The furthering of linkages between North and South through culture, environment and tourism can  raise the levels of mutual dependence and assist in the avoidance of conflict. Photograph: iStock

Debate on the constitutional position of Northern Ireland is often presented as binary: the options given are the status quo or a Border poll, with th(...)

‘The DUP’s opposition to gender quotas makes Foster’s rise more intriguing.’ Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Arlene Foster has been appointed Northern Ireland’s first female First Minister. Foster is also the first female to lead the Democratic Unionist Party(...)