David Sterling

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 Democratic Unionist Party MP for East Antrim Sammy Wilson.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/The Irish Times

Putting a time limit on the Northern Ireland backstop would have the effect of removing it from the withdrawal agreement, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman h(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May speaks to a worker during a visit to the Bombardier factory in Belfast last year. The aerospace group is putting pressure on the DUP to drop oposition to Mrs May’s Brexit deal. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Bombardier, the most important employer in the Unionist strongholds of Northern Ireland, is putting pressure on the Democratic Unionist party to drop (...)

 David Stirling, head of the NI civil service, said a no-deal would have ‘a profound and long-lasting impact on society’. File photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland faces “grave” consequences from a no-deal Brexit, including a “sharp increase in unemployment”, a reduced choice of fresh food and th(...)

A laptop in Stormont shows a live feed of DUP leader Arlene Foster giving evidence to the RHI inquiry on the “cash for ash” scandal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two years ago, following days of political fever, a tiny group of journalists was called hurriedly to Martin McGuinness’s office in Stormont. There th(...)

Arlene Foster: The DUP leader has said Northern Ireland can’t continue in a “decision-making limbo” but there seems to be no  immediate prospect of a political breakthrough, Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“It can’t go on like this,” a Stormont civil servant moaned to The Irish Times. The public just don’t seem to have got the fact that Northern Ireland (...)

Miz Tasty and Red Scarlet taking part in the Belfast Pride parade. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

The streets of Belfast were bursting with rainbow colours on Saturday as thousands of people took part in the annual Pride parade celebrating the LGBT(...)

When she was a minister in Stormont, Arlene Foster introduced the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme regulations  and had it passed by the Northern Assembly. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The litany of incompetence and irresponsibility at political and official level disclosed to date in the inquiry into the cash for ash scandal in Nort(...)

A mural referencing the Renewable Heat Incentive  crisis and Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster in a Belfast city centre car park in January 2017. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

When Seamus Hughes clicked “send” on an email to a manager in Northern Ireland’s biggest private business early on August 28th, 2015, he knew the rene(...)

 David Babington, chief executive of Action Mental Health, says Northern Ireland’s mental health service is being “starved” of funding during the power-sharing logjam. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s mental health service is being “starved” of funding as a result of the absence of the Northern Executive and Assembly, campaigners (...)

Leaders of Sinn Féin Michelle O’Neill and the Democratic Unionist Party  Arlene Foster: work is glacial because of the absence of ministers to take key executive decisions. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

It’s a year exactly since the late Martin McGuinness stood down as deputy first minister and it’s consequently 12 months too since Northern Ireland ha(...)

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