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Taoiseach Micheál Martin at  the National Famine Commemoration in Strokestown Park, Co Roscommon, on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Downes/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s Northern Irish leader Michelle O’Neill is to meet the Taoiseach on Monday morning ahead of visit to Belfast by British prime minister Bori(...)

 Northern Ireland junior minister Conor Burns is set to go to Washington to argue the case for tearing up the protocol. Photograph:  David Parry/PA

After weeks of sabre-rattling from the British government about unilaterally suspending the Northern Ireland protocol, Brandon Lewis appeared to signa(...)

Protesters demonstrate against  prime minister Boris Johnson and chancellor Rishi Sunak outside Downing Street on Wednesday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Boris Johnson suffered a fresh blow over the “partygate” scandal on Wednesday when his justice minister quit over “repeated rule-breaking and breaches(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said issues in relation to the Northern Ireland protocol could be solved after the May elections in the North if there is a ‘political will’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Issues in relation to the Northern Ireland protocol could be solved after May elections in the North if there is “political will”, Taoiseach Micheál M(...)

Former French president Francois Mitterrand and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher: Ken Clarke suggested one reason Helmut Kohl and Mitterrand patronised Thatcher and failed to take her seriously was because she was a woman. Photograph: Graham Turner/Keystone/Getty

Almost six years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Brexit remains a radioactive political issue where the two sides tend to talk past o(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: “Getting Brexit done two years ago today was a truly historic moment and the start of an exciting new chapter for our country.” Photograph:  Carl Recine

Boris Johnson will mark the second anniversary of Brexit on Monday by promising to make it easier to get rid of European Union laws that remain on the(...)

 British comedy writer Barry Cryer in 2016. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

Veteran English comedy writer and performer Barry Cryer has died aged 86. Cryer “died peacefully, in good spirits and with his family around him” on (...)

British foreign secretary Liz Truss: ‘There is a deal to be done, and we need to make it happen.’ Photograph: EPA

Britain’s foreign secretary Liz Truss has said there is a deal to be done on the Northern Ireland protocol if both sides focus on practical issues rat(...)

A camera lens focuses on the door of 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, as Boris Johnson faces calls to resign. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Whether or not Boris Johnson’s current travails turn out to be the final act in a compelling political drama that has gripped British politics for the(...)

British foreign secretary Liz Truss: ‘The EU has a clear responsibility to help fix the myriad problems caused by the protocol.’ File photograph: Getty

Britain’s foreign secretary Liz Truss will host European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic on Thursday for two days of talks aimed at breaking (...)

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