no longer (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson alongside members of his cabinet in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP/UK Parliament

As MPs piled into the House of Commons chamber for Lindsay Hoyle’s election as speaker, the swell of Conservatives soon overwhelmed the government’s g(...)

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the chairman of Labour Youth Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died after being struck by a Luas early on Sunday morning.

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the chairman of Labour Youth Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died after being struck by a Luas early on Sunday (...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: has won the Conservatives’ biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher in 1987, with an 80-seat majority. Photograph: Vickie Flores

Boris Johnson has called on both sides in the debate over Brexit to “let the healing begin” after a landslide election victory that has redrawn the po(...)

Nigel Dodds’s defeat in North Belfast put a cruel full stop to unionist influence at Westminster. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

An unusually unpredictable Northern Ireland election returned surprising, heartening results. Though not for the DUP or even Sinn Féin, despite the la(...)

The SDLP’s Claire Hanna after winning the Belfast South seat this morning. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It was no shock that Claire Hanna won Belfast South for the SDLP, defeating the outgoing DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly, but it was the scale of her vict(...)

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