City Hall in Belfast. Photograph: iStock

A majority of people in the North now view the Northern Ireland protocol as positive, according to a poll conducted for a research project at Queen’s (...)

The challenge is to ensure that arrangements, as agreed by the UK and the EU, work – and are seen to work – in the interests of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

August was a decidedly quiet month for the protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. This is no guarantee, however, that the autumn will pass without many(...)

The European Commission’s office in Belfast closed at the end of January when the UK left the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU should re-establish a diplomatic “presence” in Northern Ireland post-Brexit, according to a report by the research initiative The UK in a Chang(...)

The long goodbye: European Council president Donald Tusk with British prime minister Theresa May, June 22nd. Photograph: AP

Talks on Brexit opened this week in Brussels, bringing swift recognition of how complex the Northern Ireland dimension of the negotiations will be. Ca(...)

Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and James Brokenshire MP Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at Iveagh House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Few can be inspired by the United Kingdom’s state of preparedness, as it quits the European Union, particularly in Northern Ireland where a lack of po(...)

A stuffed British bulldog toy is held by a Pro-EU demonstrator outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The SDLP has called for an “Irish solution to a European problem” by ensuring that Northern Ireland is conferred with unique legal status during the B(...)

 Stephen Gethins told an SDLP Brexit forum in Belfast the decision of the majority in Northern Ireland and Scotland to stay in the EU must be respected as much as the decision of those in England and Wales to quit. File photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland and Northern Ireland must be fully represented and consulted in all and any negotiations ahead of any formal move to take the UK out of the E(...)