Deirdre Heenan

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Boris Johnson: his  Brexit campaign statement that the UK sends  “£350 million a week to the EU” is the subject of a prospective court case. Photograph: Steve Back/Getty Images

Ireland, North and South, is facing a political and economic crisis. But the key to preventing it lies in Irish hands. One Irish political party has t(...)

Blockades known as ‘dragon’s teeth’ sit by the side of a Border crossing. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The contentious backstop solution to avoid a hard Irish border after Brexit is pushing Northern Ireland towards “extreme unionism”, an Ulster Unionist(...)

 Chief Justice Frank Clarke at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins for his second term as President, at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Atheist Ireland on Sunday launched its “One Oath For All” campaign to enable conscientious atheists to hold the offices of President, judge, and Taois(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with Prof Deirdre Heenan  and shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland Tony Lloyd during a visit to Lifford Bridge on the Irish Border. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA

Jeremy Corbyn came to Derry yesterday before later crossing briefly over the bridge linking Strabane in County Tyrone with Lifford in County Donegal, (...)

“We need to teach children to programme their brains to self-regulate when faced with stressful situations”

Do you do something every day to look after your mental health? Do you often talk to your children about how they can best manage their thoughts and e(...)

The Parliament Buildings in the Stormont Estate in Belfast Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A newly published report proposes a 35-year “road map to prosperity and social justice” in Northern Ireland. The Heenan-Anderson report says there is(...)

Britain’s Labour party leader Ed Miliband (centre) meets with Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (left) and Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Peter Robinson (right) at Stormont Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Getty

The UK exiting the European Union would be bad for Britain but “particularly bad” for Northern Ireland, the British Labour leader Ed Miliband has told(...)

British Labour leader Ed Miliband: “What I promise if there is a Labour government, and indeed in advance of the general election, is a Labour Party that will work with the business community, that will work with civil society, that will work with the people of Northern Ireland in the challenges that we face.” Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The British Labour party will continue to engage with the issues that challenge Northern Ireland if it wins the general election in May, Ed Miliband h(...)

Six of the President’s seven nominees to the Council of State have made a submission to the Convention on the Constitution asking that it consider the appropriateness of office-holders having to take religious oaths, including  former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness. Photograph: Eric Luke

Six of the President’s seven nominees to the Council of State have made a submission to the Convention on the Constitution asking that it consider the(...)

President Michael D Higgins and the Council of State which is meeting today to advise him on whether he should refer the new abortion Bill to the Supreme Court.

The meeting of the Council of State convened by President Michael D Higgins to discuss the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has ended after m(...)

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